Private accommodation in London - the affordable alternative

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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." (Samuel Johnson)

London: A world metropolis

Many travelers’ goals and dreams materialize in London. This young, vibrant and multicultural metropolis will never let you down whether you are looking for a cultural escape, a shopping getaway or an exciting vacation in the streets of a world famous city; setting of countless movies, novels and historical events that have impacted the world as we know it today!

With a growing population of 8 million inhabitants, London is the most populous city in Western Europe. Before the 16th century, the “City of London” and the “City of Westminster” were quite geographically distinct and held the majority of the population; together they represented 15 square miles only. However over the centuries they slowly grew and absorbed surrounding towns creating the greater London as we know it today. Despite their small size and this incredible growth these two former distinct cities hold the majority of famous sites such as the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. London as a whole has also done an exemplary job at preserving the original identity of each town by keeping the town names live; the 32 London Boroughs or neighborhoods, such as Hoxton, Islington, Hampstead or Camden truly provide any visitor with an authentic and genuine experience.

Private accommodations are an affordable alternative to hotels

London private accommodations are great alternative to hotels. Hotels are very expensive in London and many travelers book private accommodations to benefit from cheaper prices and authentic Londonian experiences. The private accommodation market provides a wide range of offers in London; you can now find the place of your dreams for little money and focus your budget on sight-seeing and enjoying life in London.

The easiest way to get around in London is to buy the Oystercard at any Travel Information Center. The Oystercard is a reloadable card for the London Underground. In addition to transportation, if you would like to visit some of the well-known London sites you can opt for the London Pass when purchasing the Oystercard. This will give you free and fast track entry to over 60 attractions, tours and museums.

Insider tips from your host

In every travel magazine you will find the same information about the same London must-sees such as Big Ben, Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge or the House of Parliaments. Of course these attractions are great to visit but if you stay in a private accommodation you can discover the city in a very new, unique and personal way; thanks to the insider tips given by your host.

Culture is gratis in London: the entry to all big museums is free. In Timeout Magazine you can find many tips for free concerts of up and coming artists or already established stars. A real insiders’ tip (not for long so hurry) is Dennis Severs’ House. The American artist created a house for an imaginary family from the 18th century. Each room appears to have been left by the family just a few minutes ago. Unique and original London markets like Old Spitalfields Market or Camden Lock Market are indispensable attractions that tourists tend to forget about. The dazzling array of Life in London also reflects in the culinary offerings. While trendy restaurants change on a weekly basis, one fact is undisputed: Indian food in London. Some even say it is even better than in India. Italians also offer high-quality food; regardless of your preferences the London food scene will not disappoint you.

How to find an affordable private accommodation in London?

All insider tips mentioned above are from our hosts. With gloveler you have access to a great selection of private accommodations and holiday flats in London. Especially attractive neighborhoods are Clerkenwell, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Camden, which is where lots of our accommodations are located.

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