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Vacation Rentals In London, UK - Updated 2020

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Isha
Isha
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London, a vibrant and ethnically diverse metropolis, is also a city steeped very deep in history. And not just the English history, but also perhaps, the histories of countless other nations have been shaped by London. The seat of the longest-reigning monarchy in English history is in London. For a peek at the life of the famous English royals, a visit to Buckingham Palace is a must. Visit the many museums – Natural History Museum, British Museum or the Victoria & Albert Museum, for a glimpse of the treasures of the world. London’s arts & cultural venues are not to be missed either. And if you just want to sit down after trundling about in the city all day, there’s no dearth of parks, which are tourist attractions in themselves – Hyde Park, The Regent’s Park, St. James’ Park, etc. London’s restaurants and buzzing nightlife are sure to keep you up till dawn! For the most memorable London experience, come and check out our recommendations of the vacation rentals in London, England.

1. Well-furnished airy loft in Greater London (from USD 204)

Experience loft-living at this clean and airy loft in Greater London! Done up in bright colours and contemporary style, this beautiful home will set the mood for any London vacation! With an indoor fireplace for chilly evenings, a smart TV and a sound system to keep you entertained when it’s not that great outside, and a balcony to watch Londoners rush by, this home is ideal for a group of six guests. A kitchenette with all the essentials and a full bathroom round off everything that you might need on your vacation. The Angel tube station is just a five-minute walk from the apartment. Restaurants and bars in nearby Islington are also just a few minutes away.

BRIGHT AIRY REFURBED on SQUARE
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
24 reviews
Entire apartment 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses are tempur so very comfortable
it has everything you need from a salon like hairdryer to kitchen amenities
i didn't use other amenities like kitchen laundry etc
Cleanliness:
clean newly furnished flat with fantastic beds
fantastic host good communication appartment clean quiet lovely comfortable
the cleanliness was at par with the best you would find
hugh's place is very lovely super clean and efficient
Host:
highly recommended and hugh was again a great host
hugh was a fab host and gave us some brilliant suggestions of things to do
he was also extremely understanding and helpful when i managed to lock myself out of the apartment
Location:
this is a rare find in a great location
very stylish and great location
bonus close to saint pancras station
fantastic place — ideal for one person (or couple)
very nice place in a great location i would definitely stay there again
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2. Bright and stylish flat in Croydon (from USD 70)

This cosy, stylish and bright flat has everything that you may need for your stay in London. This compact but practically designed flat has a comfy bed adjacent to the living area, a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, a dining area and a full bathroom. The room-darkening shades in the living area are perfect for a lie-in after a night about town! Enjoy the charm and character of this flat with its high ceilings, Victorian windows, and exposed brickwork. A bus stop that will take you to all the attractions in Central London is right outside the front door of the building. The East Croydon station is only about fifteen minutes walk away.

Stylish and Practical, Fast Trains to Central London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
128 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well heated cosy good wifi
i wouldn't fault the lack of a/c as i realize it usually isn't a standard feature
good studio with an extra bed space
the stove top and other cooking amenities made it easy to cook breakfast every morning as well
the bed was insanely comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and safe apartment
lovely clean airbnb in a noisy dirty uninteresting neighborhood
very nice and clean apartment
everything was clean and with lovely details
outstanding place clean and class
Host:
our hosts were very helpful and responsive to our requests for help
gary was very hospitable and helpful
nice and stylish flat and helpful host
you can’t get better hosts than gary and irina
great accomodation great host i totally recommend to stay here
Location:
the location is super
the proximity to the boxpark restaurants and train station was great just a 5-minute bus ride
location was also good; peaceful neighbourhood with good connections to the central london
the location is very convenient can easily get to central london & gatrick airport
great value in a safe area close to public transportation
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3. Modern flat in Camden Town (from USD 168)

The Regency Street apartment in the heart of buzzing Camden town is the ideal base for a romantic holiday in London. This cheerful flat has a cosy living area with a smart TV and a Riva sound system. The full kitchen has quality stainless steel appliances against a very on-trend subway tile backsplash. The kitchen is well-stocked with a selection of Nespresso coffees and quality herbal and black teas. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom ensure complete privacy from the living area. The flat is walking distance to Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill and Camden Lock Market. Mornington Crescent tube station is less than a five-minute walk away.

