Holiday Rentals in London

Selection of Holiday rentals in London

Holiday lettings in London

Book a holiday let in London for a fast-paced trip in a vibrant British city that’s brimming with culture. The UK capital is the cornerstone for arts, culture worldwide and far reaching history - you will be spoilt for choice for things to see and do in London. A holiday in London means visiting the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, plunging into the diverse art and cultural scene at the British Museum, seeing one of the West End shows or taking a trip down the Thames to see the unmissable riverside sights such as Big Ben and the medieval Tower of London. Home to many important sporting venues such as Wembley Stadium, the Oval Cricket Ground, Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Wimbledon Tennis Club, the Olympic Stadium and 13 professional football clubs, you are sure to have something to keep you busy. There's no mistaking London with its distinctive and ever-growing skyline, that is full of iconic vistas across the whole city from The Shard, the London Eye or the top of Tower Bridge. There are always new developments appearing at a rapid pace. With its global city status and financial district alongside the giants of Hong Kong and New York, this city perfectly marries old with the new. We can help you to find hundreds of London apartments from Airbnb, Booking, Homeaway and more. A London holiday rental in one of its many boroughs means you can easily dive deep into the history of this city that dates back over two millennia. Alternatively, you can opt to feel a pulse of multiculturalism and modernity living side by side thanks to its wealth of diverse residents. Relax in tourist accommodation in the city centre of London selected by us, and feel free to explore the city to its full capacity by both day and night. Book now to stay in the UK's thriving and cosmopolitan capital city, where you can indulge in a range of diverse cuisines ranging from traditional British fish and chips, Chinese, Caribbean, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Japanese and much more. Rightfully so, there are plenty of hotels in central London and places to stay, but the best option is to live life like a true Londoner and choose a unique holiday rental in central London in one of the UK capital's most enviable districts. You could be staying in an apartment in Chelsea, London’s stylish hub, central Westminster, artistic Shoreditch or the lively area of Covent Garden and the West End. We recommend that you rent a London apartment for a week to squeeze everything in – this city has so much to offer! With easy access from any of the airports in London, it is so easy to reach. Keep calm and carry on, or alternatively, visit London.

Where to stay in London: areas and boroughs

As one of the biggest cities and most culturally diverse cities in the world, this city is the true definition of a melting pot. Are you wondering which is the best area to stay in London? Look no further. It is the centre of British and international politics and finance, and Greater London comprises 33 London boroughs, all of which have something different to offer. Depending on what you’re after, there is certainly the perfect holiday letting in London for you.

