Happy St George’s Day! If you’ve been reading this blog or Home Swappers newsletter for awhile you’ll know that Home Base Holidays is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year – 25 years of providing a home exchange service. We have a great advantage in being based in London, one of the world’s most popular destinations, as our agency is well known here and has the largest number of up-to-date exchange offers in London and throughout the UK. In turn, members from all over the world who want to arrange exchanges to the UK are attracted to the service, with the balance of listings (as crucial as total numbers) in their favour. A win-win!
Although London 2012 Olympics is still over two years away, we are already finding much interest in exchanges during that period. It’s not too soon to start planning your exchange to London (note: there are various venues throughout the UK. See the London 2012 website for information).
Now that spring has finally arrived with everything looking fresh and green, this is a good time to check out some of the most recent attractive exchange offers in London. Samples of new offers this week:
A recently-modernised 1900s house on 3 floors. Situated in a quiet, tree lined street just 20 minutes walk from historic Richmond and Kew Gardens (a World Heritage Site). Close by are Hampton Court Palace, Ham House, Richmond Park and the tranquil stretch of the river Thames. View full home swap offer, photos and location map, HE20920
A spacious house on the trendy Rotherhithe street in London, just meters from river Thames. We renovated it last year so it looks great. Take the Underground to central London in 20 minutes. There are several bus lines to central London too. It's also close to Greenwich attractions. Riding a bicycle to central London and Greenwich is another option. You can have a pleasant walk along the river to Tower Bridge and London Tower and London Bridge. View full home exchange offer, photos and location map, HE24208
Spacious house with a large garden, a pool table, table football, wireless internet, large flat screen HD tv with Sky Plus, additional tv with Sky, a Wii and a drum kit! Quiet, safe area in SE London only three (10 minutes) stops from bustling South Bank. There you will find Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Tate Modern, London Eye, Southwark Cathedral and many more cultural sites and experiences. Just a short walk over London Bridge from there to the heart of the West End. View full home swap offer, photos and location map, HE22580
To browse all current exchange offers in London (all less than two years old, most much newer), choose England and London from the drop down lists. Leave the county/state field blank to view all offers in England, or view listings by county.
See Visit England for tourist information.