Where to book short stay serviced apartments in Central London

by Mark Rebindaine  |  Published February 26, 2018

Serviced apartments are ideal for people looking for short or long-term stays. Equipped with a living room and a kitchen, they are spacious enough to allow guests to cook, eat and entertain without for-saking the principal benefits of a concierge service.

Short-let apartments in Central London start at around £80-100 per night. Upmarket Chelsea and Fulham are close to major landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, & Sloane’s Square, while Soho, Victoria and Convent Gardens are great for theatre-goers. For high-street shopping, check out short-let or long stay apartments in Kensington, and Mayfair. Alternatively, central and well-connected London Bridge is just a stones throw from Borough Market.

Having compared all the main booking websites for short-let apartments, these are our top choices.


Book at Booking.com

When it comes to quantity and variety of properties, booking.com outperforms every other website in Central London. Moreover, feedback is authentic as only customers who have already booked can comment and prices include taxes. To find serviced apartments, first you need to tick ‘Apart-ments’ and then look for ‘Aparthotel’ in the list. As is the case with other rental websites, the best deals are non-refundable, so make sure your trip is definitely going ahead before paying upfront. Alternatively, you can expect to pay about 10% for the privilege of a full refund. Despite our admi-ration for booking.com we recommend comparing prices.


Book at Hotels.com

With the most impressive name in the business, you’d hope that hotels.com would have the most complete listings, but we found it a little wanting in the lower end of the London price market. On the plus side, it has some of the best filters with an individual filter dedicated to Apart Hotels and direct access to tripadvisor.com customer feedback. If you sign up to the hotels.com reward system, you can earn a free night’s stay for every 10 nights booked.


Book at Citybaseapartments.com

Compared to sites like bookings.com and hotels.com, Citybase Apartments might seem like a small player, but it’s the only website specifically dedicated to Serviced Apartments. Providing properties for short and long-stays, they have a particularly strong choice of apartments in the centre of Lon-don. Customer feedback is, on the whole, excellent with a caring and knowledgeable customer ser-vice to back up a fine selection of serviced hotels. Prices tend to be slightly higher than on book-ing.com