My first home swap: a wonderful holiday in London

Home exchange in London
Stunning River Thames views from Ellen & Simon's apartment in London

We love hearing Home Base Holidays members' home swap experiences! Shown below is a recent trip report from member, Elaine, who had a fabulous first home exchange holiday, swapping her seafront home in Weymouth for Ellen & Simon's luxury riverfront apartment in London. 


HomeSwapperHome swap staycation: Weymouth to London

"This was my first exchange and it was a wonderful start to my home swapping adventures! 

Ellen and Simon's London apartment is in a wonderful location, right by the River Thames. The apartment has a big balcony overlooking the river and the views were fantastic, both by day and by night. It is very quiet, with just walkers, runners and cyclists going past. There is a cafe directly below the apartment and the food there was really good. 
 
It was lovely to be able to take a short walk along the riverside to get into Greenwich. Lots to see and do there, and I enjoyed a very nice meal at The Trafalgar Inn, a lovely historic riverside pub. Greenwich Pier was very close by and I loved the Uber boats - I even took a boat from there to Waterloo when it was time to go home. Greenwich Park is beautiful and was only a few minutes' walk away. 
 
Ellen and Simon were really accommodating and the apartment was lovely. It was good to have a Zoom chat with them the evening before the swap, and was really nice to hear how they got on at mine once we had returned from our swaps. A lovely apartment in such a fantastic location. I hope to stay there again!"
- Elaine (Dorset, England)

Highlights of the home swap:

  1. Sitting on the balcony and enjoying the amazing river views
  2. Delightful short walk to Greenwich on the riverside path
  3. Taking the riverboats from Greenwich Pier
  4. Excellent communication with Ellen and Simon


View the members home swap offers:

Home exchange offer in Weymouth, Dorset Home exchange offer in Greenwich, London

Weymouth, Dorset, England (HE40117)

Ground floor seaside apartment in Weymouth, on the Jurassic Coast. The beach is at the end of the garden! View home exchange offer

Greenwich, London, England (HE39872)

Apartment in Greenwich with panoramic river views. Includes use of gym, swimming pool and tennis courts. View home exchange offer


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