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Hello Catherine,
I had a lovely stay at London Homestay. It was comfortable convenient accommodation.
Would definately recommend to others.
Hope you found everything in order when I left.
Kind Regards Dr Sana (London)

Dear Catherine,
Thank you for the opportunity of living in such a nice house.
Best Regards Lucia (Germany)

Hi, Catherine,
At last,we have exchanged contracts on our house, and will be moving in today.
We will lock up the flat and post the key through the door. Thanks for your wishes, you have been really helpful.
I will spread the word if anyone is looking for good value comfortable accommodation
Ramachandran (India)

Just to let you know that I have left the house
I was extremely happy with the house with all the facilities and free wifi
Thank you and regards
Pavel (Czach Republic))

Hi, Catherine,
I just want to say thank-you for your kindness with my recent trip.
I do hope I will have need to return soon!
The break was such a treat, the Salisbury flat is lovely.
Kind regards
Martina (Ireland))

Hi, Catherine,
I forgot to mention that I was very happy with the bedroom and service given.
The house was in very good condition.
I have now moved into my studio but if I ever need any accommodation again for short term or even longer term I will most certainly be getting in touch with you.
Please send me an email if you have already or when you refund the £50 deposit for damages etc.
Firoz (Manchester)

Dear Catherine
Thank you very much for your helps and kindness
I'll be missing the tea time with you...missing to chat with you
Here are some Malaysian souvenies for you and Jan
Hope you like it. Bye till meet again
Zuerdiana - (Malaysia)

Hello Catherine,
How are you and the family?
Just want to express my appreciation for your wonderful hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay at St Awdry street.
Hope to book soon when we come for summer.
God bless you.
Adenike (Nigeria)

Hi, Just a note to say thank you for your help with the flat, I enjoyed my stay in London and will recommend london rooms to others.
Merry Christmas
Kind regards,
Jayne (Middlesbrough), Dec 2012

Dear Catherine
I enjoyed staying in both flats very much.
Please feel free to use the things I left! I didn't have space to take them with me.
Merry Christmas!
Paulin (Germany)

Dear Catherine
Thank you for my refund.
Having been an estate agent it was a pleasure to deal with a Landlord that knows how to do the job properly.
Kind Regards
Thanks,Charles (London), December 2012

Dear Catherine
I just would like to say to you and to Jan "Thank you very much" for your service.
I was so pleased with my stay in your room and I hope, I will have a chance again, to stay in rooms, in my future visits to London.
Thanks,Hakan (Turkey)

Will be leaving on the 11th August
I thank you for all the quick responses to any problems I had as a tennant. I hope your new tenant is happy here
Phil (Norwich)

I am leaving tomorrow at 4pm
I had a great time staying here and thank you for all your help
Please let me know how we can settle on security deposit, Kind regards Ananda (New York)

We loved our stay at your cottage
Thank you
Shannon (Canada), July 2012


Catherine and Jan,
Rhapsody and I are planning on leaving the house on St. Awdry's Road tomorrow, by 11am.
We will tidy up, sweep and try to vacuum. The only bedroom we used was the upstairs one but we did borrow the pillows and the towels from the downstairs one to use as well.
We will leave all the keys on the kitchen table before we leave.
We enjoyed staying here as it has all the amenities of home. It made our hectic days in London much easier. Aside from the changing weather, we had a great time.
Our phone time was running out and so I thought I'd email instead. We appreciate your warm hospitality. Thank you, Catherine and Jan.
Lydia (California), July 2012

We loved our stay at your cottage
Thank you, I will be back!!
Shannon (Canada), July 2012

Tanx for every thing, we really enjoyed our stay and we will not hesitate to mention london-rooms to friends.
Pls confirm if we mistakenly forget 2 legs of shoes of different colours
Opuene (Nigeria), April 2012

I spent 10 months in Catherine and Jan's house. The house is comfortable, with all facilities (washing machine, kitchen full of items to cook...) hot water and heating during the winter.
It's 5 mins walk to Barking Station that permits people to go all around London, infact there are a lot different trains from this station to go to London city or around Essex (District line, Overground, C2C... ) and outside the station there are a lot of different buses to go to East London and around Barking too (Ilford, Romford...). Catherine and Jan have always been fine and available with me and they've always helped me when I needed items for the house or if I needed informations about the local area.
Simonetta (Italy), March 2012

