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Top 5 holiday homes near Big Ben, London

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A view of Westminster and Big Ben from across the River Thames, London

When visiting London, Big Ben has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near Big Ben, London

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

The High Life Hangar

The High Life Hangar, Plum Guide home in London

The High Life Hangar, Plum Guide home in London

Book The High Life Hangar now: from £150 per night This top floor apartment in Leicester Square is seriously cool. It's not enough that the home's roof is curved in shape, almost resembling a spaceship or an aircraft hangar. It then has to be designed with a clearly editorial eye, with vibrant rugs influenced by Mondrian art, stylish monochrome furnishings, and plants that immediately command your attention. The wood-beamed ceilings ground the home in reality, so it feels as homely as it does a modern art gallery. That mix continues in the bedroom, idyliic and seriously stylish – there are chairs with loud fabrics, a cool reflection of the city outside, plus plush beds and pastel tones. You also get your own roof terrace here, an enviable spot to enjoy your morning coffee while the city wakes up. Outdoors you've got the movie premiere capital of the world on your doorstep, Leicester Square. Whether it's the cinemas, the West End or meals out in Chinatown, nothing is too far away. Ideal, as you'll never want to be too far from the cool luxury of your London abode. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

The Hidden Jewel

The Hidden Jewel, Plum Guide home in London

The Hidden Jewel, Plum Guide home in London

Book The Hidden Jewel now: from £500 per night This home really is one of a kind. The Hidden Jewel is nestled behind one of Soho’s busiest and most historic streets, just moments from some of London’s best bars and restaurants. And yet, the sense of peace is astounding. The space is chic, light-filled, and exquisitely designed. You’ll find Italian marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, a fully equipped Wenge kitchen – complete with Quooker instant boil tap – and an Intelligent Lighting System, allowing for mood lighting in each room. Incredibly rarely for a London home, The Hidden Jewel even has air conditioning, a blessing in the summer months. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Cali Cool

Cali Cool, Plum Guide home in London

Cali Cool, Plum Guide home in London

Book Cali Cool now: from £500 per night Finding a pocket of calm in the City of London’s lively hubbub is no easy task – luckily we’re around to help. Located on the banks of the River Thames, this stylish home blends high-end hotel living with the flexibility of an apartment, so you'll have a luxury live-in experience when you move in. For the interior, think earthly tones, minimalist furnishings, and plenty of quirky ornaments that create a sleek yet homely ambience. The studio-style home is cleverly designed to make the most of the space, with views of iconic London landmarks out the window, a kitchen that comes with high-spec appliances, and a cosy living area that beckons light-reading and relaxation. Make the most of the bright and open So-Cal inspired downstairs co-working space, with sand-coloured hemp furnishings, beige low ceilings, and an array of wild plants and cacti. Functioning as an artisanal coffee house by day, and a playful cocktail bar and restaurant by night, this space will delight working professionals and city-breaking couples. Perfectly positioned, you’ll be able to explore attractions such as the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the food stalls at Borough Market by foot. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Life in Pimlico

Life in Pimlico, Plum Guide home in London

Life in Pimlico, Plum Guide home in London

Book Life in Pimlico now: from £1247 per night This spectacular London townhouse is central enough to share a postcode with the Queen (Buckingham Palace is just a ten-minute walk). Yet, the laidback, village-like atmosphere of Pimlico means that it's perfectly suited to a family getaway in the heart of the capital. Throughout, you'll find ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces, elegant chandeliers and period fireplaces, alongside all the mod cons. The kitchen is the beating heart of this home, with its gas range, open-plan dining area and access to a suntrap terrace perfect for summer evenings. But that's not the only outdoor space – this home is also blessed with a balcony and a charming patio garden filled with the intoxicating scent of jasmine and wisteria. Netflix and board games are provided whilst the study offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the home for those who need to get some work done – striking the perfect balance between communal living while also providing privacy when it's needed. When the urge to explore strikes, there are plenty of scenic paths running along the Thames and through nearby parks (St James's, Battersea, and Hyde parks are all around a twenty-minute walk) while the shopping hotspots of Covent Garden, Oxford St and Harrods are all a short Tube ride away. And if you fancy a swim or a quick workout, you'll find an excellent sports centre with a gym and multiple pools just two minutes from your front door.

Sleeps up to 12 | 7 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Made in Tweed

Made In Tweed, Plum Guide home in London

Made In Tweed, Plum Guide home in London

Book Made In Tweed now: from £312 per night We really liked the contemporary interior of this home, which combines accents of bright colours with neutral tones to create a serene and stylish space – complete with high quality amenities, plush carpeting and generously sized bathrooms. An extra bonus is the two balconies for relaxing outdoors. Just steps away from Sloane Square, it's located in a picturesque and quintessential Chelsea area, with plenty of cafés, antique shops and restaurants to explore. It's not a lived-in space, but it will suit you if you like your spaces modern and uncluttered. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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