10 Best Vrbo Holiday Homes In & Around South Kensington, London, England - Updated 2022

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One of the most affluent districts of London, the neighbourhood of South Kensington figures on the bucket list of several travellers. When you think of Kensington, you think of a commercial street with high-end brands and the famous royal park. The commercial heart of Kensington is High Street. It is crowded with boutiques ready to fulfil all your shopping dreams. This busy and noteworthy district has become one of the most sought-after places in London where you would want to stay to experience the high-class lifestyle yourself. As such you will find a great deal of Vrbo accommodations in and around Kensington. Read on to find out about the best Vrbo accommodations in and around South Kensington, London, UK.

1. Two-bedroom luxury home (from USD 356)

Right in the heart of Kensington is this marvellous holiday home for five. This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious. There are two comfy bedrooms with double beds furnished with modern decor and each room has an en-suite bathroom. You can prepare your own meals in the full kitchen equipped with essential supplies, a microwave, a sink, a coffee maker, a stove, chimney hob, cutlery and dishes. Guests can dine comfortably in the dining area. In addition, the home also features a contemporary living room with sofas, a flat-screen TV and a spacious balcony from where you can enjoy the view.

Perfect Home in the Heart of Kensington/Unbeatable Location
London, GB
5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Budget-friendly studio (from USD 136)

This pocket-friendly accommodation near Onslow Gardens in Kensington is ideal for couples and solo travellers. The lovely home is decorated with floor to ceiling windows for sunlight and amazing views of the neighbourhood and lies in a prime location. The bedroom is equipped with two double beds, a flat-screen TV, a bathroom with a shower and a seating area for visitors. The studio also features a dining area and a kitchenette with amenities like a chimney, a stove, an oven, a microwave, and more.

Studio Apartment in Prime London Location
60 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The changing room between the main room and bathroom adds useful space Because of the size of the main room
it feels like a separate kitchen bedroom and living room
Plenty of towels bedding kitchen and bathroom supplies
The kitchen was equipped with all of the amenities in a small but adequate space
The one downside is quite literally that: the room is below street level
Cleanliness:
The apartment is below ground level with very nice access lovely large windows facing west was very clean and very quiet
But the best part are the owners Holly and her husband
Host:
The hosts are friendly helpful and gracious
They were wonderful hosts and very helpful in answering any questions we had about touring in London
Warm welcoming hosts who know London well
and she was so nice and helpful to them
the owner made it so easy
Location:
The neighborhood felt very safe too
There's a grocery half a block away many restaurants
Perfect location close to tube restaurants and V&A Access to beautiful private garden
The flat is in a perfect location- just a couple blocks walk from two main Underground stations and on main bus routes Very easy to get to from Heathrow airport on the Piccadilly line
The main museums are all within a five to 10minute walk away
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3. Victorian-style house with wooden interiors (from USD 225)

Stay in this Victorian-style one-bedroom apartment near the famous Gledhow Gardens in the heart of Kensington, surrounded by greenery. The house is decorated with modern decor and amenities and features a gazebo-style living room with a TV and a dining table. You can cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen if you don’t wish to eat out. The house offers a large bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with a shower and a fantastic garden and lawn, which surrounds the home.

CALM OASIS IN CENTRAL LONDON
34 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living/dining room was large and easy to relax in
The bed was very comfortable
the bath was modern with a great shower
: the photos and description are very accurate
It is full if light comfortable and elegant It is well equipped
Cleanliness:
It was clean and the owners were very helpful
The apartment well appointed clean and perfectly located
My husband and I were delighted with our accommodations at this lovely South Kensington flat
Host:
She gave us detailed instructions before we left the US and made sure that we could contact her from Heathrow to arrange our early arrival at her apartment
she was very accommodating with our travel arrangements
She also left us with croissants and cranberry juice (my wife's request)
She was there to meet us at the apartment and made sure that we understood how everything worked
Ana met us to welcome us to the flat
Location:
The location was amazing easy walk to V&A Science and Natural History Museums Very convenient for Gloucester Rd Tube which has the Piccadilly line ( goes to Heathrow) and the District and Circle...
restaurants and museums all within easy walking distance
it is within seconds of a strip of upscale chic restaurants and pubs
A very green area of London South Kensington is beautiful in spring and summer
It is near a tube station and easy to reach
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4. Apartment with a garden in the heart of Kensington

This one-bedroom holiday home, near Earl’s Court train station, offers the best of both worlds with lush greenery around it. It is also close to the main streets of Kensington, which is the hub of all the action in London. The rooms are tastefully appointed with light colour shades and modern interiors and the bedroom is equipped with a double bed and the en-suite bathroom comes with a shower and a tub. The wonderful outdoor seating area has a barbecue grill and the backyard comes with a lawn. This is the USP of this place. In addition, there is also a living room with floor to ceiling windows and a sofa bed.

