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Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Zone 1, Central London, UK - Updated 2020

Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Zone 1, Central London, UK - Updated 2020
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The massive city of London is divided into transit fare zones, with its most central area designated as ‘Zone 1’, moving up from there as you move outside the central district. London’s Zone 1 is comprised of London city center itself and the outskirts of the several boroughs that surround it. Many consider this area the heart of the United Kingdom, as it is the center for politics, culture, arts, and tourism. Transit fares increase depending on how many zones you travel across, so many people prefer to stay within Zone 1, for easy access to most of the city’s top attractions.

Tourists will have a field day taking in the sites and places of interests in Zone 1, that attract millions of people from all over the world.Visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral is high on most tourist’s ‘to-do’ list, as it is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Then, there is the iconic Tower Bridge, commonly mistaken for nearby London Bridge, which is dominated by its gigantic towers. If you are planning to pay this area a visit anytime soon, there is a high volume of beautiful and budget-friendly places to stay, found within the Zone 1 boundaries of the city. Check out our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in central London’s Zone 1 area and pick the one that best suits your needs.

1. Great location - Right in the center of Zone 1 (from USD 72)

Far up, on the 13th floor of a condominium building, lies this simple yet vibrant rental with a shared bathroom and a bedroom with a double bed, good for one guest. The owner welcomes an additional guest for a fee. Being so high up, it offers the best views of the city of London and Westminster.

The owner lives in the flat with her baby girl, who, at three years of age, is very entertaining to guests. The good thing about this place is that everything is close by. New fittings were recently added to the bathroom, giving it a cleaner and fresher look.

Great location, right in the centre of Zone 1
London, United Kingdom
195 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The room was perfect and the bed a comfy nights sleep
the apartment does have 3 half flights of stairs
You'll feel safe like being in your home
This place has 2 Wifi hotspot: one in the living room (ask password from fred) and the other one in your bedroom (password is shown in your AirBNB's confirmation)
the apartment was clean and the view was amazing both from my room and the living room
Cleanliness:
The rooms are large and clean
The bedroom and bathroom were both extremely clean and easy to access
great place to stay nice n clean and great host
The apartment provides stunning views over the roofs of most buildings in London in west and east direction with attractions like the London Eye to be seen in the distance
Good location; good value for money; thoughtful touches
Host:
very friendly easy communication
is a very nice and effective host providing all tge needed advice and support
and most importantly she made me feel welcome from the start
She's so warm and kind
She was an excellent and very welcoming host and
Location:
bus stop and many bars and restaurants
The location is top-notch literally 2 minutes from 2 different metro stations
Amazing View and perfect Location for City exploring
Lovely room in a well-located area easy to get around via the Tube and bus services
Frederika and Alex are great
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2. A penthouse located near the Old Street tube station (from USD 10)

Minutes from myriad attractions in Shoreditch and surrounded by cafes, bars, restaurants, and creative industries, this double-storey loft is a perfect accommodation if you wish to discover one of London’s trendiest neighborhoods on foot. The furnishings throughout the residence bear a predominately white palette that is peppered with some colorful pieces of street art, sofas, chairs, and kitchen appliances. Alongside boring essentials that are commonly supplied such as fully stocked kitchen essentials, basic toiletries, washer and dryer, the home features a forty-inch LED television, Jambox speakers as well as a cozy lounge space, made up of a Camerich sofa and Ligne Roset dining table with seating for 10. Moreover, although the rooms are neither elaborate nor large, they are incredibly comfortable and welcoming.

NYC 1500 Sqft PENTHOUSE - 50ft to tube - VAT inc.
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
72 reviews
Entire loft 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Art on the walls added to the feel
Hugh was great - everything was exactly as shown in the pictures
The Penthouse is very beautiful
The linen towels and toiletries are all luxurious and a real spoil Hugh was in constant contact with us via email and on hand if we needed anything Cannot recommend this space enough
light airy & very comfortable beds Slept
Cleanliness:
Apartment was very clean and beds were
The whole loft is large clean and tidy and the facilities are complete
The flat is spacious and beautifully decorated
Very clean and well equipped in a superb location Tastefully furnished and decorated -
The flat was so so lovely - clean and very comfortable
Host:
made the experience particularly seamless
he was very helpful an prompt with answering any questions we had 5 stars
good quality and brand new Hugh was very helpful
Hugh was a very accomodating and helpful host
He was very flexible and welcoming
Location:
Minutes walk away from everything and
o the space Located right by Old street tube which is very convenient and near to Shoreditch/Hoxton nightlife
The apartment was in a great location close to many cafes and bars
The area is full of lovely restaurants and coffee shops and within easy walking distance of the Regents canal and Islington and the tube is literally a 4 minute walk away
Hugh's loft is beyond beautiful and in a perfect location to experience Shoreditch
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3. Old Street - Two bedroom - Zone 1 (from USD 196)

