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- Piccadilly Circus
- Tower of London
- British Museum
- Street food markets
- Royal Botanic Gardens
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Holiday homes in London
The eight and a half million inhabitant metropolis offers thousands of holiday accommodations in all parts of the city to choose from. The more centrally you reside, the more expensive the apartment will usually be. Beautiful areas to find a holiday home with garden are mainly Bloomsbury and Kensington. From these districts you can also easily reach the city centre by underground.From simple studios to exclusive luxury apartments
Those who are looking for a holiday home in London should pay particular attention to the location and the price. Due to the numerous providers, it is not difficult to find a suitable apartment. Many accommodation providers also rent single rooms or multi-storey luxury suites, so you'll find the right holiday accommodation for every preference and wallet.Book a holiday home in an elegant residential area
There is nothing better than relaxing in a green garden after an extended shopping or sightseeing tour through London. Make use of the family-friendly holiday homes on the outskirts of the city, where parking is usually no problem. In London City, on the other hand, it is common for apartment complexes to have a doorman to ensure your safety and special services.
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Location and orientation
London is the capital of the United Kingdom and is located in England. The Thames flows through the city area of the island capital, whose banks are lined by numerous sights and skyscrapers. Around London there are some other very interesting cities like Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton and Windsor.The best way to get there by plane
Around London there are a total of five airports where aircraft from Germany land almost every hour. The biggest airport is Heathrow in the west, then Gatwick in the south. Many budget airlines like to land in Stansted in the northeast or at Luton Airport in the north. London also has a small city airport in the Docklands. From the airports you can easily get to London city centre by public transport.Being on the road in London
It is important for motorists to know that left-hand traffic predominates in London. In addition, the traffic stands more than that it drives and in the city centre a road charge is raised. Leave your car at the edge of town and change to the subway, which will take you to all parts of the town. For a longer stay, it is worth getting a Travel Card for one, three or seven days, otherwise single trips will quickly cost you money.
Things to know
Who doesn't know the myth of eternal rain in London. In fact, only in the months of October, November and December there is a lot of precipitation. Summer, on the other hand, can be very hot and snow often falls in winter. Nevertheless, always take a rain cover with you during the summer months, as in London it can suddenly rain heavily even in bright sunshine.The London Pass for Museum Visitors
If you want to experience the cultural life of the British metropolis to the full, then the best thing to do is to get a "London Pass", with which you can visit many sights free of charge. Depending on the length of your stay, you can purchase a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day pass.Visit local recreation areas in London
The probably biggest and most famous park in London is the Hyde Park, which is also often called "the lung of London". Hyde Park adjoins Kensington Garden and is surrounded by elegant residential buildings. The zoological garden can be found at Regent´s Park. In the city centre you can relax in the St. Jame´s Park and in the Green Park. In addition, the Royal Botanic Gardens with their huge greenhouses are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
„The "Gleis 9 3/4", via which Harry Potter reached the Hogwarts-Express, can be found at the station King´s Cross. In the main hall you can have yourself photographed with Harry Potter scarf and baggage carts.“
Top 5 travel tips
One of the most famous streets of London is certainly Piccadilly, which starts at Piccadilly Circus and ends at Hyde Park Corner in the southwest. Stroll along the streets and be seduced by the many offers of the shops to a shopping frenzy. Along the way you can also visit Fortnum & Mason, a grocery store founded in 1707. Piccadilly-Street is also home to the 1906 Hotel Ritz and the 1868 Academy of Arts.2. The famous Tower of Londen
In any case, one should have seen the Tower of London that is located at the bank of the Thames. It is a medieval complex of several buildings that served as a fortress, royal palace, armoury and prison. In the past it also housed the State Archives, the Mint and the weapons arsenal. Today, the building ensemble is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.3. Spend whole days in the museum
There are museums in London where you can spend a whole week and still haven't seen everything. The British Museum in Bloomsbury is one of the largest museums in the city and around the world. It houses a collection of six million exhibits and numerous rooms worth seeing, such as the circular Reading Room. Also worth seeing is the world's largest covered courtyard, the so-called "Queen Elizabeth II Great Court".4. To the multicultural spectacle in Notting Hill
A festival of the extra class is the Notting Hill Carnival, which always takes place on the last weekend in August. At this street festival, which attracts around one and a half million visitors every year, there is a steel band competition, dance and music as well as a large street parade through the city district, where colourfully costumed actors provide the appropriate portion of atmosphere.5. Find delicacies and curiosities on the markets
London is a city known for its countless markets. Culinary delights coupled with a unique atmosphere of hustle and bustle can be found at the many street food markets in the various districts, which are mainly held on weekends. The Oldspitalfieldsmarket and the Spitalfielsmarket are covered market halls. Art, antiques and vintage clothes are available at the Alfies Antique Market.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in London
What was the average price for a vacation rental in London in 2020, the first year impacted by the corona crisis?
Based on its annual average cost of $275.08 per night, London is the city in the United Kingdom that has the most expensive vacation rentals.
When are vacation rentals cheaper in London?
Travelers who want to save as much as possible travel to London in January, February, and March, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $241.45, $248.89, and $254.86 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in London?
When booking a vacation rental in London, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of December (with an average of $301.44 per night), followed by May ($301.41), and April ($300.3).
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in London?
We recommend you to book in advance in London as only 39% of the properties remain available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
Which months offer the highest availability?
The best months to find free accommodation in London are July (the average amount of properties that are free reached 50% of the total in 2020), June (48.5%), and August (42.8%).
When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in London?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in London are, in order, October (with 30.4% of available rentals), December (32%), and November (32.5%).
Are there many rentals in London?
We have grouped together the offers from 41 different providers in London, so we can offer you around 12000 properties. You're going to have a hard time picking your favorite!