Ah, jolly old London: the home of the British royal family, double-decker buses, and the iconic red telephone booth. London has long been one of the most popular tourist cities in Europe as it has an abundance of quirky, fun, and historically rich attractions.
Whether you’re visiting to scope out all the Harry Potter filming locations or in search of the best fish and chips in the city, you want an Airbnb in London that offers comfort, convenience, and style. We here at Road Affair have compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in London, UK, so that you can spend less time researching and more time packing.
All of the Airbnbs listed below are hosted by superhosts, and some listings also hold Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners recognized for their outstanding hospitality and commitment to their guests. Airbnb Plus is an elite program that showcases high-quality homes that have been in-person verified.
Leman Locke’s Designer Studio
This stunning Airbnb Plus apartment located in London’s East End is ideal for couples or solo travelers.
The studio was designed and decorated by New York Architects Grzywinski and Pons to provide a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. Pastel blues and pinks add a touch of color to this home to help create a modern and contemporary feel.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light in the living room, and guests can enjoy city views from the sectional couch. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and a beautifully built wooden closet that has been smart-designed to maximize storage. The full kitchen has a built-in microwave and a breakfast table where guests can view the TV.
There are plenty of trendy restaurants, upscale bars, and galleries within walking distance of this apartment. Guests will also have quick access to public transit, with Aldgate tube station being only a two-minute walk away.
Guests of this Airbnb in London can also make use of the washer and dryer as well as an on-site gym.
Traditional House in Quaint Street
Although advertised as a private room, this London Airbnb Plus is actually more like a private apartment. It has an open-concept floor plan for the living area, dining room, and full kitchen, all of which are private for the guests.
The bedroom has a double bed and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. A large window and humorous dog pillows create a light and fun space to lie down in after a day in the city. The main living area features an indoor brick fireplace for guests to enjoy a cup of tea on those damp London days. The kitchen has plenty of cooking space and includes a dishwasher and a small breakfast table.
This rental is in a three-story house located on a quiet residential street. The only shared space is the hallway that leads to the apartment. Superhost Robert lives in the house and is happy to provide recommendations for dining and entertainment.
This rental is located down the street from the famous Hyde Park. Kensington Palace and Notting Hill Gate are also within walking distance.
Modern Apartment in Camden
This Airbnb Plus rental is in the famous London neighborhood of Camden, making it the perfect location for those looking to experience London’s quirks and counterculture or those wishing to be close to attractions.
The inside of this stunning apartment is mainly decorated in white with accented wood floors and finishes, which give it a very modern and tranquil feel. The bedroom features a queen-size memory foam mattress with a goose-down duvet, and the en suite bathroom includes luxury upgrades such as a heated towel rack, a hairdryer, and a powerful rain shower.
Guests can stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV in the living room or listen to music on the Riva sound system. The full kitchen has a Nespresso machine and is well stocked with a selection of complimentary teas and coffees. Guests can also make use of the apartment’s washer and dryer.
Camden Market, ZSL London Zoo, and Regent’s Park are within walking distance of this beautiful apartment. There are also bus stops and tube stations nearby, making it easy to get anywhere in the city.
Private Room in a Victorian Home
If you are looking to rent a room in London, superhost Gregory would love to host you in his tastefully remodeled Victorian Home.
Inside Gregory’s house, guests will have their own private bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom has been decorated with colorful abstract art and has a king-size bed, a TV, and a window overlooking the gardens. The bathroom features a soaking tub and heated towel racks.
The rest of the home is styled with contemporary furniture and Tuscan wood floors that create a comfortable space to relax. The shared kitchen is modern and has an espresso machine and a dishwasher. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the home’s peaceful backyard garden, which features teak garden furniture, a barbecue, and sun loungers.
This room rental in London is only a 15-minute tube ride from Central London and is only a short walk away from Emirates Stadium. It is also within walking distance to several pubs, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Potential guests should note that Gregory does not allow guests under two years old to stay in this rental.
Colorful Apartment for Larger Groups
If you are looking for an Airbnb in London that is family-friendly and can accommodate as many as 11 guests, then superhost Mark has the perfect rental for you.
This two-bedroom flat is centrally located near pubs, public transit, and popular attractions like the British Museum. This location is perfect for families as London’s largest kid’s park, Coram Field, is only a five-minute walk away.
Both bedrooms have double beds and pull-out sofa beds. The living room acts as a third bedroom with a king-size sofa bed and two single pull-out couches. Mark can also provide a kid’s bed and a crib upon request.
This rental apartment in London has been designed with colorful art and furniture that create a fun and bright atmosphere. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the patio, which overlooks a plaza with a 24-hour Tesco and restaurants. Guests will find everything they need to cook in the full kitchen, including children’s dinnerware and a high chair. There is one full bathroom with a bathtub and shower and another half bathroom with a toilet and sink.