The place offers two bedrooms with three beds, so a total of five guests are welcome to stay here. This makes it the perfect rental for families and groups of friends who are out to discover the hidden treasures of London. What is nice about this place, is that it is located in one of the more peaceful areas of London.

Getting around is not a problem because the Tube is just a couple of minutes’ walk from here. There’s a bus stop just a minute away, too. Nearby, there are rows of restaurants, bars, clubs, and West End theatres that guests can visit and enjoy.

Old Street 2bed Central City Zone 1
London, United Kingdom
55 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Especially bathroom need to be redone
although fans were provided The only 2 windows are in the front room
I think it was intended originally as a store room
Secondly the apartment is suitable for 4+People as per the advert
The bathroom could stand to be redone
Cleanliness:
The rooms were also clean and comfortable
It was also very clean
The apartment was a good value and the linens were clean
The rooms were clean comfortable and warm
The Apartment was not really clean
Host:
owner responsiveness and cleanliness
She is a great host
Lauren and her team was really helpful
is with directions one morning
she made sure that someone is there to accompany us to flat and also helped us with other logistics
Location:
the Old Street station is a couple blocks away and a ten minute subway ride to the main attractions
pubs and restaurants were all walking distance
The bus stop and the underground station is so near
The area is close to the bus stop and subway station
Take bus 55 to get to the British Museum and Oxford Circus
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4. Good value - Central London - Zone 1 (from USD 144)

This rental has space for two guests. It is fitted with a bedroom, a double bed, and a bathroom. However, there are a few rules that guests must follow. These are no pets allowed, no partying, no loud noise, and no smoking. Old Street underground station is just a few minutes away. The Barbican Centre is also just a short walk away, where you can have your fill of live performances. Then, there is the Shoreditch area and the kind of entertainment and dining experiences it has to offer. Note that the flat is not available for rent at certain times, so check the calendar.

Good Value Central London Zone 1
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
60 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great apartment just like in the pictures
Place with good equipment easy access to transports with large space for 2 people : a very pleasant flat
the flat is really nice
The apartment is just perfect nice and spacious Just like in the pictures shown it is
The apartment was advertised as is
Cleanliness:
It was really clean and and smartly furnished
It was spacious clean and had everything we needed
Everything was exactly as described and shown
Easy walking distance to Underground Flat was clean and as described
the appartment is great (clean comfy well furnsihed and decorated) and provides everything you need Good value for money
Host:
she was always answering really fast and trying to adjust herself to us
The host was extremely helpful and communicative
Pub next door is an added extra
Katherine was very easy to communicate with and made our check in very simple
Katherine was really sweet and helpful
Location:
Very central area close by shoreditch
The flat is perfectly located to explore London and just a few steps from underground and bus stations
Great location close to Old Street underground station
A very nice Flat in a great location
The apartment is located in a great area of London with lots of restaurants and bars
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5. Large double bedroom near Old Street and Shoreditch (from USD 42)

This is a quaint and basic rental that is fitted only with the necessary furniture. It has a double bed, a side table with a floor lamp for reading, one filing cabinet, one full cabinet, a full closet for storage, a working desk, and a chair. The color motif is a combination of brown and white, which gives the bedroom a warm and cozy feeling.

The space can accommodate every type of traveler, including honeymooners, backpackers, solo tourists, and business travelers. Smoking is not permitted and pets are not allowed on the property. Children are also not allowed and neither is making too much noise.

