Hi, I'm Maxine!
I am a retired professor from the University at buffalo, where my area of expertise is Us social and educational history. My husband, also retired, is a physician and former chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo. We have three children and five grandchildren.
After spending a sabbatical in London in 1988 and again in 1995 , we fell in love with the city--the theatre, the music, the art galleries, the museums, historical sights, the people (Londoners really are friendly), the never ending variety of interesting and exciting things to do. So instead of buying a second home in Florida (as many Buffalonians do), we bought an apartment in a beautiful residential neighborhood in central London only minute by tube from Piccadilly Circus, the heart of town. We spend about six weeks here every fall and spring. When we are not here, we rent to apartment to others who want to get out of hotels and into a real London neighborhood.
Because we spend so much time in the apartment, we furnished it as a second home for ourselves, not a rental flat. We have American conveniences, such as a garbage disposal, a microwave, big closets, and 2 and a half bathrooms (rare in a London apartment!). We have all modern appliances, including a flat screen cable TV and wireless internet connection, and a fully equipped modern kitchen.
There are flower boxes outside the window, and artwork and craft items throughout.
We are one block from a tube stop and many busses, so you won't waste your valuable vacation time on long commutes to get where you want to go. Close to home you can walk the towpath of the lovely Regents Canal to the zoo and Camden Market . We love the convenience of the local shops--a small branch of a supermarket, an organic food store, a green grocer, a wine shop, a dry cleaner, several hair dressers, two delis with great take out food, and some good, reasonably priced restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk--Italian, Indian, Tha