Thank You
Hi Catherine - Just wanted to say thanks once again. The house was lovely and suited our needs boyfriend absolutely loved our little 'home away from home' and keeps telling me to keep your details so we can come stay next time we're in England!!
Hope we tidied up well enough, and sorry again about the bags of stuff I left...I genuinely hoped to carry that stuff back with me, but last minute packing resulted in not enough room left in our suitcases. Hope it wasn't too much of an inconvenience...
Thanks once again for the lovely accommodation! Warm wishes for 2012...
Anjuli, Trinidad, February 2012

Thanks for everything Catherine, it was very nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed my stay here.
I didn't get to talk much with the neighbours upstairs but they were always kind, respectful and quiet, it was nice to have them as neighbours.
I appreciate your recommendations and advice in the talks we had.
I wish you and your family a very happy New Year.
Elida, Argentina, January 2012

Hi Catherine
Thanks for the stay as we like the place and the area. My friend will be visiting London in January and I recommended your apartments.
Do you have an available apartment on the requested dates and if yes can you please quote?
Thanks again,
Mark, Malta, December 2011

Dear Catherine,
Thank you for the use of the flat at Faircross Avenue, Barking.
As you know, I have been here for ten weeks since mid-September, 2011. Accommodation in London is very expensive, so the very reasonable rent was most welcome.
The flat is comfortable, warm and quiet; and, with WiFi, a bathroom and well-equipped kitchen, is quite self-contained.
Clothes can be washed in the automatic machine upstairs. I am not much of a TV watcher, but other people might be pleased to be able to watch it in the flat, and also to play DVDs.
The flat was also very conveniently located for me; being only a bus ride away from the University of East London Docklands campus, and close to the railway station at Barking.
This made it easy to travel into central London.
Thank you once again.
Kind regards,
John, Victoria, University, Melbourne, November 2011

Dear Catherine and Jan,
Thank you very much , we had a lovely stay and left the keys on the table(entrance doors shut off)
All the best, Kind regards
Antra and family, Slovakia, November 2011

Hello there Jan and Catherine,
We were glad to meet you and enjoyed being there, though it was shorter than the planned schledule.
Take care, Best wishes.
By the way i was wonderin if you see any of any remaining from us such as shoes, dress ect. As we can not find some
Kind regard's
Mustafa, Turkey, November 2011

Dear Catherine and Jan,
We have had a great week in London, but there are still so many things and places to see.
Thanks for letting the house to us. We really enjoyed the stay being so close to town.
All the best, Kind regards
Dagmar and family, Germany, August 2011

Dear Catherine,
How are you ?
We got back last week from London and I want to thank you for the wonderful week in your St Awdrys apartment.
It was very easy to reach the center of London by underground and the Asda supermarket close-by is very convenient for all kind of shopping.
Hope I can be in London again soon, and I will check whether you still have the apartments available.
Kind regards,
Spartaco and family, Italy, August 2011

Dear Catherine,
I found the flat very comfortable with everything I needed provided.
And such a convenient location with all the neighbours so friendly.
I really enjoyed my eight weeks here.
Yours sincerely
Nick, Australia, August 2011

Hi Catherine,
Only come back home this week - I had almost one month holidays this year!
We loved been in Dane Road flat. The apartment is realy nice, clean and cozy. Perfect for a small familly.
The neighborhood is very friendly and we felt safe there.
Thanks for your hospitality, next year we will contact you for another week in your flat.
Send my regard's to Jan and a big hug to your beautifull cats
Kind regard's
Rosa Portugal, August 2011

Hello Catherine,
As you know we will be leaving today.
The facilities here are top notch. Just like that at Saint Audrey's where We stayed last year.
We had a nice time and our expectations were exceeded. Everything worked and even when I did not know how to close a door and called late at night Jan came over immediately to show me how it is done.
This was like a second home.Thank you so much. Of course you have a returning customer.
We will be back here on our next trip to London.
Abiola, Nigeria, August 2011

