London is one of the world’s most iconic cities. It has more history, culture and all-around charm in every street and neighbourhood than other towns could ever dream of. There is truly no place like it in the world, so if you have the chance to visit, it would be a real shame to leave this metropolis undiscovered. London deserves to be explored, and on your own terms at that.
Which is why, when planning your next trip to the Big Smoke, you should make sure to have a base that really feels like home – it will make all the difference. The gems on our list of the top ten holiday homes in London are as luxurious as they are comfortable. They’re located right in the heart of London’s most happening neighbourhoods and give you the chance to experience the city in the way it was meant to.
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Regents Park Apartment is beautifully located in Marylebone Village, a chic area with trendy shops and restaurants just a short walking distance from some of London’s biggest attractions. This classic pied-à-terre with a contemporary twist offers comfortable and understated interiors spread over three stories in typical London fashion. Its spaces are bright and airy with polished hardwood floors, elegantly decorated with Persian rugs, solid wood furniture and splendid contemporary art – understated but cosy. The apartment also comes with a decked roof terrace overlooking the neighbourhood’s lovely Victorian architecture, rooftops and gardens – the perfect spot for your first cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset.
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Hatton Gardens Apartment is a unique holiday home in London’s Clerkenwell – an area where the historical and the trendy sides of the city meet just a stone’s throw from the buzzing West End. It’s named after the old jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, which you can still see traces of there today. The open plan living spaces of the apartment have stunning high ceilings and polished timber floors, creatively accented by selected furnishings and decor that speak of the designer-host’s Brazilian origins and immaculate taste. Splashes of colour and lovely plantlife come together to blend the indoor and outdoors within the home. This is complemented by a beautiful balcony filled with terracotta potted plants – a serene oasis for enjoying some stillness at any time of day.
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South Kensington Place is located on a quiet residential street right in the heart of one of the most refined and reputable neighbourhoods in London – just moments away from the boutiques of Kensington High Street and the buzz of Notting Hill. This eclectic area is also home to many of the city’s finest museums (including some you might not have heard of before). The chic, three-story mews home is the ultimate city abode for those who like travelling in style. Elegant with a trendy edge, it mixes retro, solid wood furnishings with contemporary art and vivid colours to create a characterful and vibrant home with open-plan living spaces. It is only made more irresistible by the brilliant rooftop views of the decked balcony.
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Dukes Apartment holds a prestigious location in the heart of Kensington, London’s royal borough. In an area where pastel-coloured, stucco-fronted townhouses mingle with trendy bars, boutiques and restaurants, it is enticingly close to Notting Hill, the West End and the royal parks. This sophisticated three-storey home is designed with understated elegance to be effortlessly chic and modern. From tasteful and simple interiors to polished wood floors and the skylight in the kitchen, no detail has been left to chance. One of Dukes Apartment most charming features is its vintage travel posters that add a pop of colour and verve to the living spaces. Close to the buzz of the city, this restorative sanctuary is just what you’ll want to come home to after a busy day.
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Marylebone Place is aptly named for its sought-after location within the Georgian brickwork, expansive squares and charming terraces of Marylebone Village. This area offers the perfect blend of historical London and modern tourist hotspots, and the apartment is within walking distance of the elegant Regents Park. Within its classical townhouse architecture, this home is boldly designed with perfect elegance and panache. Its open-plan spaces have high ceilings that allow for plenty of light, and the furnishings are a blend of mid-century and retro – understated with pops of vivid colour. Lovers of design and modern art will feel right at home amongst the cutting edge contemporary elements, which contrast with original features like the gorgeous fireplace.
6. Foley Place
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Foley Place is right on the doorstep of London’s pulsating heart, the trendy Soho, where dining, nightlife and shopping abound. It is also mere moments from the West End, Covent Garden and China Town. This city bolthole is chic and cosmopolitan, designed with sophistication, and meticulously finished. The interiors are perfectly suave with bold statement pieces that contrast the classical architecture. From high ceilings to parquette floors, this apartment is elegant and quite striking. Among its timber furnishings and charming original windows, you’ll come across contemporary art and a fabulous modern fireplace. Lovely and unique, these elements make Foley Place the trendy travellers dream.
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Chelsea Place lies nestled within – you guessed it – Old Chelsea, an area where history feels very much alive amongst charming period houses, cobbled streets, Victorian pubs and green squares. Kings Road and Sloane Square are just a stone’s throw away, offering lush interiors shops, boutiques, clubs and cafés. This lovely townhouse blends classical architecture with playful and lavish tones. Light and airy thanks to the original sash windows, its simplicity is graceful and stylish. Ornate elements, such as chandeliers and an artful fireplace play perfectly with the polished wood floors and muted palette throughout the apartment. Adding something very special, there is also a private garden with courtyard dining space. It feels miles away from the bustling city, even though Kings Road is mere moments away.
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Hyde Park Place lies nestled in the heart of London’s most premium area, right on the fringe of Hyde Park itself. It is within walking distance of world-class dining, shopping and culture – including The Natural History Museum, the V&A Museum and The Royal Albert Hall. This regal home is one-of-a-kind, truly majestic and opulent, with tones of deep crimson and gold that highlight its extravagant antiques, oil paintings, statues, and brilliant chandeliers. Falling just on the quirky side of eccentric, the effervescence of Hyde Park Place makes for a palacelike stay during a holiday in the city. This is made complete by the ornate balcony where you can revel in quiet moments amid the trees and rooftops.
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Lennox Gardens is a gorgeous townhouse located in what is locally known as ‘Knightsbridge Village’. It’s just around the corner from London’s most iconic department store, Harrods, and a short distance from Notting Hill and Hyde Park. It’s timelessly elegant with contemporary touches, sleek and sedate, and has muted earthy tones throughout. The interiors hint at country house chic with elements like wrought iron frames on the original windows. The overall tone is one of discreet luxury, while fun characteristics like oriental style rugs atop polished parquet flooring give the home a bit of flair. Its mezzanine-level terrace, where the wrought iron railings and lounge furniture create the ultimate breakfast spot, only adds to its dreamlike character.
Price from: £152pppn
South Kensington Mews is found by passing through the arched entrance to an original mews street in one of London’s most prestigious and dynamic neighbourhoods – the endlessly charming Kensington, where all the wonders of the city are within reach. It’s a stylish and sleek apartment with playful designer interiors that blend modern and retro furnishings with unexpected decor like oversized poster art. While very chich and rather lavish, South Kensington Mews remains perfectly homey. It brings the outdoors inside with a charming garden wall as the centrepiece of the beautiful bright lounge. On a whole other level (literally) is the vivacious roof-terrace with upholstered lounge furniture which is the perfect spot for enjoying cocktails with friends.
These amazing properties are just the creme of the crop, but we have plenty more holiday homes in London to choose from, as well as larger homes close to the city. Need help with your search? Just get in touch with our concierge team! Once you’ve got your trip to London booked, check out our list of non-touristy things to do in London, from the mouths of locals!