On the hunt for the best Airbnbs in London? I’ve done all the hard work for you and curated this guide to the top accommodation picks in the city.

Ah, London. A city soaked in rich royal history and home to some of the most iconic attractions – I’m talking about the likes of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

It goes without saying that finding your little haven amid an ever-growing city can be overwhelming. Which is why I’m here – a local – to steer you in the right direction.

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The Green Embrace 

The Green Embrace

Looking for a botanical oasis in the centre of the city? This space is filled with natural light and verdant plants. Beautiful art and classy furniture adorn the Green Embrace, such as a cosy modular couch for a mid-afternoon snooze-fest. 

The rooms boast plush beds, workspace and Wi-Fi courtesy of an attentive host. Wait until you see the luxurious bathrooms with grey, earthy vibes and golden faucets. Whip up some snacks in the ultra-modern kitchen, grab a bottle of wine and indulge in the city skyline from the rooftop terrace. 

Sat on the south bank of the Thames, just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge, you’re near the foodie districts of Borough Market and Bermondsey, while the many charms of the South Bank are a short walk away.

Location: Southwark

Located along the Thames, Southwark is the gateway to attractions like Borough Market and The Shard. 

The Palace Garden 

The Palace Garden

Classic opulence is the best way to describe this penthouse. The Palace Garden is an excellent choice for an Airbnb in Mayfair, London. As luxury as it is, you’ll feel right at home with comforts such as a cosy fireplace, air conditioning and a coffee maker. 

Prepare your meals in the chic kitchen with glossy cupboards and a lovely oak dining table. You can arrange special services, like airport pick-up or a private chef, with the helpful hosts. 

Want to relax after wandering around nearby Hyde Park or pounding the floors of Bond Street’s many department stores ? Have a cuppa on the outdoor terrace or unwind before the fireplace — the choice is yours. 

Location: Mayfair

Mayfair is an upscale – and central – neighbourhood boasting charming Georgian townhouses, exclusive hotels and bespoke designer boutiques.  

A Short Walk From Harrods

A Short Walk from Harrods

Enjoy a bright, fashionable space in one of the city’s most sought-after locations. I’m talking about this fabulous Airbnb in Kensington, London. This apartment doles out superb amenities such as lift access, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.

You can’t go wrong with A Short Walk From Harrods, featuring gallery-white walls and enhanced by voguish furniture. You can even arrange daily cleaning and 24/7 concierge service with your host. 

And, if you couldn’t tell by the name, you’re literally around the corner from Harrods (a world-class luxury department store). 

Location: Kensington

Shopping and culture lovers will feel right at home in Kensington, chic area with Victorian buildings and famous landmarks like the Natural History Museum and V&A Museum. 

Full of Chelsea Charm 

Full of Chelsea Charm

Full of Chelsea Charm genuinely overflows with charm thanks to its light and airy vibe. Its tall ceilings, white canvas and spacious windows with branchy views make this place feel ethereal and much bigger than it is.

This breezy studio apartment boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, workspace and complimentary toiletries. 

Hosted by an expert team, the only drawback is that only paid on-street parking is available here. Also, the mezzanine-level bed might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s cosy nonetheless. 

Location: Chelsea 

Chelsea is an affluent neighbourhood buzzing with trendy boutiques and high-end restaurants. It’s just west of central London, though it’s well connected to the rest of the capital.

Clerkenwell Corner

Clerkenwell Corner

Feel right at home with the cosy and tasteful Clerkenwell Corner. With hints of femininity, the floorboards throughout, quaint furniture and artistic decorations make it feel personal and unique. Gather around the farm-style kitchen for a home-cooked meal before exploring the inner city. 

Ideal for couples, the home has one bedroom and one bathroom, adorned with charming wallpaper art. Don’t worry though – this country-style abode has plenty of modern comforts, including a TV, Wi-Fi and a coffee machine. 

Location: Clerkenwell

Characterised by village-like streets, bustling markets and cutting-edge restaurants, Clerkenwell is ideal for foodies and creatives. 

Fresh Flight

Fresh Flight

For a stay that offers rustic, down-to-earth luxury, Fresh Flight is perfect. I’m not kidding when I say this is an Airbnb house in London you’ll want to book. 

Set in a serene environment, the property boasts vintage wooden furniture, stunning French doors, a refreshing outdoor patio and a verdant garden wall. 

