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The Best Airbnbs in East London

Picture of Ruaidhrí Carroll
London Travel Writer
Updated: 20 April 2018
East London boasts a tapestry of rich history and vibrant culture. While it has long been an industrial heartland of London, it has only recently become the trendy hipster hub that it is today. Nowadays, it’s one of the best places to visit to get a real feel for the capital – in contrast to the conventional, mainstream popularity of Central London. Here are some of the best Airbnbs in the heart of East London, just a stone’s throw away from great bars, restaurants and a whole host of other fun things to do.

Shoreditch Loft Studio with Private Entry

A studio en suite apartment near Spitalfields and Shoreditch High Street, as well as Liverpool Street and Old Street tube stations, this Shoreditch Loft Studio with Private Entry offers guests complete privacy, although Sara is on hand next door to offer guidance and assistance whenever necessary. Despite the property facing north, it has large windows which welcome plenty of natural light into the loft. That said, dozing off for an afternoon nap should prove no trouble at all thanks to the feather duvet and pillows which should send guests floating blissfully off into the land of nod. The building has an elevator and the family-friendly apartment includes as 40-inch TV with subscriptions and there is a minibar and kitchen for guests to enjoy too.

Shoreditch Loft Studio with Private Entry
Shoreditch Loft Studio with Private Entry | © Sara/Airbnb

NYC-Style Loft with Duplex Apartments – Flat Five

This New York City-Style Loft Apartment is part of a warehouse conversion that offers an interesting balance between private and communal space. A series of independent duplex apartments – each with their own desk, lounge area and a staircase to an upstairs sleeping area with king-size beds – all converge on an adjoining communal area that includes a big, bright kitchen and atrium. Neighbouring the apartment, Hatch, a restaurant and bar, and Greenhouse E9, a hot desk rental space, both offer discounts to Tara’s guests. The two-bed, two-bath, single-bedroom property is family friendly and suitable for up to four guests.

NYC-Style Loft with Duplex Apartments – Flat Five
NYC-Style Loft with Duplex Apartments – Flat Five | © Tara/Airbnb

En Suite Double Room in a Converted School Loft

Allowing guests to hark back to the joys of childhood, Nathalie’s studio two-bed, one-bath and two-toilet En-Suite Double Room in a Converted School Loft in Homerton can accommodate four guests at a reasonable price. The apartment comes complete with a kitchen, dining area, lounge and a roof terrace where guests can catch a breath of fresh air. Inside, the lounge is equipped with a projector for home cinema evenings and a piano for any musical travellers to feel theatrical as they belt out a tune. Animal lovers will find this place meets their needs as pets are allowed, but perhaps let Nathalie know about any planned pet trips before booking.

En Suite Double Room in a Converted School Loft
En Suite Double Room in a Converted School Loft | © Nathalie/Airbnb

Private Room Available in Amazing Two-Story Loft

Who ever said staying in an Airbnb is nothing like staying in a hotel? Certainly not anyone who has had the pleasure of staying in the Private Room Available in Stan’s Amazing Two-Story Loft – the building has a doorman and an elevator. While host Stan does inhabit one bedroom of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-story loft property, he works long hours, ensuring reasonable privacy for guests during the day. That means the kitchen, bar and living room, as well as its 52-inch TV loaded with subscriptions, are available for guests to enjoy before the evening. Catch sunrise on the east-facing balcony, savour the park view from the windows and get a good night’s sleep on the king-size memory foam mattress.

Anyone staying in East London should check out our nightlife guides to Shoreditch and Hackney. If these Airbnbs are all booked up, why not have a look at the best boutique hotels in Shoreditch or see what Airbnbs South London has to offer?