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Enjoying holiday lettings in Greater London, UK

The allure of London’s holiday lettings calls to locals and travellers from across the world every year. You’ll find plenty of visitors looking to rent holiday lettings in London who will enjoy both its history and modernity. With no shortage of things to see and do, Greater London is indeed a lovely place for a holiday.


Enjoy London’s history while staying in your villa rental

History and London go together like tea and scones. While staying in your London villa rental, you’ll want to take in as much of it as possible. Some sites have become so popular they’ve gained international renown, such as the Tower of London, the British Museum, the British Library and Trafalgar Square. You might take a ride on the London Eye or, if you’re a literary aficionado, visit a spot like the Eagle and Child pub, where C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others met to discuss writing ideas. If you’re a theatre lover, you might take in a production at the actual Globe Theatre, such as Othello. Be sure to buy a cushion for optimum comfort on the benches.

How to get around

Navigate your London holiday cottage location

If you are flying into London, you will probably arrive at Heathrow International. From there, you may choose to use the London Underground. Clearly marked coloured lines (Red Line, Green Line, Purple Line, and so on) can take you to almost any spot within the city or nearby. The Underground can be a great place to soak in local colour, as trip lengths vary depending by travel season. If you don’t prefer the Underground, you might take a taxi or one of London’s famous red, white, and black double-decker buses.

Food & drink 

Enjoy London’s time-honoured food traditions

While renting your London holiday home, you’ll want to enjoy the food. London has lots of international and unique local cuisine to try. Asian cuisine, especially Indian, is popular in the city and suburban areas. Locals and travellers alike enjoy curries at various spice levels, naan breads, pad Thai, mango lassi and other delicacies. Londoners who spend a lot of time in the city also enjoy foods that evoke the countryside, such as shepherd’s or cottage pie. Cottage pie can be made with beef, but shepherd’s pie is only ‘proper’ if made with lamb. Both are made with mixed vegetables. Shepherd’s pie is usually made with a mashed potato topping, while cottage pie uses diced, boiled potatoes, Italian seasoning and tomato paste.

Essential info

Information for renting holiday rental in Greater London

If you are renting a holiday cottage in or near Greater London, keep some essential info in mind. Check online for discounts on transport within the city, such as an Oyster Card, or for bulk entrance to attractions, like a London Pass. Many fantastic museums are free to the public as well. Even in the warmer months, you may want to pack a cardigan or light jumper. Sturdy walking shoes are a must. It’s a good idea to pack rain gear. Carry health and insurance information with you in case of emergency. If you need emergency services, dial 999 or 112. For non-urgent police matters, dial 101. Never leave your bags unattended. Report unattended bags in public places. Visitors find London more enjoyable and safer to travel in groups.

How many holiday rentals are available around City of London?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,573 holiday lettings around City of London. From 6,905 flats & apartments to 1,383 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to City of 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 City of London:

  • City of Westminster: 4,181 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets: 1,262 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Southwark: 3,417 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Lambeth: 6,445 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Islington: 6,258 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 City of London? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in City of London. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • London Fenchurch Street Station: 10,739 holiday lettings
  • Smithfield Market: 10,784 holiday lettings
  • London Temple Church: 10,771 holiday lettings
  • Aldgate Station: 10,765 holiday lettings
  • Tower Gateway Station: 10,758 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around City of London listed on 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 Flats in City of London?

Yes, of course. offers 6,905 Flats in City of London. Our other popular types of City of London holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,383 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 7,025 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in City of London?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 77 holiday homes with pool available in City of London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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