Connect with us

Uncategorized

TV Host Sophie Morgan Lists Wheelchair Accessible Home On Airbnb

Published

on


Disability advocate and TV presenter, Sophie Morgan, is one of the hundreds of hosts who has listed her home on Airbnb’s newly-launched Adapted Category.
The online rental platform’s new section of its site offers more than 1,000 homes that are accessible for people with disabilities. Each property is guaranteed to have ‘verified step-free paths into the home, bedroom and bathroom’, as well as additional accessibility features.
Sophie’s one-bedroom London apartment is located on the Thames Path with views of Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Canary Wharf. The property, which is available to rent whenever she is away travelling, is listed with photos of the accessibility features, including step-free access to the entrances and a step-free shower.
‘I’ve been a wheelchair user for about 19 years now. The world isn’t designed for people with disabilities, but travelling is 100 per cent still worth it,’ says Sophie, who is known for being a presenter of the Paralympic Games, leading groundbreaking documentaries such as Dispatches, fronting her own Channel 4 series Living Wild: How To Change Your Life, and joining ITV’s Loose Women as a guest panellist.
BOOK NOW

Sophie has gone one step further with her home so it’s completely accessible for her needs while also being beautiful and modern.
We love the blue kitchen cabinets contrasted with the light grey cupboards, crisp white walls and wooden flooring. Features include a combi oven microwave, induction hob, adapted shelves, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, work station, and a sink with boiling water and a filtered water tap, with space underneath for wheelchair users.
The open plan living room has a raised burnt orange velvet Loaf sofa and raised plug sockets. While in the bathroom, the accessible wetroom has grab rails throughout, plus a foldable shower seat, bi-fold shower door and large corner bath with grab rails.

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Sophie, who released her debut book, Driving Forwards, in 2022, said: ‘One of my favourite things about my home is my accessible bathroom as it’s so gorgeous yet practical. This is part of the reason why I wanted to become an Airbnb Host as I want to share that bathroom with other wheelchair users.
‘Inclusion when you travel impacts how you feel on another level. I’ve worked really hard to make my home accessible for me, and I know that it would also be great for so many other people — especially those with disabilities — so I really want to share it. Hosting on Airbnb is also a great way to earn some extra money while I’m on holiday or away for work.’

Airbnb

CHECK AVAILABILITY
To encourage others to make their homes more accessible, Sophie has shared three tips on how to do this:

Communicate well with your guests and be open to answering specific questions about your place.
Share as many photographs as you can of the space, including detailed descriptions of accessibility features.
Provide additional information about the location of your listing, like recommendations for accessible restaurants and attractions in the area. All this information makes a world of difference.

Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, comments: ‘We are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities and other accessibility needs to travel freely. The launch of the new Adapted Category on Airbnb is another step in our mission to inspire guests with mobility needs to travel, and easily find and book incredible spaces, just like Sophie’s home in London.’

Sophie Morgan in her London home

Airbnb

Check out this wish list of homes from around the world in Airbnb’s new Adapted Category, and you can check availability for Sophie’s London home here.
Follow House Beautiful on TikTok and Instagram.

Olivia Heath
Executive Digital Editor, House Beautiful UK
Olivia Heath is the Executive Digital Editor at House Beautiful UK, covering tomorrow’s biggest interior design trends and revealing all the best tips, tricks and hacks to help you decorate your home like a pro.Week by week Olivia shares the most stylish high street buys to help you get the look for less, as well as writing about room renovations, small space living, decluttering, houseplants, garden ideas, and the hottest and most unique properties on the market.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

E-posta hesabınız yayımlanmayacak. Gerekli alanlar * ile işaretlenmişlerdir

Uncategorized

ICE London 2023 to feature exhibitors from record 68 nations – IAG

Published

on

By



Industry trade show ICE London will feature exhibitors from a record 68 nations, topping the previous best of 65 set three years ago, according to organizer Clarion Gaming.
ICE London returns as a full-sized show for the first time since 2020 from 7 to 9 February, with the total 623 exhibitors representing everything from Argentina to Australia and Macau to Mexico.
“No other exhibition in the gaming space can come anywhere near the internationalism of ICE,” said Clarion Gaming Managing Director, Stuart Hunter.
“To have 68 nations represented by our community of exhibitors means that visitors are immediately part of what is a global experience with unique access to the smartest gaming innovators drawn from every corner of the world. There are very few exhibitions of scale in any industry sector which are able to compare with such international representation and legitimately lay claim to being a ‘global’ or a ‘world’ event.
“Once an event is recognized as being genuinely international, stakeholder groups including brands, regulators, trade associations, media groups and strategic industry-wide bodies focus their activities accordingly.
“Research that we’ve undertaken has shown that for many people ICE and iGB Affiliate London actually start on the Sunday preceding and finish on the following Saturday. In that week we estimate that over 100 gambling industry events will take place outside of the show hours providing a new and compelling perspective on why ICE and iGB Affiliate London are so influential and important to the world industry.”
IAG will have a team of four at ICE London next week. Visit us at Stand ND7-C.

