Lee Bender's mews house is a lovely place to call home for a few days in London. It's situation in the quiet upscale neighborhood of Holland Park, with bus service nearby that takes you to railway stations, concert halls, Soho, the museums and the parks. It is possible to completely avoid using the Underground here. The facilities are excellent...good bed, good bathroom, free wifi, pleasant and quiet street outside your bedroom window. The BnB also includes an old brick kiln that was one the site when the home was built in the mid-1970s, so there is historical interest. Lee Bender, a designer, is an interesting host too. She designed clothes that were sold in her own boutiques in England, and in stores in Canada and the United States in the 1970s. Since I was not feeling well, suffering from an infection that caused us to cut short our vacation, her help in finding things to do that did not tax my limited energies was valuable. There are excellent restaurants in the neighborhood--Julies, and E&O come directly to mind, but also an excellent coffee shop, Paul's, and lovely parks. A gem of a place where we will stay again.
- Also Known As:
- The Kiln House London, England