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The Best Airbnbs in London: 25 Cool, Quirky & Stylish Airbnbs for Your Stay

The Best Airbnbs in London: 25 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

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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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.

Sleek Townhouse in Kensington

Golden Leaves, Plum Guide

This dreamy townhouse on the edge of Kensington and Notting Hill gives you the best of both worlds. Cruise the busy vintage markets of Portobello Road and humming restaurants of Notting Hill one day, relax in the leafy streets of Kensington the next. 

Plenty of natural light, modern fittings and space to sleep comfortably with four bedrooms means that your trip to the capital will be one made in comfort as well as style. 

Location: Kensington

Leafy parks, high end shopping and delicious eateries are just steps away.

Modern Flat in London’s Historic Literary Centre 

Blackberry Crumble

London’s got a lot of history. At this stylish flat you can be at the very heart of it. Bloomsbury was once the home of the famous Bloomsbury Group which included some of the last century’s greatest thinkers and writers. 

When you step out of this light, airy apartment you’ll be walking the same streets as Virginia Woolf. Head back home and you’ll be in the lap of minimalist designs and comfort as good as it comes. 

Location: Bloomsbury 

Near enough to the hustle and bustle of central London, but nicely tucked away to avoid the huge crowds.

A New Take on an Old Style

Modern Mews

Once upon a time, London’s mews were the homes of horses and stable hands. Now they’re some of the most sought-after property that money can buy. 

No surprise when you consider their tucked-away locations and the renovation work that’s been done to keep them looking fresh, and feeling like the sort of place you could see yourself living in full time. 

Location: Oxford Circus 

A super central location, but still tucked away from the buzziness of central London.

Cosy Three Bed With Garden 

The Master Plum Guide

If you’ve got lots of people to find space for this charming south-London house might be just what you’re looking for. Three bedrooms and ample garden space mean there’s no risk of stepping on each other’s toes. 

The short walk to Brixton means you’re never far from the action, and right in the heart of one of the coolest spots to hang out London can offer. 

Location: Brixton

Perfectly Located Flat for 10 

New-Rose Plum Guide

If you’re coming to London with a big group you’ll need a big space. This modern flat in the heart of it all would be just right. There are four bedrooms and an equal amount of bathrooms and the location is perfect for getting around. 

That’s because Liverpool Street Station is only a short walk away. As are all the offerings of Shoreditch and Spitalfields, two of London’s coolest areas and chocked full of great places to eat. 

Location: Shoreditch 

Prepare to eat, shop and drink all day and night – you’re in London’s capital of cool. Brilliant restaurants and vintage shops await.

Artistic Flat in Holborn 

Sketch Book Plum Guide

If you’re looking to stay in central London you can’t really do much better than Holborn. Fairly well connected to the major transport lines and a short walk from Soho and the West End. 

The decor is creative and at times slightly kitsch, and bathtubs, extra-large sofas and plenty of space ensure that you’ll be as comfortable as can be. 

Location: Holborn 

One of our favourite areas to stay in London, you’re a stone’s throw from the best museums, shops and restaurants in the capital.

A Brick Lane Penthouse

Brick Lane Penthouse

Fewer places come more alive in London than Brick Lane does at the weekend. With this stunning penthouse, recently done up to reflect the latest design styles, you can be right in the heart of that action. 

Best of all, a set of sliding doors that reveal a balcony means you can even be a part of the action when you’re relaxing at your pad. 

Location: Brick Lane 

Did someone say cool vintage shops? You’re among the best in Brick Lane.

Small But Mighty Apartment Near the Emirates Stadium 

Light and Brick

This apartment may not have much in the way of space but it more than makes up for it comfort and style. You’ll have a tucked-away balcony all to yourself as well as a bit of desk space for anyone who’s taking a working holiday. 

The location gives you easy access to Finsbury Park and Highbury and Islington where you can find no end of great bars and restaurants, as well as the famous home of Arsenal Football Club. 

Location: Islington

Fans of the Gunners, as well as those who fancy being surrounded by swish shops and restaurants, will adore the location of this London Airbnb.

A Home from Home in Fulham

Swan Lake Fulham

If its homely comforts you seek for your stay in London, you can’t do much better than this charming spot in West London. 

You’ll have enough space for a whole family, a sleek, modern kitchen and a whole garden at your disposal – something the average Londoner rarely gets to enjoy themselves. 

Location: Fulham 

Those seeking a lowkey escape will appreciate this cosy Airbnb in Fulham.

Naturalistic Space in East London

Pink Velvet Bow Plum Guide

Lovers of nature will find plenty to love about this space. The recent renovation turns this enormous space with double-height ceilings and plenty of natural light into a spacious home and a perfect base from which to explore the ever-happening East End.

Plants adorn almost any space that’s not taken up by comfortable furniture and the kind of sofas that just scream: lie on me. There’s also a lovely garden to relax or host your guests in. 

Location: Bow

Removed from the thrum of central London, a totally tranquil escape awaits you here.

A Country House In the City 

Blue Lark

If you’re used to levels of comfort that you just refuse to compromise on, consider this family-sized home in leafy Hampstead where you’ll not be bothered by the huge crowds that dominate the city centre. 

That said if it’s the city centre you’re after, you’ll be a short ride from all the action by bus, tube or taxi. You’ll also be in walking distance of the gorgeous Hampstead Heath

Location: Hampstead

If it’s a serene London escape you’re after, look no further…

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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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