6 extremely stylish London Airbnb properties

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London really is synonymous with an understated, very British kind of luxury. From the royal palaces, to the top hotels, to iconic stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and the myriad of Michelin-starred restaurants, if you’ve got the cash to splash, you’ll have a hell of a time, but it’ll be very low key when you do it. And Airbnb London homes are no exception.

There are plenty of ultra-chic city pads offering guests a high-end experience to remember. While there’s nothing so vulgar as a golden toilet seat or a pimped-out games room in sight, if you want built-in wine cellars, wood panelled hot tubs on roof terraces, stripped back elegance (and even a nice stand-alone bathtub or two) these luxury London Airbnb spots have got all that, and then some. So take a look at our pick of the most extravagant yet classy rentals below, then get ready to pack your Louis Vuitton luggage, because there are countless champagne bars in London (our favourite is at Kettner’s Town House!), and there’s a glass (or five) of the stuff waiting for you.

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6. Exquisite London Airbnb Penthouse With Roof Garden And Hot Tub ($1,028 a night)

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Set in the heart of Notting Hill (best known for its world-famous market and colourful carnival come August time) there’s plenty to do nearby this luxury penthouse. It’s also a mere five-minute walk to London’s Hyde Park, home to the beatific Serpentine Lake. Chances are, though, that you won’t want to leave the place, with its cool and stylish décor, all situated inside a Georgian listed building. It features two large en suite bedrooms, each with a super-king bed, so there’ll be no fighting over the duvet. Or just get cosy on the sofa in front of the open fire, while blasting some chilled-out tunes on the Sonos surround stereo system.

Whatever the weather when you visit London, you’ll want to make full use of the “James Bond-style sliding glass roof” which leads out onto a spectacular roof garden. There, you can admire the views of the city while relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of [insert beverage of choice here]. Hugh Grant fans will want to venture down the road to see the ‘Blue Door’ made famous in the movie Notting Hill, or take a wander to nearby St Luke’s Mews where they filmed that heart-breaking scene with the cue cards from Love Actually. Sigh.

5. Hip Architect-designed Space In Shoreditch ($970 per night)

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The achingly cool amongst you will be all about this stunning loft in Shoreditch. It takes up one floor or a former factory and every meticulous detail was crafted by Architects Chan + Eayrs. This place is so stylish, it’s been featured in The New York Times, Wallpaper* magazine and Milk Decoration. The subdued green plaster walls were chosen to “echo verdant views across Calvert Avenue to the treetops and square of St Leonard’s Church”, so you’ll feel most at one with nature here. There’s an enormously-well stocked kitchen, with a range cooker, and everything you could need to knock up a traditional Sunday roast (or whatever else you fancy whilst in town).
The bedrooms all come with memory foam mattresses, and there are two amazing free-standing bath tubs. Those with fine tastes can visit nearby Shoreditch House, or Nobu, and of course Shoreditch has plenty to offer in general, including street art, vintage shops, a whole host of independent cinemas including the brilliant Rich Mix, and world-famous street food in Brick Lane. The only downside is you’ll wish you had more time to explore.

4. Stylish Mews Airbnb House For Car Lovers ($1,551 a night)

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Can’t bear to part with your automobile? Then this is the Airbnb for you. This beautiful three-bed mews house, with its modern industrial stylings is completely centered around a Crittall garage (that’s a garage with glass walls) so you can keep an eye on your transportation at all times. When you’re not driving around town, relax in one of the rental’s three bedrooms, tread the stunning parquet floors, or get yourself a bottle from the wine cellar (although we’ve a feeling it doesn’t come fully stocked – so nip to the store before your arrival).

It’s in close proximity to Hyde Park, where you can swap your car wheels for bike ones, or perhaps even rent a pedalo or row boat. Or just head out on foot to London’s iconic Oxford Street, where you can drop some cash in Selfridges, before perusing the luxury stores on Bond Street.

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3. Cool London Penthouse In Covent Garden ($840 a night)

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If you want to feel amongst the hustle and bustle of central London, this duplex home with a private terrace garden, in a residential courtyard setting will do that. It’s literally footsteps away from many of the West End theatres, bars, shops and restaurants, plus the majestic Royal Opera House, and the busy Covent Garden Piazza. The top floor of the apartment provides a massive living space, with a 3D TV and surround sound, plus a kitchen simply rammed with appliances, including three ovens and a dual-zone wine fridge – what more could you want?

There’s also a 10-person dining table for entertaining guests and a private balcony. Downstairs, meanwhile, there’s an eye-catching hallway (featuring some excellent artwork), and three spacious bedrooms, all with king beds. Outdoors you’ll find a corner sofa and gas BBQ for even more early-evening entertaining, before you head out to sample the endless delights Covent Garden has to offer.

2. A Sleek Soho Airbnb Apartment ($891 a night)

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It comes with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, underfloor heating, and a deep free-standing bath. There’s also a stylish enclosed patio with a glass roof, for you and your three travel companions to eat breakfast on, or enjoy a G&T of an evening. Ever fancied trying your hand at some acting? Well this place is right next door to the Giles Foreman Centre of Acting where you can go and do a two-day masterclass. Action!


1. Luxury Georgian townhouse Airbnb in Whitechapel ($1,293 a night)

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Whitechapel might not seem like the most glamorous location, but this Airbnb is the epitome of stylish, yet understated, opulence. A Georgian townhouse, it can house six guests, and offers calm and solitude from busy city life outside. No attention to detail has been spared here. The beds are fitted with Italian Once Milano linens, luxury Norvegr goose down pillows and duvets, while classical literature is available for you to read, all hand-picked by King’s College philosopher Clayton Littlejohn.
There’s also a kitchen wine cellar and a wine room. Wine lovers won’t want to leave. Not without taking a bottle for the road, anyway… One thing, though: there’s deliberately no TV in this residence, which means you’ll be able to sit and appreciate your ultra-chic London Airbnb city pad all the more.

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