Discover a selection of 9,000 holiday rentals in London that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and parking available. Prices start at £ 112 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in London. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience London in holiday lettings

At once swish and gritty, old and new, London is a searing mass of contradictions. They all add up to create a metropolis that moves and breathes like a living thing, pulsing from Shoreditch's hipster haunts all the way to Kensington's boutiques. Landmarks? How about Big Ben, the London Eye, The Shard. Cultural attractions? The British Museum, the V&A, the Natural History Museum – some of the best in the world. Then comes a culinary scene so varied, taste buds won't know what hit them – a morning shakshuka in Dalston's Turkish kitchens followed by an evening of Indian paneer in King's Cross, anyone? London holiday rentals await.

Things to do

Sightseeing near your London holiday rental

If your idea of a great city break is encountering 2,000-year-old Greek marbles and seeing sand-dried mummies and the Rosetta Stone all before brunch, then London holiday rentals are probably going to be right up your street. The British Museum should be top of the bill. It's laden with treasures – priceless, the lot – from right across the globe. Roman busts? Check. Etruscan tomb fragments? You bet. Mughal paintings? Of course. Elsewhere in the big city, you can see some of the most famous paintings in the world at the Tate Modern, bask in high fashion at the V&A or excite the kids at the Science Museum.

Activities

Things to do near London holiday homes

London's probably best seen as a patchwork of different neighbourhoods. Wander from west to east and you'll encounter a whole host of mini cities-within-a-city. Take Stoke Newington, a happening hub where traditional English pubs mingle with boho art galleries. Take Kensington, the haunt of the rich and famous, where wine bars meet high-end stores and boutiques for leisurely shopping. Take Soho and its wild nightlife, or the West End, where grand theatres sparkle along the streets. And then there's the Southbank and its skateparks, and Brick Lane's vintage emporiums.

Weather

Best time to travel to London holiday homes

There's really never a bad time to hit London town, as it always bustles with life and energy. Summer, between June and August, brings some of the best weather of the whole UK to the metropolis, opening up the likes of Hyde Park to picnickers and London Fields to BBQ parties. The autumn can be a pound-saving season, running from September to October. Winter has festive markets on the South Bank and wonderlands in the parks – come before Christmas to make the most of them. Spring – in April and May – is perfect for visiting outdoor attractions like Kew Gardens.

Natural features

London and the snaking Thames

If there's one geographical feature that really defines London, it's the long and winding River Thames. That great waterway divides the metropolis in half, linking it to royal towns in the Home Counties and to the coast to the east. Along its length you can seek out London holiday rentals close to urban parks that offer a taste of the English outdoors. There's Hyde Park, with its monuments and lakes. There's the grassy fields of Hampstead Heath, enjoying views of London's skyscrapers. Further afield are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, like the Surrey Hills and the Chilterns, great for an escape from city life.

How to get there

Transport options to and around London

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station and London Waterloo East Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around London by catching a ride on the metro at Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station or Leicester Square Underground Station.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near London holiday homes

Kids will love the variety of attractions in London. Holiday homes are available near family-friendly locations like Madame Tussauds London, a museum with replicas of famous celebrities and historic icons, and St James’s Park, a royal park with a cafe, ceremonial displays and a lake with daily pelican feedings. ZSL London Zoo, an urban zoo and research centre with a collection of global wildlife in naturalistic habitats, is also great for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in London

London has an array of romantic attractions for couples to enjoy. Holiday rentals are available near places like Hyde Park, a huge, green parkland with the Diana Memorial Fountain and a lake for swimming and boating, and St Paul’s Cathedral, a historic cathedral with a tranquil churchyard and vibrant garden. You’ll also enjoy Trafalgar Square, an iconic square with illuminated fountains, masterpieces of art and dramatic lion statues.

Can I find a vacation rental around London?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 9,229 vacation rentals near London. From 6,782 flats & apartments to 2,053 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near London for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to London?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in London:

  • City of Westminster: 3,619 vacation rentals
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: 2,452 vacation rentals
  • Camden: 6,054 vacation rentals
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 4,517 vacation rentals
  • Tower Hamlets: 1,021 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • London Mansion House: 9,224 vacation rentals
  • London Bridge: 7,335 vacation rentals
  • O2 Arena: 9,028 vacation rentals
  • Excel Exhibition Centre: 9,022 vacation rentals
  • Tower Bridge: 7,088 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around 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 London?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 6,782 Flats in London. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in London include:

  • Houses: 2,053 rentals available
  • Cottages: 62 rentals available
  • Villas: 9 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in London?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 97 vacation rentals with pool available in London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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    Tower Hamlets
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