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.
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 1London, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe room was perfect and the bed a comfy nights sleepthe apartment does have 3 half flights of stairsYou'll feel safe like being in your homeThis 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 roomThe rooms are large and cleanThe bedroom and bathroom were both extremely clean and easy to accessgreat place to stay nice n clean and great hostThe 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 distanceGood location; good value for money; thoughtful touches
Host:very friendly easy communicationis a very nice and effective host providing all tge needed advice and supportand most importantly she made me feel welcome from the startShe's so warm and kindShe was an excellent and very welcoming host andRead more reviewsbus stop and many bars and restaurantsThe location is top-notch literally 2 minutes from 2 different metro stationsAmazing View and perfect Location for City exploringLovely room in a well-located area easy to get around via the Tube and bus servicesFrederika and Alex are great
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
Top guest reviewsArt on the walls added to the feelHugh was great - everything was exactly as shown in the picturesThe Penthouse is very beautifulThe 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 enoughlight airy & very comfortable beds SleptApartment was very clean and beds wereThe whole loft is large clean and tidy and the facilities are completeThe flat is spacious and beautifully decoratedVery 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 seamlesshe was very helpful an prompt with answering any questions we had 5 starsgood quality and brand new Hugh was very helpfulHugh was a very accomodating and helpful hostHe was very flexible and welcomingRead more reviewsMinutes walk away from everything ando the space Located right by Old street tube which is very convenient and near to Shoreditch/Hoxton nightlifeThe apartment was in a great location close to many cafes and barsThe 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 awayHugh's loft is beyond beautiful and in a perfect location to experience Shoreditch
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 1London, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsEspecially bathroom need to be redonealthough fans were provided The only 2 windows are in the front roomI think it was intended originally as a store roomSecondly the apartment is suitable for 4+People as per the advertThe bathroom could stand to be redoneThe rooms were also clean and comfortableIt was also very cleanThe apartment was a good value and the linens were cleanThe rooms were clean comfortable and warmThe Apartment was not really clean
Host:owner responsiveness and cleanlinessShe is a great hostLauren and her team was really helpfulis with directions one morningshe made sure that someone is there to accompany us to flat and also helped us with other logisticsRead more reviewsthe Old Street station is a couple blocks away and a ten minute subway ride to the main attractionspubs and restaurants were all walking distanceThe bus stop and the underground station is so nearThe area is close to the bus stop and subway stationTake bus 55 to get to the British Museum and Oxford Circus
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 1London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsGreat apartment just like in the picturesPlace with good equipment easy access to transports with large space for 2 people : a very pleasant flatthe flat is really niceThe apartment is just perfect nice and spacious Just like in the pictures shown it isThe apartment was advertised as isIt was really clean and and smartly furnishedIt was spacious clean and had everything we neededEverything was exactly as described and shownEasy walking distance to Underground Flat was clean and as describedthe 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 usThe host was extremely helpful and communicativePub next door is an added extraKatherine was very easy to communicate with and made our check in very simpleKatherine was really sweet and helpfulRead more reviewsVery central area close by shoreditchThe flat is perfectly located to explore London and just a few steps from underground and bus stationsGreat location close to Old Street underground stationA very nice Flat in a great locationThe apartment is located in a great area of London with lots of restaurants and bars
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/ ShoreditchLondon, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room and the flat are exactly as showed in the pictures:It was pretty quiet as wellthe 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 rainingThe 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 placeBozenna was so nice and welcomingand when I arrived at her placeI was tired of traveling from Edinburgh to LondonI highly recommend her place and am hoping to stay with her again in the futureRead more reviewsBozenna's The place was centrally located yet quietThe location is excellent great value for moneyI would recommend this place to anyone who wants a peacefull place to stay in a good location
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 LondonGreater London, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewssuper views comfortable bednice apartment and room with a great view over LondonA high-rise renovated flat with great viewsThe hosts are fabulous the space is comfortable including the bedI enjoyed the view and the security of the buildingThe house is very spacious and cleancan't beat that )everything was really clean and the facilities its always available for youA very clean and stylish placeI had everything I needed
Host:really welcome and genuinely lovely peopleThey are wonderful hosts with great communication and were incredibly welcoming & accommodating and made me feel right at homeLovely couple very welcoming Great locationIan and Elzi are very friendly helpful and a great coupleIan is a very friendly and helpful hostRead more reviewsIan's place is conveniently located in the center of London and very close to lots of restaurants shops and tourist sightsBar Stores are all around Walking distance to Barbican Centeramazing view very convenient for The Barbican and The Citythe 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 restaurantsis a 5 min walk and offers great restaurants
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 - ShoreditchLondon, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe apartment is really confortableVery cosy apartment with well equipped kitchen and facilitiesThe other night it was quietCouldn't have asked for anything morereally cosy great for 4 peopleThe place itself was very clean and comfortablenearby 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 stayThe host is so friendlyYanis was super kind and helpful with everythingthe host provided a very helpful guide of the neighborhood Overall wonderful experienceLoannis responded to every communication promptly and with detailRead more reviewswalk to the train station and a supermarket; plus is located in Shoreditch which is a neighbor full of good pubs and restaurantsthere are 3 Tube stations close byThe underground and bus stops are a short walk awayNot walking distance to attractions but well served by Tube Enjoyed our stayAlso the neighbourhood itself has a lot of pubs
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 LondonGreater London, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe open plan kitchen is huge and a great place for a large group to socialiseRead more reviewsWe loved that The place was very quiet at the weekend
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 CentralLondon, England, United Kingdom
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
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
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.
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
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 TerraceGreater London, England, United Kingdom
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
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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