Discover Unique Holiday Apartments in London, England
Spot the Natural History Museum from the rooftop terrace at this South Kensington apartment | Courtesy of 130 Queen's Gate Apartments / Expedia
Live like a true Londoner on your next visit to the capital of England by booking a holiday apartment. That means when you’re not discovering dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, shopping at Harrods or sipping coffee in Primrose Hill, you can be kicking back in your own private space. Need to know more? Here are our favourite holiday apartments in London – bookable with Culture Trip.
Cheval Gloucester Park
4.9/5 (56 Reviews)
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Now from $401 per night
South Kensington is a cultural hotspot, and museum lovers will be grateful that these Gloucester Park apartments are so close. The Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Serpentine Gallery and Japan House are within walking distance. If the arts aren’t enough to get you out of these luxury, high-floor apartments, perhaps the Chelsea FC match at nearby Stamford Bridge will do the trick. Be sure to stop at the tour desk in the lobby to discover other happenings around the area.
Sonder – King Street
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All you need to know about these Sonder suites is that each has its own kitchen. This info will come in handy the moment you set foot in the massive Covent Garden Market. You’ll want to grab take-away from every delicious restaurant and bring home bags full of groceries so you can cook with London’s freshest ingredients. With a full belly and a wide grin, you’ll also be glad that every suite has either a king or queen mattress for you to veg out on.
Neon Dream Playfull 2 Bedroom
5/5 (1 Reviews)
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Now from $443 per night
First visitors to London will love this two-bedroom holiday apartment’s location in the City of London. Only a short walk from the Shard, London Bridge and the Tower of London, you’ll be sightseeing faster than you can make a cup of tea. Visitors who’ve already seen London’s iconic sites can immerse themselves in the creativity found at the Fashion and Textile Museum and the White Cube art gallery. Of course, simply strolling through Bermondsey Street will be eventful in itself.
The Chronicle by Supercity Aparthotels
4.5/5 (33 Reviews)
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Now from $181 per night
Whether you’re in London for the shopping, monument spotting or restaurant hopping, a stay at the Chronicle keeps you close to it all. These one- and two-bedroom suites are just a few blocks from both New Street Square and Fleet Street. Choose between a terrace or a city view in the penthouse and executive suites, or slide in-and-out of a studio if you’ll spend most of your day around the city. The Strand, the Thames and the city proper are all within walking distance.
Native Hyde Park
4.1/5 (105 Reviews)
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Now from $182 per night
No matter which size studio you select, you simply can’t beat having Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in your backyard. All apartments contain laundry facilities, as well as a coffee and tea maker for your morning pick-me-up. Cafes in nearly every direction double as remote working spaces if your cosy apartment gets too quiet. With the Paddington tube station one block away, you can explore the rest of London when you’ve finished roaming the dual green spaces.
The Rosebery by Supercity Aparthotels
4.6/5 (36 Reviews)
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Only a five-minute drive from the Royal Opera House, you won’t miss the curtain call when staying at the Rosebery. These suites feature soundproof walls, kitchens and safes to store your laptop or other valuables when leaving the flat. Fitness facilities are also available for use if you’re keen to keep your at-home routine. For more live performances, dance down to the Piano Works for a drink and a singalong.
Heart of Shoreditch Apartments
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Now from $233 per night
The cool and creative will fancy these apartments in the heart of Shoreditch. Cosy flats with private bathrooms, two beds and a small kitchen will more than suffice for anyone planning to explore this trendy neighbourhood. There’s also a desk in each flat, a perfect creative space for the aspiring writer or artist to bleed their thoughts onto paper. You’ll certainly find inspiration at Artwords Bookshop, Banksy’s Designated Graffiti Area, or with a drink in any of the cafes or bars lining Kingsland Road.
Reimagined Kilburn town hall with pool and gym
Serviced Apartment, Apartment
4.3/5 (64 Reviews)
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Venture beyond the city centre to northwest London and you’ll find Kilburn, sandwiched between upmarket Hampstead and Maida Vale. This former town hall and theatre has been transformed into urban-smart apartments, with balconies, 24-hour reception and access to an off-site gym, sauna and heated indoor pool. From studios to four-bedroom mezzanines, each unit is kitted out for guests who want to cater for themselves and styled in a calming purple and grey palette. Abbey Road, Lord’s Cricket Ground and fashionable St John’s Wood and Queen’s Park are nearby.
Luxury apartments in South Kensington
4.5/5 (154 Reviews)
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Now from $236 per night
You can see the Natural History Museum from the rooftop terraces of the two penthouse suites at One Thirty, housed in a converted neoclassical townhouse in affluent South Kensington. Apartments range from intimate two-person studios to four-bedroom penthouses, all with Italian wood floors, floral arrangements and original architectural features such as French windows. Guests have access to a gym plus a 24-hour concierge service. The V&A and Science Museums, Hyde Park, Chelsea and Knightsbridge are a 10-minute stroll away.
Minimalist stays in South Kensington
3.8/5 (18 Reviews)
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Now from $106 per night
Situated in a row of pillared-entranced townhouses between Gloucester Road and Earl’s Court, these swish apartments balance smart and stylish with self-catering comfort. Choose from snug studios or one-bedroom pads with a separate kitchen, all minimally designed with pine-wood floors and pops of colourful artwork. Some have floor-to-ceiling French windows opening onto tiny wrought-iron balconies. A 10-minute walk takes you to Holland Park and High Street Kensington. Hyde Park and the museums of South Kensington are also nearby.
This is an updated version of an article originally by Isabella Noble.
These recommendations were updated on August 17, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.