If your dream in life isn’t to make like Hugh Grant in Notting Hill or Dolly Alderton, you’re on the wrong page.
Bring us the shiny double decker buses, the moody and retro bathrooms of KOKO, the gastro pubs and street markets of Notting Hill, the wild buzz of Camden and the street art, galleries and epic cafes of Shoreditch (we’re looking at you Cereal Killer Cafe)—London is truly infectious.
You’ll hardly have time to rest but when you do need to kick up your feet, we’ve found the best luxury, romantic and cheap Airbnbs in London so you can get straight to packing. Looking for a cute couple's stay hidden inside a 1920s distillery? We've got that. Thinking of a luxurious mezzanine loft with reclaimed copper lights? Yeah, we've got that too. Want to stay in a converted warehouse with Andy Warhol-inspired art and neon lights? We mean, we've obviously got that too.
Read on for the best Airbnbs in London.
The Best Romantic Airbnbs In London
Stylish Notting Hill Apartment
From the red front door to the retro black and white checkered (it’s giving Kris Jenner’s immaculate foyer), we dare you not to fall in love with this quaint space, one of the best romantic Airbnbs in London. Tucked away in relaxed street but still close to the buzz of Westbourne Grove, this simple stay will also give you everything you need in terms of flexibility—you can organise early check-ins or late check-outs or ask for a baby cot if you’ve got the little one third-wheeling.
Studio Apartment Bermonds Locke
For a romantic stay in London that doesn’t break the bank, you can’t go past this cute studio apartment in Bermonds Locke. If you don’t plan on spending a whole lot of time inside but still want to kick up your feet at the end of the day in style, this 30sq metre Airbnb has your name (and your partner’s) all over it. Cue the king-size canopy bed, the handmade sofa, the Belko kitchen, a rainfall shower and Kinsey and Apothecary toiletries.
Simply put, nothing spells a romantic stay quite like a gorgeous writer’s loft near Portobello Road—the facts truly just market themselves. You’ll find this little guy on the top floor of an apartment block, just above Tesco’s (um, Dolly Aldteron—is that you?). This London Airbnb really just sells itself stocking an antique roll top claw footed bath, a terrace full of flowers, a chaise lounge for reading and musing London poets of the past (because what else would you do?) and a record collection.
1-Bed Flat With Terrace
Honestly, it’s like something straight out of Notting Hill (cue Hugh Grant opening the front door). Formerly a distillery back in the 1920s, this bright and sunny apartment is perfect for couples. Not only does it overlook the Grand Union canal but it’s also only a 10-minute walk to Portobello Road so you’ll be close to laneway markets and the iconic Farm Girl cafe—inspired by Aussie eats and famous for its rose lattes. Also, peep the cute balcony and indoor swing.
Romance looks like many things but nothing gets the Cupid eyes glowing quite like the endless rows of boutique shops, museums and charming townhouses of Kensington. Located near Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, this romantic Airbnb in London is wholesome and spacious with a delicious book supply, comfy chairs and high ceilings.
The Best Luxury Airbnbs In London
Art-Filled Stylish Flat
Sleek, chic and nothing less than beautiful, this art-filled flat has been designed by Duck & Shed and Aj Leigh Designs (they’re big in the design world). The exterior itself is pretty damn stunning and you’ll want your film camera handy to snap up some moody street shots but once you head inside, brace yourself for a mezzanine-style apartment that has pulled out all the stops. If you’re a stickler for interiors, cast your eye over the bespoke joinery, the snazzy foldaway kitchen and the reclaimed copper light windows in the mezzanine bedroom.
Mayfair Designer Flat
First and foremost, this London Airbnb is located inside a 1730s private house. This one has been pinned as one of the earliest surviving houses of the area so it packs a bit of history having been modernised in the early 1800s by Thomas Cubitt who also constructed the facade of Buckingham Palace.
For the ultimate luxury Airbnb in London, this Loft Apartment is seriously unforgiving. Packing a serious punch when it comes to price, you’ll want to grab five of your best mates to fork out the cash for this (and we’re thinking you could justify it for a special occasion of sorts… like several birthdays at once?). A converted warehouse in the middle of Soho, everything about this property oozes a swanky time from the Warholian and Vorticist decor to the sub-zero fridge, Gaggenau appliances, neon lights and behemoth showers. It’s ridiculous and over-the-top in the best way.
The Best Quirky Airbnbs In London
If suspended indoor plants, bikes and hammocks in the lounge room aren’t your idea of quirky, you’re going to have to meet us halfway. A breezy two-minute walk from Old Street station and in the heart of Shoreditch, The Loft has everything you could need for up to 10 people. If it’s kitsch interiors you’re after, we mean, need we say more than the aforementioned dangling bike? There’s also Victorian sash windows, hanging birdcases, easels and one of the best rooftop terraces in all of London.
The Artist School
We imagine something like Finding Neverland was thought up inside the walls of The Artist School. Pretty much something straight out of the flicks, this is a bohemian hideaway just around the corner from the Borough Market and Tate Modern. The concept behind this London Airbnb is that you’ve never actually been to a room like this but you’ve sure visited it many times in books and cue our jaw dropping to the floor. Should you pick this one out for an actual creative getaway, there are two old school chalkboards so you can tickle out ideas. The shower takes up an entire room too.
Look, you wanted quirky Airbnbs in London so we found you the best of the best. A treehouse stay in the middle of the city—thank us later. Everyone about this getaway is magic, from the exposed beams, brick walls, wooden floors, the indoor swing, fairy lights and luscious lights, we couldn’t move in here quicker if we really tried. The cherry on top? That Steinway grand piano, play Chopsticks, play Beethoven—it doesn’t matter, everything sounds good on this one.
The Best Cheap Airbnbs In London
Two-Floor Flat Near Tube Station
Cheap accomodation in London can be hard to come by but we think this two-floor Airbnb in South Tottenham is epic value for around $200 a night (a steal, actually). A light and bright Victorian conversion apartment, this beauty rests inside a 120-year old building that sports a whole lot of charm. Original features are everywhere so you can still feel like you’ve spent the big bucks without actually spending the big bucks. Elsewhere, you’ll also be two minutes away from the tube line which will take you straight to Oxford Street in just 15 minutes. One of the newer pub’s around, you’ll also want to make your way to Beavertown Corner Pin Pub (you cant miss it’s bright blue and yellow exterior) which has one of the best beer gardens around smokey brisket croquettes you can’t miss.
Modern Studio Apartment
For the real budget ballers out there, cast your eye over this $88 a night studio, one of the best cheap Airbnbs in London by far. Super modern and recently refurbished, this guy means you can really throw some cash around at places like Circolo Popolare, Sexy Fish and Sketch. It’s all about balance.
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