The best Airbnbs in London

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By Matt Breen |
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London is many wonderful things, but cheap ain’t one of them. This is why, if you have a trip planned, you should consider renting an Airbnb property – it may well be much better value than a hotel or B&B, especially if you're in a sizeable group. Whether you want to stay among the theatres and attractions of the West End, or out in the thriving hipsterland that is the East End, we’ve rounded up the best of the best Airbnbs in London for you to peruse.

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London’s best Airbnbs

Slick one-bed flat in Shoreditch

No longer the sole domain of skint artists and wasted hipsters, Shoreditch’s rep has spread far and wide, and has become a destination for tourists visiting London. And this one-bed flat is very much representative of this achingly trendy part of town: exposed bricks, slick furniture and a mezzanine bedroom. Pretty cool, huh?

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Classical grandeur in Knightsbridge

Fancy something a little upmarket? Check out this two-bed place in west London’s Knightsbridge: it’s so elegant you might even describe it as palatial. Better still, it’s located just behind the world-famous Harrods, should you fancy a bit of high-end retail therapy.

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Cosy one-bed flat in Notting Hill

For those who wish to stay in the land of Portobello Road and Carnival should take a look at this cute, brightly-furnished one-bed flat. Bear in mind you’re just a bus journey away from the West End and the rest of Central London. 

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A quiet apartment in Piccadilly Circus

This one’s definitely worth checking out for convenience of location. It’s in Piccadilly Cicus, which means you’re walking distance from the shops of Regent Street and Oxford Street, the theatres of the West End, and Buckingham Palace. Even better, despite being in the thick of it, it’s pretty quiet and secluded.

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Airbnb quirky apartment Covent Garden
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Quirky apartment in Covent Garden

The convience with which you can reach the theatre district, shops, restaurants, bars and museums from this place is probably the biggest draw. But it'll also suit a quirky bunch of mates perfectly. It sleeps five and is decorated with eclectic colours and furnishings. Plus there's a cute little balcony.

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One-bed flat slap-bang in the middle of Touristland

This one-bed flat is located just five minute’s walk from one of London’s most famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament. Which naturally means you’re not too far from other tourist attractions either: the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

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Airbnb King's Cross townhouse
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Charming one-bed townhouse in King's Cross

This place is perfect if you're travelling to London via the Eurostar or King's Cross station, as it overlooks the beautiful St Pancras building and leafy terraces. It's also stylishly decked out and spacious, which usually comes at a premium in the city, but this place is happily affordable.

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Slickly furnished apartment near Waterloo

Another one that's good if you're coming into London by train. This place is but a hop, skip and a jump from Waterloo station. It also has something of a rarity for central London properties: a balcony.

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Two-bed apartment in the heart of Camden

It may have become a little sanitised in recent years, but Camden continues to attract the tourists in their hordes. And if you do want to hole up in this part of town, this two-bed apartment looks like a good choice: it’s two minutes from Camden Town tube.

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Airbnb yacht Canary Wharf
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Luxury yacht moored in east London

All aboard the party boat! This luxury yacht is moored in Canary Wharf – perfect for easy access to The O2 – and, while it's extremely pricey, it holds up to 15 people so you can split the costs. The city break to end all city breaks, right?

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