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London Hotels: From Airbnb To Hidden Gems

By DeAnna Taylor

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London is a hip city that brings the perfect mix of history with modern. Looking to visit the city soon?

 

Check out this list of some the best hotels and Airbnb’s around London.

 

Luxury Hotels

 

The Berkeley: Located between the Knightsbridge and Belgravia neighborhoods, this more than 100-year-old hotel boasts some of the best rooms around London. Its rooms include Italian marble bathrooms and handpicked artwork. This hotel is the epitome of luxury.

 

Photo courtesy of The Berkeley Hotel.

 

Related: How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned London. 

 

Blakes Hotel- London: This boutique hotel located in the Kensington Borough was converted from a set of old Victorian townhouses. Staying here will truly have you feeling like you’ve stepped back in time.

 

Photo courtesy of Blakes Hotel London.

 

The Milestone Hotel and Residences: If you want to feel like you are in the Royal family, then this is the place to be. Located directly opposite of Kensington Palace and Gardens, you may catch a glimpse of the Queen from your window.


 

Photo courtesy of The Milestone Hotel

 

Mid-Range Hotels

 

Bright Garden Flat: This Airbnb features a bright, open-plan layout and a cute garden pagoda to relax in after a long day of exploring the city. The owner has decked this place out with quirky details like invisible bookshelves.

 

Photo courtesy of Airbnb listing.

 

Twenty Nevern Square Hotel: Featuring the perfect mix of Oriental and European influences, guests can choose from hand-carved four-poster beds or Egyptian sleigh beds at this location. This boutique hotel overlooks the gardens of Nevern Square.

 

Photo courtesy of Twenty Nevern Square Hotel

 

Open Plan Luxury Apartment: The monochrome décor of this luxury apartment gives it a very modern feel. Located close to London Fields and Broadway Market, guests will be in the heart of London shopping, sightseeing, and exploration.

 

Photo courtesy of Airbnb listing.

 

Related: The Most Instagrammable Locations In London: A Guide. 

 

Low-Cost Hotels

 

The Pavilion Hotel: This eclectic boutique hotel has 30-rooms, each with its own theme. If you are looking for normal, this is not the place. However, if you are an out-of-the-ordinary type of person, you will feel right at home. Some of the room names include Casablanca Nights, War and Peace, and Rhythm in Blues.

 

Photo courtesy of Pavilion Hotel

 

Garden Court Hotel: This old Victorian terrace is located in West London without forcing guests to pay West London prices. This is a family-owned hotel located next to London’s Hyde Park.

 

Photo Courtesy of Garden Court Hotel

 

 

Comfortable Artist’s Home: This “world-class” Airbnb listing can be yours for as low as $77 per night. Located in walking distance to the infamous Camden market, you will be able to sample some of London’s best cuisine.

 

Photo courtesy of Airbnb listing.

 

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DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel writer. The Charlotte native recently completed one year abroad working as an English teacher in South Korea. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.

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