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Enjoying holiday lettings in Greater London, UK

The allure of London’s holiday lettings calls to locals and travellers from across the world every year. You’ll find plenty of visitors looking to rent holiday lettings in London who will enjoy both its history and modernity. With no shortage of things to see and do, Greater London is indeed a lovely place for a holiday.

History

Enjoy London’s history while staying in your villa rental

History and London go together like tea and scones. While staying in your London villa rental, you’ll want to take in as much of it as possible. Some sites have become so popular they’ve gained international renown, such as the Tower of London, the British Museum, the British Library and Trafalgar Square. You might take a ride on the London Eye or, if you’re a literary aficionado, visit a spot like the Eagle and Child pub, where C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others met to discuss writing ideas. If you’re a theatre lover, you might take in a production at the actual Globe Theatre, such as Othello. Be sure to buy a cushion for optimum comfort on the benches.

How to get around

Navigate your London holiday cottage location

If you are flying into London, you will probably arrive at Heathrow International. From there, you may choose to use the London Underground. Clearly marked coloured lines (Red Line, Green Line, Purple Line, and so on) can take you to almost any spot within the city or nearby. The Underground can be a great place to soak in local colour, as trip lengths vary depending by travel season. If you don’t prefer the Underground, you might take a taxi or one of London’s famous red, white, and black double-decker buses.

Food & drink

Enjoy London’s time-honoured food traditions

While renting your London holiday home, you’ll want to enjoy the food. London has lots of international and unique local cuisine to try. Asian cuisine, especially Indian, is popular in the city and suburban areas. Locals and travellers alike enjoy curries at various spice levels, naan breads, pad Thai, mango lassi and other delicacies. Londoners who spend a lot of time in the city also enjoy foods that evoke the countryside, such as shepherd’s or cottage pie. Cottage pie can be made with beef, but shepherd’s pie is only ‘proper’ if made with lamb. Both are made with mixed vegetables. Shepherd’s pie is usually made with a mashed potato topping, while cottage pie uses diced, boiled potatoes, Italian seasoning and tomato paste.

Essential info

Information for renting holiday rental in Greater London

If you are renting a holiday cottage in or near Greater London, keep some essential info in mind. Check online for discounts on transport within the city, such as an Oyster Card, or for bulk entrance to attractions, like a London Pass. Many fantastic museums are free to the public as well. Even in the warmer months, you may want to pack a cardigan or light jumper. Sturdy walking shoes are a must. It’s a good idea to pack rain gear. Carry health and insurance information with you in case of emergency. If you need emergency services, dial 999 or 112. For non-urgent police matters, dial 101. Never leave your bags unattended. Report unattended bags in public places. Visitors find London more enjoyable and safer to travel in groups.

Can I find a vacation rental around The City of London?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 7,524 vacation rentals near The City of London. From 5,991 flats & apartments to 1,258 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near The City of London are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to The City of London?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in The City of London. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London Fenchurch Street Station: 9,574 vacation rentals
  • Smithfield Market: 9,720 vacation rentals
  • London Temple Church: 9,627 vacation rentals
  • Liverpool Street: 9,699 vacation rentals
  • Aldgate Station: 9,624 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around The City of London listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in The City of London?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 5,991 Flats in The City of London. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in The City of London include:

  • Houses: 1,258 rentals available
  • Studios: 6,099 rentals available
  • Villas: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in The City of London?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 63 vacation rentals with pool available in The City of London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.