Holiday Apartments in London

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Apartment holidays in London - Travel Guide

England’s capital and one of the world’s great cities, London attracts 30 million international tourists each year. Samuel Johnson declared “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”, and its easy to see why. From the black of its cabs to the red of its double decker buses, London exudes colour at odds with its somewhat grey reputation. While on holiday, visitors can experience historic icons like Big Ben, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, and modern draw cards like the London Eye and Tate Modern gallery, but there’s much more to London than its tourist attractions. Witness the buzz of vibrant Soho, join the arty alternative in Camden and Shoreditch, or take in the pretty pastels of Notting Hill. You might start your day with a full English breakfast at a local cafe, shop ‘til you drop on Oxford Street or at Harrods, then finish up with a play or musical in the famous West End. If you're unsure of the perfect area for your needs, browse our comprehensive Where to Stay in London guide, which is jam packed with expert tips and photographs of the most popular London boroughs.

If you choose self-catering accommodation in London, you can also take advantage of famous foodie hotspots like award-winning Borough Market, nestled under the railway arches of London Bridge, or Broadway Market in the trendy East London suburb of the same name. Also be sure to check out our London food guide, which is jam packed with helpful hints and tips from locals as to the best places to experiences local food while in London

When to go to London

While London is dogged by a reputation for grey dreariness, visitors can take comfort in knowing that whatever the weather, the show still goes on. Summer is peak season for tourists and a great time to visit, but the city is also lovely in spring and autumn, when the weather is mild and crowds thin substantially. You shouldn’t discount winter, though, when chilly delights like ice skating on the Tower of London moat become possible. Plus, if you choose London accommodation with an open fire, it’s a great excuse to cosy up with a glass of red wine.

Getting to and around London

Flights arrive at London’s five major airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City and Luton – or by National Rail and Eurostar train services. Once you arrive, the public transport system will impress, from the tube to those iconic red buses. The more adventurous might want to make like a Londoner and hire a blue Barclays bicycle, more widely and affectionately known as Boris Bikes.

Accommodation in London

London hotels are notoriously expensive, so for a cheaper accommodation alternative you can’t go past a London holiday rental. Not only will you get to stay in a real London neighbourhood and experience a taste of true London life, you’ll get more space, freedom and privacy.

Whether you're visiting for a romantic weekend city break, an action packed sightseeing weekend or simply a break with the family, there are a wide range of quality short stay apartments in London to satisfy your needs, including pet-friendly properties. Choose from a number of quality HouseTrip London holiday rentals, from inexpensive studios ideal for the budget break in London to apartments and family-friendly houses, almost all of which are self-catering. All of our quality short term lets in London are protected by by our holiday rental guarantee, so you can book with confidence.

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Céline
Stayed 25 - 27 Sep 2014 in:
We were pleased with the apartment. Amin and Samira are very hospitable. The apartment is not very central but in 20 minutes you can reach the center by publ... More
Agathe
Stayed 24 - 29 Sep 2014 in:
Very nice place, very warm welcome from Alistair and Clhoé. We were very happy to stay at their place. The location is good, not far from all the nice shop... More
Sara
Stayed 25 - 28 Sep 2014 in:
The property was lovely,and Belsize Park is a nice place to stay.Our room was perfect,complete of everything we need and very clean,like no other place in Lo... More
Rohan
Stayed 26 - 28 Sep 2014 in:
We were using the property as a base so not in it too much. We had everything we needed and we're made to feel welcome. The sofa bed is on the small side if ... More
Geoffrey
Stayed 8 - 11 Aug 2014 in:
Brilliant stay. Had everything we needed for our trip to London. Thanks for all your help!

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