Best London Airbnbs: An insider's guide

Holiday Homes to Make your Jaw Drop | The Plum Guide

Turn that frown upside down because you’ve just stumbled across 7 places that every other person frantically googling ‘the best London airbnb’ would kill for. Honestly, just close all those other browser tabs you have open - you’re not going to be needing them anymore. 

Welcome to our latest curation of London’s very best holiday homes.


North West London - Luxurious and Charming Airbnbs

Kensington Luxe

Where is it?

Kensington

How many people can stay here?

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

What the critics say:

‘This home is a perfect family home if you're wanting to stay in the glorious Kensington area, you're minutes away from all the cafes, restaurants & museums in the area.’

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A mere minutes from the glamour of High Street Kensington lies your new favourite mews house. 3 floors and 5 bedrooms of pristine luxury. With grand floor to ceiling walls and skylights providing hoards of natural light, it’s no surprise that owner, Harry, is an interior designer who is pretty darn good at his job. Pick up fresh, organic groceries from Wholefoods and enjoy cooking up a storm in the slick kitchen, spread out with a tipple or two in the amazingly spacious living area, and admire the fine and homely surroundings.

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A night here costs:

£744


Dapper Court

luxurious and elegant airbnb home in Kensington, London, perfect for your next stay

Where is it?

Kensington

How many people can stay here?

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

What the critics say:

‘...well balanced and you could feel it was very cared for, you could feel it has stories to tell on about a century of existence.’

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this airbnb home in London has one of the best entranceways

Entranceways don’t really get better than this do they? Nestled inside a stunning listed building, Dapper Court is a charmingly smart 2 bedroom apartment, pretty much perfect for families wanting an upmarket Kensington experience. Enjoy immersing yourself in the museum quarter by day, running after the kids every time they see something exciting, or letting them run after you, because let’s face it, who doesn’t get excited by SCIENCE. The good news is it’s not too far back to your luxury pad to rest those tired feet. Kick off your shoes, light up the fire and wind down with the home cinema style set-up to keep everyone happy.

A night here costs:

£452


Orpheus and Eurydice

this london airbnb is the ideal pad for a romantic london trip

Where is it?

Notting Hill

How many people can stay here?

Sleeps 4, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

What the critics say:

‘It is the ideal pad for a romantic London trip, if you can play the piano it gets even better. My favourite bit was the bathtub with a view into the gardens outside.’

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If the romance of this quaint apartment doesn’t give you all the feels, then you’ve probably got a heart made of stone. French doors, balconies, chandeliers, private gardens….*sigh*... There’s even a piano - which could be good or bad, depending on how musically inclined you are. Dine in the sultry lighting of nearby restaurant Casa Cruz and head back for nightcaps on the balcony and blissful baths in utter relaxation.

A night here costs:

£252


Central London 

The Easton Diamond

perfect london airbnb for people who want to stay super central and still have big spaces

Where is it?

Clerkenwell

How many people can stay here? 

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

What the critics say:

‘Crowned by a rooftop hot tub, this chic Clerkenwell home is perfect for sociable small groups. You can enjoy an afternoon BBQs on its sunny lower terrace, with wireless speakers piping out favourite tunes, then retreat to plump sofas for nights around the TV.’

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Perfect for a London retreat for a couple or even a double dating weekend. Make the most of the BBQ on the terrace with an outdoor Sonos sound system. Once you're full from your BBQ feast venture to the rooftop with a bottle of bubbly to enjoy the hot tub as the sun goes down. No need to worry about being too hot in the summer as this home comes kitted out with A/C to keep you cool as you sleep in the luxury bedding. If the weather doesn't hold out, you can always enjoy a movie night in the relaxing, calming living room. This London Airbnb really is the perfect place to enjoy your time in London.

A night here costs:

£424


Tower Bridge Bliss

Welcome to the best London airbnb money can buy, the location of this home is beyond perfect, right off Tower bridge

Where is it?

Tower Bridge

How many people can stay here?

Sleeps 5, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

What the critics say:

‘This bright and luxe apartment, situated right by Tower Bridge, is a traveller’s dream come true. Not only will you be mesmerised by the location, but as soon as you enter the apartment, you will be awe-struck by the quality of the interiors.’

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Yep, you can’t really get closer to London’s historical landmark’s than this can you? With Tower Bridge almost within touching distance, this is a great flat in an insanely incredible location. While away the afternoons in the bright, sumptuous lounge and spend evenings gawping at the lights of the bridge before collapsing into luxury linen. You’ll have some great perks on your doorstep, with a tonne of great restaurants on the cobbled street and riverfront below. London Bridge tube is also down the road and will give you ideal access to anywhere in the city.

A night here costs:

£315


East London

The Church Tower

one of the best london airbnb out there, this house is made for good times.

Where is it?

Hackney

How many people can stay here?

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

What the critics say:

‘This converted two-bedroom church is a truly unique experience that will take you down the rabbit hole. Take in the incredible view from the top of the tower and feel like the king of the hill.’

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This home really does have the 'wow factor' - the exposed brick work and church windows will have you feeling like the king or queen of your own castle. The dining space is fit for a royal banquet for your nearest and dearest - so be sure to whip up a feast. Climb the original church tower staircase right to the top for your very own private outdoor space on top of the tower (don't forget to check the view through the original turrets).

A night here costs:

£252


The Shoreditch Courtyard

this london airbnb is a fabulous warehouse conversion in Shoreditch

Where is it?

Shoreditch

How many people can stay here?

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

What the critics say:

‘Wow! I was truly shocked with awe when I entered this fabulous warehouse conversion (from an old knicker factory!) in Shoreditch. I personally, want to spend all my time in the courtyard basking in the sun and smelling the fresh air, with a glass of wine from the perfectly chilled wine cooler!’

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the home's beautiful living room is fully equipped with couches, tv and even a piano if you feel like playing a ballad.

Shoreditch is made for the cool, and here, the cool has certainly been made. Try not to let your jaw drop as you walk into this incredible warehouse conversion, tucked away on a quieter street in the middle of the buzz of the city.

"There’s bright, funky decor offset against brickwork walls and glass, designer furnishings and a striking 1901 Bernstein grand piano."


There’s bright, funky decor offset against brickwork walls and glass, designer furnishings and a striking 1901 Bernstein grand piano. Open up the living area to your own botanical courtyard, hold an impressively chic dinner, also overlooking the green courtyard, or just lock the world out and take full advantage of the luxury bath and toiletries. With Brick Lane close by, you can spend days looking at vintage clothes and records, and nights dining in Galvin la Chapelle - a Michelin starred restaurant inside an old church.

A night here costs:

£372


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