Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of London

Come and experience London and its theater scene, museums and architecture. Well known for its art, monuments and entertainment, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Buckingham Palace, Museum of London and Natural History Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in London

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes London a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • London Dungeon (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Legoland (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • BT Tower (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in London

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, London is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sky Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • South Park (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • St. James Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Russell Square (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)

Transportation options to and around London

Fly into London (LCY-London City), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, London Charing Cross Station, London Waterloo Station and London Waterloo East Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around London by catching a ride on the metro at Charing Cross Underground Station, Embankment Station or Leicester Square Underground Station.

Where to stay around London?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 12,573 holiday lettings near London. From 9,784 Condos/Apartments to 2,361 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near London is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to London?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in London:

  • London Borough of Camden: 8,586 holiday homes
  • City of Westminster: 4,791 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets: 1,519 holiday homes
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 3,469 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Hackney: 5,828 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to London?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in London. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 12,546 holiday lettings
  • Westbourne Grove: 12,635 holiday lettings
  • Bush Hill Park Station: 12,367 holiday lettings
  • Brent Cross Shopping Centre: 12,609 holiday lettings
  • Bloomsbury Square: 12,497 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around London listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in London?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 9,784 Condos/Apartments in London. Our other popular types of London holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,361 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 57 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 9,906 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in London?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 113 holiday homes with pool available in London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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