When one comes to London, he can, of course, choose from a great variety of different accommodations if he or she plans to stay in the city. There are the luxurious hotels, the cheap hotels, the ones with the theme, the bed & breakfast hotels, as well as the serviced apartments. If you’re not familiar with the term, the serviced apartments are the fully furnished apartments that can be rented for both the long-term and short-term stays, with inclusive utility bills and providing the guests with almost all the amenities of the usual kind of hotels. The capital city of the United Kingdom has loads of these apartments, which is exactly why we went around London in search of the best among them. We found that these places offer a lot of space, with most of them having separate areas for sleeping, cooking, and dining, which means that they offer a true “home” experience. And the best thing about them is the price – a big number of these serviced apartments cost at least 30% less than the room at one of the equivalent hotels. So, come with us on the journey and let’s take a look at the best London serviced apartments:
The first apartment hotel on our list is located in the fabulous district of Nottingham, very famous for the feature movie with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, released in 1999. It is a fine place to stay at, having 32 apartments that come with the kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi connection, and with the large TVs that have a great number of satellite channels. The Nottingham Place hotel is also a great destination for the business people – there is a nice business center, opened 24 hours during the day.
Address: W1U 5LT, Nottingham Place 37
This luxurious apartment is located on the Tabernacle Street, which is in the City of London and very close to the Barbican Arts Center (a great place for the art lovers, by the way). It is a smoke-free apartment that has the free access to the Internet (Wi-Fi), and has a kitchen that comes with the refrigerator, microwave, and the dishwasher. The television features a number of the cable channels, and there is also the weekly house-keeping. What more could one want?
Address: EC2A 4SA, Tabernacle Street 130
Owned by Marlin, these apartments can be found on the Long Lane, not far from the Borough station. The closest attractions would be the Tower of London and the Tate Modern museum, while the apartments themselves are upscale and come with the much-needed (full) kitchens, large TVs with flat screens, as well with the washers and dryers. The Wi-Fi connection is free, and the rest of the amenities would include the discounts at the gym, the on-site creche, while the parking requires a surcharge.
Address: SE1 4NA, Long Lane 34
The next apartment on our list is located on the Hampton Court Road, which means that it’s pretty close to the Hampton Court Palace, which was the residence of the famous King Henry VIII, and you should definitely pay a visit to it if you find some free time. The Bushy park is also pretty close, allowing the guests to take some relaxing walks, while the apartment itself has the laundry facilities, the free parking, kitchen, the free Wi-Fi access, and the cozy sitting areas.
Address: KT8 9DD, Hampton Court Road
Located on the Christchurch Road in Croydon, the Purley Place apartments bring the TVs that include the DVD players, the kitchens that come with the stovetops, refrigerators, and microwaves, as well as the living rooms with comfortable sofas and the much-needed Internet access. Other than this, the Purley Place apartments have the free parking for the guests, the ticket/tour assistance, and are smoke free. When it comes to location, the apartments are some about five kilometers away from the Centrale Shopping Center.
Address: CR8 2BZ, Christchurch Road 25
Also owned by Marlin, these apartments are located on the Commercial Road, very close to the station at the Aldgate East, with the closest attractions being the St. Paul’s Cathedral and, of course, the Tower of London. These contemporary apartments are equipped with everything that one might expect – there are the full kitchens, the designer toiletries, as well as the TVs and the DVD players. There is also the free Wi-Fi access, as well as the on-site parking, which, unfortunately, requires a surcharge.
Address: E1 1LP, Commercial Road 58
The next apartment hotel on our list is the Andora, located at the Sanderstead Road, in the northeastern part of the city (Leyton). In these apartments, you will find the kitchen that come with the usual stovetops, dishwashers, refrigerators, and microwaves, as well as the TV with the flat screen and some digital channels. The Wi-Fi connection is free, and it should also be noted that the Andora Apartments are just a few miles away from the Olympic Park and Stadium.
Address: E10 7PP, Sanderstead Road 2A
This apartment hotel is situated in an old building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, being some three kilometers away from the famous Emirates Stadium. It is also pretty close to the shops of the Holloway Road, as well as to the Hampstead Heath Park – the location of this place is certainly good! The apartments are air-conditioned and come with the usual kitchenettes, desks, modern TVs, and free Wi-Fi access, and there is also a garden, as well as the free parking.
Address: N19 5RR, Pemberton Gardens
This three-star apartment hotel is located in Central London, on the Holland Road, giving the guests an excellent access to attractions such as the Natural History Museum, the Olympia Exhibition Center, or the Westfield Shopping Center. The apartments are of the highest standard and offer a nice variety of facilities in them. We should also mention that the hotel offers the free continental breakfast, and that there is a lounge which allows the guests the use the computer with the Internet.
Address: W14 8BD, Holland Road 128
The tenth place on our list of the best serviced apartments in London goes to the Town Hall Apartments, which are located at the Patriot Square, set in an old Edwardian town hall. You will surely like the beautiful mix of the modern and Art Deco design, as well as the rooms that come with the things such as the sheepskin rugs and free Wi-Fi connection. This place has two restaurants, as well as the nice indoor pool and some conference rooms.
Address: E2 9NF, Patriot Square
The address of this place can be found in its name – 196 Bishopsgate, close to the Liverpool Street and the Liverpool Street station. These are the contemporary apartments that are equipped with full kitchens (washers, dryers, fridge-freezers, and stoves), as well as with the air-conditioning and the much-needed Wi-Fi connection. One of the best things about 196 Bishopsgate is that it has its own gym, and the fact that there is also a daily maid service, for every day except Sunday.
Address: EC2M 4NR, Bishopsgate 196
As the name says, these apartments can be found close to the famous Hyde Park, being on the northwestern side of it, between the Bayswater and Queensway stations. These 4-star apartments are well-decorated, combining the 19th-century design with the contemporary solutions, and being equipped with fully-stocked kitchens and bathrooms that have power showers. The reception of the hotel is open during the entire week, and there is also a launderette. Be sure to visit the Portobello Road, which is pretty close to these apartments.
Address: Inverness Terrace 8, London
One of the many Cheval apartment hotels, this one is located at the Wilbraham Place, in the swanky district of Chelsea. It is an upscale place that offers some of the best serviced apartments in London, being equipped with full kitchens, goose-down duvets, the designer toiletries, smart TVs, Italian linens, and there is also the Wi-Fi connection. The Cheval Phoenix House also has its own gym, and the whole hotel is really close to the Saatchi Gallery and some 10 minutes away from the famous Harrods.
Address: SW1X 9AE, Sloane Street