Editor Picks: Luxury Serviced Apartments in Central London

by Paul Joseph  |  Published March 7, 2024

Serviced apartments combine the amenities of home with the added perks of a hotel – and in London there are plenty to choose from.

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For anyone visiting a city for an extended period, serviced apartments have a lot going for them over staying in a hotel. Offering many of the same services and facilities you’re likely to find in a hotel such as housekeeping,  concierge, swimming pools and gymnasiums, they also tend to feature additional ‘home-from-home’ facilities including private kitchens and living areas in each unit. If you’re seeking this kind of living solution in London and have the budget for something high-end, we’ve done some research and picked 5 of the capital’s best luxury serviced apartments.

Cheval Three Quays at The Tower of London

A fitness centre and a dedicated concierge team are among the notable amenities and services at these upscale apartments overlooking the River Thames. Located next to the Tower of London, the modern apartments are also within walking distance of many other renowned attractions and places of interest, including vibrant Brick Lane. As for the apartments, they are no less impressive, featuring an open-plan kitchen & living room, flat-screen TV, iPod dock, coffee machine and microwave. Tower Hill Underground Station is a 5-minute walk away, offering easy access to the rest of the city. From £249 per night.

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Paddington Green Serviced Apartments

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Situated close to the bustling shops of Oxford Street and the green expanse of Hyde Park, these apartments are a popular choice with those who are seeking somewhere with a dash of luxury but don’t necessarily require any on-site amenities. The apartments here more than make up for the absence of communal facilities, each boasting an LCD TV, modern furniture and décor, and an open-plan dining/living/kitchen area with stylish wooden floors and sleek marble worktops in the kitchen area.  They feature a private bathroom with a power shower, heated towel rail and complimentary toiletries, adding to that ‘hotel’ feel. Edgware Road Underground Station is just seconds away on foot. From £92 per night.

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Sanctum Regent’s Park

Just a quick hop from the tranquil greenery of Regent’s Park, these apartments make it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Amenities include a fitness centre and laundry machines and for guests arriving in their own car there’s also private on-site parking. All units come with a flat-screen TV, well-equipped kitchen and dining areas, ad separate seating area, and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. Famous attractions including London Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Lord’s Cricket Ground are all within easy walking distance. From £326 per night.

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Native Bankside

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Set in a converted Victorian-style tea warehouse along a cobblestone street in Southwark, this sophisticated apartment hotel combines a historic location with state-of-the-art amenities. Polished concrete, exposed brick walls, and arched factory windows add to the character and charm. As for its units, it offers a range of studios and 1-2 bedroom apartments, each featuring smart wood flooring, a TV, a kitchenette and separate living and dining areas. Elsewhere in the building, all guests have use of communal facilities including a fitness centre complete with Peloton bikes. The foodie mecca of Borough Market is a quick walk away. From £146 per night.

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

Combining a hotel with spacious serviced apartments, guests at this Shoreditch residence gain access to a communal swimming pool and a fitness room. There’s also a gourmet restaurant on the first floor of the hotel that draws outsiders too. The apartments themselves boast a large, modern lounge area, a TV and a private bathroom. All of the hip bars, restaurants, food stalls, markets and chic shops of edgy Shoreditch can be easily reached on foot. Bethnal Green Tube Station is just a 5-minute walk away. From £225 per night.

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