Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kensington, London - Updated 2022

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As a famous district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London, Kensington is the home of some of the best museums in London. Kensington Palace, which forever will be associated with the home of its most iconic resident, the late Princess Diana, is one of the highlights of visiting Kensington.

Explore the palace, the gardens, shop at Portobello Road Market or enjoy a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, there are plenty of things to do when visiting this elegant and beautiful part of London. If Kensington is on your next holiday list, check out the top Airbnbs in Kensington.

1. Private floor in Kensington home (from USD 222)

If you are a first time visitor to London and want to stay in Kensington, this private floor in a Kensington home is your perfect accommodation. Margaret, the owner of the house, is always ready to help you with advice and suggestions on how to spend a great time in Kensington and in London, in general.

The house is located on the second floor of a Kensington townhouse. It accommodates up to four people and includes breakfast, but it’s not suitable for children under six years old. It doesn’t offer cooking facilities or use of the kitchen outside breakfast time. Even though the house is located in a beautiful and quiet area, the metro stations are nearby, and the Royal Albert Hall is a walking distance away. There are lots of pubs and cafes in the area and don’t forget to check out Locanda Ottoemezzo, to try their delicious Italian food.

Private floor in Kensington home
London, United Kingdom
28 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast is very complete in the kitchen and overlooking a nice garden
the rooms were organized with very comfortable beds
the place was super clean neat and organized
the house was very clean
the rooms are very clean spacious and beautifully decorated
the rooms are very clean
the rooms offered were bright and clean
margaret was a delightful host who could not have been more helpful
wonderful host we really recommend
i can definitely recommend this friendly and nice home
a gem in this vibrant city the hosts are welcoming we felt at home
it was a very nice place margeret was kind and accommodating
the location was safe and quiet
the house is very well located in nice area and close to local restaurants transport and shopping
great attention and good location
five blocks from the underground station and in a super quiet street within a residential neighborhood
lovely stylish home in a quiet neighborhood close to transportation food hyde park
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2. Spacious, modern basement flat (from USD 111)

This spacious studio apartment is located in the basement of a beautiful Victorian house with its own private entrance. It is comfortable with your own privacy. It comes with a patio, as well as tea and coffee facilities. It doesn’t have a kitchen, but many restaurants and cafes are around this trendy neighborhood.

It’s walking distance to Portobello Road Market and Notting Hill Gate station. There is a foldable table tennis or ping-pong table in the apartment for fun games at night!

Spacious modern basement flat
London, United Kingdom
309 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rossana’s place is spacious and comfortable with all the amenities one needs for a short stay
so much room to spread out & relax
alot of thoughtful gestures in the apartment; fresh flowers placed and fruits provided
where you can walk onto your private patio and swing and there’s a fantastic shower heated floors
the apartment was fantastic - exactly what we expected after reading all of the excellent reviews
very clean and spacious
very clean house: it is super clean airy and sunny
very clean comfortable and spacious
it was spotless super clean and spacious exactly the same as what you see on pictures
place is very big and clean :) loved our stay
rosanna was an efficient lovely host
she was a great and kind host and everything we needed was provided
rosanna is also very helpful as a host
rossana is a great host
rossana was an amazing host
perfect location to explore london
the location is perfect
great location with spacious place
in a good location
location is great as well
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3. Sunny, spacious & stylish West Kensington flat (from USD 130)

It can be challenging to find the perfect accommodation when you’re traveling with toddlers. This sunny, spacious and stylish West Kensington flat will make your visit easier. The accommodation can accommodate up to four guests. You can request a toddler bed or a cot and a highchair in advance, to ensure your comfort during your stay.

It is only a three-minute walk to Barons Court, West Kensington’s tube station and it’s only a short walk to Olympia and Kensington High Street.

Sunny, Spacious & Stylish West Kensington Flat
London, United Kingdom
117 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has heaps of space is well heated & on a nice quiet street would definitely recommend
carol was very helpful and graciously helped set up a bed and a high hair for our toddler
for you coffee lovers there is a french press type carafe in the kitchen
very clean spacious and comfortable
very nice and clean flat
it was brilliant clean spacious comfortable
it is modern clean and well equipped
this flat is clean bright and spacious
simo is a great host
the host was really friendly and made us feel home quickly
the hosts themselves were so friendly and really made us feel welcome
simon is a great host
our host was really welcoming and the whole experience was excellent
the location is excellent
great location for everything we needed
great location and fully equipped for long stays
good location for travelling across london via the tube as very short walk to station
fantastic flat steps away from barons court and a quick walk to west kensington tube
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4. One bedroom executive flat for two to four people (from USD 193)

