This trip was sent in by Home Base Holidays member, Joan, on her family's home swap vacation in London staying in Jemma's beautiful apartment in Covent Garden.
"Jemma’s home is spacious, light and comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. I climbed up the stairs and opened the door to find the elegant stylish kitchen in bright sunshine - everything was immaculate and welcoming. Jemma had left a detailed welcome pack so that settling in to her home was so easy.
Although Jemma's apartment was lovely, we didn’t stay in very much as there was so much in London to see and do. The apartment was amazingly situated and enabled us to walk almost everywhere; to the South Bank, the West End theatres, Leicester Square, Soho, Piccadilly Circus, the British Museum ...all within easy walking distance! When we wanted to explore further, Covent Garden tube station was literally just a 5 minutes walk away. As for places to eat, step out the front door and there were so many great places close by.
It was lovely being in the middle of everything over New Year. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the fireworks as we'd not realised that you needed tickets but no matter, we went down the road to the Strand and the atmosphere was fantastic. We saw the beautiful Christmas lights and then watched the New Years Day parade.
After full days sightseeing London it was lovely to walk back to the apartment and into our comfy beds.
Arranging the home swap was simple and communication with Jemma was always easy, prompt and very friendly. Any questions we had were answered quickly and efficiently. She and her family left my home very clean and tidy. It was a very successful home swap and I would certainly do it again!" - Joan
Meet the members (Jemma and family in photo)
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