You’re separated from busy Brixton Hill by a large communal garden so it’s tranquil here, and Anne and Ian give you a whole floor of their house along with an elegant sitting room with a wood-burner.
Breakfast is in the garden room – excellent coffee, sourdough toast, homemade jams and fruit compotes. Head off to explore – you’ll find lots of maps and guide books in the house or ask your hosts who are locals. The tube is a ten-minute walk, or you can hop on a bus to get there in five.
In summer explore the back garden – enormous for London with secret paths, a greenhouse, herb garden, veg patch and fruit trees. Walk out to a huge choice of all kinds of food and some independent shops including Anne and Ian’s ‘Cornercopia’ which sells useful, beautiful and curious things for the home and garden; you get 10% off.