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Destination guide

Holiday lettings offer a world of adventure in London

Named for the capital of England, London is a city in southwestern Ontario with a population of around 384,000 people. It’s even located on the shores of the Thames River. It’s both the seat of Middlesex County and its own separate municipality. The city offers a ton of things to do, from fine dining and great shopping to cultural and historic activities and fun for the entire family to enjoy. Holiday lettings in London offer you a world of adventure and a travel experience you and your family will remember for years to come.

History

Historic and heritage sites near London villa rentals

London villa rentals also offer access to a range of historic and heritage sites. The Banting House was the home of Nobel Prize winner Sir Frederick Banting and has stood as a museum since 1989. The Bleak House property was first built around 1851 and was the home of the Macbeth family, and then was the site of the Lord Roberts Public School in 1915. The Brick Street Methodist Church dates to the early 19th century and is along a major route from the War of 1812. The Buchanan House with its majestic turrets was first built in 1871.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around London

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes London a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Labatt Brewery Tour (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Western Fair Entertainment Centre (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • East Park (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Storybook Gardens (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Tillsonburg Golf Course Trails (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Boler Mountain Ski Resort (5 mi / 8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in London

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in London. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Harris Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Victoria Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Springbank Park (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Waterworks Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Pinafore Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Port Stanley Little Beach (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around London

The nearest airport is in London, ON (YXU-London Intl.), located 6.8 mi (11 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is London Station.

How to get around

Navigating around London holiday cottages

London is a large metropolitan city, which means that getting around near your holiday cottage is quite easy. If you choose to self-drive, car hires are available and there’s easy driving access all around the city. Public transit is possible via streetcars, metro service and a bus network that runs regular routes. Taxi service is also available. London is on the Canadian National Railway Line, so trips to Toronto and even Chicago are possible. The city also maintains an international airport, so flights directly to town are the way many arrive.

Food & drink 

Local cuisine to enjoy near London holiday homes

Canada has its own culinary traditions, and there are several dishes you must try near London holiday homes. Poutine is a dish you need to taste to understand – a dish of French fries with cheese curds and meat-based peppered gravy. Of course, Canadian bacon is a delicious treat, made from lean pork loin brined and rolled in cornmeal. The Caesar cocktail is like a bloody Mary but made with clamato juice. For dessert, try BeaverTails, essentially a flat doughnut that has no hole and is topped with Nutella, sugar, fruit or a variety of other sweet treats.

Essential info

What to know about your London holiday rental

The dominant languages in Ontario are English and French. About 23% of the population in London speaks other languages as well. The hospitality industry is fairly large in the region, and travellers are welcome here. The city sees less than 10 days every year of sleet or snow, so though it gets cold, even winter is a good time to visit holiday lettings in London. It’s a safe place to visit, though as with any unfamiliar area, it’s always best to travel in groups and avoid unpopulated or sparsely-populated regions.

How many holiday rentals are available around London?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 75 holiday lettings around London. From 38 houses to 23 flats & apartments, 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 are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to London?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in London. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • London, ON (XDQ-London Train Station): 71 holiday lettings
  • Museum London: 71 holiday lettings
  • Budweiser Gardens: 71 holiday lettings
  • Victoria Park: 71 holiday lettings
  • Boler Mountain Ski Resort: 67 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around London listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Houses in London?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 38 Houses in London. Our other popular types of London holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 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 London?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.