  • Balham: Pleasantly residential and full of English pubs, this laidback district has a top of selection of eateries and has a delightful small town feel to it.
  • Battersea: A riverside district that is excellent for direct access into central London, but is tucked away in the suburbs south of the river. If you want something up and coming for your London short stay apartment, Battersea is a good choice. It has a selection of beautiful parks such as Battersea Park, and is also home to Battersea Arts Centre.
  • Belgravia: This West London suburb certainly delivers for those who enjoy the finer things. Your image of London might be large Victorian townhouses with white terraces and balustrades - well here, you'll find it all. Great for high end shoppers and those who want a quiet, affluent residence during their short stay in London.
  • Bermondsey: This former industrial Thameside area has been developed significantly over the past few years. Now a highly desirable district, it is arty and modernised with plenty of cutting edge accommodation. It is home to a fantastic farmers market and is known for number of eateries that you can enjoy for a weekend in London.
  • Bethnal Green: An East End suburb that is young and hip. It is Shoreditch's little sister; arty and packed with fantastic graffiti. If you are looking for an authentic multicultural city experience, you can find the perfect holiday flat in London and make the most of the central location.
  • Bloomsbury: If you're after a more academic London, look no further than this area. Home to the British Museum and the British Library, you can rub shoulders with academics in a leafy part of London that offers a touch of class and endless educational institutions.
  • Brixton: Located south of the river is the vibrant and vivacious district of Brixton. With its large Caribbean community and diverse art scene, Brixton Village is home to many pop up shops, cafes, bars, clothing shops and more. The fantastic selection of cuisines sets Brixton out from the rest among urban areas. Be sure to wander around Brixton Market for a wide selection of products from all over the world, and see the murals that adorn the typical Victorian architecture around the district. Look out for David Bowie's mural in particular - a Brixton boy born and raised!
  • Brockley: An up and coming area of South London, this area has plenty to offer culturally, and it is well connected to London Bridge and London Victoria stations. Replete with terraced streets, this is a good option for a residential holiday let in London. It is home to the pleasant Hilly Fields Park, and plenty of cafes and food markets.
  • Camden Town: If you're looking for a hip place to book a cheap London apartment, try this colourful area which is full of cafes and clubs. Camden will satisfy your craving for a throwback London as it is the punk and culture capital. Camden Lock Market is certainly worth checking out for vintage shopping. Nearby is London Zoo and a wealth of alternative shops and street food.
  • Canonbury: Another trendy residential suburb that provides a leafy London experience, and particularly great falafel.
  • Chelsea: Chelsea is one of London's most affluent districts, and is the perfect residential option for a London holiday villa that ticks boxes for something upmarket and exclusive. It is home to several cultural attractions including the stylish Saatchi Gallery and the National Army Museum, and the Chelsea Flower Show is certainly not to be missed. It is also home to Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC if you fancy seeing a Premier League match.
  • City of London: The finance district of London is full of things to see and do, and is a prime example of the wonderful Victorian architecture in London. Here you will bump into suited bankers, and you can also visit St Paul's Cathedral and the trendy Old Spitalfields and Leadenhall Markets. There are plenty of rooftop bars and restaurants for a late afternoon cocktail, and also the contemporary Barbican Centre for a wealth of cultural events.
  • Clapham: Recently redeveloped, this suburb is the perfect place for a London holiday apartment if you want to stay in a wonderful Victorian fronted house. It is the perfect commutable distance into Central London and features leafy surroundings in Clapham Common. There are plenty of independent shops in this LGBT friendly district, and it has a warm, young atmosphere with a diverse range of residents.
  • Clerkenwell: If you want a commutable walking distance to anywhere in central London, this is certainly the place for you. Updated with plenty of hip restaurants, bars and pubs, Clerkenwell is full of locals around the markets areas.
  • Covent Garden: This iconic district encapsulates the spirit of London's cultural events. It is one of the best choices for shopping, and has a constant stream of street performers to keep you entertained. Nearby is the entertainment hub, as this area is located close to the West End, Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House if you want to see a show. It is one of the preferred choices for a holiday apartment in central London. There are always plenty of people buzzing around, and it is famously home to the luxurious Neal’s Yard cosmetic brand.
  • Dalston: An extremely trendy part of London that has recently been gentrified, but still retains its multicultural social fabric. It is home to some awesome cultural locations such as Ridley Road Market and Vortex jazz club.
  • Earls Court: Here you will find traditional serviced Victorian mansions typical of London’s architectural bone structure in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It boasts proximity to the Exhibition Centre and is LGBT friendly.
  • Finsbury Park: A Cosmopolitan district close to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, and home to a wide array of people.
  • Fitzrovia: This trendy area of west London is a creative hub that is awash with galleries and a real community feel. It has many classic British pubs and bars, and is an excellent choice for high-end shopping in London.
  • Haggerston: An easy commuting distance to Kings Cross, this is an arty and residential area that is a stone throw from the fashionable areas of Hoxton and Shoreditch.
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: A quiet and exclusive residential hub; if you're looking for an upmarket area with plenty of greenery in one of London's most affluent districts this is the place to find a serviced apartment to rent in London.
  • Hampstead: Its name immediately evokes images of London’s beautifully elevated Hampstead Heath, London’s largest natural parkland with wonderful views over the city’s metropolis. It is one of the wealthiest parts of London, leafy and intellectual, and with a history of political activism.
  • Greenwich: Located in South East London, this is the perfect trip out of Central London for the day. It is the origin of 'Greenwich Mean Time' and here you will find the Royal Observatory and Maritime History Museum, all of which are in beautiful central Greenwich. There are many parks and the famous Cutty Sark maritime ship which is now preserved for all to see.
  • Isle of Dogs: This is the recently gentrified financial district, located in the up and coming London Docklands area. Here you will find Canary Wharf, residing the financial giants and skyscrapers such as the Gherkin building that decorates London's modern skyline. There are a large number of pubs and cafes, and gives an injection of contemporary London with some of the city’s most cutting-edge architecture.
  • Islington: Islington is a creative district of London that is home to many boutique shops, restaurants and bars. There are some great independent theatres and street markets; this is a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a residential and urban area for all the family.
  • Kensington: One of London's most desirable residential neighbourhoods, here you will find the National History Museum, V&A Museum, Science Museum and Kensington Palace. It is a stunning example of an area brimming with Victorian architecture. The Royal Albert Hall hosts the annual BBC Proms, and here you can see a range of the world's biggest artists from different genres.