Upper Ground Floor Garden Apartment In The Heart Of Kensin
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room really pleasant
The kitchen was modern and well equipped and the view to the garden area from living area was lovely
The deck/patio off the kitchen is ideal and we ate every single meal there
The place itself it beautiful very comfortable and has everything you need
Perfect size flat for our family of 3
Cleanliness:
(try the "Blackbird") and pharmacy Our family of 2 adults and 2 "tweens" were very comfortable here Kitchen with washer/dryer combo was very convenient
The flat was very clean and as described
Host:
He was good at communication
The owner met us on time and was very nice and helpful
They also had tour maps and info which was also very helpful
He also met us at the flat when we first arrived even though our flight was hours late Special place wonderful owner
The owner met us on arrival to acclimate us to the apartment which was very nice
Location:
Easy access to Earls Court Underground station grocery pubs/restaurants
The location is also ideal
this enough Earl's Court tube stop is just about 35 minutes from Heathrow
A great place to stay for easy access to Earl's Court tube and many nice pubs and cafes
The apartment is on a busy but very ideal street We walked one block to catch the train and buses were steps away
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5. Stylish three-bedroom house

This luxurious three-bedroom holiday home is just the place to stay on your next visit to Kensington. Ideal for a group of six, the duplex house is decorated in a Buddhist-style decor. You also get a terrace and a balcony area apart from the bedrooms with queen beds and double beds. The house adorns a rich and classy interior and also offers a kitchen to prepare your own meals. There are other amenities as well like Wi-Fi, airport transfers, and much more.

A stylish Arthouse by Kensington Palace Gardens; Chauffeur/Butler included
20 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The downstairs master bedroom was very spacious with a great bathroom and the second downstairs bedroom
Ben was wonderful providing pick up and drop off to the airport
The kitchen was a little small
The only thing that I might suggest is that a railing for older people into the second floor bathroom is advised
Nice bathrooms for each room a spacious living area
Cleanliness:
BEN was awesome and the property was clean and safe and spacious Loved it
The bedrooms are comfortable and bathrooms all updated with great showers / water pressure etc Plus the flat has air conditioning which is so rare in central London
Ben was very thoughtful and helpful
This apartment really had everything
Host:
He had great recommendations and was always friendly
He even did our laundry without us asking
extremely accommodating and a main reason why our stay was so great
The owner Christian responded very quickly to any communication and was very helpful leading up to our arrival I wouldn't hesitate to book this flat again
Ben was an absolute delight and extremely helpful to us during our stay
Location:
It is a very short walk to the underground station restaurants and shopping
The flat is located on a quiet street 5 minutes from the convenient Notting Hill Gate station (Central/District/Circle) and is walking distance to the park
pubs and shops House and neighborhood are spectacular Perfect for vacation or business travel
The location in Notting Hill is lovely and very convenient
yet the home and neighborhood are very quiet and peaceful Walk to Kensington Palace or through the gardens to Hyde Park Plenty of restaurants
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6. Gorgeous duplex in a contemporary building

This chic two-bedroom apartment on Bute Street is just the place for your next holiday. Ideal for families or a group of friends, the light-filled home is designed for comfort. This lavish holiday home offers spacious bedrooms with a double bed, wall to wall wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms with a shower and a private balcony to enjoy the view of the city. There’s also a lovely living room with a dining area as well as a kitchen with a microwave, an oven, a chimney, a cooktop, a coffee maker and cutlery. The house also has other facilities like Wi-Fi, a washing machine and air conditioning.

Chic Two bed One Bath Apartment in the heart of South Kensington
23 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Queen bed was a little uncomfortable
The kitchen was very usable; the washing machine was a welcome amenity We would rent it again
beds was comfortable living space was just right for a family of 4-5
Only recommendation is to add a shower curtain or enclosure in the upstairs bathroom because the floor gets wet when taking showers
The apartment has everything we needed for a comfortable home away from home for our family of four
Cleanliness:
Nice and clean with plenty of sunlight
The location was good and the apartment was quite nice
Host:
Apartment was very clean and well furnished Individual who greeted us upon arrival was friendly and offered all the information we would need for our stay
The listing suggested a roll-away type bed which didn't exist when we arrived which meant one kid was couch surfing while there Make sure you know who you're contacts are for the property as the r...
so we can travel about easily
Despite having luggage and kids in tow
The clothes then came out super wrinkly for some reason
Location:
Convenient walking distance to everything Underground Museum
Great location 2 minutes to the underground station
I wanted a safe neighborhood close to train stations
I did not find the street too noisy living above/near retail stores and restaurants
Excellent restaurants and museums within a 5 minute walk A farmers market every Saturday morning right outside your doorstep was a pleasant surprise
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7. Luxurious one-bedroom apartment near Hyde Park

Book this luxurious one-bedroom home in Kensington, right on the main street, featuring a cosy seating area on the terrace. This holiday home is ideal for couples and solo travellers. This gorgeous little home comes with a spacious living room with comfy sofas and floor to ceiling windows that lead to a balcony. There’s a fully equipped kitchen with the latest appliances in addition to the bedroom furnished with modern decor to make you feel at home. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a bathtub.

