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The Best Airbnbs in London: 22 Cool, Quirky & Stylish Airbnbs for Your Stay

The Best Airbnbs in London: 22 Cool, Quirky & Stylish Airbnbs for Your Stay

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Looking for the best Airbnbs in London? From beautiful Airbnbs near London’s Notting Hill to ultra quirky spots in Hackney, these are the best places to bed down for the night.

Airbnb gives you the chance to stay in some of the capital’s most stylish properties.

Here at London x London, we’re also huge fans of the Airbnb alternative Plum Guide – the properties are of a ridiculously high standard and each one is personally vetted, so you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you’ll get exactly what you’ve paid for.

In need of inspiration for your London trip? Don’t miss these gorgeous properties on Airbnb and Plum Guide.

Best Airbnbs in London

Trippy Apartment with Rooftop Terrace

Trippy Apartment with Rooftop Terrace

This 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment is an explosion of colour… and we love it.

In line with the pastel houses just around the corner on Portobello Road, this apartment is decorated with bright wallpaper and eccentric touches – look out for the cool pineapple trinket in the bedroom.

Let’s be honest, the main pull here is the stunning rooftop terrace (pray for good weather!), though the huge living space and ensuite in the master bedroom are also pretty big bonuses.

Location: Notting Hill

The rooftop terrace offers you gorgeous views over the Notting Hill area – and you’re just a short tube ride from the centre of London.

A Mighty 7-Bed in Chelsea

A Mighty 7-Bed in Chelsea

Sleeping up to a whopping 14 people, this apartment does not mess about. Huge marble bathrooms and even a home cinema mean it’s the perfect Airbnb in London for you and up to 13 mates.

Bedrooms are spacious and well equipped, and there’s also an actual lift inside the property.

Location: Chelsea

In the swanky neighbourhood of Chelsea, you’ve got plenty of brilliant eats and classy watering holes nearby.

Grand Apartment in Battersea

Grand Apartment in Battersea

This 2-bedroom apartment might just be the best Airbnb London has to offer. Decorated with exposed brick and antique furniture – good luck peeling yourself away from it to explore the capital.

The host is also available to help with things like cleaning and airport transfers, so you’ll be able to spend your trip living a life of luxury.

Location: Battersea

Located opposite Battersea Park, this apartment offers a regal escape from the bustle of the city.

Live in Crisp, Dreamy Tranquility

Live in Crisp, Dreamy Tranquility

Ever dreamt about living a life of luxury? We certainly have. This deluxe 2-bed inside a period property has incredible views over Inverness Terrace and offers a slice of the high life during your stay.

In close proximity to Hyde Park, this is a great base during your trip, although you’ll be just as excited to come home to this after a day of sightseeing.

The interior of this apartment is beautifully designed and totally charming, with all-white linens and delicate floral touches.

Location: Bayswater

The apartment is a short walk from Hyde Park and surrounded by many restaurants, shops and bars.

Modern Apartment with Cute Artwork near Piccadilly Circus

Modern Apartment with Cute Artwork near Piccadilly Circus

One of the best things about staying in an Airbnb in London is getting to check out the uber-stylish decor like this apartment.

It’s bright, swanky, and can’t be beaten location-wise – an instagram dream.

With 1 bedroom sleeping 2 guests, this is a cosy option that’s perfect for couples.

Location: Soho

This apartment is in Soho, so you’re moments away from all the main museums, great bars and restaurants, as well as the iconic Oxford Street.

Boutique Bijoux Flat in North Maida Vale

Boutique Bijoux Flat in North Maida Vale

This fabulous apartment is probably not the Airbnb for you if you like things subtle and minimalistic. If you fancy staying in a treasure trove of quirky art and hot pink accents, however…

This is the best Airbnb in London for you.

With a view of the leafy Maida Vale area as the backdrop, this is an impressive 1 bed, bursting with personality.

Location: North Maida Vale

The apartment is located in the picturesque Maida Vale area, surrounded by international eateries and a handy 5-minute walk from Queen’s park.

