Sunny London flat for 2 in ideal location near Primrose Hill - looking for Europe April-Nov; Australia for Dec 2018 or March 2019

We live in Belsize Park, one of London's best areas, between Hampstead, Primrose Hill, and Camden Town, about 3km from central London. Many of our exchangers have said it is their ideal location for visiting London.

Our light and airy apartment comprises the first floor of an 1870s townhouse in a leafy conservation area. It is on the corner of a wide tree-lined street and has views of gardens front and back. It is calm, comfortable, and quiet, with high ceilings and tall windows.

It has a large lounge/dining room, a well-equipped kitchen (gas stove, dishwasher, washer/drier), small bathroom with shower and bath, and one bedroom (with a double bed 1.5 x 2m) so it is best for one person or a couple. There is central heating, Broadband and wi-fi, HD tv, pvr, Blu-Ray & cd players, and many books, films on dvd, and music cds (mainly jazz and classical) which you are welcome to use.

We are a few minutes walk from buses into central London, and from Belsize Park Tube station (Zone 2 on the Northern Line), then it is 10-15 minutes to the West End. The London Overground train station at Hampstead Heath is 10 minutes walk. We are 4 Tube stops to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International and its fast trains to Brussels, Paris and beyond.

The main shopping street is near the Tube station at Belsize Park, where there is a large, late opening supermarket, an excellent greengrocer, a pharmacy, cinema, bookshop, bank, and several brasserie-style cafes (see photo on our listing).

About the location

Belsize Park is an attractive, lively and well-to-do area of north London, on a hill. The local area is mainly residential, largely built in the 1860s, with wide tree-lined streets.

Further up the hill is Hampstead village with its fine 17th and 18th century buildings, picturesque lanes and terraces, and smart shops and restaurants. This area of London is well known for its historical and cultural associations and is very rewarding to explore.

For walks, picnics and wonderful views, three of London's largest green spaces are nearby: Hampstead Heath is 10 minutes walk to the north of us, with the historic Kenwood House, and 791 acres of open fields, woods, hills and ponds. Primrose Hill and Regent's Park are 15 minutes walk down the hill towards central London - one of our favourite walks is through the two parks and their beautiful gardens into the West End.

See more about the area here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belsize_Park
http://wikitravel.org/en/London/Hampstead

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Belsize Park (HE27333)

London,   England

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Open to offers
Europe 2018; Sydney/Brisbane/Byron Dec 2018 or March 2019.

Dates available

May 2018 - November 2018
December 2018 - March 2019

Swap duration: 3 - 4 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 17 May 2018