London Airbnbs with the Best Views
Will it be Westminster Abbey or the Shard? Find the London view you want to wake up to
While London may not have the most impressive city skyline in the world (NYC, you've arguably outdone us there), there are still plenty of stellar views to take in. Now, attempting to take in all of London's sights in one trip isn't completely feasible, so why not book a home where you can enjoy some of the sights, even if just from a distance? Featuring iconic sights like Westminster Abbey and unexpected green urban oases, discover some great alternatives to London Airbnbs with the best views with this exclusive selection of homes. Here at Plum Guide, we pride ourselves on offering only the very best accommodation, with just 3% of homes making the cut, so you know a stay with us is a stay of guaranteed quality.
Peter the Grand
With impeccable interiors and impressive views, we’re not sure whether we’re more obsessed with the indoor or outdoor spaces of this apartment. Ultimately, the balcony/rooftop terrace views are what make this a rare find, especially in this super central London neighbourhood. Yes, that's Westminster Abbey in full view. Just imagine sipping a cup of tea (you are in England, after all) with that view, perhaps while reading a novel picked up from one of London's best bookshops.
The River Plush
This million-pound view will grab you every time at this sixth-floor apartment in a prestigious building. The second thing that you'll notice is the superb quality in every room. Tactile, comfortable furnishings meet modern innovation here, and no expense has been spared in making sure guests are well provided for. There are integrated storage spaces, a high-spec kitchen and an LED lighting feature, but our favourite spot is without doubt the winter garden. You'll feel like you’re sipping your morning coffee suspended above the Thames. And to top it all off there’s a shared swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre in the building for your use. Heading out into London is easy too, Vauxhall tube station is just minutes away and you can even walk to Buckingham Palace in around thirty minutes. This is London living at its finest.
The Financier Penthouse I
The impeccable location of this apartment is what stands out most here, caught right between Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross. If it's a central location you're after then you'll be hard pressed to beat this. This prime position also gives fantastic views of The London Eye and Thames from the sunny South facing terrace. Whilst the home is purpose-built for rentals and so will lack a certain homely charm, it is a great choice for a business traveller needing to be in a convenient location.
The London Observatory
The hint is in the name. This stylish Kennington abode offers jaw-dropping views of the city. Plant yourself on the uber-comfy sofa or balcony and see how many iconic London sights you can spot in one sitting. We've got six so far – when it comes to London Airbnbs with the best views, this is hard to beat.
The Harpy Houseboat
This has got to be one of the most amazing views in London. Moored near Tower Bridge on the Thames’ south bank, this impressive home is the former 'HMS Harpy’, and certainly belongs on this list of London Airbnbs with the best views. Once an Edwardian base for customs and excise officers, and a landing stage for King George V, it’s now a unique and beautifully maintained floating home. The oldest and one of the largest homes on the river, The Harpy is unlike purpose-built houseboats - all the cabins are above water level with river views that you will not forget in a hurry. Dine out on the deck at night, to watch the sun set over the London horizon.
White Rabbit Penthouse
Between the fascinating British Museum, the quintessential pub experience at the Museum Tavern and the French bistro favourites on offer at Savoir Faire, you could very easily never travel further than 120 yards from the front door of this three-bedroom penthouse. This home would suit a group of friends looking for a high-end home with hotel services, a spacious terrace and stunning city views. The trendy furniture and tasteful artwork are complemented by a high-spec kitchen and a bright & airy living space. A fantastic choice for those seeking a luxurious, hassle-free London stay. If you do feel the urge to venture further, the recently redesigned Tottenham Court Road station is a five-minute walk away. From here, the Central Line covers east-west travel, and the Northern Line can transport you north or south. London is your oyster.
Want a panoramic view of the city from a chic central London location? It doesn’t get much better than Penthouse Perspective. You’ve got the Shard, the Gherkin, and St. Paul’s Cathedral directly in your line of sight from the envy-inducing wraparound terrace. It’s even more spectacular in the evenings, so why not watch the city light up over a round of rooftop cocktails?
We think St. Katharine’s Dock may be one of the most underrated parts of London. Discover it from Buena Vista, a remarkable Tower Bridge apartment with views of the picturesque marina and its boats. You’re close to many great riverside walks (and, more importantly, riverside pubs).