This light, airy and smartly furnished executive apartment will appeal to couples but is capable of sleeping up to four people if needed thanks to the addition of a sofa bed - making it an option for small families, under the host’s proviso that there are no children younger than 12. It is handily located for reaching Kensington High Street, the likes of the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens. There are also a number of public transport options nearby. The flat itself comes equipped with plenty of modern conveniences, including a full kitchen, satellite TV and wi-fi internet for work on the go. Guests even have access to a pre-loaded mobile phone, should your own provider not cover the vicinity. Guests loved the “big and clean” property, adding that it deserves its “five-star rating”.

5* Exec Apt. Kensington, London, for 2, Free WiFi
London, United Kingdom
195 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the spacious and attractive apartment at 13 elsham rd
this is a really excellent apartment - exactly as per the photos
the apartment is spacious light-filled and very clean
it was very comfortable - even the pull out bed was comfy
his advice on london was on spot the apartment looks just as (or even better than) in the photos
the apartment is clean and well maintained
the apartment was clean and cosy
everything was very clean and cared for
really clean on arrival with excellent facilities
it was very clean bright and well kept
martin was a welcoming and hospitable host
martin was a very helpful host
martin is a very kind host
martin is a wonderful host
martin is the perfect host
the location is good
good grocery stores close by
great all around location
perfectly good and inexpensive little neighbourhood restaurants
two metro stations are within minutes of the flat making transportation very easy
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5. Stunning Kensington apartment in central London (from USD 150)

This stunning refurbished apartment can be found in the heart of Kensington and is near some of the most iconic landmarks of the city. National History Museum, The Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and Holland Park can be easily reached from this property. A couple of underground stations are also within walking distance from here, which gives you enough reasons to discover other parts of London conveniently. This one-bedroom apartment for four people is also near many shops and dining options for those who prefer to eat out more than cook indoors. Regardless, this flat has a full kitchen to prepare breakfast in with updated cookware and a coffeemaker guests will surely find convenient.

Stunning Kensington apartment, Central London
Kensington, London, United Kingdom
162 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv and internet great
we didn't need the air conditioning but i was glad this apartment had it just in case
there was a heatwave during our stay and the air conditioning worked quickly and kept us cool
the room is great with its own tv and enough space for 2
the apartment had everything we needed and lots of natural light which made it very bright and inviting
very clean and neat
it was very clean and modern
clean and comfortable; small but adequate
the bathroom is also very clean and modern
it is a very clean cozy and a modern place
the landlord is very friendly
considerate and professional host
micheal was a great and communicative host
the host michael is very friendly and answers quickly in case of questions
was very responsive to any questions
great location close to station and bus stop
amazing location only steps away from hyde park
the location was amazing and central to everything
the location is great
great location being so close to transport
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6. Elegant Kensington studio (from USD 126)

Nestled in a beautiful Bayswater neighborhood, this studio can comfortably accommodate two guests. Located on the ground floor of a Victorian building this studio has comfortable double beds, a kitchen area, and a bathroom. The large windows in this studio offer a spectacular view of the tree-lined street. Notting Hill Gate tube station is a three-minute walk from this Airbnb vacation home. Kensington High Street and Kensington Palace are also within walking distance from this property.

Elegant Kensington Studio
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
176 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities such as the shower was nice and it was nice having a little kitchenette
good shower with nice selection of shampoos and conditioners
but plenty of amenities very comfortable bed and pillows heaps of towels
the room was charming and comfortable
the loft bed was very comfortable as well
lovely clean and comfortable room
everything was clean and tidy
place was very clean and quiet
comfy bed spotlessly clean great communication
very clean easy to access
the host was very kind and quickly contact
very responsive hosts and accommodating
the hosts were easy to work with
nice room and friendly helpful hosts
hosts were quick to communicate and offered keyless entry making for easy arrival
the location is brilliant
great location and great value
great location and stylish apartment
great place and great location
really nice house and perfect location
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7. Stunning two bedroom Kensington garden view apartment (from USD 392)

Live like a Londoner by staying at this accommodation overlooking Kensington Gardens. It accommodates up to five guests and has everything you need, from the contemporary spacious dining and living area to the open plan kitchen. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Warwick Road, the entrance of Earl’s Court Tube Station, so it’s easy to reach central London, anytime. Within a 12 to 15 minute walk, you will have plenty of restaurants to choose from, for dinner.

