London

The finest vacation rental properties in London at the best prices, personally selected by the owners and staff of Elegant Retreats International. We have visited every property on our site and have chosen the most unique, convenient, luxury, and all around smartest flats, houses and homes for your holiday pleasure.

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SOUTH KENSINGTON

Luxury Vacation Rental Apartment at Affordable Prices Stanhope Gardens Flat, SW7                              Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Lovely 2-bedroom, 2nd story self-catering flat with large windows and garden views. Nearest tube: Gloucester, 8 minutes.
Cranley Gardens South Kensington Georgian Vacation Rental Cranley Gardens Flat, SW7                                  Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Sweet & traditional 2-bedroom flat with roof terrace perfect for afternoon tea, cocktails, or breakfast with the paper. Nearest tube: Gloucester, 5 minutes.
Cranley Mews House, SW7                                  Sleeps 5 / 3 Bed / 2 Bath
Practically perfect in every way: charming, bright, modern, classic 3 bedroom London Mews house. Nearest tube: Gloucester or South Kensington, 7 – 8 minutes.
Rosary Gardens brick building exterior for 2nd floor 2 bedroom South Kensington flat rental Rosary Gardens Flat, SW7                                  Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Gorgeous 2-bedroom, 2nd story self-catering flat with large windows and small balcony. Lots of light, hardwood floors. Nearest tube: Gloucester, 5 minutes.
Rosary Gardens Flat B, SW7                               Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 1 Bath
Sweet, quiet 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom 3rd story self-catering apartment rental with nice amenities and perfect location. Nearest tube: Gloucester, 5 minutes.

CHELSEA

Nell Gwynn Studio Flat, SW3                           Sleeps 2 / 0 Bed / 1 Bath  
Bright, open, comfortable & well-located studio apartment in Nell Gwynn House. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 6 minutes.
Chelsea Lodge Flat, Tite Street, SW 3                Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Charming, quiet 3-bedroom house with Internet, SKY TV and just steps from the Kings Road. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 10 minutes.
Nell Gwynn First Floor Flat, SW3                        Sleeps 2 / 1 Bed / 1 Bath
Simple, comfortable, well-located & affordable 1-bedroom apartment in Nell Gwynn House. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 6 minutes.
Unique vacation rental house in the heart of Chelsea Margaretta Terrace House, SW3                       Sleeps 5 / 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath
Charming, quiet 3-bedroom house with Internet, SKY TV and just steps from the Kings Road. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 10 minutes.
Ropers 2 outside crop Ropers Orchard River View Penthouse, SW7       Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 1 Bath
Top floor apartment with luxury views of the River Thames, balcony terrace and spacious living room. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 12 – 15 minutes.
Luxury Thames View Flat Chelsea Rental Ropers Orchard River View Apartment, SW7    Sleeps 6 / 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath
Large modern apartment with luxury views of the River Thames, balcony terrace and spacious living room. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 12 – 15 minutes.

KENSINGTON

Abingdon Road HouseW8                               Sleeps 7 / 4 Bed / 2+Bath
Large luxury London home for rent with 4 bedrooms, patio, roof terrace, piano & flexible bed accommodation. Nearest tube: High Street Kensington – 5 minutes.
Bullingham Mansions Exterior London Vacation Rental Bullingham Mansions, Pitt Street, W8                Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Spacious and bright traditional flat in Kensington, between Hyde Park & Holland Park, steps from the High Street. Nearest tube: High Street Kensington – 7 minutes.
HorntonLondonFlatRentalMansionBlockExterior Hornton Street Flat, W8                                     Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 1 Bath 
Spacious 2-bedroom Kensington apartment on the 3rd floor (with lift) of a nice mansion block. Nearest tube: Kensington High Street – 4-5 mins.
Peel Street Family House Exterior Peel Street House, W8                                       Sleeps 6 / 3 Bed / 2 Bath 
Comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bath family vacation home with roof top terrace in the heart of Kensington. Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate – 5 mins and Kensington High Street – 9 mins.
Wynnstay Gardens London Apartment Rental Wynnstay Gardens, Allen Street, W8             Sleeps 6 / 3 Bed / 3 Bath 
Very large 3-bedroom holiday let with spacious rooms, lots of windows, city views, and conveniently close to the tube. Nearest tube: Kensington High Street – 3 mins.

