With enough to see and do to fill a lifetime, it’s little surprise that so many are keen to stay in London for more than a long weekend. Here are five online resources for finding the right short term London rental for you.
For those seeking a living solution for a brief period, short term rentals provide many of the advantages of a long lease but at substantially more affordable rates than signing on as a long-term tenant. Short lets also tend to come furnished and with facilities such as kitchens and living spaces. In London there are a wide number of properties available for short term rentals. We’ve done some research and selected some of the best companies offering monthly furnished rentals across the UK capital.
Homelike caters for those needing accommodation for one month or more. Offering flexible move-in and move-out dates, their services are especially popular with business travellers. The platform offers high-quality property photos and unlike many other competitors, tenants don’t pay any fees. Furthermore, all utility costs are included in the rental price and often no deposit is required. When we searched for London monthly apartment rentals and homes, we found almost 2,000 properties available, with rates starting at £2,272 per month for a 1-bed apartment in the southwest district of Roehampton. Other website perks include an instant booking filter, which lets you book directly without needing the home owner’s approval, and free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to move-in.
Founded in 2013, Blueground offer furnished apartments with flexible leases for monthly rentals. Their professionally-managed properties span everything from studios to multi-bedroom apartments, and they are particularly well-known for their more high-end options. Stays of more than a month can lead to large savings, as the longer your booking, the cheaper the nightly rate comes out at. During our search for London properties, we found hundreds available, with rates starting from £1,860 per month for a studio apartment in bustling Camden Town. Overall the company lists over 400 available properties in and around London, with most clustered around the central district. Booking is easy, and there’s a 24-hour support service accessed via a guest app.
Founded in 2014 with the goal of making incredible homes easily accessible to everyone, HomeToGo have grown to become a renowned online marketplace for weekly rentals of up to a fortnight. Their AI-powered marketplace matches supply and demand to connect travellers with the right properties for any trip around the world. They operate local apps and websites in 25 countries across Europe and beyond. In London, they offer thousands of properties, with prices as low as £30 per night for a one-bed apartment. They also offer regular last-minute deals that can see regular rates reduced by up to 75%.
Boasting almost 1500 furnished apartments on their books across London, Spotahome are particularly popular for flat shares and student home. Based on our searches, monthly rates start at £1,200 for a one-bedroom apartment in the city’s up-and-coming southern district of Lewisham. It’s worth mentioning that prices on Spotahome can drop by as much as 7% if the apartment is rented out for a period of 6 months or longer. On the flip side Spotahome do add admin fees to the shown rates, so it’s advisable to account for these before completing your booking.
With head offices in leafy Hampstead in north London, Short-Lets specialise in short term lettings with a focus on luxury serviced apartments for corporate clients and business travellers and. They have an extensive portfolio of fully furnished apartments on their database, ensuring they can provide apartment lettings that meet your needs and your budget. They also pride themselves on being more than just a booking service, offering a high level of personal customer service and intimate knowledge of the city so they can advise you on the location that would suit you best. Properties range from studios to upscale executive suites, with prices starting at about £70 per night and rising to several hundred pounds per night for higher-end options.