London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on London accommodation just to enjoy some of the world’s best attractions. Consider staying at a cheap London Airbnb also a great option for long-term travelers or for people that travel to London with family or friends. On top of that if you have a kitchen you can safe money by preparing your own meals. Additionally, if your host is knowledgeable about the area, they can give you insider tips. Most of them leave you a file with some useful info and some secret London travel tips behind.
To save you time looking for cheap accommodation I’ve already compiled the 15 best cheap Airbnbs in London. None of the Airbnbs listed below exceed £150 ($200) for a 2-night stay even with the inclusion of cleaning fees and/or service fees. Prices for cheap Airbnb’s in London are only 50% of an average hotel room rate in London, which is £172.57 ($225) per night.
Moreover, while it is inexpensive, it doesn’t compromise comfortability. All the cheap London Airbnb listed below have at least 50 guests reviews and gave the accommodation a 5-star rating. This way I found out about the best Airbnb’s in London that is why they’re considered best.
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When you are thinking about booking an Airbnb in London try to arrange it as far in advance as possible to be able to secure the accommodation of your choice. All the cheap London Airbnbs listed below tend to book out quickly of course!
If you want to enjoy both London’s and Westminster’s sights and attractions, you should book this Airbnb in central London. It has an unbeatable location because there is a bus stop in front of the place. The nearest subway is just a 5-minute walk. More importantly, central London’s top attractions e.g. Big Ben and London Eye are just a 10 to 15 minute walk which you can even see from the balcony. It is also close to pubs, cafe’s and a park.
The room itself, on the other hand, is spacious enough for two people with one double bed. Meanwhile, the hosts, Padraic and Anna, are regarded by most guests as very hospitable. They do everything they can to make their guests feel at home. This includes offering to make an English breakfast plus making sure everything is impeccably clean. Priced at only £113 ($150) for 2 nights or £56 ($75) per night inclusive of service fee, this definitely is one of my favorite London city Airbnbs.
This stylish and comfortable Airbnb is located in Marylebone, just north of Soho. Very centrally located Airbnb in London and amazing price for a private apartment. A total of around £130 GBP per night. It is only 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus. Definitely one of my new favorite affordable Airbnbs in London.
This Airbnb is great for exploring East London and with the Bethnal Green Station less than 5 minutes away by walk you are in London city center fast. With various exceptionally good places to eat and bars, there is actually no need to get away far from this cheap London Airbnb. The host, John, is able to recommend you awesome places in the area. Meanwhile, the flat itself is beautifully kept and warm with the entire balcony filled with geraniums and foliage. It is also really clean according to the reviews. Although cosy you don’t feel that you’re imposing in anyone’s space. At a price £116 ($155) of for two nights, including the £13 cleaning fee and £13 service fee.
Most guests who stayed here claim that this one of the best London city Airbnbs. This Airbnb is located in the quiet neighborhood of Pimlico, nearby all the major tourist attractions. Pimlico metro station is just 5 minutes walk. The Big Ben, Victoria Central Station, and Buckingham Palace are all less than 20 minutes walk.
The best part of this London apartment are the incredible views of the river from its balcony. Enjoy as well the splendid views from here at night. For £147 ($190) for two nights, this is worth every penny on your trip to London. This great location will help making London as one of your favorite cities.
This Airbnb is in a Portuguese neighborhood in South London close to the Stockwell metro station, just a little outside the city center. However, this is a cheap London Airbnb with a price of £123 ($160) for two nights. Moreover, you will feel at home right away. Freshly squeezed orange juice and Nespresso coffee are offered by the host every morning, how good is that? You have access to the kitchen anytime. And if you’re a long term traveler, the bedroom has a big wardrobe where you can store all your belongings. The amazing city views you’ll have from your bedroom are another reason for you to choose this cheap London Airbnb.
You won’t find it difficult to get around as the place is a 2-minute walk from an underground station and can take you to Central London in 15 minutes. There are also tons of shops and supermarkets nearby.
