Whether you’re dreaming of a three-story townhouse with a stunning roof-top garden or a one-bedroom to live out your Notting Hill fantasies, you can find your perfect spot among London’s Airbnbs. They all share the charm of the city—cozy, clean, and steps from the city’s oldest (and newest) monuments. And when it comes time to plan your stay, take a look at our London city guide, featuring the best walking tours, museums, and restaurants to try.
As a bonus, all of these selections are run by Superhosts, who each have a rating of 4.8 or above, a record of zero cancellations, and at least a 90 percent response rate, meaning they’ll get back to you ASAP.
While we have not stayed in every Airbnb featured, unless otherwise stated, these listings are vetted based on Superhost status, amenities, location, previous guest reviews, and decor.This gallery was last published in November 2019. It has been updated with new information.
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Courtesy AirbnbFor the location-obsessedIf you’re looking for a true neighborhood vibe—and easy access to the rest of the city—this Westbourne Green Airbnb is ideal. Walking distance from Notting Hill and Portobello Market and near a number of tube stations, the home itself has two bedrooms (one of which has a freestanding tub, score), enormous kitchen-living-room-dining-room, workspace for checking emails, and roof terrace for sunset views over the city. Bonus, it’s an Airbnb Plus, so the home has been vetted by an Airbnb rep and has all the basics: an ironing board, closet and drawer space for guests, a well-lit entry, easy check-in, comfortable mattresses, a coffee maker, a bathroom free of the host’s personal items, and toiletries like shampoo, making it ideal for a first timer used to hotel amenities.$172 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
Courtesy AirbnbFor the InstagrammerNow that’s a room with a view. Looking right over Green Park (and with Buckingham Palace a stone’s throw away), this is the place to be for stunning window shots. The apartment—on the second floor and accessible via an elevator—has two bedrooms (one with twin beds). While the interiors are on the more traditional side, the home is a short walk from some of London’s most photogenic spots like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Harrods, and Trafalgar Square.$418 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
Courtesy AirbnbFor the big spenderWant hotel-level concierge services in a cozy home all your own? Meet Airbnb Luxe, which pairs travelers with exclusive homes and services like housekeeping, childcare, airport transfers, fresh groceries on arrival, private chefs, and more. In this three-bedroom home in plush Kensington, you can add any of the above services on top of the per-night price upon booking. But the home itself is worth booking—even without the extras. There’s a private garden, glass-roofed sunroom, dining room with space for six, well-equipped, drool-worthy kitchen, and a clawfoot tub. Plus, it’s just steps from Holland Park, and a 20-minute walk from Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. It’s expensive for sure, but why not live like the queen when you’re essentially her neighbor? $1,839 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
For the return visitorIf you’re looking to hit London’s top sights, skip this two-bedroom listing. It’s located on the outskirts of Shoreditch, about a 10 minute walk from the Hoxton tube station and a little bit of a trek from central London. But if you’re back for your fifth—even 10th—time, this Airbnb Plus will give you an on-the-ground look at neighborhood life in the city and access to some alternative attractions, like the Columbia Road Flower Market and Hackney City Farm. As for the actual home, you can expect to find a cozy living room, small back garden, modern kitchen, two bedrooms (one larger, one smaller), and additional amenities for children (changing table, crib, baby bath, etc.). For this price, it’s well worth being a little farther out of town. $104 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
Courtesy AirbnbFor the solo travelerLocated right by London Bridge tube station, this one-bedroom is a cozy home for any solo traveler or couple. The apartment is easily accessible and has 24-hour reception and security in the building, for added safety. The large kitchen is fully equipped for meals at home, and there’s also a desk workspace for those working remotely. Bonus for those in town for work: The apartment is a short walk across the London Bridge, or a few tube stops, away from “The City,” London’s financial district.$167 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
Courtesy AirbnbFor the urban outdoorsmanIf you want your own private ivy-lined patio in London, you’ve got it here, with a backyard grill to boot. And the apartment (an Airbnb Plus) is just a few blocks from Camden Lock—an area around Regent’s Park canal that’s great for morning strolls. Inside, the home has two bedrooms, each with king-size beds, and is minimally designed.$314 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
Courtesy AirbnbFor the girls’ tripNeed lots of space? This four-bedroom townhouse in central Mayfair has plenty of it, with a large living room and kitchen for relaxing. The Airbnb is built for groups, with an extendable dining table that fits up to 10, two and a half bathrooms to share, and a pantry pre-stocked with soda, beer, snacks, and more for free for guests. (There’s also a library filled with more than 200 books.) Know there are some serious stairs here—the listing is spread over the top three floors of a five-story building—so pack and plan accordingly. $497 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
For a hotel-like stayFor those looking to spend a few days away from home, this one-bedroom Airbnb (located inside an aparthotel) checks all the boxes: contactless check-in, space to cook your own meals, “blazing-fast Wi-Fi” per one reviewer, and a dedicated work space, plus a spacious lounge area downstairs. The room is just big enough for one, or a couple, with a king-size bed and clean, amenities-filled bathroom. Outside, there are places to sit along the River Thames, and in the hotel lobby, a café that previous guests recommend for gelato or coffee. $94 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
For a small familyThis well-lit Chelsea apartment is a place you’ll be happy to stay awhile (and you can, if you so choose: the hosts allow long-term stays of over 28 days). Ideal for a small family, there are two bedrooms, both with double beds and hotel-quality linens, and two baths, one with a tub. The large, open living room is filled with plenty of books to peruse, while the kitchen has all the basics for family dinners: pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper, dishes and silverware, and a six-person dining table. It’s not a spot for first-timers, as it’s about a 40-minute bus ride to central London, but it is near plenty of shops and restaurants, including a Traveller favorite, Chicama, and Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea football stadium.$161 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)
For outdoor spaceThis quirky two-bedroom apartment belongs in our most colorful Airbnbs gallery, too, with its pastel pink Smeg fridge, pink-walled sunroom (shown above), and patterned wallpapers. Situated in a quiet neighborhood, there’s a small balcony off both bedrooms and a garden out back to get some fresh air without leaving your home base, though South Kensington museums like the Victoria and Albert and Science museums are nearby, too. You’ll have all the essentials and then some inside: The host, Robert, leaves a hospitality pack filled with bread, milk, eggs, butter, biscuits, and chocolates for guests, and the kitchen is stocked with basics like coffee, tea, sugar, oil and vinegar, and salt and pepper. To note, the second bedroom, with its two twin beds, also houses a sink and shower in the room, so guests may end up wanting to share the one larger bathroom.$602 AT AIRBNB (STARTING PRICE)