Stylish Townhouse With a Jacuzzi
This London Airbnb is ideal for smaller groups or families. Not only does it have an outdoor jacuzzi, but it also has two private roof terraces.
The first terrace is covered in faux grass and features a beautiful dining set, lush plants, and heated lamps. The second terrace is equally as grand, with the jacuzzi surrounded by exposed brick walls and gardens. The second terrace also has a barbecue, day beds, heat lamps, and a sound system.
Inside, this two-bedroom rental is decorated in spa-inspired décor and is very bright and spacious. Both bedrooms have a king-size bed, a Smart TV, and alcove detailings. The master bathroom does not have a door, but it does have heated floors, a large soaking tub, and a rain shower. The other bedroom’s bathroom is more private and features heated towel racks, heated floors, and a stand-alone steam shower.
The entire downstairs has an open-concept design and heated floors. The living room features a large sectional couch for guests to sit back and stream a movie on the Smart TV.
This home is located in Clerkenwell and has an abundance of pubs, restaurants, and parks on its doorstep.
19th-Century Townhouse in Mayfair
This gorgeous townhome is the perfect mix of posh British living and modern luxury, which is why it hits our list as one of the best London Airbnbs.
Located beside Hyde Park in Mayfair, this four-bedroom, traditional, modern home can sleep 11 guests. The house has a total of five beds, including a children’s bunk bed, all of which have down pillows and duvets.
Superhost Antonia has gone the extra mile to supply beer, tea, soft drinks, snacks, and complimentary toiletries for her guests so that they can relax the minute they arrive. She has also provided a baby bath and a crib for families with infants. Guests will also have access to a shared laundry room in the basement with a washer, dryer, and ironing board.
The living room features an extensive library of over 200 books and has double doors that lead to a small balcony with a view of Hyde Park in the distance. There is also an extendable dining table that can seat up to 10 guests.
This home’s location is perfect for those looking to visit some of London’s most popular attractions. Buckingham Palace, Grosvenor Square, and St. James’ Park are only a short walk away.
Stunning Studio With a Rooftop Terrace
This five-star rated Airbnb Plus studio located in the West End is ideal for business or solo travelers.
The flat has been designed to be both functional and stylish. The living area doubles as the bedroom and has a smart wall bed system designed to drop the double bed over the couch with one swift, easy movement. The room has a beautiful natural wood accent wall that brings a touch of nature and comfort to this space. Guests can relax on the sofa or bed and stream their shows on the Smart TV.
In the full kitchen, there is a dedicated workspace with a large desk and chair for those looking to get some work done while in the city. Guests can choose to enjoy their meals at the small breakfast table or walk out to the rooftop terrace and enjoy their meal with fantastic views of London.
This London Airbnb is located one minute away from the River Thames and is within walking distance to Kings Mall Shopping Centre and the famed Apollo Theatre. Hammersmith Station is also nearby and provides access to four major underground tube lines.
Charming Apartment in Central London
This cozy Airbnb Plus apartment is an ideal vacation rental in London as it showcases unique décor and comforts. It is also an excellent rental choice for those with accessibility needs, with both the flat and building having step-free paths and wide doorways.
The full kitchen has a very sleek and modern feel and everything you need to cook with the added bonus of an espresso machine. The living room features grand neo-Gothic windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. There is also a Smart TV and a daybed, where guests can unwind after a day in the city.
Large French doors open into the bedroom. There you’ll find a king-size bed with a memory foam mattress and golden décor accents. This is truly a space where luxury meets comfort. The rental can sleep three guests by converting the daybed into a bed.
The bathroom has been finished with checkered blue-and-white tiles and features a large soaking tub, walk-in shower, and heated towel racks.
Farringdon neighborhood is home to many trendy restaurants, nightclubs, and pubs. The apartment is located mere steps away from Farringdon Underground Rail Station, which services three major tube lines.
Elegant Paddington Apartment
If you are looking for an apartment rental in London that offers both convenience and style, then look no further than superhost Mark’s stunning Airbnb Plus.
This home has been beautifully decorated with sleek modern finishes and traditional elements that bring an eclectic look to the space. Pops of bright colors and spacious open rooms provide guests with a unique place to relax.
In the bedroom, a pastel blue accent will draw your attention to the king-size bed. The room also features floor-to-ceiling windows, room-darkening shades, and a full-length mirror. The sleek black bathroom includes heated towel racks and a walk-in shower.
The living room is bathed in natural light from the numerous windows and skylight. In the kitchen, guests will find an espresso machine, a dishwasher, and a breakfast table.
This London Airbnb is well serviced by public transit and has three different tube stations nearby that can take you virtually anywhere in the city. Hyde Park is also within walking distance as are many other popular restaurants and pubs.
Potential guests should note that Mark does not allow infants to stay in the apartment.
Chic Apartment With a Garden
This recently refurbished home in Notting Hill is perfect for couples or those traveling with pets looking to rent an apartment in London.