Just a general email.
Today DP made an incredible meal which we all shared (Carla helped him put it together), last week we had a barbie and we are planning another in a couple of weeks time.
We generally have turns treating each other. We have been doing this since Eugine first moved in.
I have to say in all the places I have lived I have never enjoyed staying anywhere more than I have here.
So I just want to say thanks I could not have chosen anywhere better to live in the whole of East London.  Cheers
Ralph, London, June 2011

Hello Catherine, how are you and Jan?
We arrived safely but had been caught up in loads of activities. We enjoyed our stay and plan to be back with my elder son before Christmas by God's grace. I really appreciate you both. Best regards.
Foluke, Nigeria, June 2011

Dear Catherine
I have been enjoying my stay. As I still have rather a lot to do here, I am interested in extending my stay, probably for three weeks.
Chris, New York, May 2011

Hi Catherine
I have just confirmed my Europe travel plans.
You and Jan have been great to me. I have loved my London experience. I am glad I stayed in Barking for over a year.
Brendon, New Zealand, May 2011

We will leave the keys on the kitchen table. Thank you very much. its been a wonderful week for us
Cherry, Hong Kong, May 2011

Good morning Catherine
Hope you're good. We are checking out this morning at 7.00am and would be leaving the key at the door of the room.
Thanks for everything.We had a nice stay.
Our regards to Jan.
Roseline, Nigeria, April 2011

Thank you Catherine
We had a wonderful time in London, the Flat was Great, All the best
Jacky and Owen, Australia, April 2011

Hi Catherine,
The stay at St Awdrys was excellent, all was good with the place and also Barking.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family and as 1st choice when I visit London again.
Thanks and best regards,
Dean and family, Malta, February 2011)

hej got a new job so i will leaving either on sunday or tuesday next week
i had a very good time here what about the diposit mony the easy way is you keep the mony for this weeks rent is it not
kind regards
Ulrich, (Denmark,January 2011)

Hi Catherine
This is Victor from China.
It was so nice to stay with you during our visit to London. In addition, the convient location and family like enviroments made our stay very pleasant and fruitfull.
It is very kind of you letting us use the kichen for an extra evening, which enable us a nice dinner.
I would highly recomd you to all my friends who plan to visit London in the future.
Best wishes
Victor, (China,January 2011)

Dear Catherine
Thank you for your comfy accommodation
We loved returning to a hot shower and a warm flat after a "hard" shopping day!
We look forward to staying here again soon. Regards
Laura, Van and Yasmeen (Italy, Januray 2011)

Hi Catherine
We are those that are living in st awdreys. We are going to leave the keys on the kitchen table because we want to leave at 23.00 to reach the overground.
We went very good and we hope we meet again because it was good. Thank you again
Maria (Malta, Dec 2010)

We had a wonderful week in your St Awdrys apartment!! Easy to reach the center of London by underground and the Asda supermarket close-by in the shopping center to buy our food.
If we ever come to London again, we will check whether you still have the apartments available.
Kind regards and a happy 2011!,
Peter and family (Holland, Dec 2010)

Dear Catherine
My family and I left London on Friday the 17th, just in time to escape the big snow. We reached KL safely on Sat evening.
We really enjoyed our short stay at your place and were very pleased with the apartment. The location is excellent and there are a lot of facilities and shops nearby.
I used to live in East Ham in 1989 and familiar with the area. I am pleased to see how these areas have changed since then.
I will be pleased to stay at your apartment again in the next visit.
Yusop (Malaysia, Dec 2010)

Catherine and John
Hope both of you are very well.
I wish you all the health, welfare and prosperity you deserve. Thank you very much for all your help and support during my first year in London.
Your kindness made it easier. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an even better 2011
Diego (Columbia, Dec 2010)

Morning Jan and Catherine,
We had a fantastic time in London despite the weather.
Your house is wonderful and the location is unrivalled.I have no doubt about staying here again or recommending someone
Ahmad (Geneva, Zwitzerland, Dec 2010)

Dear Catherine and Jan,
Thank you for the stay, It was lovely. I will make sure I come down and stay there the next time I come down. And recommend the same to my close friends.
Warm Regards
Rohan (Chennai,India, Dec 2010)