Among some peculiar traits are: taxidermied butterflies and playful light fixtures. The rooms and bathrooms are pristine, sharing the same effortless, white-canvassed aesthetic. Enjoy a work desk, washing machine and dryer courtesy of globetrotting hosts. 

Location: Hammersmith

Hammersmith offers a peaceful stay with River Thames mere minutes away and the rest of London easily accessible, while it also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants on its doorstep.   



Disguising itself as an industrial home, the sophisticated Amuse-Bouche interior will surprise you. This place blends mid-century and Scandinavian furniture with colourful quirks, boasting a barbeque, Netflix, books and luxury toiletries. 

Peppered with original artwork, you’ll find yourself graced with natural light as it seeps in through skylights and glass doors. Prepare your snacks in the sleekly designed kitchen fitted with matte black cupboards. And enjoy your cooking efforts on the outdoor terrace filled with verdant plants. 

Location: New Cross 

Fancy staying off the beaten track? A prime spot in South East London, this edgy neighbourhood bursts with creativity, traditional pubs and global eateries. 

Studio 14-Victorian Elegance

Studio 14-Victorian Elegance

Stay at Studio 14-Victorian Elegance if you seek luxury on a budget. This studio apartment is in a location known for its reasonable prices and superb transportation links.  

You’ll see that the apartment fuses Victorian-era staples with a contemporary style to create an artistic vision of old meets new. 

The hosts are avid travellers on a mission to provide quality and ultimate seclusion. You can see this in the attention to detail, from the innovative light fixtures to the triple-glazed windows that shut out traffic sounds. 

Location: Croydon

South of the Thames, Croydon offers a rich history, affordable accommodations, extensive shopping and a vibrant nightlife. 

The Art of London

The Art of London

Here’s one of the best Airbnbs in Central London, which I couldn’t recommend enough for large groups (up to 12 guests). Think of it as a mini hotel covering six floors with a lift. 

And boy, this place is oh-so-fabulous! Catch the latest flick in the home cinema setup, sweat off vacation calories in the gym, or relax by the private indoor pool. The Art of London is elegant, dripping in sparkly chandeliers and high-end furniture. 

Enjoy ultimate refreshment in the rain shower and complimentary luxury toiletries, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Location: Belgravia

Belgravia is central, with elegant townhouses, designer boutiques and trendy galleries all within walking distance.

Vintage & Art

Vintage & Art

Vintage & Art has a unique feel, overflowing with antiques and art. Interestingly, a museum director and interior designer owns this home, which you’ll notice in every corner. 

This Georgian townhouse has high ceilings and white-washed walls juxtaposed by rustic and eclectic features, like vintage French and Scandinavian furniture. 

Every nook emanates a sense of nostalgia, with the kitchen inducing a craving for Nan’s cooking. The property has a garden and a farmhouse-style dining room to enjoy meals. There’s a dishwasher, washing machine, TV, and Wi-Fi for your convenience.   

Location: Stockwell

Stockwell has old Georgian Townhouses with leafy terraces and an extensive Portuguese community. 

Designer Victorian Flat 

Designer Victorian Flat

Dark, dramatic, and with vibrant splashes of colours, this magazine-worthy abode has something for every traveller. 

The stunning black kitchen cabinets and walls compliment the art-deco furniture. The pops of greenery, and peculiar designs, like a bird-cage mirror, add to the fantasy of this Designer Victorian Flat

Escape to this dreamy 2-bed home with everything you’ll need, including feather duvets and luxury toiletries. 

Location: Maida Vale

Maida Vale offers tranquillity characterised by Victorian houses and tree-lined streets. It’s a pretty romantic area to stay.

Parisian Elegance

Parisian Elegance

This might be the best Airbnb in London, England, if you’re wanting to stay in the famous Notting Hill neighbourhood. 

Parisian Elegance dials up the sophistication with its simplistic contemporary style and airy atmosphere. You’ll fall in love with its Instagram-ready appearance and excellent amenities. 

You’ll have a fireplace and underfloor heating for chilly nights and a quaint balcony for enjoying a morning coffee. The chic kitchen features a marble island with high-end finishes. The bedrooms radiate a modish, country-home vibe and lavish bathrooms.  

Location: Notting Hill

This trendy cosmopolitan area is home to the famed Portobello Road with a bohemian flair, casual cafes and vintage stores. 