With the hosts having stayed in different Airbnb homes across four continents, they are completely devoted to hospitality. All of your questions will be answered. They will provide you with thorough directions for easy navigation. Thoughtful additions like international plug adapters, hair dryer, and things like this are all provided. Sleep like a baby with an incredibly comfortable bed that has memory foam, Egyptian cotton sheets, and quality pillows. This cheap London Airbnb seems like it has thought about everything. They even have a bath tub with complimentary shower products and a heated towel rack. The hosts also prepare a hearty breakfast of homemade bread, fruit juices, cereals, and cakes every morning which is included in the £158 ($210) for a 2-night stay.
At this London Airbnb you don’t have to share the bathroom, like at most cheap London airbnbs. The room comes with an ensuite bathroom. You can also freely use the kitchen and you won’t have a hard time exploring all the major tourist attractions. The bus and tube services (Whitechapel Station) are just ten minutes away.
Conveniently a 5-minute walk to the Whitechapel Station, this is an excellent location to explore London. You will get to stay at a 12 sq meter (120 sq feet) room that has a double bed with 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and 100% eco wool Swedish blanket set atop original wooden Victorian floors. Some guests, particularly the light sleepers, find the creaks of the floor to be loud but most think that it is part of the charm of this cheap London Airbnb, which is housed in a Victorian townhouse. Thus, you will find also a Victorian fireplace and an original sash window in the bedroom.
As for the guest bathroom, it has a stunning cast iron roll top bath and a separate stand up shower. Completing the bath experience is getting to use Cowshed products that are 100% natural and made in England.
Enjoy modern comforts such as a super fast Wi-Fi with speeds of up to 75 Mb. And before you set off for your day, help yourself with the bread freshly baked by the host. Pair this with either complimentary tea or coffee and only £129 ($170) for a 2-night stay.
This cheap Airbnb in East London is literally sandwiched between two Whitechapel and Bethnal Green Station so you can easily go anywhere you want. For instance, Heathrow Airport can be accessed via The Elizabeth tube line. The flat with real wood flooring is within a quiet private gated area and just outside there are a lot of restaurants to choose from. There is also a Tesco supermarket at the end of the street for necessities you might need.
The bedroom has a walk-in closet where you can store your clothing and luggage especially when your want to stay in London a little longer. In addition, it has direct access to an outdoor patio which will make you stay at this cheap Aribnb in London even more lovely. A stay here costs £156 ($200) inclusive of breakfast.
You’ll be staying at the lovely home of a Portuguese and Brazilian couple who ensures that all their guests have a very comfortable stay. The location is in South London close to the US Embassy. The spacious bedroom gives you utmost privacy. It has a comfortable bed and wardrobe and chest with drawers. There is also a computer desk inside the room so you can catch up on work if you need to and the WiFi is good!
The place itself is in a busy street so just expect some road noise, but you will totally be fine though once you’ve adjusted. This cheap London Airbnb’s main selling point aside from the host’s hospitality is its location. You can walk to most places you want to visit in London city center. The bus stop that runs for 24 hours is just across the street and tube stations are walking distance too. At £113 ($148) for 2 nights stay you have a wonderful homey London Airbnb.
Those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of central London this cheap Airbnb in Kensal Rise is a great option. The neighborhood is very quiet and pleasant but still with easy and quick links to central London. It will take about 20 minutes to get to central London from this cheap Airbnb. Meanwhile, the hosts and their kids are highly committed to providing a lovely stay for their guests. Nearby tube station is Kensal Rise and Queens Park.
With £113 ($148) for two nights stay, you get to stay in an incredibly cozy bedroom. Plus you get welcomed with small cakes, tea, coffee and travel guides for London.
Those who have large heavy suitcases may want to consider other London Airbnb accommodation because of the possible difficulty in lugging their suitcases into the room. The bedroom is in the attic and the stairs leading to it are quite steep.
I hope all these cheap London Airbnb tips were helpful planning your trip to London! Let me know if there is anything I might be able to help you with. Leave me a comment and I see what I can do for you!
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