Cathy D


London

About
Cathy D


Cathy is a teacher living in south west London with her daughters. She has been hosting international students for many years and enjoys sharing her home with them.

No smoking Children at home Wifi available at home
No smoking Children at home WiFi available

Location information

Location: Merton Park, London | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Heathrow (LHR) 30 minutes

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Gatwick (LGW); Heathrow (LHR); St Pancras Eurostar

Nearest railway station: South Merton

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Academic information


After doing her BA, Cathy completed a Post-graduate diploma in Education for Primary school level. She has a background in publishing and marketing.

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 Family information


Cathy has 3 daughters. Claire (1992) enjoys current affairs, travel, music and film. She speaks fluent German and good French. Orla (1993) enjoys politics, theatre and music and speaks almost fluent French. Roisin (1998) likes fashion and music. Cathy enjoys shopping and cooking – sometimes for friends. She occasionally likes to go to the theatre or to see a musical. She likes visiting the South Bank and the Tate Modern, gardening and going for walks or picnicking in the park in the summer.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


Cathy and her family live in a typical 1930’s semi-detached house. The house has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

About the local area


Central London is easily accessible from Cathy’s house. The Northern Line at Morden is 10 minutes walk. The District Line at Wimbledon is 15 minutes by bus.
Locally the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is of interest, and of course for two weeks there is the Championship itself.

Excursions available with this teacher

General sightseeing tour (walking and bus) in central London – Travel by Underground from my home to Central London. Walk through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, see Changing the Guard at 11:00. Then picnic lunch in St James Park and walk to Trafalgar Square, where we spend some time in National Gallery, then walk to Parliament Square to see Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Then take bus to City and St Pauls Cathedral. Return home by Underground.

Cost: Free

Central London – Sightseeing walk and visit to Modern Art Gallery – Travel by Underground to Tower Bridge. Explore the area of the Tower and Bridge, the walk along the river and have a drink in riverside cafe, then continue walk to visit Tate Modern. http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

Cost: Free

Central London – Shopping and Museum – Visit the British Museum, and afterward walk to Oxford Street where we can spend some time in London’s most famous shopping area, Oxford Street. www.britishmuseum.org

Cost: Free

Shopping and Museum visit in Knightsbridge/Kensington area – Travel by Underground to Knightsbridge. Visit the famous Harrods store, followed by walk and picnic in Hyde Park (if weather is good) or visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. www.vam.ac.uk

Cost: Free

London Eye – Experience the London Eye, and afterwards explore the nearby South Bank area which has a rich variety of threatres, markets, and outdoor entertainment. www.londoneye.com

Cost Free