Or, maybe you are looking for an in-house dinner or have some late night cravings? Tesco supermarket is open 24 hours a day, except on Sundays, and it’s a walking distance from the apartment!

Modern Apartment in Earl's Court
London, England, United Kingdom
46 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with view of a nice garden in west kensington
the view from the dinning room is also very nice
the rooms and bed were a perfect size for us
overall a great experience at nick's apartment
the apartment was absolutely perfect for our family of four
everything was clean and it worked
everything was clean and scented well
the apartment is clean and cozy
the apartment was beautiful clean and new
the apartment was like new and very clean
nick was an excellent host
nick was a great host and emailed me quickly with all my questions before arrival
nick was extremely helpful and attentive
nick is a nice host & responsive
many thanks to nick who is a gracious and wonderful host
the location is fabulous
it's located in a great neighborhood just a short walking distance to the underground station
this location is so ideal for travel around london and very central
location is good easy access by both bus & tube
great location and the tesco and several restaurants are close by
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8. One bedroom serviced flat near Hyde Park (from USD 131)

Enjoying very strong word of mouth from past guests, this one bedroom serviced flat is well placed within Kensington for all manner of attractions - from the famous leafy confines of Hyde Park to the area’s mix of top bars and restaurants. Those looking to indulge in a little retail therapy will also find fashionable shops within easy reach, while culture vultures will delight that the Royal Albert Hall and a number of museums are within walking distance. The flat itself, which would suit one or two people, comes with its own separate kitchen, should you prefer to cook for yourself instead of eating out. The large dining table and wi-fi internet will also be useful for those on business.

Outstanding location Kensington
London, United Kingdom
237 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is good
spacious great amenities comfortable beds and good wifi
wonderful shower and super quick electric kettle
nava provided many helpful items including a blow dryer electrical adaptors maps guides iron and ironing board
the beds were comfortable there's lots of natural light plenty of hot water and lots of space
her place was clean and well-equipped with towels and full kitchen
the apartment is clean and exactly as described
the flat was clean airy and comfortable
the flat was very clean
the apartment was well equipped clean and comfortable
the host is helpful and friendly
nava is a wonderful host
nava is a great host
nava is a great host and very helpful in answering questions
nava is a perfect host
the location is very well located next to underground station and shops
the location is excellent
the location is great
a great location close to transport links
very nice location across from hyde park
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9. Cosy, one bedroom apartment in the heart of Kensington

This lovely, one bedroom apartment is located near the picturesque and bustling Kensington High Street. It accommodates up to four guests and it’s also walking distance to the famous Kensington Gardens. Public transportation is available within walking distance.

Please note that the apartment is on the second floor and only has stairs.

Cosy 1 bed apt in the heart of Kensington {FM2}
London, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
nice clean apartment with plenty room for 2
another plus is the management jan is an excellent host
sole is a great host - friendly and responsive
jan is very responsive and flexible
great location - close to everything quiet and safe for family with kids
the location of this flat couldn’t be any better
excellent location near transportation parks groceries and restaurants
it was a perfect location for us very nice area and very quiet
the flat was very comfortable in a secure block on the 2nd floor (easy walk up stairs)
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10. Bright & spacious one bedroom flat in Kensington Olympia

If you like to explore cities by walking, this bright and spacious one bedroom flat in Kensington Olympia is your perfect accommodation. It’s very close to every top sightseeing destination in Kensington, such as the Olympia Exhibition Centre, Kensington High Street, and Hyde Park. And, it’s also walking distance to supermarkets and a pharmacy.

Its open-plan living room is perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring London. And its fully equipped kitchen is a perfect place to cook your dinner if you feel like staying in and resting.

Bright & spacious one bed flat in Kensington Olympia

11. Village feel in the heart of Kensington for one person

This is the perfect accommodation for a solo traveler. It’s a private, double bedroom with a shared bathroom, located in a top floor flat, with a rooftop terrace and BBQ. It is close to shops, restaurants, and main attractions in Kensington. It’s only a short walk to Gloucester tube station.

Get some Londoner ambiance by enjoying a cup of tea with the hosts, Patricia and Hans, on the rooftop terrace. Interaction with the lovely owner is the best thing that Airbnb can offer to ensure your best holiday experience.

Village feel in the heart of Kensington for one person

12. Family friendly 4-star Kensington apartment - Sleeps 5-6

This self-contained apartment is suitable for families with children because it can accommodate up to six people. It has a double bedroom, a twin single, and a bunk bedroom. The apartment is located on the top floor and there is no lift. And even though it’s family friendly, it doesn’t accept reservations with babies, toddlers, or pets. So please take note when you’re thinking of booking this accommodation.

