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Holiday Apartments in London – in a Nutshell

Welcome to 5 Star Villa Holidays, the No.1 website for renting luxury Holiday Apartments in London. With over 750 personally selected 5 Star Holiday Apartments in London, you and your family can enjoy the perfect London getaway.

Experience this great world city's vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan vibe while staying in the best Holiday Apartments in London.

London's energy, home to 8.6 million people is tangible in every journey on the underground and every walk along the banks of the River Thames. The Best of London can be experienced from Millennium Bridge to Big Ben, London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral and from Harrods 'palace' of shopping to the real Buckingham Palace. London really does have it all.

5 Star Villa Holidays' Top 3 Things to do in London

  • 1. Explore the famous sights of London
  • 2. Stroll around the famous London markets
  • 3. Treat yourself! Visit the world's famous store, Harrods

London – Famous Attractions

The London Eye is 135 metres tall located on the south bank of the River Thames. And it's said the view from the top can be as far as 40 kilometres across the city. An experience you and all the family can enjoy while visiting London. London eye has 32 passenger capsules and it takes 30 minutes to complete the rotation.

Trafalgar Square is the square surrounding Nelson's Column. This famous square is a very large public area where you can sit and admire the fountains with the backdrop of the National Gallery.

Located in the heart of London, Covent Garden is always buzzing. It's filled with shops, restaurants, bars, street performers and so much more. You can wander through this elegant district, sit down for a coffee in the square or dine out in the evenings. Whatever takes you to Covent Gardens you'll be entertained no end and only too happy to stay and explore.

Piccadilly Circus is London's 'Time's Square'! With bright billboards lining the edges of the buildings and an electric atmosphere, marvel here on the way to a night out in the West End or Soho.

Hyde Park is right in the heart of the city and one of London's biggest parks. There's a beautiful pond in the middle called the Serpentine which you can rent pedalos and row boats on. The gates which surround Kensington Palace are located at one end of the park. It's a beautiful park to wander around and it's unmissable when visiting London.

The Changing of the Guard happens daily and you can witness it if you get the timings right! The daily ceremony is a must see on a trip to London, it is when one regiment takes over from another, in their 'guarding' duties of Buckingham Palace.

Hop on Hop Off Bus is a exciting way to explore London if you are visiting the capital for a few short days. Photography junkies will love it, not to mention tourists that want to learn a little something new about this vibrant city. You can easily get your hands on the bus routes to determine the closest one to your holiday apartment in London.

London – Harrods

No matter where your beautiful holiday apartment in London is located, don't forget to make your way to Harrods. This world-famous tourist attraction is located in the heart of one of London's richest neighbourhoods, Knightsbridge. It's hands-down the biggest department store in Europe with 330 separate departments spread across 100,000 square metres.

With it's jaw-dropping architecture and home to most of the luxurious brands in the world, Harrods is the ultimate destination in London for both shopping enthusiasts and non-shopping enthusiasts alike!

London – Arts and Culture

Immerse yourself in culture and explore some of London's world-class museums and galleries. Here is a short list ideally located close to many of our luxury holiday apartment in London.

Natural History Museum – fascinating exhibits from the natural world.

Museum of London – Explore the captivating history of London that's laid bare at this museum.

Tate Modern – home to modern and contemporary art from around the world. Here you can appreciate the work of artists such as Picasso, Dali, Warhol and Rothko.

The National Gallery – houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. And it's free entry all year round. Marvel at great works by artists including Van Gogh, Titian, Rembrandt and Turner.

British Library – A museum in its own right. Exhibits literary treasures such as the Magna Carta, Shakespeare's First Folio and Leonardo Da Vinci's notebook.

Design Museum – exhibitions on fashion, graphics, architecture and more. Research which talks and temporary exhibitions are on before visiting the design museum.

Charles Dickens Museum – located inside the building where the great writer lived. Here you can explore an intriguing insight into the real life of a man best known for his works of fiction. Restored rooms showcase the museum's collection of letters, pictures and books.

London – Famous Markets

No matter where your holiday apartment in London is located, you are only a short distance from some of London's most famous markets.

Discover a gourmet's paradise at Borough Markets near London Bridge. Find both junk and gems at East London's market, Brick Lane Market. Alfie's Antique Market in Marylebone is the largest indoor antique market in London, with vintage clothing and collectables from the 1930s and 1940s.

Soak up the atmosphere at the oldest market in London, Portobello Road Market. It began in the 1800s and nowadays it's famous for its antiques.

Stroll around the famous Camden Markets in North London. Here you'll find a range of goods from designer clothes and accessories, one-off pieces of art and furnishings, not to mention an array of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Arguably London's hippest market, Broadway Market in South Hackney is a weekend destination for local fresh produce, vintage clothes and delicious street food.

Columbia Road flower market is an incredible place to spend a Sunday. This floral paradise is perfect for the bloom lovers in your family!

London – London's West End

Get into character and take the leading role while renting your splendid West End Holiday Apartment in London. Experience this vibrant part of London, home to over 40 theatre venues.

Be entertained by an award-winning musical, a cutting-edge play, a classic production or a jolly old comedy.

