8 Most Unique Airbnbs To Stay In London, UK - Updated 2024

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London is among the most-visited cities in the world and is the capital of England. It is home to some world-famous attractions, including Big Ben, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. The British Museum boasts a large collection of cultural artifacts. If you are an art enthusiast, you can pay The National Gallery a visit. If you wish to spend some quiet moments with your loved ones while you admire panoramic views of the city, you should definitely add London Eye to your itinerary. Are you looking for an interesting holiday experience in this vibrant city? Scroll down for the most unique Airbnbs to stay in London, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. bedroom luxe tiny apartment with WiFi access (from USD 1148)

Offering awesome city skyline and water views, this luxurious houseboat for 10 guests has 4 spacious bedrooms with 6 full-size beds. Named HMS Harpy, this early 20th-century property in Tower Bridge 5 boasts the title of the world’s first customs office on a boat.

The living room is cozy and features comfortable seating areas and a large TV to keep you occupied while indoors. There is a fully stocked kitchen with essential appliances for easy meal preparation. Laundry facilities are also available for guest use, so you do not have to worry about keeping your clothes clean.

Stayed at this property?
Greater London, United Kingdom
4.99 km (3.1 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
67 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are superb as are the facilities on board
the harpy was well equipped with a good kitchen fast internet sonos and skytv
the harpy was amazing clean comfortable with all the amenities that you would ever want or need
the cabins were very comfortable the living room area and kitchen were unmatched
we came and left with clean clothes a nice change from most trips
andrew is a consummate host and the harpy itself is magnificent — clean spacious and perfectly appointed
let me be more specific:* the host has clearly taken this on as his passion
most of all andrew our wonderful host will be remembered for years to come
andrew is a consummate host ensuring everything was absolutely perfect throughout our stay
andrew was an outstanding host from start to finish and made sure we had everything we needed
andrew is a very good host
relaxing accommodation close to everything
restaurants and groceries nearby easy walk to the metro
while within walking distance to whatever you could want the area was secure and quiet at night
the location is amazing and really has a wow factor
so this is an amazing place located at an amazing location with amazing views and an amazing host
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2. Stylish townhouse for families with garden (from USD 880)

If you are looking for an elegant place to call home for your vacation in London, this warm and welcoming townhouse may be ideal. It is a great family-friendly property that has six bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, comfortably sleeping six people. The interiors feature parquet floors and needlepoint rugs, and some bedrooms come with period furniture.

From the property, you can enjoy panoramic vistas of the Thames River. There is a cozy kitchen, and you can savor your meals in the lush garden. End your day with a glass of wine on the roof terrace.

Stayed at this property?
London, United Kingdom
6.3 km (4.0 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
15 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 9 Beds 6 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
john and ellen were wonderful hosts - quick to communicate and provided lots of useful tips
john and ellen are great hosts we will definitely come again
it has exceeded my expectations and i will definitely be back thank you to our hosts
john and ellen were warm generous and conscientious hosts
their house is in an ideal location with close proximity to the shops and restaurants on king's street
a lovely house a comfortable home in a wonderful location
charming house that really feels like home in an ideal location
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3. Houseboat with a rooftop seating (from USD 125)

This lovely houseboat is a unique accommodation option for solo travelers and couples wanting to experience a tranquil holiday in East London. It has a gorgeous rooftop area where you can lounge in your downtime as you admire the beautiful surroundings. The bedroom is equipped with a plush double-sized bed for a good night’s rest.

Essentials such as fresh towels and toiletries are provided for your convenience. Board games and books are also available here for entertainment.

Stayed at this property?
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
5.65 km (3.6 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
35 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cosy the fireplace is a plus super comfortable bed and sofa
it's kept really clean and is surprisingly spacious inside
comfy clean and easy we really enjoyed our stay and felt very welcome
we had a fantastic stay the boat was lovely and clean and it was a great experience
george was a great host and made us feel at home
hosts were lovely and we had a great stay
george was an attentive host and made sure we had everything we needed
the location was great and so was the weather
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4. Secluded houseboat with a private mooring (from USD 327)

If you are seeking a peaceful vacation experience with your family in London, this secluded yet modern houseboat might be perfect for you. The Airbnb sits on a private mooring in Regent’s Canal and offers tranquil views of the water and lush trees surrounding the place.

When it gets chilly in the evening, you can enjoy a quick soak in the hot tub or cozy up by the wood-burning stove. Hang out in the living room, which also offers great canal views.

