by Harley Nott
How to afford a Christmas / New Year’s Eve trip to London.
Stop Press. Owing to cancellation of a long-standing booking, The Coach House has just become available over Christmas / New Year. This is ideal, self-catering (it has its own kitchen), low cost, accommodation: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 2 bath £200 (US$250) per night. Ideal for a family.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a great time to be in London for adults and children alike. There’s so much happening: candle-lit carol services, the Christmas lights, the shows, the pantomimes, ice skating, festive meals, wonderful shop window displays, the sales, the list goes on…….
With the British pound at a low against the US$ (£1=US$1.30), NOW is the time to get the most bangs for your bucks.
You can save even more and make the trip really affordable by staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel. Not only can you save $$$ by not having to have every meal out, with a vacation rental you get much more space, there’s no need to dress up or “put on a face” to go out of your room, and as an added bonus you get to experience the city like a local.
We still have some availability over the festive period but it’s going fast. Here’s a selection of what’s still available today, but it might not be tomorrow…..
Ref: BRE: sleeps 2, £115 (US$145) / night. Sleek and contemporary Fulham apartment.
Ref: ETW: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £125 (US$155) / night. Great value, modern 7/8th floor flat with private balcony and view of Battersea Park.
Ref: CPM: sleeps 3, 2 bed, 1 bath, £140 / (US$175) / night. Comfortable apartment in quiet attractive private mews.
Ref: CVN: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £165 / (US$205) / night. Ground floor flat in grand London house, moments from Hyde Park. (Available from 28 Dec).
Ref: RTV2: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 1 bath, £170 / (US$215) / night. Modern apartment in Parson’s Green, Fulham. Ideal for a family.
Ref: HAR: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 2 bath, £205 (US$255) / night. Convenient apartment in the heart of South Kensington.
Ref: TKR: sleeps 2, 2 bed, 1 bath, £225 / (US$280) / night. Comfortable, modern apartment in excellent Chelsea location. (Available from 29 Dec).
Ref: CLI: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 2 bath, £275 (US$345) / night. Traditional London pied-à-terre in excellent Sloane Square location.
Ref: THD: sleeps 8, 4 bed, 4 bath, £330 / (US$415) / night. Spacious modern open-plan house in picturesque old London.
These are really nice properties, not crummy hotel rooms that you’d be paying at least twice as much for! What’s more, unlike Airbnb, we look after you with a full concierge service as well. We’ve been in business and looking after our London guests since 2001, read the reviews on the property pages.
We only have a small number of these great London rentals, when they’re gone, they’re gone so you need to move fast if you don’t want to miss out.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
There’s still time to get tickets for the famous London New Year’s Eve firework display. This spectacular event takes place on the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. It’s one of the most spectacular celebrations of its kind in the world. Set against the capital’s unique skyline, if you are in London over New Year it really is something not to miss. To get the best view you need a ticket and there are still a few left. No tickets will be available on the night. Click here to get tickets.