These Airbnbs in London’s Square Mile will help you live like a local when in town. Here are Culture Trip’s favourites to choose from in the City of London.
The Weaver’s Room
The Weaver's Room open-plan interior is brimming with greenery | Courtesy of Z & Alex / Airbnb
Close to Spitalfields, The Weaver’s Room offers guests a verdant haven a stone’s throw from Central London. Filled with bamboo furniture, Chinese artwork and tumbling potted plants, the open-plan living area, complete with a bedroom, has a nautical air to it – not least thanks to the small-pane windows and white-wood panelling. Complete with Wi-Fi, space to sit and work and a welcoming bathtub, it’s a small pocket of quiet perfect for those looking to carve out a few days on their own for a spot of self-care or to finally finish that book.
This self-contained modern luxury pad offers a convenient location near St Paul’s/City of London | Courtesy of Tim / Airbnb
This small but perfectly formed one-bed luxury pad overlooks St Paul’s near arty Clerkenwell, offering the best of both worlds for work and play. With exposed-brick walls, reclaimed furniture in various caramel hues and a modern kitchenette and bathroom, you’ll have all you need to keep you going for a few days in town. High-speed Wi-Fi allows you to easily research the best nearby watering holes, while the blackout blinds will prevent any unwanted light from waking you up too early. What’s more, it’s overseen by a Superhost; therefore, you can expect a warm welcome, a meticulously clean space and expert recommendations.
The Nicholson suite is an ideal place for a couple of people | Courtesy of Katy/Airbnb
The Nicholson suite is just down the road from the Barbican Centre, ideally placed to explore Central London, the East End and Shoreditch. The space itself is light and airy and newly refurbished, with thoughtful touches such as eco-friendly cleaning products and tea and coffee. It’s a studio but has space to sleep four thanks to a sofa bed, though you might find you get under each others’ feet. It’s perfect for a couple staying a weekend in the city, as its modern decor makes it pleasurable to stay in while the superb location makes life easy when you want to head out.
This Fleet Street Airbnb offers guests an en-suite bedroom | Courtesy of Angela/Airbnb
When you’re in town for work, sometimes you just need a pad in which to crash. This en-suite pod, situated a few minutes from Fleet Street, offers exactly that. The room is modern and minimalist, offering guests desk space and fast Wi-Fi, a comfortable bed and brand-new bathroom. Though there are no cooking facilities, all guests have access to a shared tea and coffee station as well as a British seasonal menu at the downstairs pub.
This two-bed flat in the heart of the City is an excellent home away from home | Courtesy of Panos / Airbnb
This spacious two-bed flat boasts a large, open-plan living and dining space, complete with a corner sofa, dining table and large flat screen; it is large enough for a group of four. The modern kitchen comes fully equipped, so whether you need it for storing wine or whipping up meals, you’ll find everything you need. The two bedrooms are large, and each comes with a modern bathroom. Just down the cobbled street, you’ll find a charming little pub that was used as The Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films, so die-hard fans of the books and movies can enjoy a toast over a (butter)beer or two.