Vim & Vigour 

Vim & Vigour

I’m pretty sure Vim & Vigour is the figment of an unconventional artist’s imagination. This place has a quirky charm that manages to be delicate on the eyes. The playful furniture and vibrant decoratives draw you in, but the stellar amenities seal the deal.

The fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, dishwasher and washing machine makes life easy—splendour in open-air dining or some quiet time in the enclosed garden teeming with sunshine and plants. 

Location: New Cross

New Cross has a bohemian atmosphere with a vibrant medley of slush hangouts, pop-up cafes and lively music venues. 

Surely Shoreditch

Surely Shoreditch

Surely Shoreditch fits seamlessly into the area, London’s hipster capital. Restored from a Victoria-era warehouse, the original exposed brickwork is enlivened by all manner of pieces, such as a huge red letter A and a bike, and really cool contemporary artworks.

Modern, trendy, and with some quirky features, this is the perfect spot for a colourful, yet comfortable retreat from the inherent hustle and bustle of this awesome East London hotspot. 

You can curl up on the sofa with a book from the apartment’s mini library or prepare a decent meal in the well-stocked kitchen and breakfast bar before heading out and exploring the local area.

Location: Shoreditch

Shoreditch is where the cool kids hang out in London. With its bohemian, alternative vibe extending to its food, drink, and artistic offerings, you won’t go short of things to do here.

Boho Bell

Boho Bell

This stunning West London apartment is all about comfort and vintage style perfectly intermingled to provide a beautiful small home-from-home.

Boho Bell is situated in Marylebone but also within easy reach of Edgware Road and Baker Street Underground stations, making it easy to get into and around Central London. 

Inside, you’ll find gorgeous original artwork and Moroccan rugs, giving the living areas some pizazz, while the corner kitchen has a skylight above to let in some natural light. Among the antique furniture that adorns the space, there’s a lovely wooden desk and comfy chair in the corner of the bedroom, yet the Chinese antique wardrobe really pops out against the pale blue background of the walls.

Location: Marylebone

Marylebone is a gorgeous West London neighbourhood just a short walk from Regent’s Park. Head the other way for fast entry to Oxford Circus, Soho and Mayfair. 

Sunsets in the City

Sunsets in the City

If you love a good sunset, and you love a good sunset over a beautiful cityscape, then Sunsets in the City does exactly what it says on the tin.

This small, cute apartment is crisp and clean, with everything you need for a welcoming stay in London. With plush soft furnishings, a well-stocked kitchen, huge shower and comfy bed. 

Yet, what looks like a standard converted townhouse apartment comes to light at dusk, where the beautiful London sunsets fire up across the sky and give you incredible views through the main living room windows.

Location: Pimlico 

Pimlico the perfect spot for any fans of architecture to stay, with its array of more than 350 Grade-II listed buildings and fabulously-preserved Regency buildings. Check out the blue plaques to see where authors Bram Stoker, Joseph Conrad and Aubrey Beardsley once lived.

The Pride of London

The Pride of London

Just north of the trendy Camden Town area is Kentish Town, home to the Pride of London, a charming garden apartment that offers a truly relaxing experience away from the busy London streets.

This apartment is perfect for business or leisure travellers, and comes with a gorgeous balcony that catches the evening sun during the spring and summer, perfect for enjoying a quiet, relaxing glass of wine.

The kitchen is small but has everything you need to make a light lunch, hearty dinner or kick your day off right with a beautiful brekkie.

Location: Kentish Town

Just north of Camden Town is Kentish Town, a cool neighbourhood full of awesome restaurants, bars and pubs. Also check out what’s on at the Forum, a hotbed of live music and events.

The Writer’s Paradise

The Writer's Paradise

If, like me, you love to write, this is the spot for you. The Writer’s Paradise is stacked with inspiration, with gorgeous views from its mezzanine workplace and bookshelves stacked from floor to ceiling. 

This stylishly designed home is full of refinement, combining bright, light shades with earthy, mid-brown furnishings. There’s a gorgeous little garden with a small pond, a rare London feature, creating the perfect ambience to sit, reflect, meditate, or read without being disturbed.

The house also has a music room with stereo and piano, for those who enjoy tinkling the ivories, while the living area has two rich, comfortable sofas to relax on.

Location: Hampstead

Hampstead is one of North London’s most boho, and desirable neighbourhoods. With endless choices for coffee, drinks and food, there’s also the green paradise of Hampstead Heath right on your doorstep. 

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