Within a 5 minute walk, you will reach the bus line, and it’s only a 15-minute walk to a tube station. The accommodation is also located next to the Kensington Olympia overground station. Although it’s not far from the busy road, the accommodation is located on a quiet street. You will enjoy a comfortable stay in this apartment.

For any 2019 nights, contact the host directly
London, United Kingdom
105 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely spacious apartment with all the amenities in a very accessible area of kensington
the apartment was excellent - just as described plenty of room and very nicely furnished
beds very comfortable with lovely linen
as a family of 6 the flat suited us perfectly with 3 bedrooms including 4 single beds
the apartment is well kept and has all which is needed for a comfortable stay
the apartment was clean and tidy and presented as advertised
nice clean quiet apartment in residential neighborhood
a charming clean and very nice apartment in a very nice area
all rooms were nice and clean and with all the facilities we needed
the kitchen and linen were very clean
martin is a very helpful host
martin was a wonderful host
martin was an excellent host
martin was a wonderful host
martin was an excellent host
in short the location was ideal for all our london needs
beautiful flat in a wonderful location
the flat is excellently located to public transport links a minutes walk from an overground station and bus stops
excellent accommodation and great location for bus and train connections
great property close to olympia exhibition centre
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13. Superb victorian accommodation in Kensington

This superb Victorian style accommodation is located just 9 minutes walking distance from Barons Court. It accommodates up to four guests and it has adjustable temperature control, so you can sleep at your convenient temperature. The accommodation is in close proximity with supermarkets, small shops, as well as restaurants and pubs.

Enjoy some food and drinks in local English ambiance at the Colton Arms, during your stay in Kensington. You can arrange an early check in with the host if you let them know, in advance.

Superb victorian accomodation in Kensington
London, United Kingdom
188 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the flat was very well appointed with coffee maker washing machine hair dryer and two tv's
a small place but fantastic given that there was 3 rooms and all the amenities
three of us stayed so it was helpful the sofa bed was set up ready when we arrived
the apartment is just as described and worked very well us as a base for london
this flat was very comfortable and had everything we needed
the flat was clean and tidy
the place is clean and nice
very neat clean and comfortable little flat
the apartment was lovely clean and fully equipped
it's kept very clean and is beautifully furnished
mario is a good host
mario is a very kind host
mario is a wonderful host
mario is an excellent host
mario was a perfect host
a quiet location but within easy striking distance of trains buses and heathrow
great place to stay close to a tube stop
central location good value for money but compact like most london apartments
very good location with tube nearby at about 10 mins walk
the location is ideal for exploring london and has some great pubs nearby
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14. West Kensington - Entire flat - Sleeps up to four

If you plan to attend an exhibition at Kensington Olympia, this West Kensington Flat is your place to stay. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and only walking distance to Kensington Olympia and Earl’s Court. It has three beds and can accommodate up to four guests. There are plenty of options for dining and shopping in the area.

It’s only walking distance to entertainment venues, such as the Hammersmith Apollo and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Or, finish the day by shopping at the huge Westfield Shopping Centre, right next to Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The accommodation is well located, near public transportation, including the tube station and frequent buses.

Whole Flat one minute from Kensington Olympia
London, United Kingdom
299 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi cutlery kettle towels
in the evenings i looked forward to relaxing in the main room before going to sleep
there were so really nice touches like the nepresso machine and toiletries in the shower room
as ever we had a comfortable stay at emilia and william’s flat
the apartment was as described very well decorated and has everything a visitor needs during his stay
very clean with everything one needs
very clean and exactly as pictured
the flat was clean and well appointed
place was tidy and clean
lovely warm clean apartment in a nice area
the host has very good responsibility
lovely little flat hosts friendly and helpful
the host was very nice and gentle
great hosts who were always quick to respond and provide suggestions
hosts are very responsive and helpful
everything was very close perfect location
cute quiet neighborhood within walking distance to multiple tube locations and bus stops
perfect location & enjoyed my stay
nice place good location would recommend
i love the location and the space
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Kensington, London’s elegance

With its old world buildings and museums that blend with the cute cheese shops and bakeries, Kensington shares an elegant mix of cultural heritage with modern style. Tourists often miss out on Kensington when they are visiting London. So, make sure to include Kensington on your next holiday in London and experience the elegant part of this vibrant city!

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