Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Spencer Walk B&B Double ensuite
Rose and her daughter live in a beautiful house in Putney, located in a quiet and residential area just one minute walk from Putney High Street. The house has three floors: in the first one there is a very spacious and bright kitchen where breakfast will be served. A big garden is also available for guests to enjoy. On the second floor there is a living room and on the third floor two spacious, clean and very comfortable rooms are available:

1) Double room with a modern en-suite bathroom and double bed

2) Double room with two single beds. The bathroom is located next to the room and shared with one other person.

Both rooms have kettles, TVs, desks and free WIFI connection.

The house is located just one minute walk from the main High Street where you can find Putney train station and all kinds of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. East Putney tube station (District line - Zone 2) is within 10 minutes walk. With the train you can easily reach Waterloo/Westminster in 20 minutes, otherwise with the tube you can reach Piccadilly Circus in 25 minutes.

If you prefer catching the bus, every 5 minutes you have busses going to Central London from the High Street, just in front of Putney Train Station and you can reach Oxford Street, South Kensington, Sloane Square and Piccadilly Circus or you can head west towards Richmond.
  • ground and 1st floor
  • linen and towels provided
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • tea kettle
  • breakfast included (self-service)
Julie on Sep 2016:

Very clean and comfortable. Thanks for your hospitality!
Very easy to use!
Maggie Monroe on Apr 2016:

The host was very kind and helpful with directions, the food and coffee was great, we felt very safe and at home, in a comforting environment. The bed was warm, soft and comfortable and the room was spacious. We had free wifi and a dresser/closet space to unpack our clothes. She also has a very friendly puppy that was nice to cuddle up with.
The towels were a little rough, could be much softer. And the showers had to be quick because the hot water ran short.
Very easy. Will definitely use cross-pollinate whenever I can while traveling.
Alan Klawitter on May 2015:

Very pleasurable stay. Top notch accommodations with easy access to transportation and restaurants. Excellent host; would stay again.
London weather.
We use cross-pollinate whenever possible.
Bryan on Sep 2014:

Rose was awesome, a super host. The place is kept very clean, the breakfast was perfect every morning and the bed was comfy!
Not a thing!
Reservation process was smooth but after reserving I found the same property on another site for a substantially lower cost. Shop around!!
Jim Bass & Connie MIlls on Aug 2014:

Delicious and filling breakfast. Friendliness of hostess. Room nice and clean.
Could provide better map of London and public connections.
Very easy to work with.
William Buck on Jun 2014:

Large bedroom & bathroom, includes full bathtub. Host is gracious and warm.
Not that anything can be done but worthy of note: Quiet neighborhood unless Heathrow is in one particular landing configuration then landing air traffic is constant from 07:30 - approx 20:00. Either airport curfew or lack of arrivals during night ensures quiet, restful sleep
Kelli on May 2014:

It was very comfortable, quiet and clean. The location in a neighborhood removed from all of the noise of central London was wonderful.
Locks on the bedroom doors would be nice.
Cross-Pollinate has been wonderful to work with and quick to respond to any questions I have had.
Danielle on Mar 2014:

What a wonderful experience! The house is located in a wonderful neighborhood, very safe, and located very close to the underground subway. Rose and her daughter were very friendly, helpful, and we enjoyed chatting with them. There are lots of restaurants and shops in walking distance. We are so happy we chose Spencer Walk! If we ever come back to London we will definitely stay here again!
Blanca on Mar 2014:

The place is very quiet.Rose and her daugther are very nice. The room was cozy and clean.
Lately looking through Cross-Pollinate housing.. I find it comfortable and more economical.
Jepthah on May 2013:

Convenience to transportation,friendly, enjoyable breakfast, gracious hostess
Renovation of flat next door understandably noisy during the day-no fault of the B&B.
Very helpful. Will refer others!
average score
4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast 3 guestrooms, one with ensuite bathroom / one with shared bathroom
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in GBP, by credit card with 5% surcharge
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 6 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, room will be ready by 4 pm for check-in
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 Spencer Walk B&B Double ensuite
Paddington Station
Victoria Station
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Big Ben
London Bridge
The British Museum
National Gallery
London Eye
Waterloo Station
Kings Road
Picadilly Circus
Tate Modern