  • Kings Cross: This industrial district is always bustling both in the day and night. It is the UK gateway gateway to the rest of Europe from London Saint Pancras, where you can take the Eurostar across the Channel. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, Kings Cross is certainly worth the visit to see Platform 9 and 3/4.
  • Knightsbridge: Home to the  must-see Harrods department store, this area has many exclusive bars and restaurants and is key for upmarket shopping. At Christmas time, this is a spectacularly decorated district and is full of wonderful serviced apartments to rent in London.
  • Lambeth: If you're after a borough that is full of traditional English pubs, this is the place for you. It is a historical district where you can also visit the Imperial War Museum and is home to London Bridge and the Oval Cricket Ground. Kennington, a district within Lambeth, is particularly popular with its growing number of establishments.
  • Maida Vale: A quaint and stylish district where you will find the BBC in the iconic Abbey Road recording studio. For celebrity spotting, this residential area with gorgeous Edwardian architecture in London is the place for you to rent a holiday letting. There are many local bars and cafes and it is also where you can find Little Venice, London’s Italian hub.
  • Marylebone: To be in the thick of it all, Marylebone is the perfect choice for a holiday apartment in London. You are within close reach of Madame Tussauds wax museum and many bars and pubs. With plenty of greenery and farmers markets, you can stay here and cook in your self-catering apartment.
  • Mayfair: For an exclusive hotel and shopping experience, Mayfair is notoriously one of the most upmarket places to stay – we recommend coming here for some afternoon tea. London and Mayfair are synonymous with high class living – as demonstrated by its position on the board game Monopoly!
  • Notting Hill: Notting Hill is famous for its colourful houses, and is home to the wonderful Portobello Market where you can buy quirky vintage gifts and clothing. An artistic area with plenty of live music venues, it is home to the annual Notting Hill Carnival which takes over streets throughout the area. This event should certainly be added to your calendar.
  • Paddington: Close to Paddington Train Station, this area has a lot of typical Victorian architecture and plenty of independent markets. It is an international hub of many different people and is very close to Hyde Park, and so is a brilliant choice as a central location for holiday lets in London.
  • Peckham: If you’re looking for an authentic area with a real community feel, Peckham is enjoyed by all ages and is very up and coming in South London. With rooftop and pop up bars, it is really the place to be and is primely located if you're looking for cheap holiday apartments in London.
  • Pimlico: For a central location and plenty of Regency architecture, this is a wonderful choice. It is located close to the city’s central hub but in a picturesque part of London with a view of the River Thames.
  • Primrose Hill: An affluent and central district with Regents Park on its doorstep. It has a wonderful view of central London, along with the beautiful Hampstead. It is an exclusive urban area with lots of notable residents.
  • Shepherd's Bush: The nightlife in this part of West London is not to be missed, with plenty of stand-up comedy, theatres and London nightlife. It also is home to the Apollo Theatre London which is the perfect venue to see a concert. It is also well situated for shopping in the Westfield shopping mall, has plenty of markets and bars and cafes and is also home of the BBC.
  • Shoreditch: This has quickly become known as one of the hippest, alternative London districts. It is full of wonderful second-hand shops, is brimming with arts and culture and pop up stores. To stay in one of the trendiest parts of the city, book a London holiday rental here. Don't forget to check out all the amazing street art around every corner!
  • Soho: Soho’s long standing reputation is is that it is the capital of London nightlife, and so should not to be missed for excellent bars, restaurants, London clubs and proximity to the theatre area and Chinatown. Soho is also a centre of culture for the film and television industry. It is LGBT friendly and home to many studios and record shops. London has Soho to answer with when it comes to its food capital status, and is a great choice for locating apartments in London to rent for one night.
  • South Bank: Home to the National Theatre, there are plenty of art exhibitions and events always buzzing around this part of the city. Here you are located next to the wonderful view of the London Eye and the Sea Life Centre, and it is the perfect place to stay for bars and restaurants located next to the Thames.
  • Southwark: This area is culture central. This entire borough is south of the river, and provides proximity to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Borough Market where you can try lots of different food and drink, and can relax in the sun with a pint in one of the riverside bars in Butler's Wharf. Here you will also find London's centre for modern art, the Tate Modern, and the trendy skyscraper, The Shard, the new pointed addition to London's skyline.
  • Stockwell: A diverse area which is extremely well located by public transport into central London, this area is located just south of the river Thames as part of Brixton.
  • Stoke Newington: Full of quirky shops, cafes and pubs, this independent enclave feels like a wonderful little village. It’s a breath of fresh air if you fancy something in the towering views of North London, close to Hampstead Heath and Clissold Park with lakes and a deer enclosure.
  • Victoria: This is one of the best options for proximity to all of London’s major attractions, including Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. For getting in and out of London easily, choosing a London weekend apartment near Victoria will mean you can easily reach various UK and continental destinations from London Victoria Rail and Coach Station.
  • West End: London's theatre district is the central hub of entertainment across the capital city. Always busy and brimming with shows, plays and musicals, you are spoilt for choice with things to do and see. Make sure you book a London holiday rental in this area early to avoid disappointment. Staying here will be  guaranteed non-stop action with plenty of West End shows and musicals.
  • Westminster: Renowned as the heart of British politics, here in Westminster you will find the central buildings of government and the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben towers over London, and your high profile neighbours will be the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace and the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street! You will be close to shopping districts such as Bond Street, Piccadilly, Oxford Street and Regent Street, too.
  • Whitechapel/Brick Lane: This vivacious and lively part of east London is the heart of curry cuisine in London. It is replete with street art and culture, and a famous former resident is Jack the Ripper. Here you can enjoy the Spitalfields Market, many of its wonderful cafes and in general an alternative culture. We also recommend that you try the bagels during your stay in London!
  • Wimbledon: A quiet, affluent and leafy suburb of south west London, here you will find the Wimbledon Lawn and Tennis Club which hosts the world-famous Wimbledon tennis Grand Slam Tournament every year. It is full of restaurants and independent shops, and Wimbledon Common makes it a dog friendly area of London.
  • Woolwich: Once the epicentre of the British military arsenal, this south-east London suburb is well connected on the DLR that can nip you into central London in no time at all. It boasts some of the highest views across London from Shooters Hill in the east, and is lively and varied.

