6 Short Stay in London Apartments for EVERY Budget

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London is an AMAZING city but it’s certainly not cheap, especially if you’re looking to have a space to yourselves with some options for cooking. Whether you’re headed on an international trip, or you live in London and are looking for a stay-cation option, these short-stay apartments are the way to go.

Keep reading to discover the best short stay flats in London that you’ll have all to yourself (plus basic cooking options).

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Accommodation Travel Tips

Did you know that sometimes staying a week in a short stay apartment is chepear than staying only three or four nights? Or that it’s sometimes cheaper to stay for four weeks instead of three? Trying playing around with different lengths of stay to activate discounts! You don’t have to stay for the full length, but just book and leave early.

What Area to Stay in London?

Depending on the reason for your travels the location you pick to stay in London can make or break your experience. If you stay too far out, you’ll lose so much time due to public transportation. If you stay centrally, you could break the bank because London is quite expensive compared to the rest of the UK.

  • Covent Garden ($$$) – Incredibly central and great for shopping
  • Westminster ($$ – $$$) – Central and close to popular attractions
  • Southwark ($$) – I lived here for six months and loved it! A bit far away from major attractions but great public transportation so that’s no problem especially with cheaper accommodation
  • Shoreditch ($$) – Amazing area and very hipster!
  • Stoke Newington ($) – Festivals often happen near here and the area is very family friendly but public transportation sometimes requires a walk

For London, if you want to be central, we recommend staying as near to the Covent Garden as possible. You’ll find endless amounts of things to do, whether that’s going to see Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, or just endless bar hopping. However, this is an incredibly pricy area, so check out the other recommendations and get familiar with using public transport in London.

If you don’t mind staying further out and taking public transportation, Stoke Newington is a great area (and where Jack and I lived for a while) but avoid Finsbury Park as it can be a bit rough.

Short Stay in London Apartments Comparison Chart

Note: Couple applies to a couple or close friends that don’t mind sharing a bed.

AccommodationLocationBest ForBudgetPrice
Assaha Hyde Park ApartmentsWestminster Couple looking for somewhere
to sleep and cook occasional meal
TLK Apartments & HotelSouthwark Couple who wants comfort but doesn’t
mind walking to attractions
Hyde Park Executive SuitesWestminster Couple looking to enjoy their flat,
work in flat, and walk to attractions
Nox Hotels – Notting HillNotting Hill Couple looking for small flat in great
location, will spend most of time out of room
Bermonds LockeSouthwark Couple looking for a comfy stay with
lots of walking
STAYNCO London VictoriaWestminster Couple looking to stay central with
all of the amenities

Budget London Accommodation ($)

You’re going to be out and about all day exploring incredible London so staying in a budget short stay apartment is the perfect way to save your pence for some of London’s best activities like afternoon tea or a night out at London’s best gastropubs (vegan friendly of course).

Iff you’re on a budget we recommend looking in Stoke Newington, Hackney or Southwark. It will mean more use of public transport but at least you will get to live like a proper Londoner!

Assaha Hyde Park Apartments

Sleeps: 2
Price: Check Online
Location: Westminster
Bed Size: Double Bed
Kitchen: Small kitchenette

Promising Review: “Room was very clean and had lots of amenities for self service, fridge, microwave etc. Bed was comfortable and check in staff were professional. A functional hotel room/kitchenette at a reasonable price.” – Chuck

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TLK Apartments & Hotel

Sleeps: 2
Price: Check Online
Location: Southwark
Bed Size: Double Bed
Kitchen: Kitchenette

Promising Review: “Well equipped with fridge, microwave and kettle. Bed was a bit low but comfotable[sic]. Hosts operate a self heck in system but i got a call from them to make sure i was ok-nice touch!” Richard

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Midrange London Accommodation ($$)

If you’re looking for something with a little more space to do work or simply to relax, it’s worth investing a little bit more and staying in a midrange London Appartement.

If you are willing to pay a bit more to be more central then we would recommend looking at Shoreditch, Covent Garden or Fulham. These options will definitely be on the more expensive side but you’ll spend less time on the tube and more time enjoying the sights.

Hyde Park Executive Apartments

Sleeps: 2
Price: Check Online
Location: Westminster near Hyde Park
Bed Size: Double
Kitchen: Small Kitchenette

Promising Review: “Location and friendly front office staff who where [sic] very helpful and friendly. It was also good value for money as it is very central with two underground stations nearby(awesome). All had all the grocery stores nearby. Awesome location.” – Cyril

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Nox Hotels – Notting Hill

Sleeps: 2
Price: Check Online
Location: Notting HIll
Bed Size: Double
Kitchen: Small Kitchenette

Promising Review: “I would really recommend the hotel, very friendly personal and the late check in was well organized. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, I definitely will book it again.” – Raja

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High End London Accommodation ($$$)

Now then Big Spender, luxury hotels in London are a great way to treat yourself on your trip! If you feel like really splashing out but staying as central as possible near all the millionaires, then you should look at Mayfair, Belgravia or Knightsbridge. Another option if you want to stay in a gorgeous area but not quite at Mayfair pricing would be Kensington or Chelsea. But these areas will still be pricy.

Bermonds Locke

Sleeps: 3
Price: Check Online
Location: Southwark
Bed Size: Double + Twin
Kitchen: Full Kitchen

Promising Review: “Stayed for work this week for this first time and was very impressed. I’d go out my way to stay here again. Everything looks and feels premium but the rates aren’t excessive.”

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STAYNCO London Victoria

Sleeps: 3
Price: Check Online
Location: Westminster, stone throw from Buckingham Palace
Bed Size: Unknown
Kitchen: Full Kitchen

Promising Review: “Everything was amazing ,we had the most beautiful staying in London . The flat was super clean, the bed super comfortable and the manager for the flat was always there for us. Thank you STAYNCO for having us , we will be back for sure!” Antonia

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