London – Historic London

The City of London is the place from which the capital grew – so it's no surprise that your holiday apartment in London is around the corner from some of London's most historic buildings.

Some of the London's most outstanding historic buildings include;

 

  • Tower Bridge
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Windsor Castle
  • Big Ben
  • Kensington Palace
  • Westminster Abbey

 

London – Food Glorious Food

London, a place offering the best traditional English cuisine, culinary delights from across the globe and fine dining at it's best. You will need to book your holiday apartment in London for a year to try all the renowned eateries in this city!

From the best full English at The Regency Cafe, to mouth water eggs Benny at The Wolseley. And to a guilt free breakfast in Bread at The Barge House, to delicious piled high pancakes at the Breakfast Club. The list goes on and on!

Feast your eyes on the ever trending brunch menus in London. Tremendous brunch spots you don't want to miss include;

Exmouth Market Grind, Chiltern Firehouse, Brother Marcus, Fucina and of course Caravan.

Let's talk afternoon tea 'Darling'! Once upon a time traditional English afternoon tea comprised of scones and finger sandwiches, not any more! While residing in your sophisticated London holiday apartment, why not book a delightful afternoon tea with your friends or family at one of the following;

45 Park Lane - to try an afternoon tea with an almighty American twist.

Maison Assouline – renowned for transporting you to a world of books on all things beautiful and glamorous. Their afternoon tea offers the same serene atmosphere, accompanied with a glass of champagne.

Sketch – with its powder-pink walls and cocooning, marshmallow like velvet chairs. This setting is delicious enough to spread on a warm scone! A scrumptious experience you won't want to miss while in London with the girls.

The Connaught – for a classic afternoon tea with golden champagne and mouth watering sandwiches and delights, almost too pretty to eat!

London – Dinner Talk

London's dining experience is constantly evolving. As soon as you step foot outside your holiday apartment in London, you and your family or friends will be spoilt for choice.

Padella – this place is a temple for pasta!

Dishoom – mind blowing food and great atmosphere.

Bababoom – Middle Eastern kebabs like you've never tasted before.

Kiln – Northern Thai food. Try grab a seat at the long steel counter to watch the chefs cook at their clay pots.

Bob Bob Ricard – For your Great Gatsby moment! Lavish deco and a fun atmosphere. The best bit a part from delicious

English food – a champagne button at each booth so you can summon a top-up!

Barrafina Coal Drops Yard – delicious tapas dishes.

Rainforest Cafe – the children will love this fun restaurant where they will be amazed by the sounds of waterfalls, lightning and rain. And enthralled by the animals and real tropical fish while they gobble up their favourite meal.

Bel Canto – Opera themed french restaurant. Don't worry you don't have to sing for your supper!

London – Nightlife

London is both old and new, a place where traditional pubs rub shoulders with the newest cocktail bars.

Fear not, where ever your holiday apartment in London is located, you won't go thirsty!

Nightjar in Shoreditch – A cocktail bar with Dazzling live music.

Beast at Brixton – hidden gem spread across two floors, famous for great cocktails, craft beers and a Sunday roast to die for!

Aviary – you and your favourite cocktail are going sky high! Aviary has a chilled out terrace with fantastic city views.

68 & Boston in Soho – ground floor is a wine bar and top floor is where the focus shifts to mixology, with classic and original tipples. Could this place be more perfect?

Purl London – for a cocktail experience like no other. And if the cocktails are that good, join a masterclass to learn the mixology techniques and tips!

Black Rock in Shoreditch – combining a love of whisky with a cool, minimalist and contemporary drinking space.

The Four Thieves – Mini-motor racing, on-site brewing and a games room that will take you back in time! Did we mention the all year round gin garden!

Simmons Soho – One of the best bars in the capital for cutesy vibes and affordable cocktails.

Gin Tonica At the Distillery, Notting Hill – a four storey gin palace. Need we go on?

What's your tipple? Why not pop in to one or 2 of the oldest bars in London.

The Spaniards Inn, Hampstead – Their tap takeover is worth checking out, rotating a selection of excellent craft beers throughout the year.

Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden – a small venue with big history! And good pints!

The Old Bank of England – perfect pub with great atmosphere for a 'Ale & Pie'!

Old Bell, Fleet St – it may be 300 years old, but it's drinks and food menu definitely hasn't dated!

Luxury Holiday Apartments in London

Looking for the perfect Luxury Holiday apartment in London? 5 Star Villa Holidays offers an extensive range of exclusive holiday apartments and homes. Our holiday apartments in London, in a variety of styles are located in the most prestigious areas in London, making them the perfect choice when exploring this great world city.

Luxury Homes in London

You and your family or friends can rent the perfect luxury home in London. Located in the most desirable areas in the capital, these London homes offer ultimate luxury and 5 Star amenities. You and your family and friends can holiday in London while all staying under the one roof. Many of our Luxury Homes in London sleep up to 12 people.

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By 2008, after the successful development of 3 resorts, JP had well and truly fallen into the world of villa rentals. With a portfolio of 6 villas and a desire to explore new places, he decided it was time to take the villa rental business outside of Turkey. He wanted to give his clients access to beautiful holiday rentals in destinations across the globe.

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