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 view from the room is amazingan awesome room with great viewsi loved the view from my room windowhomely hospitable great views lovely comfortable bed and stylish bathroomthe flat is spacious and the view from the room superbthe apartment is cleanthe room and bathroom were always clean and the bed was comfortablethe bedroom and bathroom were both extremely clean and easy to accessgood host friendly place clean and comfortableplace is as advertised it's homely and cosy:) bathroom is clean and room is quiet
Host:kind and thoughtful hostgreat host enjoyed my stay and the hospitalityfrederika was a lovely host check-in went very smoothlyfrederika & alex were wonderful hosts and made me feel very welcomefrederika and her daughter were the perfect hostsRead more reviewsgreat location very close to the subwaylocation is great and easy ride from the airportthe location was perfect - i was able to walk to everythinggreat location for shoreditch and the cityexcellent flat in a great location
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.
SUPER CLEAN NYC 1250sf PENTHOUSE | 50ft FROM TUBELondon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewseven the floor mattresses were comfortablereally cool loft style apartment with all the mod cons and nice touch of luxuryhugh's apartment was stunning and an excellent place for our group to stayspectacular loft apartment light airy & very comfortable bedsgreat bathroom and kitchenit was spotlessly clean and everything in the flat has been done to an extremely high standardthe place itself was spotless and really well decoratedthe penthouse is very beautiful very clean and spaciousit is well equipped spotlessly clean and thoughtfully decoratedapartment was very clean and beds were super comfy
Host:hugh was a great hosthe was a wonderful hosthugh was very helpfulhugh was extremely accommodating and a great hosthugh is highly responsive and certainly deserves his super host statusRead more reviewsgreat location so near everything literally 20min walk to stfantastic location next to bus stop and tubea truly unique flat in a prime locationwell equipped and perfect locationit’s very close to the nearest tube station so really easy to get there
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 reviewsthe beds are comfortable and the wifi is working so goodperfect apartment for any london visitor i stayed with my father and sister(it's the little things that matter:) the apartment itself was quite comfortable with all the necessary mod consthe beds are very comfortable and there is a nice couch in the living/dining areathe apartment is clean and has all the necessary amenitieslauren´s flat is clean and convenientthe rooms were clean comfortable and warmthe rooms were also clean and comfortablethe flat was clean and well equippedvery clean and enough space for a family of 5
Host:she is a perfect hostshe is a great hostlauren was so friendlier and helpfullauren is very kind and nicelauren was very kind and very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location in old streetvery good locationnice place close to the city centerthe proximity to the old street tube station is another huge selling pointfor the location the flat is good value
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, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsand it's comfy cozy and with a wonderful viewthe apartment is a perfect base for exploring london cosy apartment very comfortable and warm highly recommendedlynda & leeshe keeps very clean house and we found everything in orderflat was clean and as describedit was really clean and and smartly furnishedspacious extremely clean well appointedit is very well equipped absolutely clean and comfortable
Host:the host was extremely helpful and communicativekatherine was a superb hostkatherine responds quickly to the message and is a very pleasant hostkatherine is a great airbnb hostkatherine has been a wonderful caring and attentive hostRead more reviewsgreat location close to old street underground stationeasy walking distance to undergroundan absolutely great place right in central locationgreat location and very bright living spacegreat little quiet and secure spot close to public transport
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 was clean spacious cosy and nicely cool
Host:bozenna was a lovely host: most accommodating and good companyRead more reviewsthe location is excellent great value for money and i would come back againi 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 reviewsthe views from the apartment were awesome as wellgreat view over the city from both the living room and bedroomtruly specular apartment amazing views and i highly recommend this to any body looking in this areathe view from the room is amazing and the position is very strategic to visit londonthe apartment is very clean with breathtaking views of entire london (including london eye big ben etcmy room was clean and quieteverything was really clean and the facilities its always available for youthe room is clean light and pretty spaciousthe flat was warm well kitted out and cleanreally clean and great flat with one of the best views in london
Host:lovely plat lovely hostfriendly and helpful hostian and elzi were great hoststhe hosts are great and really fun to interact and hang out withian is an amazing host super friendly and eager to helpRead more reviewsbeautiful stylish flat 2 minute walk from the tube station and 15/20 minute walk from brick laneit's perfectly located very close to transportation with tons of options for eatingthe apartment is comfortable close to public transport and close to shopsthe location is superb i walked everywhereboth the tube (public train station) and tesco are a short walk away which is really good
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 flat was also complete with the essentials one needs to ensure a comfortable staycomfortable beds spacious (especially the bathroom) with an excellent showerplace was very clean and comfortablea lot of nice extras clean plenty of towellsit was super clean really cosy great for 4 people
Host:friendly host quick to reply to any concernsioannis is a kindly host detail-orientedvery cosy apartment with well equipped kitchen and facilities lovely hostvery helpfull host i would recommend a staylastly the host provided a very helpful guide of the neighborhoodRead more reviewslocation is great toothe location is perfect 3 minnice and comfortable apartment at a convenient location with the train station and supermarket just minutes awaylocation is perfect less than 5 minute walk to the tube station that will take you anywhere in londonioannis's place is located in a perfect spot to travel anywhere in london
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
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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