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Twickenham, London Home Exchange

Twickenham, London Home ExchangeWell connected to London (35 mins from Strawberry Hill to Waterloo) & a 15 min bus ride to Richmond (district line underground). The river is 5 mins away where you can cycle the tow paths either to Kingston or Richmond & beyond. Bushy Park also offers wonderful walks / cycle rides with Hampton Court Palace just the other side.

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Win a Home Exchange Membership to Home Base Holidays for the 2012 Olympics in London!

Home Exchange London OlympicsWe are very pleased to announce a contest launched today by Budget Travel Adventures for three readers to each win a free one year home exchange membership to Home Base Holidays.

As Home Base Holidays is based in London and has a very large choice of current home exchange offers in the city and near Olympic venues throughout the UK, we are delighted that Budget Travel Adventures, a popular US travel blog, chose to emphasise this in the contest as now is the best time to start planning a home exchange for the Olympics, only a few months away.

Of course you don’t need to arrange a home swap in London to take part in the competition. Anyone from anywhere is welcome to enter and choose destinations of interest (winners have a year to claim the free year’s membership if not quite ready to list their homes for exchange). You don’t need to live in a luxurious home either – home swaps are for everyone!

The contest will run from today, April 25 through May 8. Home Base Holidays will review all entries and choose the three best London tips/reasons for doing a home exchange submitted. The winners will be notified and contacted by Home Base Holidays and announced on May 9, 2011.

It is very easy to enter – see details on Budget Travel Adventures. If you are already a Home Base Holidays member, do pass this on to any friends or family who may be interested as, if any of your contacts win, your current membership will be extended by three months.

Home Exchange during the 2012 Olympics

With tickets for the London Olympics now on sale through the official Olympics site, more and more people are offering their homes for exchange at this time – which is great news for people wishing to visit London during this time but want to avoid the inflated cost of hotels.

Some homes for exchange during the London Olympics:

Home Exchange in Surrey – Quintessential English village set in the heart of the Surrey Hills. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty. A Converted Victorian Mansion into luxury residencies.

Home Exchange in Colchester – Situated on Suffolk/Essex border our new town centre flat has secure parking and entrance. Convenient to all amenities including 50 min direct rail link to Olympics & London.

Home Exchange London – Attractive art deco period semi-detached family house with lovely garden in a quiet street. Situated in Islington, a lively area of inner London, just north of the centre.

Home Swap London – This is a town house in the Bow Quarter complex which has a swimming pool and gym. Located very close to the 2012 Olympic site, you can see the main stadium from the back yard. Close to the hip areas of Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields.

Home Exchange Hertfordshire – Situated on the outskirts of the historical county town of Hertford. Hertford has many cafes and restaurants and of course a Castle with lovely gardens. We are 5 minutes from a main line station that gets you into London in less than 30 minutes. Cambridge is an hour’s easy drive away.

If you are looking to visit London during the Olympics home exchange makes the perfect choice!