Destination guide

It's officially impossible to tire of London

As England's capital city, London thrives as a global hub for business, culture, the arts and history. Each neighbourhood is teeming with unique shops, swanky bars and cosy cafes, and a thriving multicultural restaurant scene easily dispels any rumours about British cuisine. You'll find loads to discover in this bustling city, and the hardest choice will be narrowing down location possibilities for London vacation rentals. With world-class museums, iconic concert halls and hectares upon hectares of green parks to explore, you'll be hard-pressed to ever tire of this bustling, buzzing city.

Things to do

It's quite possible there's a museum for almost everything

London is a feast for all senses – and all ages, too. After taking in the sights from the top of the London Eye, visit the penguins and their mates at the neighbouring SeaLife Aquarium, or head to Regent's Park and tour the London Zoo. For the culture vultures in your crew, it'll seem impossible to narrow down your museum picks. Consider which London vacation rentals are closest to each, and choose from among the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the VIctoria & Albert, the National Portrait Gallery – and over 200 other options!

Activities

Learn to love London's sprawling mix of neighbourhoods

London's sprawling layout can make it confusing for visitors, so consider a cruise down the Thames or a ride on a famous double-decker bus for a hop-on, hop-off tour of the city's top sites. Between the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben's chimes and the shopping on Regent Street, you'll have the lay of the land in no time. London is also known for its vast array of in-demand cultural attractions, from concerts at the Royal Albert Hall to shows on the West End, so consider booking tickets before your trip.

Weather

Don't be afraid to make a bit of a splash

London is known for its grey and rainy weather, but with a bit of planning, you might just get to experience British weather at its best. You should most definitely pack an umbrella, wellies and a raincoat no matter when you visit, but you're more likely to find long, sunny days waiting for you from early summer through early autumn. Understandably, June through September is also peak season, when crowds are thicker and prices are higher. Autumn and winter are wet and chilly, with shorter, darker days, but you're also more likely to find London vacation rentals going for lower prices.

Natural highlights

Wide open spaces aren't just a myth in London Town

With the River Thames winding through the heart of London, you'll find everything from waterfront markets to expansive green spaces scattered throughout the city. Stroll with the locals and their pups in Hyde, Holland and Regent's parks, or head south of the river to visit Battersea Park, Kew Gardens and catch a glimpse the famous deer that roam through Richmond Park. If the weather is truly cooperating and a day by the sea is in the cards, hop on the train and find yourself on the pebbled shores of Brighton and the English Channel in just over an hour.

How to get there

Transport options to and around London

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station and London Waterloo East Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around London by catching a ride on the metro at Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station or Leicester Square Underground Station.

Where to stay near London?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,962 holiday rentals near London. From 9,506 Condos/Apartments to 2,088 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near London for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to London?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in London:

  • Central London: 6,598 holiday homes
  • London City Centre: 5,728 holiday homes
  • Harrow: 9,526 holiday homes
  • Cassiobury: 20 holiday homes
  • Pantiles: 740 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to London?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in London. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Russell Square: 11,713 holiday rentals
  • London Paddington Station: 11,812 holiday rentals
  • Clapham Common: 3,536 holiday rentals
  • Highbury Fields: 11,724 holiday rentals
  • St Katherine's Dock: 11,718 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around London listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in London?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 9,506 Condos/Apartments in London. Our other popular types of London holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,088 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 46 holiday houses
  • Studios: 9,592 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in London?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 115 holiday homes with pool available in London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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