You want to go away on holiday. You want to stay somewhere nice. You want a great location. You don’t want to spend too much. You don’t want to have to go out for dinner every night. You want to have a bit of freedom in what you eat and what you do.

For far too many, this is a conundrum that will leave them scratching their heads in confusion. If only there was some way to make it work, if only there was some sort of solution that would allow them to satisfy all of their needs. When we started this list of the top 10 serviced apartments in London, we were amazed by how many people didn’t even realise that they existed. There were plenty of people that hadn’t even heard of the concept, let alone experienced one for themselves. We found it a little bit baffling. After all, the concept isn’t something new.

It’s never been big in the UK tourism scene though. Most people associate holiday rentals with partial service or a total lack thereof. The idea of having a functioning kitchen, and all the freedoms that come with it, is something that most have never really considered.

Now is the perfect time to change that. London is a brilliant city, with a plethora of options when it comes to dining. The restaurant capital of the world, you could easily eat every meal at a different place in the city and still enjoy top class produce everywhere you went. Sometimes though, you want something simple. A basic homemade meal after a long day, when you don’t have the money or the energy to go out yet again.

196 Bishopsgate

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Offering everything you could want in a serviced apartment, these trendy Bishopsgate flats are the perfect blend of comfort, style and price. A home away from home, gym entry and daily housekeeping is included in the price, so you can enjoy the hotel experience with the added benefits of having amenities available whenever you need them.

196 Bishopsgate is located at: 196 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NR

To find out more please visit: http://www.196bishopsgate.com/

Ascott London Mayfair

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Mayfair seems inaccessible to most. It’s an elite area, and staying there can be a costly experience. Eat out for every meal and you can easily be looking at a 4 digit sum per person, even for a short stay. So it’s with great relief that we see Ascott offers serviced apartments in the area, perfect for those that are looking to enjoy this incredible location without the extortionate fees.

Ascott London Mayfair is located at:  49 Hill St, Mayfair, London W1J 5NB

To find out more please visit: http://www2.the-ascott.com/en/uk/london/ascott_mayfair_london.html

Cheval Calico House

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The best serviced apartments in London are too often tucked away in the tourist hotspots. Staying in the luxury of Kensington or the energy of Oxford Circus is great for visitors, but what about those on business? Cheval Calico House provides an alternative. Situated in the heart of the City, it offers a quiet but well stocked hideaway for those here for professional reasons. Anyone looking to conduct business over the course of a week or so will find it ideal: the perfect blend of quality and self sufficiency.

Cheval Calico House is located at: 42 Bow Ln, London, United Kingdom EC4M 9DT

To find out more please visit: http://www.chevalresidences.com/our-london-residences/cheval-calico-house

Chelsea Cloisters

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From the looks of the building, you might be a bit iffy on Chelsea Cloisters. It’s not the most attractive structure, especially compared to the stucco rows that are all too common in West London. Get inside however, and it’s a different prospect entirely. It’s as if they’ve decided to compensate for their lack of external charm with a whirlwind of internal luxury. Those looking for the hotel experience with a little extra freedom will be right at home here. Great rooms, great service and an unbeatable location.

Chelsea Cloisters is located at: Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DW

To find out more please visit: http://www.chelseacloisters.co.uk/

Think Tower Bridge

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Think operate a chain of serviced apartments across London, but this Tower Bridge spot is perhaps the best. Its close proximity to pretty much everything of note in central London already makes it appealing, but they tick every other box too. Sensibly priced, good rooms, great service, exceptional facilities, it really has it all.

Think Tower Bridge is located at: 4 Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 3LF

Clarendon Serviced Apartments

The Clarendon brand is a strong one, and for good reason. Offering consistent levels of quality and service, they’ve become one of the industry’s benchmarks.

Clarendon Serviced Apartments are located across London

To find out more please visit: http://www.clarendonuk.com/

Paddington Green Serviced Apartments

Set in the underrated location of Paddington, these lovely apartments can be your portal to the west of London. A short walk from Portobello and from Hyde Park, this leafy suburb is perfectly situated for both tourism and pleasure.

To find out more please visit: http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/paddington-green-serviced-apartments.en-gb.html

Beaufort House

Beaufort house is an inclusion on any list of the top 10 London serviced apartments. Sitting proud on no less a location than the King’s Road, it offers the height of luxury with a little element of self sufficiency.

Beaufort House is located at: 354 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UZ

To find out more please visit: http://www.beauforthousechelsea.co.uk/

Earls Court Studios

An area that’s known for its energy, Earl’s Court is a great place for a serviced apartment. There’s something deeply satisfying about enjoying a local micro-brewery bar, stumbling home at 3am and being able to make yourself something sinfully fat filled.

Earls Court Studios is located at: 71 Eardley Crescent, London SW5 9JT

To find out more please visit: http://www.earlscourtstudios.com/

Sanctum International Serviced Apartments

Sanctum International Serviced Apartments is located at: 1 Greville Rd, London NW6 5HA

To find out more please visit: http://www.sanctum-international.com/