Many people are attracted to a stay in London precisely because it’s a city renowned for its history, character and culture. Rather than stay in a generic and soulless hotel, why not choose accommodation that is as equally full of character as the city itself. Here we have selected just some of the London serviced apartments, as well as one hotel, which burst with character.
1. Cavendish House
Cavendish House in Marylebone sits on one of the world’s most famous streets – Harley Street. Known for its high-class medical specialists, there are a range of apartments within. The street entrance will ensure you feel right at home on such an infamous street. It’s ideal for business travellers, with the super executive apartment having its own boardroom.
2. Harrington Gardens
Harrington Gardens in South Kensington has an iconic red-brick exterior. Yet inside you’ll step in to an apartment alive with modernity. This mix makes for a memorable stay. It really is the best of both worlds.
3. Notting Hill
This apartment in Notting Hill sleeps three, and exudes classic Notting Hill charm. It is perfect if you are visiting the City of London, as you can simply hop on the Central Line to get to where you need to be. Nonetheless, you will find yourself in the quiet spot that is fashionable Notting Hill, home to many lifelong Londoners.
4. Leicester Square
Be close to the action and hustle and bustle of Leicester Square in this wonderfully furnished apartment. Found just off St Martin’s Lane, you can wander to Theatreland, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden with ease. Again, the apartments are situated in a classic red-brick London building yet plush and modern inside. This is an ideal base if you’d like character accommodation close to many London places of interest.
5. 21 Lovat Lane
Whilst the interior of 21 Lovat Lane is beautiful, step outside and you get to enjoy the mix of London with views of the Shard balanced against old buildings. This is an ideal place to stay for both business and leisure travellers.
6. Bankside Apartments
With exposed brick work and striking interiors, your stay in the Bankside Apartments, in London Bridge, will leave their mark on your memory. Even more remarkable, and certainly inspiring, is the fact that these apartments sit within a converted tea warehouse and come with many of the original features such as arched windows. This is Shakespeare’s London, complete with a cobbled street, even if it has been renovated carefully.
7. Parkhill Road
Choose to live like a wealthy Londoner by staying at Parkhill Road in West Hampstead. The rooms are bright and airy, but what really stands out is the wealth of books and antiques ready for your attention. There’s your own open fire, and you’re within minutes of the world-famous Camden Market. Whilst Hamsptead is a little out of the centre, it’s a popular place to stay with excellent transport links to central London.
8. Claverly Court
A stay at Claverly Court, in Knightsbridge, has everything you’d expect from a luxurious yet classic London stay. Once the London home of a former WWII spy, MPs, British officers, a Dowager Countess and a Viscout, it’s now been lovingly restored using bespoke Italian woodwork, artwork and exotic marble. You’re just a short distance from Harrods too. You certainly feel part of London’s rich history here.
9. The Gore
The Gore, South Kensington, encompasses opulent style. The Gore is a hotel, but worthy of listing here because it’s small and really captures the essence of luxurious London. Each of the rooms are spacious, as you would expect in an apartment, but you also get all of the benefits of a hotel including dining.
10. Netherhall Gardens III
Netherhall Gardens III is found in Hampstead, and offers guests a luxurious and modern home that is very unique. It’s a top-floor apartment with a master bedroom benefiting from being in the eaves with arched skylights. Again, this is a chance to live very much like a Londoner.
11. 44 Curzon Street
44 Curzon Street in Mayfair offers guests a distinctly upper-class London experience. Everything here is about prestigious comfort, with everything thought of from furnishings to kitchen equipment. The small touches really make this into a luxurious and remarkable accommodation.
12. Hertford Viola
Hertford Viola offers serviced apartments with many remarkable touches. Situated in Mayfair, these 25 London serviced apartments are each individually designed, with no two alike. They are incredibly stylish and certainly full of character.
13. The Penthouse – Chelsea Bridge Apartments
The Penthouse at Chelsea Bridge Apartments will leave a permanent mark on your memory. The views are impressive, to say the least, and the apartment is surrounded by lakes and gardens. There are other serviced apartments within the building, but the Penthouse, with its panoramic views, really capture the imagination.
14. 51 Buckingham Gate
51 Buckingham Gate has astoundingly distinctive apartments. Built in 1897, the interiors provide everything the modern visitor is looking for, while also being tastefully historic in their décor. Each apartment is very different, so do check out the exact one you choose.
15. The Milestone Apartments
The Milestone Apartments in Kensington, offer the guest a chance to step away from the bustling London streets into luxurious peace and quiet. They are impressive and elegant, each boasting their own individual character, while benefitting from first-class service.
In London, we have a bounty of serviced apartments bursting with character. Let us help you find your perfect London Serviced Apartment or Apart Hotel – Give us a call on 0208 004 0007.