London’s Most Instagram-friendly Airbnb Picks

1 Oct 2018 by Riaan Jacob George
Fulham Broadway

Look for: Cosy and Stylish House Near Fulham Broadway

This three-storey townhouse is designed to look like a doll’s house and welcomes up to 9 guests in four bedrooms. The living room and dining room on the lower level open out to a fully-equipped kitchen and a private garden at the back. The upper levels house the bedrooms. The apartment is located in the hipster-chic, relatively non-touristy neighbourhood of Fulham, a mere 15 minutes from Central London. Every corner of this house, with its vintage decor elements, calls out for
a photograph.

Price: ₹35,500 per night.

West London

Look for: Artistic Flat in the Heart of West London

This modern one-bedroom apartment ideally sleeps two guests, but can take a third one, if necessary. It is perfect for a quick business trip, and is situated in the Covent Garden area, a stone’s throw from Soho and the theatre district. In terms of decor, the space is as modern as it gets with contemporary furnishing, wooden flooring and
artsy touches.

Price: 31,800 per night.

Queen’s Park

Look for: Large Apartment in Queen’s Park

This spacious three-bedroom apartment, at the heart of Central London is perfect for a small group of friends or colleagues, looking for a London getaway. On the edge of London’s picturesque Queen’s Park, this gorgeously furnished space is bathed in natural light thanks to the skylights and features a living room, which opens out to a private garden, perfect for a quick photo-op. The host provides you with fresh coffee beans, sourced at the local coffee store.

Price: 27,300 per night.

Georgian house

Look for: Magical Georgian house

Near Angael

The online listing of this house describes it rather aptly as a slice of “haut bohemia”. Such is the decor and vibe of this Georgian-style mansion, brimming with artistic bric-a-brac and stunning pieces of furniture, which will have you snapshotting every corner with enthusiasm. The house has two bedrooms, sleeps up to four people and is situated in the rustic neighbourhood of Angel.

Price: 31,800 per night.

Notting Hill Maisonette

Look for: Luxurious and Bright Notting Hill Maisonette

If you’re a fan of Notting Hill’s laid-back boho-chic vibe, then this two-bedroom apartment at the heart of all the action, is your answer. A photographer’s delight, this apartment is heavy on the design accents and features a panoramic roof terrace. If you enjoy a good kitchen, check out the apartment’s gorgeous open-plan kitchen, for those wine and cook evenings. Photogenic indeed!

Price: 20,000 per night.

North London Townhouse

Look for: Elegant, Warm North London Townhouse

Its name is indicative of everything this space is — warm, comforting, elegant and supremely stylish. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Haringey, in north London, this four-bedroom townhouse can accommodate up to 13 guests, making it perfect for big family vacations. The house boats a beautiful private backyard, with a wooden deck, ideal for sundowners and barbeque lunches.

Price: 25,000 per night.

Airbnb Targets Luxury Travellers with Airbnb Plus

Earlier this year, Airbnb launched its Airbnb Plus vertical, a curated selection of high-end accommodation, available in just over a dozen cities. While the app and website-driven platform continues to woo travellers across the world, across different budget segments, Airbnb Plus aims to offer a more premium “experience” through its carefully curated selection, earmarked by the team. The home rental service’s top end listings are carefully screened to ensure utmost comfort, safety and the most authentic experience. Each property is visited by an Airbnb inspector, to ensure that all of the 100+ criteria have been met. Through Airbnb Plus, the company will enjoy a new customer base of high-spending travellers, who have traditionally frequented luxury hotels. Airbnb remains bullish about its expansion and its foray into the luxury space is a wise move, experts say, of the company that will see some 38.4 million users in 2018, according to estimates by market research company EMarketer.

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