Large double bedroom in Old Street/ Shoreditch
London, United Kingdom
6 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and the flat are exactly as showed in the pictures:
It was pretty quiet as well
the flat was immaculately clean; the room very spacious with a comfortable bed and everything one may need for a short London stay from iron to local maps; and the bowl of fresh fruit added that e...
just minutes walk away from Old Street Bo even offered to meet us by the tube with an umbrella as it was raining
The flat is tucked away down a quiet road by a school - excellent location
Host:
she made me a nice cup of tea and showed her place
Bozenna was so nice and welcoming
and when I arrived at her place
I was tired of traveling from Edinburgh to London
I highly recommend her place and am hoping to stay with her again in the future
Location:
Bozenna's The place was centrally located yet quiet
The location is excellent great value for money
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a peacefull place to stay in a good location
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6. Bright, spacious double bedroom in central London (from USD 65)

This rental is made to accommodate two guests and is equipped with a shared bathroom, a bedroom, and a double bed. Located up in an apartment building, this unit has more to offer than just the view. It has so much space, with closets and cabinets for storage. Looking through the window, guests will catch a glimpse of Bunhill Fields, a historic cemetery and park.

The internet is included and guests are free to use both the living area and cook their meals in the kitchen. Check-in time is after 3 PM.

Bright, Spacious double bedroom in Central London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
93 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super views comfortable bed
nice apartment and room with a great view over London
A high-rise renovated flat with great views
The hosts are fabulous the space is comfortable including the bed
I enjoyed the view and the security of the building
Cleanliness:
The house is very spacious and clean
can't beat that )
everything was really clean and the facilities its always available for you
A very clean and stylish place
I had everything I needed
Host:
really welcome and genuinely lovely people
They are wonderful hosts with great communication and were incredibly welcoming & accommodating and made me feel right at home
Lovely couple very welcoming Great location
Ian and Elzi are very friendly helpful and a great couple
Ian is a very friendly and helpful host
Location:
Ian's place is conveniently located in the center of London and very close to lots of restaurants shops and tourist sights
Bar Stores are all around Walking distance to Barbican Center
amazing view very convenient for The Barbican and The City
the building is very well situated in the very centre of London very close to a metro station in a very lively area with a lot of bars and restaurants
is a 5 min walk and offers great restaurants
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7. Large, one-bedroom flat in the Old Street/Shoreditch area (from USD 112)

This rental can easily fit five guests with its three beds. It has one bedroom and a bathroom for exclusive use because no one else lives in the unit. It is centrally located near the city center, Shoreditch, and Old Street. Guests are just a short walk away from interesting places and the best restaurants in town.

The flat has high-speed internet and a high-grade entertainment system. The bathroom has a hot tub for guests to unwind. The building has its very own gym, where travelers can keep their fitness in check.

Large one bedroom flat in Old Street - Shoreditch
London, England, United Kingdom
31 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is really confortable
Very cosy apartment with well equipped kitchen and facilities
The other night it was quiet
Couldn't have asked for anything more
really cosy great for 4 people
Cleanliness:
The place itself was very clean and comfortable
nearby Place was very clean and comfortable Plenty of room for sleeping as well as lounging Very helpful host
Host:
Went out of his way to help us out and even helped us with any questions during our stay
The host is so friendly
Yanis was super kind and helpful with everything
the host provided a very helpful guide of the neighborhood Overall wonderful experience
Loannis responded to every communication promptly and with detail
Location:
walk to the train station and a supermarket; plus is located in Shoreditch which is a neighbor full of good pubs and restaurants
there are 3 Tube stations close by
The underground and bus stops are a short walk away
Not walking distance to attractions but well served by Tube Enjoyed our stay
Also the neighbourhood itself has a lot of pubs
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8. Spacious apartment in Central London (from USD 391)

Spotless, uncluttered, and spacious by London’s standards, this apartment is a superb option for travelers seeking ample space to work. It is also able to sleep up to six guests. This bright and airy accommodation sits in a convenient location off the Old Street, surrounded by the Barbican Centre, Smithfield Market, Museum of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Also in the vicinity are several other attractions including Angel, Exmouth Market and Shoreditch.

Large Spacious Loft Apartment in central London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Entire loft 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The open plan kitchen is huge and a great place for a large group to socialise
Location:
We loved that The place was very quiet at the weekend
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9. A spacious apartment surrounded by theaters and restaurants (from USD 209)

Situated in a strategic location, where restaurants, theaters, and shops are all around you, this spacious apartment offers a bedroom and a bathroom to accommodate two people maximum. Feel free to cook up a delicious breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen when you want to take your time in the morning and are too lazy to go outside to find something to eat. Soak in the huge bathtub whenever you want to relax your muscles. Turn on the large-screen TV for your entertainment at any time.

