It would be a pleasure to have you come and stay at what I think is my lovely flat in Clapton, Hackney. Please do get in touch and ask questions if you like what you see or read. Look forward to welcoming you here in London!
Hello everybody, I'm Joe, and I've got a small, but cosy and sunny double room to rent in my flat in Clapton, Hackney E5.
For the moment I'm just renting out my spare room. I live in the flat alone, so looking to have people to come and stay, either for a day, a few, or a few weeks - up to a month or so.
The room is available for a single person, or for two. Linen and towels will be provided. Feel free to make use of the Wifi throughout the house, the kitchen, the bathroom, the washing machine, and the sofa and TV in the lounge. Please make yourself at home and don't be shy! I'd like your stay to be as pleasant as possible, and for you to feel able to communicate with me about your needs, particularly if you're moving to London or visiting for the first time. I think my city is great, so I hope you will feel the same too. I'm pretty easy going, but there is zero tolerance for any prejudice or nastiness.
The flat is part of a larger Victorian house, on one of the tree lined Clapton streets, just off Lower Clapton Road. There are various places to eat, go shopping for groceries, or go for a drink nearby, and i'm very happy to give you any suggestions. There is a great bus network to Shoreditch, Victoria, Dalston, Oxford Street, London Bridge, Euston, King's Cross, Stratford (and more). Clapton overground station is a 5 minute walk for direct trains to Liverpool Street, and Hackney Central station is a 5 minute bus ride (15 min walk) for trains to Islington & Stratford. Stations at Hackney Downs, Rectory Road and Lea Bridge are all within a 15 minute walk, or a short bus journey.
The house is well located to visit the lovely Chatsworth Road Market on a Sunday, London Fields and Broadway Market, Columbia Road, Clissold Park and Stoke Newington's Church Street. It's also a very pleasant walk to Lea Valley Park and Hackney Marshes.
Please do get in touch if you're interested, and if you'd like to know anything else.
I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully have you come and stay.
Acesso dos hóspedes
WIFI, washing machine, cooking and storage facilities, dishwasher, TV, lounge area, bathroom. Nothing off limits (within the boundaries of common sense, obviously :)) I'd really love you to feel at home here, and feel able to communicate with me about your needs during your stay.
Interação com os hóspedes
As much or as little as the guest wishes :). I usually intend to be present during your stay, but in the rare occasion that I may be away, I shall make sure you're well looked after in my absence with regards to checking in etc, and if you've any problems. I'm very happy to make recommendations about the area, where to eat, where to go for a drink and places to visit. I hope that from time to time I'll be able to show you personally.
I guess this is the common sense part. As long as people know how to live alongside another person with respect and fun, I'm usually happy.
If you're having a boyfriend, girlfriend, friend or parent come and stay if you're hear for a longer period, I usually say for 3-4 nights - after that there's an extra charge per night - prices on the listing.
No smoking in the house, purely because it can be more fun to stand outside and see what's going on.
Ask away if you've any more questions.
I'm Joseph, and I work for an NGO about the Middle East. I've also been a bit of a political journalist, and have done some freelance work in the past - it's probably something I should do a bit more of. I've lived in London since 2006 when I came to study English literature at King's College London, and have lived at my flat in Clapton, Hackney since December 2011.
I've a tendency to tweet a lot about the Middle East (and other stuff too) from @josephwillits, if you're interested.
I look forward to hearing from you all on here. It has been great so far. Of course, you're always very welcome to come and stay :)