Hi Catherine
Chris and I will be relocating on Tuesday 25th of October therefore our room will be available for you to re-let.
I believe all necessary funds have been finalised and no deposit is required back to us.
We thank you for your excellent service you have provided and it has been great doing business with you at London Rooms.
Kind regards
Wendy & Christopher (Australia)

Dear Catherine,
I am leaving now.
I leave the key on the kitchen table upstairs. It was very nice to live here, and hope to come back sometime in the future.
Best wishes,
Mari  (Japan)

Hi Catherine,
Thanks for letting me know about the studio, don't hold it for me, i've got to get somewhere sooner than 30th and I've been in touch with Mrs Chapman but unfortunately she hasn't got any rooms available.
If i can take you up on your offer about leaving my case here, that is so wonderful of you.
I'm really glad to have gotten in contact with you, i've loved staying in your place and you and Jan are wonderful people. I'll leave the keys on the table and text you when i'm nearly here to pick the case up.
see you/jan tomorrow all the best
Jo  (Birmingham)

Hi Catherine,
Jacque and I have safely returned home after a wonderful tour of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
You are so lucky to live in such a diverse, scenic, historic and friendly country. Our trip was made easier by having your flat to fully relax in during bouts of sight seeing.
Next year we plan to visit France, spending a week in each of Paris, Normandy, Bordeaux, Provence, and Burgundy regions. Can you recommend a Paris flat or country cottages? I am presuming that you might have 'industry' contacts in France.
There are literally 100s of places on the Web but I would be guided by personal recommendations. We would be grateful for any help you can provide. Cheers
John  (Australia)

Hello Catherine,
Thanks again for a great time in London in February (at Barking).
I have some good news for you! We are expecting our baby this month! I guess the holiday contrubuted in no small measure!
My brother, Henry is currently planning a trip to the UK sometime soon and I have referred him to your website for possible booking of his accomodation during the trip. Kindly assist him in every way possible.Thanks.
Deola  (Nigeria)

Dear Catherine,
Thank you very much for your hospitality. We enjoyed staying at your place very much!
We would like to present you a bottle of very nice Ukranian brandy that my Father brought from Kiev.
Hope to see you again in the future, Best Wishes
Olga and Family  Kiev, Ukraine

There were no problems with the flat during our stay. Even the guy upstairs with the exercycle did not cause any disruptions.
The closeness to barking Station with the C2C or the tube was of great benefit. The flat being on the ground floor is also a plus, and by the way, there is a lift and assistance for those who ask, at Barking Station.
We can make it all the way to terminal 5 avoiding the stairs.
I tried to call your home number this evening, using Skype on my laptop, but had a weird connection. Oh yes, the wifi was greatly appreciated. I do not let lodgings without wifi anymore.
I will leave all of the keys in the flat when we depart tomorrow morning.
Kindest regards,
Richard  Flagstaff, USA.

Dear Catherine,
It is with great pleasure that we want to thank you for the very warm reception you and Jan gave me and my family upon our arrival in London.Within a few minutes both of you made us to feel at home as people who have been living in that neigh-bour-hood for years.
The following morning Jan took me round all important places and points of connection to other parts of London which facilitated our movements made our stay in London very interesting
The synergy displayed by both of you is unprecedented and an eloquent testimony of your experience in the hospitality industry and thus worthy of commendation
No doubt, we will not only come back but also recommend you to friends and family members visiting London. Kind Regards
Godfrey (Nigeria)

Hello Catherine,
I hope this mail meets you well. I write to give you notice of moving out of the room when my rent expire on the 13Th Sept 2010.
You and your husband have been a very wonderful people / landlords. I couldn't have asked for any better people/Landlord. You have made my stay in London very pleasant.
I have been blessed by your smiles and conversations. I will always recommend London-rooms to anybody visiting or plans to visit or stay in London.
In fact you have in me a walking and talking advert board. I will tell it and say it, anywhere and everywhere, to everybody and anybody that London-rooms provide the best London stay experience.
My flat mates! Oh my God , most wonderful people. it is such a nice experience for me.
I will always stay at your houses whenever I visit London either alone or with my family. Once again that you. God bless you and your family .
I will be shuttling between Nigeria and London until my convocation next year.. I will continue to be your guest, I think every three months, from January 2011.
Bayode (Nigeria)