Sip Tea at a Stylish Regency Apartment in Camden
London, United Kingdom
204 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with plenty of space and good amenities
really enjoyed our stay piers' loft was warm and comfortable and had all the necessary amenities we needed
the bed and bedding were delightful
the bed is super plush and one of the most comfortable i've ever slept in
had many amenities that we enjoyed especially the comfy bed we would be happy visiting there again
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish
clean nicely decorated and equipped
spotlessly clean and quiet at night
very clean and tidy and beautiful
it was very clean and well-kept
Host:
piers was a gracious and attentive host
piers was a considerate and responsive host
piers is a great host really helpful and nice
piers was an amazing host very responsive and helpful
your host is friendly and readily available for consultation
Location:
location is good - very close to mornington crescent station
nicely located close to st
the location was perfect
the location is also excellent very close to the tube station and supermarkets
very comfortable convenient location
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4. Charming and compact Notting Hill studio (from USD 140)

Stay in the famous Notting Hill area of London at this cute and light-filled studio apartment! The period architecture of the building is reflected in its beautiful communal staircase and the stunning original windows in the flats. The window seat of this studio is perfect for sipping a cup of tea while watching the world go by. A kitchenette, a full bathroom and a small dining area complete the base level of this studio. A comfortable double bed in the mezzanine sleeping platform of the studio is all you need after a day of running about in London! An outdoor communal space behind the building is on offer too. Notting Hill Gate tube station is a five-minute walk from the studio. Portobello Road and Hyde Park are also very closeby.

Irresistable Notting Hill Studio
London, England, United Kingdom
304 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm room fully furnished recommended
in true london style it was tiny and reaching the bed means climbing a ladder
it is not your usual private airbnb place more like an apartment complex with many units
it was a very nice apartment would recommend
Cleanliness:
but it was really clean and functional
clean and cosy space for a night away
very nice and clean and a lonely space
place was clean and bare minimums were met
charming - very basic very clean but all you need
Host:
owner provided excellent communication
attentive fast answers excellent structure and compact
max and billie were lovely hosts
they were super accommodating well above and beyond any expectation i would have for a host
communication with the hosts was excellent :) i would definately stay again
Location:
good location close to the tube station
cute flat and incredible location
great location very close to the subway
amazing location as well
great location and easy access
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5. Luxurious multi-level apartment in Knightsbridge (from USD 424)

A massive multi-level apartment in the posh Knightsbridge neighbourhood is a dream vacation home in London! With luxurious fixtures and furnishings, designer-decorated interiors and a short walk to Harrod’s make this home a discerning traveler’s perfect abode in London. A full-size kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious bedrooms, stunning bathrooms and plenty of light add a touch of charisma to this beautiful home. The apartment is only a ten-minute walk to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and a short walk to Harrods. A quick stroll to nearby Sloan Square will bring you close to many great restaurants and bars. Sloan Square tube station is only a three-minute walk away.

£12 Million 5BR Knightsbridge Residence at Cadogan Square
39 reviews
House 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
5 60 somethings were so comfy in our bedrooms and spacious dining and living rooms
Each bedroom had a bathroom
This flat had many skylights and it gave me extra joy to see sky and sunlight Inside of the flat
The basement bedrooms were great but got a little warm Kitchen living room and other bedrooms were great
so it was modern and top condition
Cleanliness:
Very clean and tastefully decorated Staff very helpful and accommodating
Host:
great updates and help along the way
was really warm even outside
Excellent communication with the owner and his team
We had a disappointing communication with the property manager/owner prior to our stay when we requested an early check in and the response was rude and belligerent
We had a problem operating all of the technology and including good old fashioned manuals
Location:
Also within a few minutes walk
flat in a great location Great neighborhood with scores of shops and restaurants within walking distance
Great location Short walk to great restaurants
We had many dinners in the neighborhood and loved every minute of it Finally - coming home after a long day in the City was a great way to end the day with peace and luxury
location was perfect for someone likes quiet environment like myself
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6. Chic And Plush Apartment in Cadogan Square (from USD 379)

