Stuck for accommodation in London this summer?

Written by on 16th July 2010
Category: City guides

London is one of the most visited cities in the world, making it busy almost all year round, thanks in part to the business travellers that visit each year. London benefits from a temperate climate, and contrary to popular belief, has an average annual rainfall that is relatively low, less than that of Sydney, for example.

Demand for serviced apartments in London can reach peak levels during the summer months. One contributing factor is the demand from those who would normally base themselves in the Middle East but want to escape the scorching summers. Areas that are particularly high in demand and will often be booked up months in advance include Mayfair and Knightsbridge. However, if you haven’t had the luxury of making plans in advance and now find yourself requiring a serviced apartment in London, there are many other areas close by where availability is easier to find.

Thanks to fast and frequent public transport in Mayfair, there are numerous alternative areas that SilverDoor recommends which are all within a 20 minute train journey. These include Bayswater, Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Holborn, Holland Park, London Bridge, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Notting Hill, Paddington, Southbank, South Kensington, Vauxhall, Victoria, Waterloo and Westminster.

Knightsbridge, too, is within a 20 minute train, bus or taxi journey of a number of excellent alternative areas including Notting Hill, Bayswater, Chelsea, Earl’s Court, Hammersmith, Paddington, South Kensington and Victoria.

So why not use this summer to find your own corner of London to make your home from home?