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London, United Kingdom
772 meters (0.5 ft) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
74 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well designed attractive interior comfy beds
we have even been provided with some breakfast food and some goodies like coke and coffee
some kwirky points such as the chemical toilet but all part of the adventure
the galatée is clean cosy dry relaxing and convenient place to stay while in london
lovely neighbors and hosts
sarah and simon are really kind people
the boat is the hosts' home and is beautifully decorated and organised
very kind & helpful hosts
the hosts were also really friendly and very helpful
great location too it’s close to everything
the location is safe and conveniently close to kings cross station
nice and spacious; very tranquil location; great transport links nearby
we really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful location
great location and boat for those that want something a little different
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5. Unique yurt with hot tub

This private nature sanctuary offers accommodation for up to two guests, making it ideal for couples who wish to spend some quiet moments together. It has a hot tub, which guests can use in the evening to unwind.

There is no electricity here, so be sure to spend your days outside admiring the lush greenery. With a fire pit, you can enjoy your evenings outdoors sipping your favorite hot beverage.

Stayed at this property?
London, United Kingdom
8.39 km (5.3 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
1 review   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
pandora was the perfect host - inspiring accommodating and warm
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6. One-bedroom luxe tiny apartment with WiFi access (from USD 133)

This tiny loft is great for two guests, consisting of one bedroom and one bathroom in a uniquely maximized space. It is a convenient place for those who prefer to cook their own delectable meals, featuring a clean kitchen. Remote workers can use the complimentary high-speed WiFi offered on the premises.

Fresh linens are provided by the host to ensure you enjoy a homey and comfortable experience. There are small yet stylish seats for two in the lounging area for when you just feel like staying in.

Stayed at this property?
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
7.66 km (4.8 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
45 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the stay in liz room was great
the decoration of the apartment was absolutely beautiful which made my nights in really great and cozy
it is clean and she changed my towels and bed sheets all two weeks
very clean and comfortable and easy to get around
nice apartment very clean and stylish
the room is clean brightly and has everything for one person
liz is an amazing host
liz herself is a wonderful host
liz is a lovely host very welcoming and helpful
she was always friendly considerate and hospitable
liz was incredibly kind and helpful she ensured both our trip and stay were enjoyable
i would definitely recommend this location
it has also easy access to the central london by bus or underground
liz’s place is great it is located in a quiet neighbourhood with easy access to the main attractions
liz her place and her dog tuppence are all lovely conveniently close to bus and underground/overground stations as well
the place was tidy spacious and easily accessible (a 10 min walk to the tube)
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7. Charred Japanese larch wood exterior cabin with kitchenette

This simple and elegant tiny home is spacious enough to sleep four people at a time. It features a charred Japanese larch wood exterior, while the interiors offer one bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a living room with a cozy sofa bed that doubles as an extra sleeping space.

The full bathroom is modern and comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries, so you can easily freshen up after an adventurous day out. Start your mornings out on the patio with a cup of coffee.

Stayed at this property?
London, England, United Kingdom
4.58 km (2.9 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
66 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
for a family of four there was enough room the space is so well designed
i wouldn't recommend more than two people staying in the space but two will be very comfortable
the bathroom had a nice shower and the bed soft and comfy
the place was very clean and tidy
quiet clean and very bright
alex is a great host
alex has been very accommodating and welcoming
alex is a responsive thoughtful and warm host
alex was an amazing host and there were some local delicacies waiting when we arrived
the location is easily accessible and good to get into central london
perfect location for a east london hangout
really lovely stay perfect location for where we needed to be
great place to spend some time far from the noise of the city but still close
her place is wonderful and is located in a trendy/artsy area
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8. Spacious Riverside townhouse with garden

This spacious Victorian townhome is located near the Thames River and can comfortably fit nine people at a time. There is a large living room on the ground floor, which features plenty of comfortable seating options and glass windows for beautiful garden views.

The modern kitchen allows you to prepare delectable meals for the entire group, and there is a separate dining space as well. Enjoy access to laundry equipment during your stay. Free WiFi is provided for updating your socials.

Stayed at this property?
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
8.66 km (5.4 mi) from The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
109 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 6 Beds 9 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the en-suite bathroom and attic bathroom were both of a good standard
very clean well equipped house
bed and bathrooms were well equipped and clean and we enjoyed the updated kitchen very much
the house was clean and had everything we needed including a play and play for my baby
jo is a great host
joanne was a great host and super communicative
great comms from the owner and an easy check in
great location joanne the host was great with communication
beautiful house a short walk from the train station
the location of this place is perfect
the location and facilities excellent
outstanding property in an ideal location
beautiful house in a great location
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Have a wonderful time in London

London is a popular travel destination, home to numerous cultural and historical attractions. For a magnificent experience, check out the most unique Airbnbs to stay in London, UK.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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