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Live among the grand, historic, and exciting streets of London with an extended stay in a top-rated furnished apartment! (Photo credit: fietzfotos via Unsplash)

A city like London is the type of place to which millions of people dream of moving. The city is full of history, diverse and interesting neighborhoods to explore, and has plenty of amazing free things to see and do! Fortunately for you, a move to London doesn’t have to just be a dream.

New York Habitat is a full-service real estate agency with a team of licensed agents who can help you find the apartment of your dreams. Moreover, our apartments in London are fully-furnished and ready for move-in, so you won’t have to hire movers or pack extensively in order to relocate!

You’ll have the assistance of an agent during your apartment search and after move-in, but if you’re ready to make your London dream a reality, it’s good to know where to begin to find a comfortable apartment that suits your needs for the several months or years you’ll be living in London. Who could be better to tell you than past tenants like you? Below, you’ll find five of our top-rated London furnished apartments with the testimonies of our past clients to give you an idea of what a furnished apartment in London may have in store for you!

A stylish modern hideaway in South Kensington

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Receive a patriotic welcome to London in this South Kensington apartment. (Rental ID: LN-450)

Start your London journey with a spirited flat that combines function with style. This cozy 1-bedroom furnished apartment in the central London neighborhood of South Kensington may just fit the bill. The apartment is on the lower ground floor of a walk-up building, eliminating the need to climb dozens of steps. Walk inside and you’ll instantly notice the cheery and colorful decorating scheme, which makes use of stylish modern pieces and whimsical accessories.

It’s not all style over function, though! A television and stereo will keep you entertained. The bathroom is fully contemporary, and there are even contemporary appliances in the apartment to make your stay extra convenient, like a dishwasher and a washing machine.

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Keep an eye on what’s cooking thanks to the open layout of this apartment. (Rental ID: LN-450)

The open layout of the apartment makes it easy to transition from mealtime to downtime. In a high-cost city like London, you’ll appreciate having a full-service kitchen where you can easily prepare the day’s meals.

You can also enjoy a fabulous London experience for cheap thanks to the apartment’s great central location! South Kensington is the unofficial cultural center of London, a neighborhood full of world-class museums, many of which (in London tradition) are free to enter. It’s also well-connected by the Underground, making transportation cheap and hassle-free. Lynn M. of New Zealand notes the instant appeal of this central apartment:

“The apartment offers comfort, security and is in an excellent location. It is just minutes to the nearest bus stop and only a ten minute walk to the neatest tube station. Its proximity to Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, supermarket and various shops also adds to its appeal. I felt very much at home!”

Making a home in London couldn’t be easier than in this move-in-ready 1-bedroom flat in South Kensington. Check out this 4.5-star rated apartment for its stylish open layout and convenient location.

Homey, minimalist and classic in Knightsbridge

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Silver, chrome and white make this apartment as stylish as it is convenient. (Rental ID: LN-784)

If you’re staying in London for a longer term, you’re sure to want an apartment for all seasons. With an outdoor terrace for enjoying fresh air, a decorative fireplace to add warmth to the space on cool winter nights, and a location that’s only two blocks south of Hyde Park, this 2-bedroom Knightsbridge apartment is poised to become your new home away from home.

The apartment is accessible thanks to its ground floor status, and it includes all the comforts of home. You’ll enjoy practical things like Wi-Fi internet, a television, and two double beds between the two bedrooms. However, there’s also plenty of exciting extras in this apartment to enjoy, like the quaint terrace that’s perfect for a morning meal, the stylish minimalist white interior, and a full separate kitchen with updated appliances!

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The streets of Knightsbridge are full of shops to explore.

Much like South Kensington, Knightsbridge is an ideal location whether you’re traveling for business or leisure. The neighborhood is also near many of London’s best museums like The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. You’ll be just steps from Hyde Park, as well as close to extensive shopping in Knightsbridge, from international chains to designers. Whether you’re outdoorsy or enjoy your creature comforts, this apartment can flex to fit your lifestyle! Just look at what past tenant Phyllis E. of the United States had to say:

“The apartment is quite nice, small but comfortable. Being walking distance to a supermarket was great. Also, access to the underground and bus services made getting around easy.”

