Airbnbs in London: 5 cool places to stay in the capital

Looking for Airbnbs in London? We've got you covered with these super chic stays...

Airbnbs in London, Maida Vale
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On the hunt for Airbnbs in London? Well we've got you covered. Whether you are after a townhouse in Kensington or a garden cabin in Maida Vale, there are some amazing stays to be had in and around London, here's a peek of some of the best...

Find out how to become an Airbnb host in our guide – or go to the bottom of this page for a quick lowdown.

1. A garden flat in Islington 

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Airbnb stay in London, Islington

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If you are looking to stay in probably the coolest part of London, this Airbnb is in the perfect spot for exploring Hoxton, Shoreditch, and Dalston. All great for a night out, but also there are some fab shops and restaurants too. The flat itself is also incredibly cool; it's just a room but you do get a private bathroom and the shared kitchen and outdoor space definitely reflects the host's creative style.  

Sleeps: 1
Price: £65 per night

2. A townhouse in Kensington 

Airbnb in London, Kensington

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If you want to feel super swish, check out this Airbnb in London. It's in the heart of South Kensington (that's niiiceeee for those of you who haven't watched Made in Chelsea) and just a walk from attractions like the Natural History Museum, Hyde Park, and the Royal Albert Hall. It's a private room with a private bathroom in a stunning Georgian property, the interiors are a dream and there's a balcony too!

Sleeps: 2
Price: £129 per night

3. A stay in an apple factory in Ealing 

Airbnb in London, Ealing

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Love a quirky Airbnb? This is the one for you. This flat is in a converted apple factory so it has loads of really interesting architectural details, including the funky atrium. The space is light and beautifully decorated, and the location is great, near the tube to take you into central London, plus there are plenty of local places to eat and drink.

Sleeps: 2
Price: £72 per night 

4. A garden cabin in Maida Vale

Airbnb in London, Maida Vale

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A gorgeous stay in an artist's studio, this Airbnb in London looks to be perfect. You have the space all to yourself, which, for the price, is amazing! The location is ideal, really central but at the same time there is a lovely small community feel in Maida Vale, with loads of independent pubs and cafes. It's really close to Paddington station too, so if you are coming in from Heathrow, it's really easy. 

Sleeps: 2
Price: £95

5. A cosy apartment near Oxford Street 

Airbnb in London near Oxford Street

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If someone told us this was a cosy little apartment was in a ski chalet rather than just off one of the busiest streets in London we wouldn't be surprised. This Airbnb in London looks like the perfect set up. You are two minutes walk from loads of shops, bars and cafes, but you get to come home to this lovely little flat. Make sure you have a scroll through the other pics, we really struggled to pick just one!

Sleeps: 5
Price: £169 per night

How to become an Airbnb host

Let’s be honest. Holiday travel can be crowded, stressful, and most of all expensive. But you could possibly earn some of that money back with Airbnb. While you’re travelling out of town to visit relatives and friends, why not rent your empty room or home and maybe earn some extra money for the holidays? 

Becoming an Airbnb host is easy and creating a listing is always free. You’ll have the support of fellow hosts and Airbnb’s world-class customer service department to answer your questions along with lots of other tools to help you be successful. Airbnb may even cover your property up to a million dollars per stay in the unlikely event that an incident occurs. Airbnb gives you a chance to earn extra money by putting your unoccupied space to work  this holiday season.  

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.