When it comes to experiencing the vibrant and culturally rich city of London, choosing the right accommodation is a key factor in ensuring a memorable stay. Holiday apartments in London offer a unique blend of comfort, convenience, and the flexibility to tailor your experience to your preferences. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, holiday apartments offer the best accommodation in the UK’s capital city.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll navigate through the essential considerations to help you make an informed decision when selecting your ideal holiday apartment in London.

Location, Location, Location

London is large and so location matters. Transport links are excellent, but, for example, if you’re working in Greenwich, you don’t want accommodation near Richmond unless you want a long commute.

  • Where to stay: Choosing a holiday apartment in a prime location sets the tone for your London adventure. Consider areas like Kensington, Covent Garden, or Southbank for proximity to iconic landmarks, shopping districts, and cultural attractions if you’re coming to see the sights. The City of London or Docklands are more likely to suit you for a business trip.
  • Transport links: Evaluate the accessibility of public transport options. Proximity to Tube stations or bus stops ensures that you can effortlessly explore different parts of the city without long commutes.

Find out more about London locations using our Locations tab.

Apartment Type and Size

  • Studio apartments: Ideal for solo travellers or couples, studio apartments provide a compact yet comfortable space with a combined living and sleeping area.

Check out Wigmore Street Studios in Marylebone to see what you might expect.

  • One-bedroom apartments: Perfect for couples or singles, one-bedroom apartments offer a separate bedroom and living space, providing added privacy and flexibility.

An example one bedroom apartment is Portobello Villas in Notting Hill.

  • Two or more bedrooms: For larger groups or families, apartments with multiple bedrooms and communal areas offer ample space to relax and socialise.

Belgravia Foxglove has 3 and 3 bedrooms apartments.


Budget Considerations

There is huge variation when it comes to choosing the level of luxury in your London holiday apartment.

  • Transparent pricing: Look for holiday apartments with transparent pricing structures. Check for any additional fees or hidden costs to ensure that your budget aligns with the total expense.
  • Seasonal variations: Be aware that prices may vary depending on the season and demand. Booking in advance or during off-peak times can often result in cost savings.

An example of a high-end luxury holiday apartment in London is Sloane Court East VI in Belgravia, whereas the convenience and comfort of somewhere like Ilford Tower Apartments shows what you can achieve on a budget.

Amenities and Facilities


Check that your chosen apartment with provide the facilities you expect.

  • Kitchen facilities: Most holiday apartments come with fully-equipped kitchens, allowing you to prepare your meals and snacks. This can be a valuable asset for budget-conscious travellers or those with specific dietary requirements, or those who want home-from-home flexibility. 
  • Wi-Fi and connectivity: Ensure that the apartment provides reliable Wi-Fi, especially if you need to work remotely or stay connected with friends and family during your stay. 
  • Cleaning services: Check the cleaning services provided. Some apartments offer daily or weekly cleaning, while others may be more self-catered.

Additional facilities, such as parking or concierge, should be checked at booking.

Safe and Secure Booking

Choosing your apartment in London involves many different aspects. It worth choosing a booking site, like London Serviced Apartments, so that you benefit from:

  • Direct communication: You can ask us any specific questions or address concerns, and we can even help you find the exact property to suit your needs. Direct communication can offer a more personalised understanding of the property and its offerings. 
  • Cancellation policies: Review the cancellation policies before confirming your reservation. Opt for apartments with flexible cancellation options, especially in unpredictable circumstances.

Safe and Secure Apartments

Many people choose an apartment over a hotel precisely because it is typically a more secure option, with your own lockable front door.

  • Building security: Choose apartments within secure buildings or complexes. Features such as concierge services, key card access, and CCTV contribute to a safer environment.
  • Emergency Procedures: When you book through a reputable platform like London Serviced Apartments, you can be sure that the property meets all safety regulations, for your peace of mind.

Enjoying Local Experiences

London may be one city but it’s packed with different and distinctive areas. This can really affect the feel of your stay.

  • Neighbourhood exploration: Immerse yourself in the local culture by choosing an apartment in a neighbourhood with unique character and charm. Explore local markets, cafes, and parks to truly experience life in London.

For example, to experience London like wealthy locals, consider staying in Knightsbridge, or choose Covent Garden for bars, dining and street performers.

  • Recommendations: If you’d like on-hand help with things like booking tickets or making dining reservations then we recommend choosing a holiday apartment with a concierge on hand to help.

Dog-Friendly Options

London’s becoming increasingly dog-friendly, and as such there’s more choice for dog-friendly holiday apartments in London.

  • Pet Policies: For travellers with furry companions, check if the apartment is pet-friendly. Ensure that the area surrounding the apartment is conducive to pet walks and activities. London has lots of green spaces.

You can use the pet-friendly search function on our site to find pet-friendly holiday apartments in London like Longridge Road in Earl’s Court.

Personal Preferences

Unlike hotels, where every room feels impersonal and the same, holiday apartments come in all different types. From opulent interiors with classic antique furniture through to bright modern functionality, you can choose a property that makes you feel at home on holiday!

Get the help and support you need

With careful consideration when choosing your holiday apartment in London, you can ensure your stay is not only comfortable but that your accommodation also enhances your overall experience.

We are committed to providing exceptional accommodation options, and have a large and diverse range of holiday apartments in London to choose from. Use our online search function, or get in touch on +44 (0) 208 004 0007 for direct assistance.