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Bed and Breakfast Iolanthe
Iolanthe, Wildwood Road, London, NW11 6UJ, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 94 reviews)
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For absolute peace after a hectic day in the City, this is the place to be. Iolanthe is situated opposite Hampstead Heath - a miracle of preservation - 800 acres of woods meadows, natural ponds, where you can swim with the ducks, where wild flowers grow, birds sing and the air smells truly sweet. The Victorians called it "the lung of London", and as you leave the smoke behind and climb to 440 feet above sea level, you feel that you can breath again. Hampstead Garden Suburb is situated to the north of the village of Hampstead and east of Golders Green. It was founded by Dame Henrietta Barnett in 1907, who, appalled at the living conditions of London's poor, declared her intention to establish a community where persons of all classes of society and standards of income could be accommodated and the handicapped welcomed. She declared that houses be so planned that none should spoil each other's outlook or rob its neighbour of beauty. She was determined to retain and create as many features of the country as was consistent with a town community. Beauty both in layout, architecture and planting was an essential consideration, as beautiful surroundings contribute to the happiness of life for both rich and poor. Alas for Henrietta's dream, the beauty remains but only the rich can afford to buy even the smallest cottage. Iolanthe, was designed in 1921 by Sir Raymond's successor, Mr John C.S.Soutar, F.R.I.B.A. who was also responsible for the design of the extension in 1938. It is a freestanding dwelling, in neo-Georgian country-house style of red and grey brick, built for its first owner Herbert Stewart Parnum, a timber importer who laid the teak floors and gave the house its name. In 1935 Iolanthe was bought by a concert pianist and sculptress, Eleanor Wheatley Steele who built the extension to the drawing room to accommodate her grand piano. Rosy's grandparents bought the house in 1941 and lived in it during the war with their children and until 1987.
For absolute peace after a hectic day in the City, this is the place to be. Iolanthe is situated right opposite Hampstead Heath - 800 acres of woods meadows, natural ponds, where wild flowers grow, birds sing and the air smells truly sweet. The Victorians called it "the lung of London". In spite of this, it takes around 10 minutes to walk to the nearest tube station from where you are 15 minutes from the West End or the City.
Languages spoken: English, French
Kenwood House0.7 miles
Hampstead Heath1.4 miles
Fenton House1.4 miles
Keats House1.7 miles
Cafe/Bar The Spaniards Inn0.5 miles
Cafe/Bar The Old Bull and Bush1 miles
Camden Market3 miles
Wembley Stadium4.5 miles
Piccadilly Circus5.2 miles
Trafalgar Square5.4 miles
Buckingham Palace5.6 miles
London Eye5.9 miles
Big Ben6 miles
Houses of Parliament6 miles
Tower of London6.7 miles
O2 Arena9.6 miles
Subway Golders Green Tube Station0.7 miles
Subway East Finchley Tube Station0.9 miles
Subway Brent Cross Tube Station1.3 miles
Subway Hampstead Tube Station1.5 miles
Subway Highgate Tube Station1.6 miles
Subway Finchley Central Tube Station1.6 miles
London City Airport11.3 miles
London Heathrow Airport13.8 miles
London Luton Airport22.3 miles
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
Until 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 7 are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and up are allowed)
Payments by Booking.com
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Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Late check in after 22:00 is possible by prior arrangement with the property and at an additional cost:
- Between 22:00 and 00:00 - GBP 20
- After 00:00 - GBP 30
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.
Please inform Iolanthe of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about Iolanthe
The prices at Iolanthe may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Guests staying at Iolanthe can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte
- Breakfast to go
Iolanthe is 5 miles from the center of London.
Iolanthe offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Tennis court
Room options at Iolanthe include:
Check-in at Iolanthe is from 7:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.