KNIGHTSBRIDGE

Storybook garden square in Lennox Gardens area of Knightsbridge Lennox Gardens Apartment, SW1                       Sleeps 2 / 1 Bed / 2 Bath
A bit of Paris in London with this airy, bright, French country styled 1-bedroom flat for holiday rent in Knightsbridge. Another favorite. Nearest tube: Knightsbridge – 5 minutes.
Ovington Court Luxury Flat Rental Buliding Ovington Court Flat, SW3                                 Sleeps 5 / 2+ Bed / 2 Bath
Large, well-located, practically perfect luxury flat rental, close to museums, shopping, tube, with air conditioning & ground floor cafe. Nearest tube: Knightsbridge – 8 minutes.
Pont Street Flat (I), SW1                                    Sleeps 2 / 1 Bed / 1 Bath
Beautiful 1-bedroom, 3rd story self-catering flat with lift, caretaker, hardwood floors and lots of light. Nearest tube: Knightsbridge, 5 minutes.
Pont Street Flat (II), SW1                                  Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Spacious, open, top floor luxury 2 bedroom rental close to museums, shopping, tube stop, view of Harrods. Nearest tube: Knightsbridge, 5 minutes.

 

NOTTING HILL

Chepstow Garden Apartment, W2                       Sleeps 3 / 1 Bed / 1 Bath
Crisp, clean, comfortable, tasteful 1-bedroom, garden-level holiday apartment rental in terrific Notting Hill neighborhood close to shops, cafes and the famous antiques market on Portobello Road.
Chepstow Road House (I), W2                        Sleeps 6 / 3 Bed / 2+ Bath
Art and light-filled 3-bedroom, 4-story walk up family friendly house holiday house rental in Notting Hill Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate, 10 minutes.
Chepstow Road House (II), W2                      Sleeps 5-6 / 3 Bed / 3 Bath
Modern, airy, light, minimal, cheeky, and in the perfect live-like-a-Londoner Notting Hill location. Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate, 10 minutes.
Chapelside Mews House, W2                              Sleeps 4 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Quiet, comfortable Notting Hill mews house with flexible bed arrangements. Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate, 5 minutes.

 

BELGRAVIA

Front view of quiet, private, 3 story Mews House in London Eaton Mews House, SW1                              Sleeps 5 / 2+ Bed / 2.5 Bath 
Charming, private 3-story, 2-bedroom Mews house with roof terrace and spacious living room. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 10 minutes.
Chesham Street Walk-Up Flat, SW3                    Sleeps 3 / 2 Bed / 2 Bath
Stylish luxury 3rd-story walk-up flat close to Knightsbridge. Spacious sitting room, and terrific privacy between two ensuite bedrooms. Nearest tube: Sloane Square, 7 mins.

HOLLAND PARK

Abbotsbury Road House Flat, W14                  Sleeps 6 / 3 Bed / 3+ Bath
Tasteful 3-story terrace house, close to park & tube, 3 ensuite bedrooms, spacious sitting room, perfect for larger groups. Nearest tube: Holland Park, 4 mins.

More options in London

Elegant Retreats offers more options in London that just those listed above. In some cases owners prefer their properties not to be publicly advertised for privacy or security reasons, in other cases we are just being incredibly slow to process the latest batch of photos or write the text for properties visited on our most recent property viewing trip (guilty as charged). Contact us with your travel dates and accommodation needs, and we’ll be happy to send you some great options to best suit your needs.

Self-Catering vs. Serviced properties

Elegant Retreats represents self-catering London apartments and homes, as well as serviced flats, which are a fantastic compromise between an apartment and renting a hotel while on holiday or traveling for business. Self-catering homes and flats are privately owned and available for short-lets, usually between 1 and 4 weeks. They are cleaned prior to your arrival and after departure, but otherwise you are on your own for keeping up after yourself during your stay. Most privately-owned flats and houses rent for a minimum of 1 week. Serviced flats and apartments provide the amenities of renting a fully furnished home, with the added benefit of concierge, cleaning services, and in some cases food preparation. Serviced properties are similar to what you might call an Apartment Hotel. They are available for stays less than a week, and they offer  more flexibility with regard to arrival and departure than a privately-owned or self-catering rental. Our collection of self-catering vacation properties include only those we’ve visited and found the most charming, the most convenient, the most unique or simply the most elegant flats, mews houses, apartments and homes available for holiday rental in all of London.

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