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5 Holiday Homes for the London Design Festival, UK

When attending the London Design Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to London in September for the London Design Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside for the London Design Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our London collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

House of Coir

House of Coir, Plum Guide home in London

House of Coir, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book House of Coir now: from £135 per night Located in a beautiful white stucco townhouse, just a three-minute walk from Angel Tube station, this studio flat is a fantastic choice for a solo traveller or couple looking for a stylish space but who don't need lots of superfluous space. Despite the lofty three-metre-high ceilings and large sash window, your host – an experienced architect and interior designer – has really put a lot of thought into the layout and decor to make the most of the compact size. No detail has been overlooked in the pursuit of perfection, and every element must earn its place. As a result, the home manages to be both a chic yet relaxing space for two people to enjoy comfortably. We loved the use of beautiful natural materials, which are mixed with a subtle and mature colour palette. A bonus is a super-smart bathroom, complete with a sumptuous bathtub – perfect for a soak at the end of a busy day exploring the pubs, indie boutiques and antiques shops that dot this corner of North London. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Ironmonger

The Ironmonger, Plum Guide home in London

The Ironmonger, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book The Ironmonger now: from £145 per night There’s an air of New York to this warehouse loft with its brick exterior, fire escape stairs and huge Crittall windows. Once inside though, you’ll see this pad is all East London cool. Located in hipper-than-hip Hoxton, this funky flat is full of colourful character and fascinating design elements. From its large, leather L-shaped sofa to its pendant lights and eclectic posters, this space is made for living it up and winding down, both in equal measure. We love the main room’s loading doors that open up onto a balcony and the steel desk that will make working from home a treat. The kitchen, too, is a masterclass in industrial chic with its AGA Rangemaster double oven, wine cabinet and sleek stainless steel countertops. The bedroom, meanwhile, is calm and understated with a detailed wood headboard and artistic prints adding pops of colour. While we won’t blame you for wanting to chill out in your city pad all day long, there’s plenty of entertainment to be had right outside your door. Walk to lively Shoreditch in fifteen minutes, sample Brick Lane’s world cuisine (twenty minutes away on foot) or stay local in Hoxton to discover its countless boutiques, bars and restaurants. After a long day of sightseeing, come back home for a luxurious soak under the rainfall shower, then cosy up for a movie night on the 70-inch LG TV, a glass of wine in hand. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince, Plum Guide home in London

The Happy Prince, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book The Happy Prince now: from £450 per night Sleek, white and bright inside, this central London apartment is a sophisticated base for any trip to the capital. Big, warehouse-style windows let the natural light stream into the open living, kitchen and dining room. Walls are art-gallery white with mid-century styled furniture to match. But the forest-green velvet sofa and fawn lounging chair add a bit of depth to the palette. Should the temperature drop, a sleek, modern fireplace can keep things cosy. Location-wise, you’ll be tucked behind Regent Street, a shopper’s paradise and a three-minute walk for Savile Row. Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park are less than ten minutes on foot, and if the area is good enough for royalty, then it’s good enough for us. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Think Smart

Think Smart, Plum Guide home in London

Think Smart, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Think Smart now: from £185 per night London living is right at your fingertips thanks to this slick apartment, conveniently located right in the city centre. It's a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the capital, where you can put your feet up and relax. The large windows keep it feeling light and airy in the living area, while the kitchen is set up with all the utensils you need to do some home cooking. Step outside, and you'll find St Paul's Cathedral is just around the corner. A stroll across the Millenium Bridge will take you to the Tate Modern, and you can walk to the Museum of London and the Barbican in just over ten minutes. Those travelling for business will be glad to find the Square Mile is just ten minutes away too, and for travels further afield you can simply hop on the tube – the public transport links from here are excellent. After all that, you'll be delighted to sink into the king-size bed for a great night's sleep. Sweet dreams. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Centre Stage XV

Centre Stage XV, Plum Guide home in London

Centre Stage XV, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Centre Stage XV now: from £289 per night With its world-famous covered market, Covent Garden is the ideal spot for shoppers and foodies. On a street of designer stores and restaurants, this apartment mirrors the colourful yet classy vibe of the local neighbourhood. We love the muted grey carpets in the bedrooms, pale wood parquet flooring, and light grey marble bathroom. But then quirky and bright touches come from cushion covers, red Eames dining chairs, and intricately patterned bedroom headboards. This sophisticated mix of decor seems to match the diversity of the nearby area. While you're a three-minute walk to Covent Garden tube, this part of London is more than walkable. Just over ten minutes on foot, you can view ancient artifacts at The British Museum. Then move on to something 21st-century by taking a walk along the Thames to the Tate Modern, just a mile and a half from home. One afternoon, try a five-minute walk to St Martin-in-the-Fields – a Georgian church on Trafalgar Square offering lunchtime music recitals and tea (could a city centre be any more quaint?). Finally, get glammed up for the evening and head to Shaftesbury Avenue, just over a five-minute walk – or a very quick black cab ride – to sing your heart out to a West End show. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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