London's finest homes to rent now

Dominic Jeffares

18 February 2020

With London gradually opening up for leisure again, book yourself a sojourn in one of the capital's most beautiful abodes with onefinestay, the high-end home-sharing platform transforming the travel industry

Connecting discerning guests with beautiful abodes, onefinestay boasts an expertly curated property portfolio for short and long-term lets

18 February 2020 | Dominic Jeffares

Clerkenwell Cooperage, Clerkenwell 

Sleeps 7-8, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 

Believed to be built in the early 1900s, this former brewery cooperage sits in one of London’s most eclectic and interesting areas, Clerkenwell Green. Not far from the location of this property, was where Josef Stalin briefly stayed and met Vladimir Lenin. Eschewing communism in favour of luxury living, this home comfortably sleeps seven to eight people in its four bedrooms. Entering at street level, a glass balustrade overlooks the triple-height living space, which you’ll find down a feature staircase. The kitchen, finished with a stunning marble breakfast bar, is the perfect place to gather for pre-dinner drinks. Boasting expansive entertainment space and two terraces, one of which has rooftop views, it is ideal for entertaining during summer. 

From £1,123 per night, for more information to stay at this home click here

Thanet Street, King's Cross

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 

The redevelopment of King’s Cross has been one of the great success stories of the capital. From Coal Drops Yard to St Pancras International, the district balances the buzz of cosmopolitan life with the calm of open-air spaces – on Regent’s Canal in the summer you’ll find people enjoying drinks along the river banks. Thanet Street is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in King’s Cross. Centrally situated, you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and world-class museums on your doorstep. The perfect home for a budding culture vulture. 

From £337 per night, for more information to stay at this home click here 

Blythe Road, Kensington Olympia 

Sleeps 8-12, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms 

An off-road drive takes you to this architect-designed home. Inside, an enveloping sense of space and light are created through whitewashed walls, blonde wood floors and wide windows. As you walk through the front door, you’re greeted by the expansive entrance hall and open-plan living area, with a state-of-the-art kitchen at one end. All bedrooms benefit from large windows, some of which have 180-degree panoramas over the surrounding leafy area. Our favourite surprise? A fireman’s pole that connects the home’s upper floors with the kitchen (which, in case you’re worried, is also accessible by a more conventional staircase). 

From £1,260 per night, for more information to stay at this home click here 

Caithness Road V, Kensington Olympia 

Sleeps 7, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Caithness Road V is a large four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Kensington Olympia. Aside from the beautiful contemporary sitting room, this home has a more relaxed open-plan living area with snug seats and a family-sized dining table, perfect for evening's in. The four bedrooms are all pale-painted and poised – the ensuite master, in particular, standing out with its selection of antiques and large windows. Whilst Holland Park is around the corner, the garden is more than large enough to enjoy some drinks alfresco. Located on a quiet, leafy street, you’ll find a fair few local pubs and eateries within walking distance. A very suitable house to enjoy for family or friends. 

From £475 per night, for more information to stay at this home click here 

Ovington Gardens, Knightsbridge 

Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

It's not often one comes across an entire four-storey home in Knightsbridge to stay in, let alone one next to a quintessential garden square – many of the houses on Ovington Square are Grade II listed and a certain Oscar Wilde lived here briefly with his mother. With Harrods down the road and South Kensington within walking distance, we can't stress enough the fantastic location of this onefinestay home. Tucked away from the main road, it's quiet enough to be a bolthole – air conditioning, something of a rarity in London homes, ensures you remain cool over the summer months. With elegant entertaining spaces, an eight-seat table sitting beneath a vaulted glass ceiling and a beautiful leafy terrace, this is the ultimate Knightsbridge pad. 

From £970 per night, for more information to stay at this home click here 

Albert Terrace, Primrose Hill 

Sleeps eight, four bedrooms, four bathrooms

Overlooking Primrose Hill, and so close to Regent’s Park that one might smell the flowers, sits Albert Terrace. Inside, this late-Georgian home is one of beguiling majesty, not least since it was built for a doctor of Queen Victoria. With its original features recently restored to former glories, from the sitting room’s richly panelled walls to the splendour of the fresco swathing the dining room, you’ve got beauty on both sides of the front door. And, with the West End just the other side of the park, this home appeals to revellers and relaxers alike.

from £800 per night, for more information to stay at this home click here 

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