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5 stops 2 Central LDN, Private room, sleeps 2, rm2


Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Room 2 - Twin

Guest house | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Welcome to our family home. Bruce and Ahman have been hosting from 2010 and have enjoyed over 1000+ guests from all over the world (using other websites; if you scroll down to the bottom there will be some comments that guests have made about their stay. We have just joned HL and don't have many reviews.

Me, I am bubbly, friendly and confident. I was born here in London but my parents are chinese from HK. So, if you have any question about London I'm your person. I have been a professional landlady (13 yrs) by day, Studied Business at Uni and love hosting.

I enjoy skiing, rollerblading regularly and eating out (normally in that order!).

Bruce is originally from New Zealand and unlike me Very well travelled. Bruce has travelled India extensively, Middle East and South America. Bruce's line of work is in IT, he studied a BMS and MMS in New Zealand. Although loves skiing (Ive gotta go with someone...) not so good on the skates but it doesn't stop me from dragging Bambi on ice out with me.

We enjoyed hosting so much that after 2 months into it we decided to add another level to our house so everyone could enjoy more space and be more comfortable.

If you are looking for a relaxing and welcoming stay then we are the hosts who can help with any queries. We are always around the house since we work from home. If you have any questions on directions, what to do or just fancy having a chat we are always up for a chin wag.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book 7 nights or more and get 10% off. You will need to message me so I can send you a special offer or the pricing to be correct, please booked as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

WE HAVE 3 GUEST ROOMS ON OUR GUEST FLOOR, which sleeps 6 people. There maybe other guests in during your stay. If you are a party of 6 then you will be the only guests in the house with us.

HOUSE: Our 5 bedroom Victorian house is in based in Upper Leytonstone (tube station - Leytonstone on the Central line, zone 3). Street name is Colworth Road post code/zip code E11 1HY. Please note the marker on the map is wrong, we are closer up the road and closer to the tube. This is a no smoking/no pets house.

Solid Oak floors throughout the house. Enjoy our high speed wifi connection free. We are next to Epping Forest (6000 acres) so if you enjoy rambling or running this is a must. Hollow pond is located here also where there is a seating area for families, you can row boats and feed the ducks).

In the main bathroom we have a huge designer Grohe bathroom with porcelain tiles, a walk in shower (twin heads). Or, after a hard days sightseeing you can spoil yourself relaxing here. There is an extra downstairs toilet. We the hosts have our own bathroom on our floor at the top of the house.

ROOM 2: This twin room has 2 single bed in it and sleeps 2 people, blackout curtains, Egyptian cotton linen and 1 hand towel per person Children are included in the occupancy numbers. Please note that these are private rooms and there maybe other guests in other rooms. This house can accommodate 6 guests in 3 separate bedrooms, the other rooms are room 1 and room 3.

ROOM 1: Sleeps 2 people (1 double bed)

ROOM 3: Sleeps 3 people (1 double & 1 single bed)

We are more like a house share and not a B&B or a hotel.

If you are looking to make a booking please could you share a few things about yourself. We like to get an impression of people BEFORE we accept bookings.

House Rules

- Always close the 2 front doors when entering/leaving the house

- No shoes inside the house, place shoes on the shoe rack between the 2 doors by the entrance

- No smoking

- No food or drink in bedrooms, especially in bed

- Noise: Please speak in your rooms/kitchen with the door closed. Do not speak in the hallway when getting ready in the morning or evening (guests are from all over the world and sleep at different times due to time zone differences). Please be considerate to others

- Tidy up after yourself ie wash microwave/dishes after use, generally leave an area as you found it

- Pay airport pick up/drop off upon arrival

- Only eat food that belongs to you in the house

- Turn off lights if not in the room/hallway

- N.B: if your window is open and I have to leave the house I will enter your room to close it

- Please remember to leave your key behind otherwise it will cost you £100 which will be taken from your deposit (this is to replace the lock and new keys cut)

- Any damage to furniture or property due to negligence will be charged for and may result in immediate termination of any reservation

- Please note that the maximum stay is 14 nights

- Guests are asked to not play loud music, not to take drugs, not to overly consume alcohol. Please be considerate to others in the house regardless of time of day. For example not to enter the house and not to be noisy if it is late at night

- Guests are not to bring guests into the house

- £2 for each change/extra towel, we would prefer that you bring your own big towel if you require it

Previous guest comments:


"This was my first time using XX. I was a bit skeptical as being a hotelier myself, my expectations are quite high when it comes to a good night stay. Ahman and Bruce have set the BAR very high. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with them and they made me feel like I was part of their home. I enjoyed conversations about Vancouver over walks and beverages.