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When to visit London

This city is diverse and exciting no matter the time of year, but the best time of year to visit London to benefit from the longer daylight hours and mild weather are the months of spring. We recommend however that you bring an umbrella for your trip to London, as rainfall is common in the UK. The Easter holidays tend to be busiest, so we recommend booking a holiday apartment in London city centre for a short weekend in the months of March, April or May. During the summer however, the city is still exciting as ever. The UK capital is full of beautifully manicured Royal Parks and plenty of beer gardens to enjoy a pint. The warmer months include some of the biggest events of the year, including the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the highly energetic Notting Hill Carnival which is the biggest Caribbean music and culture parade of the year, and a wide range of music festivals hosted in some of London's green spaces. The summer can be particularly busy for tourist attractions, so make sure you book your London holiday apartment earlier to avoid queues or disappointment. While the summer may die down, the events certainly do not. Booking a rental in London during the autumn and winter season means that you will bear witness to the numerous impressive firework displays for Bonfire Night, and the incredible New Year celebrations both for New Year's Eve at Big Ben and Chinese New Year in London. The cheapest months to book in London are January, and you can take a weekend trip to do some shopping in one of London's many commercial districts such as Oxford Street or Bond Street, but if you're visiting in autumn or winter, make sure to wrap up warm to fully enjoy what London has to offer. Is there ever a bad time to visit this city? We don't think so...

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What to do in London

London attractions are famous worldwide, and you certainly won’t be short of things to do. We recommend coming for 7 days to make the most of your stay and so that you can fit everything in. We also recommend booking London theatre tickets as early as possible, preferably as soon as you have booked your London holiday rental, as they can sell out quite quickly. Reserve early for the best restaurants in London while you're at it – it is a city renowned for many different types of cuisine and you can’t miss out.