Retreat to a Stylish Flat in The West End

Retreat to a Stylish Flat in The West End

Apartments in London don’t come much more inviting than this stylish one-bedroom flat in the dramatic West End.

In typical London style, it’s on the cosy side – but it’s light and airy with a full kitchen brimming with modern amenities.

Location: West End

A perfect location, next to historic pubs, shopping opportunities, and, of course, lively theatres and museums.

Chic Flat Near Shaftesbury Avenue

Chic Flat Near Shaftesbury Avenue

Live the good life with this spacious one-bed flat. As well as its central location, additional touches like soft furnishings and an open kitchen will make you feel right at home.

The area can be a little loud, however, the bedrooms are at the back which helps with noise control.

Location: Soho

You’ll be in the heart of the action in trendy Soho. You’ll be within walking distance of key attractions like the Tate, the London Eye and Big Ben.

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Stay in a New York-Style Flat near Aldgate

Stay in a New York-Style Flat near Aldgate

This ultra-cool apartment is certainly a fabulous base for your stay in London. Aptly named Ice-Cream, this apartment is a pastel dream, without being sickly sweet.

There’s one roomy bedroom, as well as a separate living area and full kitchen. The iconic pink sofa and light blue walls compliment each other perfectly – this is a girly haven.

Location: Aldgate

Popular Aldgate has a wealth of great shops, pubs, galleries and more – plus, the famed Tower of London is just one tube stop away from this apartment.

Immaculate Notting Hill Townhouse

Immaculate Notting Hill Townhouse

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a fabulously, architecturally designed London pad – now’s your chance.

The one-bed flat inside this townhouse is incredibly beautiful and impeccably styled, right in the heart of the capital.

The kitchen is rather small compared to some of the others we’ve mentioned, but it’s fully stocked and features lots of cookbooks so you can rustle up something yourself if you wish.

Location: Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a trendy, popular area that is close to London’s main sights without being totally overwhelming. A quick tube ride will have you right in the heart of the action.

Georgian Home with a Kenyan Twist

Georgian Home with a Kenyan Twist

Tucked inside a beautiful Georgian property, this fabulous flat has two bedrooms and plenty of style and character. Authentic Kenyan furnishings make this home warm and welcoming.

There is a good size bedroom and a large open living space, with a fully equipped kitchen. 

It’s a bit further out of central London, so you can escape the hubbub of the city.

Location: Kennington

The apartment is near the area of Kennington, which is pretty fabulous. It has lots of cool bars, shops and pubs, but you can also get the tube right into central London.

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Stylish Luxe Edgware Road Studio

Stylish Luxe Edgware Road Studio

This studio property oozes charm and style – a mix between hipster and Moroccan.

The studio is on the larger side, actually forming part of a hotel, so you’ve also got a communal space to hang, too. Not that you’ll want to, the gorgeous room is filled with gold accents and light linens, offering the perfect place to curl up after exploring the capital.

Location: Edgware Road

Staying on Edgware Road gives you total access to the tourist destinations: Oxford Street, museums, theatres, and the best restaurants are just moments away.

Minimalist Garden Studio

Minimalist Garden Studio

At the risk of sounding like a cliched real estate agent, this studio really is a mix of old and new. Modern style + traditional charm = a winner.

The living area is relaxed but modern, and there’s plenty of room for a small kitchen and bed in the main space.

If you can overlook the proximity to the house, this is the perfect London base.

Location: Putney

Staying here, you’re close enough to the London bustle, but with the quietness of a retreat. Pure bliss.

Airy 2-bed Just Off Oxford Street

Airy 2-bed Just Off Oxford Street

Stylish decor, beautiful views and thoughtful touches make this two-bedroom apartment a dream in London.

It’s just like staying at home – if your home features unique, hand-selected artwork and dazzling London city views.

It’s hard to find many “cons” with this place – it’s a luxury option with a price to match, but you won’t be disappointed.

Location: Fitzrovia

It’s hard to find a location more central but still tucked away from the rambunctiousness of Oxford Street.

