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4 luxury accommodation options for a trip to London

From luxury yacht hotels to serviced apartments, we take a look at some ideas for your next city stay.

By LLM Reporters  |  December 23, 2021

London attracts millions of visitors every year, both from the UK and around the world. Why? England’s bustling capital offers world-famous attractions, sparkling nightlife, unforgettable culinary experiences, a vast array of entertainment, several iconic sporting venues, and more, offering something for every visitor however long their stay.

Whether you’re in London for a long weekend, a week or even longer, your accommodation choice will have a considerable impact on your experience. For those wanting luxury, the city has a plethora of options available from unique river boat accommodation to luxury serviced apartments, and the more typical hotel stay. Below, we explore some of these options in more detail so you can choose from the best of the best for a trip to remember.

Serviced apartments

Many will not immediately think of serviced apartments when it comes to a stay in the capital, however, there are plenty of luxury serviced apartments across London, from Waterloo to the City of London and beyond.

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The benefits of a serviced apartments include more space, privacy and comfort than many hotels, and facilities for cooking and laundry too

Offering a unique experience when compared to other accommodation options, the benefits of a serviced apartments include more space, privacy and comfort than many hotels, and facilities for cooking and laundry too. These qualities make them very suitable for longer stays, but they can also be just as practical for a long weekend too if you fancy staying in a home from home. If you’re planning a get together with friends or family, serviced apartments can accommodate more guests comfortably and provide you with a social space to spend time in.

Holiday rentals

For those wanting to find quirky or unusual accommodation options, private holiday rental platforms can offer up a wide variety of apartments and houses for your stay in London, in every shape and size. Platforms like Airbnb host listings for private rental accommodation across a number of price ranges, so chances are you can find something that meets your specific needs and requirements, whatever activities you may have planned on busy days exploring the city.

River boats

If you love being by the water, or perhaps on the water, then why not consider exploring accommodation on the River Thames? From stunning renovated barges to river boats to luxury yacht hotels available for booking in London, this would certainly offer you and your party a unique experience. Providing you don’t mind being off dry land, this option is certainly one for the more adventurous or for those who like to experience a destination through a different view. Staying on the water should also provide you with a less hectic stay and is perfect for those who like to be closer to nature, while providing you with the opportunity to extend your holiday with a trip up the river once you have seen all you need to in the city.

Luxury London hotels like the Ritz Hotel provide top-level service and amenities. Image credit: chrisimages/


Of course, there is always the typical hotel stay for those who want to know what they’re getting, and London is certainly packed full of them. The city boasts a broad range of luxury hotels that work well to offer a comfortable and convenient service, if that’s what you desire, with providers spanning the length and breadth of the city. A great choice for an overnight stay or a long weekend, a hotel should offer everything you need, including top-notch facilities, mouth-watering restaurant menus, and you won’t have to worry about cleaning up after yourself with the expert level of housekeeping provided.

With such a vast range of luxury accommodation options available for a trip to London, will you choose something more unique and adventurous, or will you opt for the typical experience on your next visit?