— How would you describe Spitalfields Town House in a nutshell?
— Spitalfields Town House Lounge
— What’s the history of the Spitalfields Town House?
When I bought Spitalfields Town House, the house had never been wired or plumbed and was generally in a very bad state. The downstairs had been a café and from the upstairs 1940’s bedroom you could see through the roof to the sky. A hard hat was necessary to enter and look around.
The restoration of the house took two years and we only did what was necessary. It was important to us that the house would speak for itself; therefore we chose to use old materials as much as possible to harmonise with the rest of the original fabric.”
— Dining area
— Please tell us about the interior design of the holiday rental.
— Please tell us about Spitalfields Town House’s rooms and facilities.
The other two floors of the rental are where the two bedrooms and a bathroom with an antique bathtub and a shower are located. An 18th century king-sized bed and a double bed sleep up to four adults. The smaller bedroom is rather charming and has a balcony with a nice view. It provides the feel of what late 19th century Spitalfields would have looked like.
On the top floor is also a den or TV room with a DVD player and a deck to walk out onto. The sofa bed can be opened up into a king-sized bed.”
— King bedroom
— Are there any services that you offer your holiday guests?
Our shop is on the ground floor, but our guests can come and go through their own entrance for more privacy. The shop also has a gallery and rear courtyard for guests to enjoy.”
— Double bedroom
— What was your inspiration to rent out your town house to holiday guests?
I originally had been renting Spitalfields Town House out on 12-month lets, but it eventually made a lot more sense to offer short-term holiday rentals, both for myself but also as a wonderful opportunity for visitors to this area of London.”