Look inside south London’s most unusual place to stay

One of the most unusual residencies in the world is in south London – and you can go and stay there.

If you fancy staying somewhere a bit different, and definitely unusual, Host Unusual is where to find your spot.

It’s filled with some of the world’s most weird and wonderful places – including anything from an overnight boathouse to sleeping alfresco under the stars.

And, south London is lucky enough to be home to one of its unusual posts – known as The Up Atlantic Room.

The Up Atlantic Room is a rare opportunity to stay in a guest room in an architect’s residence.

It’s the result of an extraordinary renovation within a Victorian house in Loughborough Junction – within walking distance to the popular Brixton.

Owner architect Colin Macinnes’ home became an architectural project which allowed him to gain a deeper understanding of building practices.

Wandsworth Times:

Following major transformation of the two upper levels of the charming Victorian house, a spacious open plan living and kitchen area now occupies the upper floor, whilst the lower floor has a private triple-glazed guest room with small outdoor terrace and communal bathroom access.  

Wandsworth Times:

The style is industrial yet with clever use of reclaimed timber from the original roof space.  

Guests have use of the upper space until 10am each morning to make tea or coffee and relax in the lounge, after which it is used as Colin’s working studio.

Wandsworth Times:

Insulation was a major factor in the renovation, meaning the space is kept warm and soundproofed, ideal within such an urban location.

The guest room has an art house cinema virtually opposite, whilst a two-minute walk brings you to the nearest station and fast connection to London Blackfriars and all the capital has to offer.

It costs from £70 per night to stay there, it sleeps two in one bedroom and has one bathroom.

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The minimum stay is one night.

Fancy an unusual night away? What are you waiting for?! Book your stay here.


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