Bed and bathroom were both clean. And who doesn't love heated bathroom floorings? Ahman provided a lot of great recommendations on things to do and even took me out for Pie Mash as well as the supermarket to get toiletries (silly me, left them in Vancouver). Easy access to Central London via tube. Wish I could've stayed longer...I'll be back!"


"I must say the lovely time of staying at Ahman & Bruce's home was one of the highlights in my short 4days holiday in London after my Iceland trip. Thanks for Ahman's clear instruction for direction, I found that it is very easy to find their place via tube (this is extra caring and considerated to a girl like me who was travelling on her own first time in London - and that's Ahman for you). My first impression of their house were great sense of home, cosy, bright with lotsa natural lights, clean and tidy. I especially love their bathroom lol. The place looks exactly the same as the pictures shown. Since I caught a cold in Iceland towards the end of my trip before I headed to London, I concerned my quality of sleep during my stay. Turned out these four nights were amazing - no joke - as I didn't even need to use my sleeping remedies! It certainly has speeded up my recovery time - thankyou! Hosts were really friendly and welcoming. I didn't feel that I was a tenant as such, whereas Ahman & Bruce were more like a friend/sister and brother to me. That's completely out of my expectation and it isn't something you could ask for really. The communities around had made me feel very safe to walk around both during day and night. Very close to the tube station and supermarket - all within 5-10 mins walking distance. It is on the red Central tube line and it takes less than 15 mins to get to the central of the town. Instead of paying big money to live in the London heart I was really pleased with my choice this time. I will definitely book with Ahmand & Bruce again next time and I will highly recommend this bnb to anyone without doubt."


"A really wonderful couple! Ahman and Bruce made us feel very very welcome. They have a lovely place… amazing underfloor heard bathroom! They couldn't have been more helpful and happy to just chat… plus their guest house is only 3 - 4 minutes walk from the tube making central london very accessible.

Thanks guys"

IF YOU HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR, in your first message to me please write BAMBI SKIS at the top. Thank you

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

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Review 1-6 of 6

29 Aug 2014


"Alles was man für einen schönen Aufenthalt in London braucht."

Gemütliches, typisch englisches Reihenhaus, mit der Central Line sind London City Ziele gut innerhalb von 30 Minuten erreichbar, ruhige Lage, sauber, super Unterstützung von Ahman. Sie reagiert sehr… More

11 Aug 2014


"Nice, friendly place to stay"

Ahman & Bruce were really friendly: it was great talking to them. The house is about 20-25 minutes to Bank/Waterloo by Tube so quite conveniently loacted. The house ( room, toliet, kitchen )is quite n… More

31 Jul 2014


"Almost like home"

I was welcomed with open arms by Ahman Russell. From when on I knew I was going to have a wonderful stay. As I was working long hours in central London I craved a quiet room and clean, warm bed, Ahman… More

30 Jul 2014


"Great place and very pleasant host :)"

We stayed at Ahman's place and we were pleased with everything. The place was very clean, the bathroom was huge :) and Ahman was very friendly. I recommend it to everyone.… More

9 Jul 2014


"Great and homy accommodation in London"

I stayed at Ahman's place for one weekend in July with my friend. Ahman was a great host. She was very friendly and helpful. Staying there was like staying with a friend. I would definitely recom… More

29 Jun 2014


"exceptional place to stay"

My boyfriend &i stayed with Ahman & Bruce - really friendly- loved chatting to them, They gave us loads of tips where to go to get good food. The house was peaceful and we slept well. Bonus- the house was spotlessly clean. Tthe house is a 5min walk to Leytonstone tube and a 24hr supermarket plus loads of restaurants and pubs nearby -great location. Very quick and easy to get to central London on the tube.
Thank you Ahman & Bruce for a great stay- we will be back.

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