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

David Ford and Annie Dressner Live in London

Published

on

By


There’s something special about London on a Saturday night – there’s a certain buzz in the air as you head into the Capital city. For me that buzz was extra special, as I was going to see David Ford and Annie Dressner at The Lexington in Islington. I literally listened to their ’10 Days (Live)’ album for the first time a week ago, but since then it’s been on repeat and heading in I knew that the night was going to be special.
The Lexington is a great place for music, with a bar on the ground floor before heading up the winding stairs to the spacious venue itself. And as the crowd started coming in, the atmosphere in the room was growing by the minute.
Opening the night was Scottish singer songwriter Gary Stewart. He set the night off really well, with an engaging set that got the crowd onside from the start. He opened with his 2021 single ‘Hot To Trot‘ and you already knew the set was going to be a good one – a rousing folk song with great lyrical dexterity. The highlight of the set was ‘Frontlines’, a simply gorgeous song (check out a YouTube video of the song here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCLwYwsesk). Gary ended with a fine cover of Paul Simon’s ‘Song for the Asking’.
It was time for a quick visit to the bar before settling down for the main event. 
The duo appeared on the stage to great applause, David in an orange shirt and Annie in a sparkling black dress. They opened with ‘Easy Falling’, the first song that I’ve ever heard of theirs, and a song that convinced me I needed to listen to the rest of the album. This slow and moving number is a touching love song and shows off the brilliant harmonies of David and Annie – there’s something special about the English (David) and US accents (Annie) mingling in the way that they do. 
Throughout the set, there were so many highlights. ‘Something I’ll Have to Learn‘ is a song with an almost timeless feel that feels like a conversation in song, Annie’s original ‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names‘ was simply brilliant and ‘Some Folks Are Lucky I Guess‘ is a song with a great sentiment. ‘Can’t Help What I Want‘ (below) is a great example of those brilliant harmonies that the two share.

‘Trash‘, a cover of the Suede hit, was a particular highlight – a song that was a nice surprise on the live album. As they break into ‘Oh maybe, maybe it’s the clothes you wear‘ it almost feels like this was a song that Suede wrote for David and Annie, their version is that good. Outstanding.
The set had a second cover, a song that Annie introduced as ‘an American classic‘. This classic was ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You‘ from Chas and Dave, a song that typified the cockney sound of London back in the 1980’s. I love the way they re-worked it and there was something special about the way Annie sings the word ‘Darling’ in her US twang that just resonated and put a smile on my face.
There were great moments of humour throughout the night, the chat between the two great. At one point mid-song, Annie passed her guitar to David, exclaiming ‘I knew there were chords in this song, I just didn’t know which ones‘ which had the crowd laughing.
The best of the night was saved till last. ‘Warning Sign’ had quickly become my favourite song from the pair and hearing it live in person lived up to all expectations. There’s such a beauty in live music, and hearing songs like this with other people in a venue can really bring a song home – and almost even change your own personal relationship with a song.
The final song of the night (there was no encore as David explained that they literally had no more songs!) was ‘Put Me In A Corner’. Annie’s vocals take the lead in this track and it was just magical, the emotion of the song emanating from the stage and filling the room. You can listen and see for yourself below.

You never know what to expect when you see an artist or artists perform for the first time. Some exceed expectations and some just don’t hit the heights you expect. In David Ford and Annie Dressner, it was definitely the former. The gig was stripped back – just two people on a stage creating a moment. And what a moment it was.
Annie and David and reviewer Nick Cantwell
Check out their websites and hit and follow the social links!
http://www.dressnerford.com/

Home


http://anniedressner.com/
***Note – I need to say a word about the audience for the gig. The audience was impeccable, with barely any talking at all at any point (apart from whispered orders at the bar). Credit goes to Gary, Annie and David, who managed to grab the audience from the start, but also to everyone there. If you were there yourself, give yourself a high five!***
Review written by Nick Cantwell (instagram.com/nickcantwellmanagement)
 
 
 


Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Graduate Organist vacancy in London and Home Counties – Church Times

Published

on

By



Graduate Organist vacancy in London and Home Counties  Church Times

Continue Reading

Trending

101thingsbeforeyoudie All Rights Reserved. - © 2022