What it costs to stay in
a Serviced Apartment in London
What affects the prices
Location is the most important factor when it comes to price. Neighbourhoods close to the West End are more expensive in comparison to areas that are further away. Districts with high-end real estate also attracts higher prices especially around Hyde Park.
Serviced Apartments can vary in terms of the facilities and services they have on-site and in the apartment. Apartments with air-conditioning, car parking, a 24 hour reception, gymnasiums or daily maid service usually cost more.
Rates on special dates around holidays and events like Christmas, Easter, Summer, Fashion Weeks, Flower Shows and Wimbledon (tennis) are higher than other times of the year.
London has excellent local transport links so try a neighbourhood a few stops away from Oxford Street, Green Park or Covent Garden. Areas like Bayswater, Earls Court, Aldgate, Camden, Vauxhall and London Bridge well-priced and have easy access to the sights.
Studios: From £158 pn 1 Bed Apt: From £192 pn 2 Bed Apt: From £382 pn 3 Bed Apt: From £457 pn
Peace of Mind
Apartments can come in different sizes from compact studios to large five bedroom penthouses. The bigger the apartment the higher the nightly rate. Staying in a large apartment could be more economical than booking multiple hotel rooms.
The longer you stay, the more likely you will pay less per night as many properties offer long stay discounts. Stays of 28 nights are significantly less and enjoy a reduced VAT rate.
Serviced apartments are professionaly managed and have staff available on call for emergencies, maintenance issues and security. This may mean a higher cost compared to private apartments.
Pick an apartment with facilities to match what you need to save costs. i.e weekly housekeeping rather than daily housekeeping, a daytime concierge rather than a 24 hour reception.
Try to adjust your dates to travel just before important holiday seasons or off-peak times like mid-January, March, May, October, November.
Sharing a larger apartment with friends, family or colleagues would help you save money as the rates charged are per apartment and not per person. (extra beds may incur extra charges)
Apartments with no access to lifts, internal views or on a lower ground floor may sometimes be cheaper. Make sure you are fully aware of all details before booking.
With such a variety of serviced apartments in London, these main factors are what affect the price you pay to stay in this type of accommodation.
These high-end districts are synonymous for expensive real-estate, exclusive dining and elegant period architecture.
Studios: From £130 pn 1 Bed Apt: From £180 pn 2 Bed Apt: From £203 pn 3 Bed Apt: From £392 pn
These mid-range areas are close to London's heart, well priced and brimming with plenty of sights, eateries, shopping and easy connections.
Smart for business
Studios: From £130 pn 1 Bed Apt: From £168 pn 2 Bed Apt: From £216 pn 3 Bed Apt: From £268 pn
These commercial hubs offer the corporate traveller great accommodation, convenient amenities and quick links to the West End.
Studios: From £90 pn 1 Bed Apt: From £108 pn 2 Bed Apt: From £215 pn 3 Bed Apt: From £300 pn
These bustling areas are not just great value but great for multi-cuisine food, park life and getting to Heathrow Airport.
Cost by neighbourhood
Money saving tips
Your own kitchen
Other ways you save
Having a fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to dine-in whenever you want. Have breakfast in bed and save on restaurant bills during your stay. If you are travelling with kids then it is a big convenience.
Serviced Apartment Basics
Doing the laundry
Your serviced apartment is likely to have an iron and a washing machine or a washer dryer. This means you don't have to carry too many clothes, you don't have to pay for expensive dry cleaning and you can make sure you are dressed to impress for that important meeting.
Wireless internet is all set up and provided free of charge so you can stay connected without any hassle or interuptions during your stay.
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*Rates checked per night for period 1-14 October 2017 on 30 May 2017