Georgian Belgravia Flat

Georgian Belgravia Flat

This beautiful home is full of charming Georgian features, though the abundance of art is the main focal point. It’s a totally gorgeous London base, with 4 bedrooms (so it sleeps up to 7).

A perfect mix of modern and classic, the kitchen is all white marble with stainless steel accents, and the leafy garden is the perfect hangout spot.

Location: Belgravia

Within Belgravia you’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants, bars and pubs. Or, hop on the tube and you can get all over London without any hassle.

Home with Indoor-Outdoor Living

Home with Indoor-Outdoor Living

A pretty garden terrace and Moroccan furnishings? This Airbnb apartment in London is everyone’s Instagram dream come to life.

More than just a gorgeous backdrop, this home is also practical. A spacious, well-equipped kitchen and cosy living area are highlights.

Sleeping up to 4 people, this 2-bed is a home away from home.

Location: Acton

Sleepy Acton has residential charm, but great transport links to the city centre.

Stylish Loft in The West End

Stylish Loft in The West End

This stylish loft is beautifully decorated and super welcoming – and there’s the location, which is on the front door of Chinatown and Oxford Street.

There’s one bedroom and bathroom here, as well as a good-sized living room. The kitchen is small but there’s everything you’ll need for a getaway.

Location: West End

With great views of Shaftesbury avenue below, this apartment is the perfect people-watching spot.

Smooth Sailing

Even with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to ten people, this gorgeous yacht is definitely a splurge. But when it’s this cool, who cares?

Moored in the West India Quay, you’ll get to live out your wildest celebrity dreams. Enhanced by the fact a private Chef is at your beck and call on the upper decking – this is where you’ll likely spend most of your time.

Inside, picture indulgent Monte Carlo-esque decor, with cherry wood furniture and garish prints adorning the huge leather sofas.

Location: West India Quay

With the best of Canary Wharf quite literally on your boat-step (and DLR access to the rest of London), you’ll love hanging out on this ultra-swish private yacht.

Cosy Apartment for Two

This vintage apartment screams cottagecore in a busy city setting. 

You might be situated above an off-licence, but you wouldn’t know it – plenty of plants are dotted around the living area and the living/dining area truly is a retro oasis. Not to mention that the huge clawfoot tub is to die for – bring your favourite bath products, you’re going to watch to spend an hour soaking.

Comfortably sleeping two, this spot feels as welcoming as your grandma’s house. If your grandma was super cool and hoarded vinyl records, that is.

Location: Lower Clapton

The cool area of Lower Clapton affords you cooler properties for a lower price. This one is no exception. There are plenty of indie shops and restaurants nearby, as well as excellent public transport links to the rest of the city.

Grand Stately Home Splash-Out

This is another big splash – a gorgeously regal home in Marylebone sleeping you and up to nine pals. 

In fact, this Grade I home has hosted plenty of Heads of State and dignitaries since 1822 – no wonder it’s a visual feast for the eyes. The Victorian layout boasts sweeping staircases, antique chandeliers and real fireplaces that are perfect for cosying up against on chilly London days.

Could this be the best London Airbnb? We think so.

Location: Marylebone

Is it any surprise that one of the most luxe holiday rentals in London is in Marylebone? An excellent area to stay if you can afford it.

Stunning Modern Apartment for Two

If something a little more understated is what you’re after, this pretty apartment might just be a winner. The cube sofa is a cool modern addition that we’ve been trying to track down for our own pads, if we’re totally honest.

The bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and bathroom might be on the smaller side, but don’t let that put you off – the real pull is the shared living space that this apartment allows. Make friends in the shared communal rooms, or pump some iron in the building’s gym. 

Location: City of London

A brilliant location for a brilliant apartment. You’re just five minutes from Mansion House, with excellent connections to the rest of the capital.

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Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking the Best Airbnbs in London

  • The great London icon of the Tube makes getting around London pretty easy. Don’t feel confined to looking for Airbnbs in Soho for example – you’ll easily be able to get there from most neighbourhoods in the city.
  • In London, you’ll generally need to choose between space and location. Things get pretty compact in the centre of the city, so if you crave space, consider heading out a bit.

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