Scott and Ragini Annan and their daughter Sachi ran a BandB business for five years in Chiswick and recently moved to Kew Gardens. Ragini has developed many properties in London, Kew Gardens BandB being her most recent achievement. Together they have built a working home where its soul, serenity, warmth and individuality shine throughout the property.
The Annans are passionate about their many roles whilst being hands-on hosts. They have worked within and without the corporate world and have become role models and a source of inspiration for others who wish to ‘work for life’. One day you may see them painting around the house and the next day they may be taking a group of business leaders on an international study tour! On other days they are teaching English or cooking skills. They love cooking! Sachi loves baking; Scott makes the best pasta and risottos and Ragini cooks traditional Indian vegetarian cuisine. They believe there is no limit to who they can be next.
With roots in India and Scotland yet also being extensive travellers (something that is always a privilege) – the family brings unique stories and cultural insights to their work. It is not a surprise that they often have itchy feet and maintain their keen interest in travel. They have no shortage of ideas to bring back to their businesses. Art from around the world adorns the BandB walls.
Your hosts are at hand to guide you with local knowledge of secret London gems. They are well versed with your needs away from home in a new or unfamiliar city. They have crafted unique itineraries and you can enjoy their London know-how and knowledge of places ‘off the beaten track’. They understand that it is about inclusiveness and that one size doesn’t always fit all; cultural differences are embraced and celebrated in their home. After all, to know London well is to experience the diversity of the city that makes it a global number one.
Both Scott and Ragini run their other businesses from their home and are more often than not at hand during your stay. Sachi is studying Politics at a London university and is often home to help the family with marketing and more importantly, baking! Your stay can be private without feeling isolated.
The Annans are happy to host a drink for their guests soon after their arrival. This is your chance to quiz them with questions to get the most out of your precious stay in London. Google search will not be needed much during your stay with us!