Invention and innovation
Islington is well-known for its buzzy bars and restaurants, but it’s also a historic part of London – Cross Street is one of the oldest in the area. Yet behind its Georgian façade, this home is boldly unconventional. The work of pioneering designers and artists of all eras is celebrated here – ultra-contemporary furniture and quirky antique pieces sit side by side, and there’s a collection of vivid abstract paintings too. There are several convenient workspaces, should the artworks on the walls inspire, or gather friends together in the comfortable sitting room where there’s a modish Eames lounger opposite a vintage desk chair.
Your hosts both work in the creative industries, and spend much of their time at their Spanish retreat. They’re keen on art and design, and see their London home as the ideal place to display their latest fascinating finds.
##A Eureka moment
Crossing the threshold, it’s difficult not to be diverted by the finer details of this intriguing home. There’s the inviting sofa with its bright cushions, the dining table nestled in the bay window, the sleek modern fittings in each bathroom – in fact, there’s something to draw the eye in every corner.
But the most exciting discovery to be made here is undoubtedly the magnificent view from the upstairs balcony. Both the Shard and St Paul’s can be admired without losing sight of the comforts of home, too.
The shower room is a wet room.
The central location of this home means that some street noise can be heard in the sitting room and master bedroom.
There is no permanent hanging space in the second and third bedrooms so we will provide a hanging rail for your stay.
There's a small quirk about this home; the top floor floorboards are very slightly slanted.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
One loveable dog lives at this home. Although he won't be present during your stay this home may not be appropriate for guests with allergies.
This home is spread over three floors, beginning on the first floor, making it unsuitable for those with mobility difficulties.
This home is located one floor up from street level with no internal elevator.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.