Hi Catherine and Jan,
Thanks so much for the use of flat. Its been brilliant again - had a great time won the match and enjoyed a great show! Until again, thanks for all
John J and Daniel (Ireland)

Great accommodation in a very convenient location at very reasonable prices. Catherine and Jan were great hosts, happy to offer lots of information and make my stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
The room I stayed in was spacious, cosy and clean with TV and free Wi-Fi. The place was equipped with all the appliances (washing machine, dryer, microwave, iron etc.) and kitchenware. The place is certainly suitable for everyone, from students to older people and couples.
The house was on quiet road conveniently located at just 5 minute walk from the train station from which in 15 minutes you can reach central London.
The area is very safe with plenty of shops, pubs and supermarkets open until late.
Overall, an excellent solution for both short and long term stays in the London area.
Giulio Ponte (Italy)

Dear Catherine and Jan,
My stay at London-Rooms was a great and memorable experience. The self-catered kitchens allowed me to feel like a true local during my stay, and the quick transport links to central London from Barking (on the sleek new C2C trains to Tower Hill) offered me all the amenities of central London, without the expense of the chintzy central London tourist hotels.

The room I stayed in was large, en suite, with bedding provided. I was able to stay linked to the world with a fast, free WiFi connection and a television. And the environs of Barking and east London, I discovered, also have much to offer. I spent some countless hours exploring the station parade shops and the outdoor market while shopping for groceries and other essentials.

But what unexpectedly made my stay memorable was getting to know my fellow housemates. I shared travel tips (and stories!) with other guests, but I was still able retreat to the privacy of my own room after a night-long chat. I got much more than a room with a bed, I got a whole and complete travel experience!

London-Rooms gets my highest recommendation for any traveler and visitor to London.

Thanks Catherine and Jan!
Eugene Carracao (USA)

Catherine and Jan provide accommodation at reasonable rates which can suit both individual and corporate clients.
Rooms are spacious and clean and each of them has TV and Wi-fi access. Close proximity to Barking Station and good access to City makes it an ideal place for both holidaymakers and business travelers.
Catherine and Jan are lovely people who make you feel at home any time you come, therefore, I use their rooms whenever I am in London.
Beata Staszkow (Poland)

Hello Catherine,
How are you? I hope fine.
We keep very good memories of our stay in London in August and we're actually thinking of coming back for some shopping :)
I have just investigated the timetables and price lists of the low cost airlines and came to the conclusion taht 26 Feb - March 2010 would be the best. This is Friday-Tuesday. I haven't made any bookings yet and the date may be changed from about 24 Feb to about 3 March; I want it to include the weekend anyway. Maybe it could be another weekend too but not around St Valentine's Day, because the airlines charge ridiculously high prices for that period. Would you have any flat available in these dates?

Similarly as before, we are interested in a twin or double room with private bathroom and kitchenette. What would be the price, please? And what about the heating please - is it strong and included in the price? I must say that there seems to be a difference between the UK and Poland in this respect, because we are used to have at least about 20 centigrade in the room and even more in a bathroom.

Best regards,
Agnieszka (Poland)

Dear Catherine,
Thanks you so very much for your hospitality and for letting us stay at your cute little place in Barking at a discounted rate. There are some fresh tomatoes and lettuces in the fridge if you're interested, as well as some lentils and pasta in the cupboard.

All the best,
Boyda and Jana (Canada)

Dear Catherine,
We are at Liljaskolan and we are planning to send students to London in March 2010, and we wonder if you have an appartment to let.

This time we will send 3-4 students, and they are all girls. They are going to start their work placement March 1st, so they would arrive a couple of days earlier. The period of their work placement is four weeks. We have always been pleased with the accommodation you offer, so we hope that you have rooms for them.

Best regards,
Helen Tannemyr
Dept of Sales and Trade
Liljaskolan, Vannas (Sweden)

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