  • National Gallery, London: The National Gallery is centrally located in Trafalgar Square and houses one of London's largest art collections dating from the 13th to 20th century.
  • National Portrait Gallery, London: This art gallery is home to a collection of portraits of famous British people throughout history, and is also located close to Trafalgar Square.
  • British Museum: London's largest archive for anthropological study of human art, culture and history and the UK's most visited museum. There is something for all the family, and requires a full afternoon dedication. Its permanent exhibition makes it one of the many free museums in London, and is a must see part of London tourism.
  • V&A Museum: It is impossible to visit London without exploring the cutting-edge world of art and design that it is famous for - and all of this is in one of the world's largest museums, the Victoria and Albert Museum, named after the British monarchs. The artefacts include objects from all over the world, and include costumes, prints, drawings, jewellery, ceramics, textile and glass. It also has a large sculpture collection.
  • Bond Street: A famous shopping street located in the West End District that is perfect for a London holiday apartment for one night. You might recognise it as one of the Monopoly squares!
  • Big Ben: Perhaps the most recognisable symbol of London, the clock tower in the Palace of Westminster truly is the 'face' of London. If you visit for Guy Fawkes (Bonfire Night) or New Year's Eve, you are bound to bear witness to an impressive firework display that decorates Big Ben every year.
  • Tower of London: This castle, located on the banks of the Thames, is one of the most important castles in British history. With bloody tales dating back centuries and reports of royal ghosts, it was used as a prison and royal residence, and is certainly worth the visit for a fascinating dive into the complexities of the British monarchy.
  • Buckingham Palace: The official royal residence of the Windsors and the reigning monarch of Great Britain, when the flag is erected, you may well be in company of Queen Elizabeth II. It is in the heart of the City of Westminster, and is the go to venue for all state visits and official hospitality of the British royal family. Take a visit to the main gates along Pall Mall, the perfectly manicured boulevard leading to the Palace’s gate, and see the Changing of the Guard. This is also an important spot for sporting events such as the London Marathon.
  • Tower Bridge: The iconic Tower Bridge has become a visual representation of the city both in film, music and culture since it was built in 1886. It can be experienced by foot or by car, and if you're feeling brave, you can now climb up into the tower and walk across its glass floor overlooking the people of London below!
  • Hyde Park: Hyde Park is the largest of London's Royal Parks, is wonderfully manicured, and is host to a range of large scale music events such as commercial concerts and rock music concerts. Inside you can visit the historic Crystal Palace and relax.
  • Kew Gardens: A hidden gem in south west London, this botanical garden is absolutely stunning and is a World Heritage Site with one of the largest botanical collections in the world. It is perfect for a tranquil escape from the city centre to the leafy borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.
  • Palace of Westminster: Home to the UK Parliament, the main governing body in the UK. It is one of the most historically significant buildings in the whole of London and if you reserve a holiday rental in Westminster, a tour of this incredible building is a must see. The tale of Guy Fawkes makes for a fantastic firework display every year for Bonfire Night.
  • Wallace Collection: Whether or not you are an art aficionado, this wonderful collection houses fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th century including important French 18th century paintings and objects.
  • River Thames: You can take a River Thames cruise, and make the most of London's riverside sights, or join the 'hop on hop off' boat shuttle with an Oyster travel card. The river was at one time one of the busiest trading rivers in the UK, snaking through London from east to west. The River Thames bridges are dotted across and form London's famous riverside cityscape.
  • St Paul’s Cathedral: Another key player in London's notorious skyline, St Paul's cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is a wonderful example of the English Baroque style of architecture and is very important in British national identity. It is certainly worth the visit and is the location for the jubilee celebrations of the British Monarch. St Paul's Cathedral was fully restored after being bombed during the Blitz and is replete with history.
  • London Eye: This giant Ferris wheel on the Southbank of the Thames is one of the best places to view London from dizzying heights. It is one of the most recognisable sights of the capital city and is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel and is an excellent way to see everything at once. We recommend booking London Eye tickets before you arrive to save queuing.
  • Trafalgar Square: Trafalgar Square is a significant landmark in the City of Westminster and is a centre point for demonstrations, gatherings and annual celebrations such as New Year's Eve.
  • Westminster Abbey: The notable place of coronation, burials and royal weddings, Westminster Abbey plays a key role for the kings and queens of London, and is a significant religious building in British history.
  • The Shard, London: A quite literally cutting-edge addition to London's cityscape, this architectural phenomenon is host to many hotels, restaurants, bars and office space. It is certainly worth taking a trip to the top to the Shard restaurant for afternoon tea, a cocktail in the Shard bar, or visiting their website to see what deals are available. Towering above the rest of London, every time a new giant is erected, the question on everybody's lips is the same. So how tall is the Shard in London, you ask?
  • London Dungeon: One of London's most popular tourist attractions with live actors and effects to recreate the gory medieval history of events in British history, and retells the tales of characters such as Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper. There are often plenty of London Dungeon 2 for 1 deals available for reasonable prices.
  • Kensington Palace: An official royal residence of William and Kate Middleton the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. There are plenty of artefacts from the Royal Collection.
  • Oxford Street: London's most famous shopping street is waiting for you, and is one of the best destinations for shopping in the city. If you fancy some retail therapy in Europe's busiest shopping street with over 300 shops, including the London Primark on Oxford Street, this area should be on your list. It is also the home of the London Palladium which is host to the Royal Variety Show and much more.
  • Regent’s Park: Regent's Park is another of the Royal Parks of London, situated centrally, and if you are staying in a holiday rental nearby you can certainly make the most of open air theatre events that are scheduled regularly. It is also the location of the world's oldest scientific zoo, London Zoo.
  • Tate Modern: London's largest modern art museum stands tall overlooking the Thames, and ensures that London is constantly supplied with the latest in modern and contemporary art. The permanent exhibitions are normally free entry, but a ticket is required for some of the temporary exhibitions. If you are interested in art and culture, you cannot visit London without seeing this wonderful gallery – it is a great choice for one of the many free things to do in London.
  • The Royal Albert Hall: London's most prestigious concert hall holds host to many fantastic events including the annual BBC Proms. Artists across a range of genres have performed here, and it since it was opened by Queen Victoria, it is a focal point of British culture.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe: If you want to see a fantastic recreation of one of William Shakespeare's famous plays, this Elizabethan playhouse located in Southwark next to the River Thames is the best choice.
  • Royal Observatory, Greenwich: Thanks to this building situated in Greenwich Park which gives fantastic views over the London from the south east, we have 'Greenwich Mean Time'.
  • National Maritime Museum: If you are interested in seeing the largest maritime museum in the world, take a visit to Greenwich.
  • Whitehall: The heart of British Government is here on this world-famous street. It is the centre of the British Commonwealth of Nations, and is also home to London's Great Scotland Yard, Parliament Square and the Horse Guards.
  • Leicester Square: Arguably the home of London's entertainment world and centre of the West End, an apartment in Leicester Square will guarantee proximity to some of London's world-class shows, music halls, cinemas, casinos, restaurants and bars. Many of the red-carpet premieres regularly take place here, attracting actors from around the world, and if you rent a flat for a week in London, this area is full of things to do.
  • Brick Lane: Brick Lane is the essence of what makes London the vibrant melting pot that it is, all contained on one small street. You will find Brick Lane market which is fantastic for street food, vintage shops, glorious eateries and plenty of street art. It is famous for its curries, bagels and an array of coffee shops.
  • Hampton Court Palace: A grand palace in London’s leafy suburbs, this is certainly worth the trip to see one of the Royal Residences.
  • Harrods: This is arguably London's most famous department store in Knightsbridge, and merits a visit during the Christmas period to see the festive decoration and food halls.
  • Piccadilly Circus: Known for its video display and bright neon signs, this is one of London's main hubs for shopping and entertainment in the West End. To rent holiday accommodation in London’s central hub here means that you will be in the thick of it all. Here you will find the London Pavilion and is often very busy.

