London is one of the most iconic and delightful cities to visit. With a long history stretching all the way from the days of the Roman Empire, numerous iconic buildings and shopping malls, and friendly and cosmopolitan people, hardly can anyone regret visiting London. It is, therefore, no accident that millions of people from all over the world visit the city annually thus making it one of the most visited places in the world. Many of these visitors choose to stay in London’s vacation rentals instead of hotels. This is majorly because the space and privacy they afford them is much better than what they can get in hotels.

However, as many visitors have come to realize, choosing ideal London vacation rentals is not an easy task. Many end up in locations they would rather not have gone. The tips discussed here are meant to help you get a great vacation rental that suits your needs, tastes and preferences.


If you are visiting with your family South Kensington would be the ideal place for you. The nearby Natural History and Science museums are wonderful places to take kids to. Since the entrance is free you can take them to these museums at any time they feel like going. From cosmos to remains of dinosaurs, the museums are not short of things to excite the kids. Once they are done with museums they can visit Hyde Park. Here they will enjoy numerous attractions like the Diana Memorial Fountain which was built to honor Princess Diana and the Serpentine where many visitors go for boating.

Patriotic revellers wave flags at the Royal Albert Hall in west London on September 10, 2011 during the last night of the Proms. The final evening of the Proms season is traditionally connected with flamboyant displays of patriotism with the many Union Flags mixing with a range of other country's colors.  AFP PHOTO/ BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)


For entertainment, few places in London compare to West End. With approximately 40 theatres, there are endless performances of classic plays, musicals and comedies to keep you entertained. There are also numerous casinos, cinemas, clubs and bars. These entertainment joints, many of them located in Covent Garden and Leicester Square, have made West End the entertainment capital of London. If you are looking for a place with an exciting night life then West End is the place to look for a vacation rental in.


Numerous malls with products sold at relatively low prices have made Chelsea one of the best places to shop in London. It is particularly great for food products because every Saturday you will get excellent products like organic meats, fruits and fresh vegetables on the farmer’s market located in Duke of York Square.


Notting Hill’s many pastel houses and intimate restaurants make it one of the best romantic places in London. Its many peaceful spots are ideal for leisurely walks of lovers holding hands.

There is no doubt that London is a great place to visit. However, your stay in one of its many holiday homes may turn into a depressing experience if its location is inconvenient to you. Imagine spending hours walking and sitting on a train to a favorite spot or living with your spouse and kids in a vacation rental near a very noisy street. Wouldn’t it be terrible? Hopefully the tips discussed here will enable you get a vacation rental in a place that best suits your needs.