5 OF THE BEST LONDON APARTMENTS FOR RENT
London is rightly feted for its wide range of architecture and design styles. So what better way to get under the skin of the city than with a stint in one of the wealth of houses and apartments available for rent.
We already know Airbnb’s got something for just about everyone, and that includes the architectural aesthete, or the traveler who wants to be inspired just as much by their lodging as they do their location.
So take a look at these 5 stunning rentals …
Architect-Crafted Flat in Former Factory Space
The Beldi is a stunning lateral loft occupying the entire floor. Discover the aesthetics of this renowned open-plan home with patterned clay tile floors, counters, and walls, soft green lime plaster walls, and original metal pane windows.
Originally a barrel factory, this Victorian building has been radically overhauled by Chris Dyson Architects, who have turned it into a stylish three-storey house, complete with biophilic touches. Its central location is ideal for exploring the city, while the vast living space and living wall make it an oasis of calm.
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THE TRAFALGAR HOUSEBOAT IN CHELSEA
Wake up in one of London’s most sought-after river locations with views over Battersea in front, and the enviable King’s Road of Chelsea behind. Make a Nespresso coffee from the on-board machine, saunter out to your river view terrace and watch the world pass by on your own slice of the Thames.
A Huguenot townhouse in Spitalfields
As holiday apartments in London go, this one’s pretty unusual. The three-storey Georgian townhouse was once a Huguenot weaver’s shop and home in Spitalfields. Antiques expert Fiona Atkins has restored and converted it into a two-bedroom bolthole. Its wood-panelled rooms are elegantly decorated with period furniture and contemporary design pieces by the likes of Philippe Starck.
A canalside refuge with a glass rooftop cabana
Once a repair shop for narrowboats, this north London building has been transformed into a three storey, open plan abode filled with unusual design touches. Most dramatic of these is the master bedroom suite, situated in a glass cabana on the roof with 360 views across the city towards St Paul’s Cathedral and the Barbican.
Available from £1030 a night via The Plum Guide.