3 min walk from Covent Garden, Super Central
London, England, United Kingdom
35 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

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10. Lovely, large double room

This rental has spaciousness written all over it. The room is very big and is fitted with a king-size bed, two full closets, and two cabinets for personal storage. With its huge window, the room gets its fair share of sunlight during the day’s peak sun. Aside from these features, there are two, full-sized bathrooms to share.

Old Street tube station is just a few minutes away, on foot, and can take guests to any part of the city. Just outside is a bus stop, where guests can hop on bus number 55, which heads straight to Oxford Circus. Every place of interest is just a stone’s throw away.

Lovely LARGE DOUBLE ROOM, OLD STREET
45 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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11. Five-star, luxury flat with swimming pool and gym in the best area

This rental speaks of luxury, all the way from the linen and furniture to its facilities. Imagine paying such a small amount for a unit that has a gym, indoor swimming pool, and a hammam, or steam room. These amenities are located just a few floors below. Guests might not want to leave this flat, for all its comfort and conveniences.

It accommodates two guests and has a bedroom and a bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything a traveler needs. The home is fitted with smart home technology and there is an Amazon Alexa device available for your use. The flat is in the best location, as Shoreditch, the entertainment center of London, is just seven minutes away.

5* Luxury Flat with Swimming Pool/Gym in Best Area
12 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

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12. Old Street, one-bedroom apartment

Four guests can comfortably fit in this unit and have access to all its areas. It comes with a well-kept bathroom and a fully-stocked kitchen. Strategically located near London’s liveliest areas, guests will never run out of things to do, whenever they step out into the streets. For those who love performing arts, the Barbican is just a few minutes away. An epicurean tour is also not a far-fetched idea and the restaurants on nearby Old Street are more than willing to accommodate. Guests can easily travel to all the places of interest located in both East and West London.

-25%! Old Street one bedroom fantastic apartment.
9 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 4 Guests

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13. Double bedroom in a flat-share near Old Street

This rental is right in the middle of some of the major transportation lines of the city. Old Street and the Barbican tube stations are less than a 10-minute walk away and there is convenient access to the Circle, District, and Hammersmith lines. On the street behind the flat, you’ll find Whitecross Street Market, filled with a vast collection of food stalls and the perfect place to grab some cheap eats.

The flat has a shared bathroom and guests can use the kitchen any time they like. There are three people living in the flat - the owner, her daughter, and a housekeeper.

Double bedroom in flat-share in Old street
6 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

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14. Comfortable loft with a rooftop terrace

Located in the thick of Clerkenwell, the stunning loft is within a short stroll of King’s Cross St Pancras International and a host of shops, restaurants, bars, as well as historic parks and landmarks. It boasts generous space, which offers plenty of unexpected comforts – guests can take an afternoon nap or a romantic night under the stars up in the quirky garden room and enjoy a delightful escape, up amongst the historic rooftops of Clerkenwell at the private roof terrace. Meanwhile, on the inside, the rooms are done in warm brown, grey and whites tones with an occasional green flash of potted plants hanging from above. It’s got that wonderful zen-like feeling that unfolds as soon as you cross the threshold, making it an ideal accommodation for six guests.

Central London Loft and Rooftop Terrace
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
44 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

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15. Cleckenwell loft that houses four

Nestled amongst five tube stations, this boutique apartment puts you in the epicenter of Clerkenwell, once home to London’s clockmakers and bookbinders. Housed in a converted packing case factory building, this historic property was given a contemporary-chic makeover. Its newly refurbished modern design is spruced up with the addition of exposed brickwork, vibrant contemporary art pieces and lofty windows that offer delightful views of a tranquil historic park, located just across the street. It also features a comfortable living space and bijou kitchen, fully equipped for your stay; sat on one side of the entrance, and a stylish bedroom on the other.

Cool Britannia: Clerkenwell Loft Space!
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
23 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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The best accommodation in Zone 1 without spending too much

These Airbnb rentals in central London’s Zone 1 are located right in the heart of the city. These rentals allow guests to explore the city’s places of interest without exerting too much time and effort.

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