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Why Should You Stay In A London Vacation Rental vs. Hotel Room

All over the world, vacation rental properties are becoming a more and more popular accommodation option for travellers, due to the several more advantages and conveniences they offer over hotel rooms.  

So if you're looking for a truly unique London experience, here’s our thoughts on why you should consider renting a private vacation property for your London holiday.

Live like a Local

Traveling these days is all about submerging yourself in different cultures, and exploring whole cities and countries in new and unique ways.

Nowadays, more and more travellers are seeking to experience cities like a local, whether that be by learning new languages, discovering local restaurants, or staying in locals’ homes.

That’s why staying in a London vacation rental offers an incredible experience for London visitors! It’s a great opportunity get a taste of what true London life is like. 

(check out our collection of English Charm vacation rentals if you’re looking for a quintessentially English style holiday rental).

Discover more

London is a huge city and an incredible one at that! During your time here, we highly recommend getting off the beaten path and getting to know it as much as possible, beyond the usual tourist attractions.

Of course we're not saying don't go and explore London’s must-see attractions - we're just pointing out there really is so much more to London than what meets the eye which is definitely worth discovering too! 

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Dinner at traditional local pubs and restaurants
  • English breakfasts and coffee at an independently owned cafés
  • Discovering beautiful little shops tucked away from the busy main streets
  • Exploring and finding treasures at many of London's markets
  • Buying your groceries for the week or fresh flowers from local grocers or farmer’s markets

Most of London's post codes have a different feel and individual unique qualities too. For example, if you're looking for a family friendly area, with quiet & idyllic residential streets, green spaces, and plenty of local restaurants, cafe's and shops, a vacation rental in Fulham would be a great option for you! You can explore our Area Guides here to help you choose which location is the right one for you, or simply ask our sales team for advice on each area! 

Each of our properties have information booklets which outline our recommendations on the best restaurants, pubs, cafes etc. in the local area, as well as information on where to shop for groceries, where to find nearby chemists, etc. So you can have the peace of mind that we'll help you settle in to the area from the moment you arrive, and give our local advice on getting to know know your surroundings (we'll also most often be there to greet you personally too, and answer any questions you might have when you arrive).

The comforts of home 

Vacation homes are just that: homes. Meaning they usually will have all the things you’d expect to find at your own home. Full sized appliances, books and magazines, laundry facilities – the things that can really contribute to ensuring your stay is so much more comfortable than a hotel might be (especially if you’re a family travelling with kids, or plan on staying longer than a week or so). 

Holiday houses and vacation apartments also guarantee guests more privacy and space to spread out to enjoy their temporary home from home. 

Vacation homes can promise truly unique experiences. 

If it all sounds wonderful, but seems a bit daunting - never fear, the Ivy Lettings team are here! Our job is to help you find the perfect London vacation rental, your job is to enjoy it!

Our experienced team are highly knowledgeable about London and each of the properties in our wonderful portfolio. 

Ready to find the perfect London home from home? Start the search here

Alternatively, if you have a specific criteria for your search and need our help finding it, or if you’re not quite sure what it is you are searching for – just let us know either by submitting the form below, emailing [email protected] or calling +44 20 7349 7016 and we will get back to you with our recommendations.

We look forward to welcoming you to London soon! 

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