Phil V


Phil V

We welcome visitors into our home and as a family have a cosmopolitan background: British, Greek and German. I am a writer/researcher currently  currently working on a number of projects in various stages of development: Tull, a screenplay about Britain’s first Black army officer, Walter Tull; Gold Coast Showman a screenplay about Arthur Wharton, the first Black professional footballer and sprint world record holder, co-written with Irvine Welsh; and Wharton, a play about Arthur Wharton. My partner and I and my step daughter live next to Hampstead Heath so we have lots of green walks on our doorstep as well as all the night life Camden has to offer.


No smoking No pets at home Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets at home WiFi available

Location information

Location: London | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Heathrow (LHR) 55 mins; Luton (LTN) 60mins; Stansted (STN) 75 mins; St Pancras Eurostar 20 mins

Nominated transfer location(s): Heathrow (LHR); Luton (LTN); Stansted (STN); St Pancras Eurostar

Nearest railway station: Kings Cross; St Pancras; Euston

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Academic information

I was educated at Essex, Cambridge and Greenwich universities with a BA Hons in Sociology (2:1), an M.Phil in Criminology and a PGCE (further education) respectively. I have worked for the Open University as an associate lecturer and De Montfort University as a visiting lecturer, both in social science.

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Family information

I live at home with my partner Elaine and stepdaughter Jade. Elaine likes art, films and the theatre. She also worked as a radio presenter on her own show. Jade is an accomplished sports person, having played for Charlton Athletic women’s team. She also likes music. I enjoy going to the cinema, theatre, exhibitions and watching football. I love the life London offers and am a great fan of the city. I also like walking on Hampstead Heath and swimming in the ponds during the summer. The student is welcome to join me.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a 2nd floor flat of a Mansion block built in 1900. It faces Hampstead Heath so the vast 800 acres of London’s green lungs are on our doorstep. We are also 10 minutes walk from the busy shopping area of Kentish Town. 15 minutes walk is Camden Town. The centre of London is 20 minutes by bus or 10 minutes by tube. Close by also is an overground railway station that runs east/west. We are situated in a very convenient and easily accessible location. The accommodation is a double bedroom with its own balcony. The bathroom is shared.

About the local area

Camden has an enormous range of  activities and facilities, cultural and sporting. There are numerous sports centres and the heath is also good for running and even outdoor swimming. There are art and exhibition galleries: the British Library and British Museum are in Camden. Central London is just couple of miles away. You will never be bored! Also, the canal has been improved during the last decade and it is an interesting, hidden walkway running east-west through inner London.

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Trip to Cambridge – A day out in the university city of Cambridge. We will visit the most picturesque colleges and walk along the river. if the weather’s good we could even go punting!

Cost: Depending on any activities taken there.

A day out in Hampstead – In the morning we will visit the Heath and its beautiful woodland, ending with lunch at Kenwood House. In the afternoon we walk around historic Hampstead villlage, visiting the museum and churchyard where Du Maurier is buried.

Cost: Free

A day out in Camden – In the morning we will visit the British Museum, have lunch in Coram Fields and in the afternoon visit the market in Camden Town.

Cost: Free

A London fun activity of the student’s choosing – Watch a football match: go to a exhibition; play tennis?

Cost: Depends on the activity

An afternoon along the Thames at Southbank – We will visit the Southbank Centre, with its varied activities, facilities and resources and walk along the river to the Globe theatre.

Cost: Free