The first thing you notice about this place is the incredible design. Renovated and decorated to an incredibly high standard, there is art on every wall in the house and the layout, fixtures and fittings have been conscientiously chosen with both functionality and style in mind. Everything is incredibly clean, modern and meticulously organised. If, like me, you're a total neat freak - this is the place for you!
The next thing you'll notice is the effort Philip has gone to to make you feel welcome. He left us a gorgeous little hamper with some breakfast items and everything you need for a quick cuppa when you get in the door. The kitchen is very well equipped and you're invited to cook (we made a homemade pasta dish on our first night after picking up a few ingredients from the shop round the corner). The bathroom has all the essentials (fresh towels, toothpaste, soap, shower gel, shampoo, etc), the walk-in shower is great, the bath is huge and there's double sinks (which proves handy for two people getting ready for a dinner reservation in a hurry!). There's a double bed in one room and a kingsize in the other complete with the comfiest luxury mattress, duvet and pillow combination you can imagine. There's a hairdryer, iron and ironing board if you need too.
The kitchen opens up to a private garden complete with deck chairs and table and the exterior lighting means you can hang out even after the sun sets. Indoors the internet is real fast throughout, the tv has access to Netflix and the shelves are full of books/magazines.
Ideally located in the fashionable East End the transport links are excellent: London Fields railway station is a 5min walk from the front door, Bethnal Green underground is a 5 min bus ride away and we could catch a bus within minutes from the stop virtually round the corner from the property. We were staying in London to see a show at a theatre in Soho, visiting the Tate and meeting friends across town and it was way easier than I was expecting to get about.
All in, a gorgeous townhouse in a cool part of London with an awesome host. 100% recommended - we'll definitely be booking this place again next time we're in London!