This gorgeous four-bedroom three-bathroom apartment in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, is the epitome of luxury living in London! With its very chic and ultra-modern décor, bright interiors and plush furnishings, you will not want to step outside the apartment at all! The updated kitchen, spa bathrooms, lavish bedrooms and a walk-in closet, all spread across multiple levels provide a perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ ambience. The apartment is only a three-minute walk to Sloan Square tube station. Harrods is a mere five-minute walk away from the apartment and a quick stroll will take you to Hyde Park.

£8 Million 4BR Knightsbridge Residence at Cadogan Square ★★★★★
35 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
We all enjoyed gathering in the kitchen and living room area in the evening
So be prepared for going up and down a lot of stairs especially to the master
The beds were super comfortable
My son took the only ground floor bedroom & complained with blood for the lack of privacy living in that bedroom
But if you like to sleep past 7:00 AM be prepared
Cleanliness:
It was very spacious and very clean
It was beautifully decorated clean and well-appointed
So anyone walking pass the unit can look into the apartment
The apartment was exactly as described beautiful and modern decor excellent condition and fabulous location
Host:
Perhaps the most annoying experience is with the host when we try to arrange for late check out /
He was so flexible in check in and check out time
The check in process was very well organised and the host was available and willing to help with any problems
The host was very cooperative in all aspects
Next we were told that they would do us a huge offer by accepting only 240 to accommodate our challenges
Location:
It also sits on a very busy street and
Stunning house in a very convenient location
Modern property with high-end amenities located in a beautiful area of London minutes away from the best sites and restaurants
Its location was amazing with bakeries coffee houses and great restaurants within a 5-minute walk
Very safe feeling neighborhood and very easy to grab a cab from
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7. Value, comfort and style at Eccleston Square apartment (from USD 299)

This light-filled, lower-ground floor apartment with a private gated entrance is located in an elegant 19th-century townhouse that opens onto an award-winning private garden square. With its tasteful décor and inviting interiors, you feel right at home from the moment you step in. A swanky kitchen fitted with the most modern appliances, a very modern bathroom and a spacious bedroom will be much appreciated by guests looking for a contemporary vacation home. The owner very generously provides lots of complimentary extra goodies like a bottle of wine, a fully stocked maxi-bar with spirits and ales, a kitchen stocked with essentials and a fast wifi connection. The Victoria train and bus stations, pubs, restaurants and shops are only a three-five minute walk from the apartment. Less than fifteen-minutes walk from the apartment will take you to Buckingham Palace.

5-STAR LUXURY, TOP 100 of all London Rentals, FREE Car Service & Much More!
121 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The pictures do not do it
The kitchen is extremely well equipped the living room is very comfortable and the bed room is incredibly quiet and comfortable
There would be plenty of room and would not be claustrophobic
and as other reviewers have noted
This flat could be comfortable for 4 with the pull out bed
Cleanliness:
The apartment was very clean and well kept
as was the washer and dryer )
The flat was exceptionally clean and Paula and her husband were very accommodating
(we don't travel light and are on a 3 week vacation)
The stairs are spiral narrow and steep
Host:
Paul was especially accomodating when we arrived
tea etc being provided was great and very welcomed
yet she managed our arrival and details from there without any hiccups or problems for us
We especially appreciated the book with Paula's recommendations
The owner met us on arrival and showed us around the flat and her lovely neighborhood
Location:
Sloane Square is also just around the corner
The location is close to transport and within walking distance of Buckingham Palace Sloane Square and a longish walk to Harrods
The prooperty has access to a lovely garden
it's a five-minute walk to Victoria Station which takes you anywhere Access to Eccleston Square
and this is a great location to stroll any time of day
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8. Clean And Bright Maisonette in Clerkenwell (from USD 360)

