I can't say enough about how comfortable I felt at Jack's. First of all Maida Vale is a lovely quiet neighborhood with a beautiful park, food markets, restaurants, and a tube station. I was grateful to return to my cozy, comfortable room after a day of walking and exploring. Jack was available to answer my questions and to make suggestions. His mum Sue and Destina, their house mate, also made me feel as if I were hanging out with family. We had terrific conversations. "Chin wags" as Sue called them. I would definitely recommend their home. You certainly don't need to interact with everyone as much as I did...I was there for a week and never felt underfoot or cramped. Jack and his household helped me feel more like a local during my first visit to London.