Located next to Hyde Park, one bed flat in luxurious Kensington (Veeve)
Kensington Church Street
7 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Budget studio for two

Located near Queen’s Gate Street in Kensington, is this lovely and affordable Vrbo for couples and solo travellers. You can stay in the heart of Kensington at a really affordable price. This holiday home comes with a fully furnished studio with a private bathroom and shower. The studio offers a study table with a computer, air conditioning, kitchenette with all essentials like a cook-top, kettle, dishes, etc. The apartment is filled with light and adorned with bright and modern decor. There’s a lovely outdoor seating area to enjoy your morning coffee and free Wi-Fi to make sure you remain online.

Heart of Kensington! - Fab pied-a-terre for live2work or city break
80 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Also the flat is located in the basement with a couple of other flats and a door at the top of the stairs
Someone was smoking in one of the basement flats
Good place for single guest or couple
I am not generally a fan of basement apartments but with the garden the light was nice and it felt like you were at ground level
everything we needed and didn't miss the TV
Cleanliness:
The pillowes bed sheets
Host:
well furnished clean warm and quiet
Fortunately once in the flat with both doors closed
Location was good ground level condo was okay to withstand summer heat wave
wi-fi instructions were vague and had to call owner for better information Took a full day to make contact 4
my wife was ecstatic to see Prince Harry and William and Megan Markle and Kate Middleton in person -Brandon & Rajwant
Location:
great location between two metro stations
The location is awesome with many great local restaurants and Kensington Palace about 6 blocks away
The location was fantastic - close to the Natural History Museum Victoria and Albert Museum
Great little Flat in South Kensington a ton of activities and amenities in the general area
Kensington is a upper-end area and we felt secure
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9. Contemporary three-bedroom suite

Stay right in the heart of Chelsea in this upscale three-bedroom holiday home and walk to downtown within a few minutes whenever you want. The home is furnished with a large living room with a separate dining area and offers one bathroom with a shower and a tub. The bedrooms are magnificent and have wall to wall wardrobes with queen beds. There are other facilities too like a kitchenette, Wi-Fi and climate control. The house is ideal for a group of six.

SOUTH KENSINGTON - LOVELY 3BR IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE
65 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
We did not cook in the kitchen
Real good moments in this flat with comfortable beds and modern equipments
I wish the kitchen was a little more stocked and had a few more items for cooking
but it seemed to have everything one might need A+
Everyone had their own room and own bed ( important teenage boy and girl)
Cleanliness:
The rooms are clean and tidy
Very clean apartment and well located easy to find
The flat was super clean
It was clean and comfortable
Host:
definitely recommend to anyone who wants to London especially for families and groups
Nice quiet area Small mini market very close Easy communication with the staff who also sent detailed info of how to get the key and open the gates
The neighbourhood is wonderful very nice and family-friendly even though it's in the heart of the city
The apartment was very well stocked with most everything we needed and the hosts were responsive and helpful
Great flat with a great layout and absolutely everything that you could ask for Clean modern and extremely well managed by Paul
Location:
Amazing location and beautiful neighborhood
The location was great- easy walking distance to great shops
great location easy access to the subway and great neighborhood restaurants
There are many restaurants nearby and a lot of museums nearby
safe and secure Right in the middle of shops restaurants and metro connections
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10. Flat in a secure residential building

Located just a few minutes from Kensington is this lavish holiday home that offers two large bedrooms with a balcony. One can enjoy views of the main Kensington street from the third-floor balcony. The house has only one bathroom with a shower and bath linens are provided. There is a comfortable living space and the kitchen area comes with a dining table with a seating capacity of six. The entire home is decorated with a light colour scheme and the modern interior will make you feel like home.

Super Central by Sloane Square - South Kensington 2BR with Balcony
62 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Be prepared to climb 3 flights
The apartment is nice and comfortable
It was very comfortable and very cozy
The apartment is exactly as described and shown in the pictures and may even be bigger than expected
If staying in the summer just be aware that there is not air conditioning Too much road noise to leave doors open at night During the day very comfortable with doors / windows open
Cleanliness:
The apartment was bright clean spacious and well equipped
It is very spacious and very bright
Flat was big and clean well equipped
The apt Is clean
Host:
seamless Communication with team before arrival was also great
silverware and glasses to linens towels
Only annoyance was that the key FOBs was finicky- sometimes took several tries to get the door open Same with the keys - one set opened the flat door no problem and one set was a huge struggle
Staff was very helpful specially fantastic location comfortable and nice bedroom having
The host responded very quickly and the location was very close to the tube station which was great
Location:
Perfect location for exploring London
Picadilly Line was a 5min walk
Right in the center of the city close to bars
4 min walk) and one block to grocery store Plenty of nice restaurants and shops nearby
warm and practical 10 mins walk from 2 different stations Places where to buy food coffee and other shops
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Lavish accommodation in Kensington

Out of the wide range of vacation rentals in Kensington, we have highlighted only a few. There are several other lavish homestays that will change the way you look at holiday living. Depending on your space requirement and budget, and whether you are travelling as a family, with friends or solo, you can choose from among the aforementioned Vrbo vacation rentals ranging from studios to deluxe apartments. If you liked any of them please let us know by dropping a line below.

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