This clean and bright two-bedroom maisonette comfortably sleeps four guests. This cosy apartment has a private entrance for guests. With an open-plan layout, a living area, a full kitchen and dining area on the lower floor, and two bedrooms with double beds and a bathroom upstairs, the apartment has everything you need. The large windows allow for ample sunlight to filter into the apartment. Located in the trendy Clerkenwell neighbourhood, plenty of stylish eateries, pubs and bars are at a close walk from the apartment. St Paul’s Cathedral is only a fifteen-minute walk away.

Brilliant 2BR Maisonette in Central London
5 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so it had to be used downstairs in the living room since there were also no mirrors in either bedroom (only in the living room and bathroom)
The Nespresso machine in the kitchen did not work needed to be descaled or perhaps it was broken entirely When we tried to use it
There was also no outlet (that we could find) for the hairdryer
Loved this apartment I would definitely recommend this for 2 people looking to have a bit of privacy with 2 separate bedrooms
Cleanliness:
The apartment is nicely decorated and very quiet
Host:
We had a very nice stay
Location:
tube and bus stations Thank you
the bathroom fan did not work so it would get quite steamy after showering and take some time to clear out
A couple of nitpicky items
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9. An elegant apartment in West Hampstead

This elegant two-bedroom apartment with plenty of sunlight streaming in from the large bay windows should be the go-to home for those looking for a quiet place in the city. The apartment has a very chic kitchen fully equipped with all the essentials, and beautiful and spacious bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms. An amazing array of restaurants and pubs, to suit all tastes, are at a walking distance from the apartment. Just fifteen minutes away are the famous Abbey Road studios. West Hampstead tube station is only a minute’s walk from the apartment.

Gorgeous 2Bed 2Bath in West Hampstead 1Min to Tube
Greater London, England, GB
4 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There is plenty of room in the bedrooms and living room
We enjoyed the cable TV the WiFi and the close proximity to the town
The kitchen is quaint and easy to use
The flat was very spacious with two bedrooms
they were responsible and reliable As listed
Host:
two baths and in a clean safe family friendly location
We stayed here with our 12 year old daughter over the holidays and first time visiting London Great for a family of 3
It was nice to have two bathrooms and a washer/dryer
we had such a lovely time their and enjoyed our trip the location was excellent and only 3 mins walk to stations we were travelling with a baby and the host provided a high chair and cribs thanks...
The flat is managed by a company who had some there to meet us (on Boxing Day) to get us in and settled Overall
Location:
West Hampstead has great restaurants and grocery stores
It's a great location that is a short walk to the tube
great flat on a quite street - right near tube station and rail - just off the high street in a great location
the flat is in walking distance to the tube and many cute restaurants
The neighborhood (West Hampstead) was just darling and much less touristy than other parts of London that we visited which as a also a plus about 20-35 minutes from most attractions either via Tu...
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10. Spacious and modern apartment in Aldgate

A sleek and modern, two-bedroom apartment in a new development in Aldgate, is the perfect vacation home for a party of five guests. The apartment has an open-plan layout and the glass doors in the living area open on to a good size balcony. A fully fitted kitchen with built-in appliances has everything you need to cook yummy meals at home! Guests also have access to a 24-hour gym and a roof terrace in the building. A short walk will take you to Shadwell station connecting onto the London underground. Plenty of shops and restaurants are also closeby.

Modern Two Bedroom In Aldgate With Gym
205 Wilson Tower 16 Christian Street
2 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

London calling

Choosing London as your next holiday destination is a no-brainer. There’s nothing that this eclectic city cannot offer – from world-class pubs and restaurants, vibrant markets, lush green parks, historic monuments and museums to the buzzing nightlife – London will surely take your breath away!

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Isha is a former corporate nobody. She lives a quiet life of travelling, writing, and minding her own business.

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