by Harley Nott
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……. You can get a flavour of it here.
With the British pound at near historic lows, NOW is the time to get the most bangs for your bucks.
Good quality London hotels are seriously expensive BUT YOU CAN MAKE MASSIVE SAVINGS by staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel, especially for a party of more than 2, you also 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.
Rather than chance an Airbnb, at Coach House Rentals we’ve been looking after our guests since 2001. You’ll find us in several London guide books: Frommers, Rick Steves, National Geographic and Marco Polo.
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: 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: PRX: sleeps 6, 2 bed, 2 bath, £195 / (US$240) / night. Traditional style apartment in Parson’s Green – available from 28 Dec.
Ref: TKR: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £215 / (US$265) / night. Comfortable, modern apartment in excellent Chelsea location.
Ref: LAU: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 1 bath, £285 / (US$355) / night. Pretty mock Georgian house in the heart of Kensington.
Ref: HEM: sleeps 6, 3 bed, 2½ bath, £330 / (US$410) / night. 3 bedroom house in a quiet part of Shepherd’s Bush, a little gem.
Ref: THD: sleeps 8, 4 bed, 4 bath, £500 / (US$620) / 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! Read the reviews on each property page. What’s more, unlike Airbnb, we’ll also look after you with our full concierge service.
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.
London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks
This spectacular event takes place on the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Get ready for 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’s it really is something not to miss. The first batch of tickets went on sale at the end of September and quickly sold out. A second batch will be available at the end of November. Register now for updates and a reminder the day before these tickets go on sale.