Our hosts (Under The Doormat team who manages the homeowners apt) made my family (my parents, my husband and I) feel very welcome. They were helpful with any questions we had before our trip and were exceptionally helpful when it came to our arrival and departure. Under The Doormat team did an excellent job providing directions on how to find the apartment; which would have otherwise been challenging- the door to the space is not an obvious or well marked area. Nuria was there to greet my parents when they arrived. She walked them through the apt showing where things were & how things worked. She provided an excellent description of the area, great recommendations on where to eat and information about the fabulous Brixton markets & shops. The listing for “Trendy Brixton Garden Oasis” was accurately described. Brixton is an urban, up-in-coming, Caribbean influenced district, just outside London proper. The pictures on the site accurately reflect the calm, comfortable home of well-traveled homeowners. Our family has decided based on living in Jon and Simon’s space for a number of days, that these two individuals would be very interesting people. I could easily imagine our families sipping tea from their own personally grown Indonesian tea farm. Later transitioning to wine, we would sit outside in their garden, courtyard patio; having to then ask the question, how did one manage a chicken coup with chickens here? I imagine we would love hearing about their various stories and adventures, as reflected throughout their home in treasures hung on their walls and hints of travels past, or maybe of future plans, as evidenced by the many travel books neatly stacked along the shelf. Before scheduling our first airbnb (ever), I met a lovely UK couple on one of my many Chicago business trips. They recommended staying outside of London proper due to higher London costs, and said frankly the people are friendlier, very welcoming, and promised our new favorite pub would be “just a stones throw”. They were highly encouraging regarding my ideas of booking with airbnb. They were right on in all accounts, because we had a wonderful time! Closing comments for future travelers: Brixton is an up-in-coming trendy, urban city. There are wonderful Caribbean influences everywhere! However, for those not into urban scenes (homeless, active drug use, late night music) this may not be the place for you. Our first night, we arrived around midnight. It is a short walk, maybe two blocks from the tube to the apt. On our way to the apt, a woman walked up to my husband asking for money, was very persistent and proceeded to pull on his arm. Having lived in downtown Detroit, I was a little taken aback by this woman’s actions- however we only experienced this on one occasion. Other evenings that we were out and about we found the streets to be active with people and police patrolling. As those that have traveled before are familiar, just use common sense.