Travel in London

As a sprawling metropolis, London needs a transport system to match its global status, and certainly is not short of excellent transport links. The London Underground, also known as the Tube, is the easiest way to get around this impressive city, alongside the distinctive red London 'double decker' bus system linking one side of the city to the other, as well as the London Overground. Get yourself an Oyster travel card, a London tube map and you can make use of all of London's public transport, including the river taxi, a boat that travels up and down the Thames! If you don't have an Oyster card, you can simply use the contactless function on your credit/debit card for fuss-free travel around the capital during your stay in your London holiday accommodation. London is also highly popular with cyclists, and central London is fully equipped with a bike rental system, where at any point you can hop on and off a Boris Bike, named after the city's former Mayor. Alternatively, there is the famous and well-established London black cab system which are very much an instrumental feature of London city life. London's air traffic is globally one of the busiest, with domestic and international flights coming in by the hour connecting Greater London to the rest of the world from London Heathrow, London City Airport, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton and London Southend. From most airports worldwide, you can easily find cheap flights to London and straight to your holiday accommodation. It is home to some of the largest railway stations that link London with the rest of the UK, but what sets London out from the rest is its state of the art Eurostar service, which connects mainland Europe with London St. Pancras, and travels direct from London to Lille, and London to Paris and London to Brussels. We do not recommend that you drive in the city centre, as there is a London congestion charge to reduce traffic in the city and can be quite expensive.