The apartment has been designed with beautiful designer furniture and chevron flooring highlighted by black-and-white contrasts. An elegant fireplace acts as the living room’s centerpiece, which also features a daybed, a TV, and a small dining set. The living room leads out to the private garden terrace, where guests can unwind with a glass of wine on the patio furniture.
The full kitchen provides plenty of cooking space as well as an espresso machine and a dishwasher. The bedroom is very spacious and boasts a king-size bed. Superhost Desley can also place a crib in the room for families with infants. The bathroom features a large walk-in rain shower and heated towel racks. This rental can sleep three guests with the addition of the daybed in the living room.
This Airbnb Plus is conveniently located beside Notting Hill Gate tube station and many bus stops. It is also within walking distance to Kensington Palace and trendy restaurants and pubs.
Chelsea Apartment Retreat
City vacations are great, but sometimes the best accommodations distract you from the fact you are in a bustling metropolis. Superhost VanZyl’s modern and nature-inspired apartment is the best Airbnb rental in London that does just that.
Beautiful wood elements are found throughout the home, and grand cabinet doors completely open the space up to the peaceful terrace garden. To say you will be relaxed in this space is an understatement. The terrace is surrounded by tall brick walls and large mirrors that echo the area and make this oasis feel bigger. The cabinet doors open to the Scandinavian-style kitchen and dining table, where you will find high-end appliances, including an espresso machine.
In the living room, a massive sectional sits in front of the fireplace and TV. There are also French doors that open to the garden. The bedroom is very spacious and features a makeup desk and mirror, a TV, a bay window with room-darkening shades, and a queen-size bed.
This apartment in Central London is in an excellent location for anyone planning to see a match at Chelsea Football Stadium, as it is only a 15-minute walk away. There are also plenty of fine dining restaurants and pubs nearby.
Bright and Modern Apartment for Larger Groups
With accommodation for seven guests, this upscale and spacious apartment rental in London is ideal for those on a group holiday.
Vibrant pops of color and comfortable contemporary furniture give this space a relaxing yet upscale feel. Superhost Pedro also provides his guests with snacks, breakfast, and international plugs so that they can feel at home the moment they step in the door. Pedro can also supply a high chair, a baby bath, and a crib for families traveling with small children.
Both bedrooms have double beds and a memory foam mattress. Guests can also use the two pull-out couches in the living room for more sleeping options. The living room features floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow an abundance of natural light into the space. The full kitchen is well equipped with a kettle, toaster, and a French press. The bathroom features
stone accents and plenty of high-end lighting that showcase the room’s luxury finishings.
This vacation apartment for rent in London offers great proximity to plenty of tube stations and bus stops and is only a short walk away from Hyde Park.
Eclectic Apartment With a Garden
This Airbnb in London is the perfect rental for couples or solo travelers looking for a relaxing city getaway.
The apartment comes with many luxury upgrades, such as heated floors in the bedroom, a wine cooler, and a backyard fireplace. The flat has been decorated with comfortable furnishing and unique décor like copper lamps and invisible shelves that create a one-of-a-kind stay.
There is a queen-size bed and a memory foam mattress in the bedroom to ensure guests get the best night’s sleep possible. The bathroom has a modern design and features a rain shower and heated towel racks. The living room has a more eclectic design and includes a large bay window that allows plenty of natural light into the space. Guests can enjoy streaming their favorite shows at the dining table or on the couch on the Smart TV.
The best part of this short-term rental in London is the private backyard. This spacious area is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a timber wood pergola to enjoy an evening drink under. Guests can also relax with a book on the patio swing chair or cook a meal on the barbecue.
Retro-Inspired Apartment in Greenwich
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a 1950s apartment may have looked like? Then take a look in superhost Davey’s vintage-inspired apartment, and you’ll see why it’s one of the best apartment rentals in London.
Bold pops of color and patterned wallpaper will take you on a trip back in time in this beautiful two-bedroom apartment. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a private balcony, and the second bedroom has a double bed, making this rental a good fit to sleep four guests. Both bedrooms have wall-to-wall closets, which provide plenty of storage.
The living room is styled with retro furniture and features a Smart TV with full access to the Sky TV package. The full kitchen includes a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, an espresso machine, and a quaint breakfast bar to enjoy your morning cup of coffee at. The bathroom has a large soaking tub and heated towel racks.
This apartment is only a short walk to Greenwich Underground Station, from where it is about a 20-minute ride into Central London. Guests of this rental will also have access to free on-site parking.
London offers so much to tourists that it is sometimes hard to try and choose which things to see and do. Whether you just spent the day trying to spot a royal, visiting Big Ben, or pub crawling in Camden, you’re going to be looking to lay your head down in comfortable and stylish accommodation. You can’t go wrong with any of the Airbnbs above because, trust us, they’re the best!