Looking for a Romantic Airbnb in London?
If you're looking for your own London love nest, Plum Guide has you covered with this selection of romantic London Airbnbs.
When it comes to taking a romantic trip to London, it's easy to come unstuck in the face of seemingly endless options. To save you trawling through tomes of less-than-perfect properties, we here at Plum Guide have compiled a selection of the most romantic Airbnbs in London, promising luxurious amenities and all-important privacy.
Clifton Gardens Studio
For cute style and ultimate privacy, how about Clifton Gardens Studio near Regent’s Park? A short walk from Maida Vale tube station, this adorable home boasts easy access to central London neighbourhoods. (If you did fancy staying more central, take a look at our luxury apartments in Soho.)
Back to this wonderful home though, there’s a lovely kitchen for cooking romantic suppers, or you can dine at one of the nearby restaurants (including, for instance, the Quince Tree Cafe for a variety of English and European fare, or enjoy some simply scrumptious pizza at The Red Pepper). After lounging in the light-drenched sitting room, take a walk by the Thames and enjoy the bucolic river views.
Sleek, stylish and affordable, Sweet Lizzy is a short walk from Hampstead Heath – perfect if you’re keen on doing some rambling in one of London’s oldest parks, or visiting the home of poet John Keats. A cosy place with beautifully appointed kitchen, huge modern bathtub, and leather sofas for lounging, this romantic London Airbnb is just moments away from superb breakfast and lunch at Chamomile. Chalk Hill and Kentish Town West tube stations are close by, as are the no.24 bus to Victoria, Covent Garden and Leicester Square.
The Midnight Garden
If you’re looking to pick up some enviable finds in Portobello Market, you can’t go wrong with this elegant and roomy flat in Queen’s Park, The Midnight Garden. After perusing the market and exploring one of London's most happening neighbourhoods to stay in, have tea on the terrace, or tuck into a yummy welcome hamper. This home is walking distance from Portobello and Notting Hill, and enjoys very easy access to Central London. Hosted by a friendly couple with children, the flat is nonetheless quiet and very private – perfect for getting away from it all.
Looking for a restful abode with a bit of nightlife nearby? The adorable Kilburn Loft has a colorful, comfy lounging area and a well-equipped kitchen, funky art, and personal touches like fresh potted herbs and canisters of teas and snacks. Site of the historic Kilburn Wells (famous for their “healing waters”), this charming neighborhood still maintains its old world air, especially seen in St. Augustine’s Cathedral, Kilburn Grange Park, and the gorgeous Art Deco Gaumont State Cinema.
Palace & Park
Swap the hubbub of Covent Garden for a slower pace of life just outside the city centre. This Crouch End maisonette, Palace & Park, offers a fireplace, kitchenette and a leafy garden – ideal for an al fresco coffee or lunch à deux.
The location is quiet but near a hip neighborhood full of cafes, bars and restaurants that will thrill travellers with eclectic foodie tastes: Italian/Scottish/Spanish fusion tapas at Irvin, anyone? There’s also an excellent Vietnamese restaurant (Khoai Cafe), and the Earl Haig Hall which features live jazz and swing music, while Priory Road is home to cafes where you can find Italian hot chocolate at the Haberdashery, the King’s Head gastropub, and a number of Turkish eateries. Lush Alexandra Park is worth visiting, perhaps to attend one of its summmer concerts, and there are two excellent arthouse cinemas within strolling distance. In sum: a great getaway for a couple wanting to enjoy an intimate taste of true London culture.
Maybe your idea of a real getaway is putting away your electronics and shutting off from the world? Chiavari, a serene apartment in Earl’s Court, has no TV but plenty of books (and sofas for lounging and reading), and access to a lovely private garden. Set very close to the museum district in Kensington (the Victoria and Albert or the new Design Museum are very much worth a visit), this most romantic of London Airbnbs is spitting distance away from shops, pubs and the well-loved Bush theatre. You’re also a short walk from lovely Holland Park, which features the beautiful Japanese Garden. The Betty Blythe tea shop has a 'Great Gatsby'-themed afternoon tea experience, if you’re itching to dance the Charleston in your beaded flapper gown.
What says romance like flowers? With this in mind, why not stay at this romantic Airbnb in London near the abundant blooms of Kew Gardens? Staying nearby affords you access both to the lush grounds and to Richmond’s excellent pubs, such as The Botanist. A short jaunt by bus, Ealing Broadway is packed with diverse shops for browsing, and some great eateries. The Garden Gatehouse has its own private entrance, and garden views (with deer!) for a leisurely breakfast before you go flower hunting. Here you're just moments from the river, where you can stroll at your leisure. If you stay on a Sunday, there’s a quaint village-style market in the neighbourhood.
Spacious and elegant, Heritage Heights was once owned by renowned physician Alexander Fleming. This house sits right in the heart of London’s charming Chelsea neighbourhood, close to The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, while the King’s Road offers all the shopping options you could dream of – the perfect place to pick up a gift for your significant other, perhaps. This is a fairly quiet residential area, close to the river and not far from gorgeous Holland Park, and with easy, quick access to central London. The sweet rooftop terrace makes a romantic spot for sharing a bottle of wine. This is definitely one of the most romantic Airbnbs London has to offer.