When it’s time to come home from sightseeing in London, this Knightsbridge apartment will welcome you back with posh style and convenience for everyday needs.

Retreat from bustling London streets to a calm Willesden studio

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This cozy and quaint Willesden studio is an excellent London hideaway. (Rental ID: LN-24)

Of course, living in a central, urban London apartment is a thrill, but for some, a residential retreat is just the ticket. For those looking for a homier escape, there’s this studio apartment in Hampstead/Willesden on a residential street. The ground-floor studio has all the mainstays of a classic home, like hardwood floors, white walls, and gas central heating. Wooden furniture and soft details like throw pillows and blankets make the space warm and inviting.

While many studios make do with a small kitchenette, this Willesden apartment benefits from a full separate kitchen with a four-burner stove and all the essential appliances, plus a washing machine and dryer. If you get tired of London’s fabulous restaurant scene, you’ll have everything you need to cook!

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A tranquil backyard space is a rare sight in a busy city! (Rental ID: LN-24)

Beyond just the inviting interior of this Willesden studio are surroundings that will put you in a relaxed state of mind. You’ll enjoy access to a private fenced garden and backyard through the kitchen, where you can unwind after a long day with a book or a drink. If you’d prefer some time in London beyond your terrace, explore the neighborhood of Hampstead and Hampstead Heath, a sprawling park full of hills, grasslands, and ponds where you can swim in the summer.

If you’re still not sold, perhaps you’ll be happy to know as a new London resident that the owners of this apartment live on-site and are consistently praised for their hospitality and discretion. Take a look at this 5-star review from Nancy B. of Canada and see:

“The apartment was absolutely immaculate. Despite it being close to the tube station and grocery stores, etc., it was on a quiet, green, tree-lined street. Having the hosts above in case of emergency was also a nice, comforting feeling. The owners were incredibly helpful and gracious.”

Perhaps the most important part of seeking a new apartment for a longer-term stay is finding one that feels like a peaceful and familiar home to which you can retire at the end of the day. With its outdoor space, friendly hosts, and connection to the rest of London, this top-rated Willesden studio may be the rental for you.

Opt for a quintessential London experience in Bloomsbury

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Modern style and access to a planted terrace straight from the apartment are attractive features of this Bloomsbury rental. (Rental ID: LN-1240)

Chances are, whether you know it or not, Bloomsbury is one of the first neighborhoods that comes to your mind when you think of London. That’s because Bloomsbury is home to some of London’s most iconic and recognizable attractions: The British Museum, London’s theater district, and Trafalgar Square, to name a few! If you want to experience life in London that you know from travel books, television and movies, Bloomsbury and this top-rated 1-bedroom apartment might be a great choice.

The apartment is furnished with a variety of modern and functional pieces. Sliding doors separate indoor from outdoor space in both the living room and bedroom, and are also great conduits for flooding the apartment with natural light! The kitchen with wraparound countertops encourages you to prepare a meal for enjoying on the planted terrace, and extras like a washer and dryer and closet space are available to add comfort to your stay.

The building is consistently praised for its amenities as well. Besides an elevator, the building also has a friendly porter/concierge service, which is sure to make your transition to a new home in London easier, whether you’re moving for business or leisure. Here’s what past tenant Anna O. of Germany had to say:

“The apartment is centrally located in a beautiful neighborhood. It’s perfectly appointed and the contact with the landlady and the concierge was excellent. I have been staying in London for four months for professional reasons and definitively [sic] recommend this apartment.”

As it enjoys a great central location and helpful staff and landlady, this apartment is a great choice for newcomers to London or those relocating for a job. And don’t worry—Bloomsbury is so well-connected by subway, exploring all of London is not only possible, but almost mandatory!

Home-grown comfort in Notting Hill

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A cozy seating nook is just one of the things that makes this rental feel like home. (Rental ID: LN-70)

Last but not least, this highly-rated Notting Hill furnished apartment earns its spot thanks to a 4.6-star rating and its location in one of London’s most beloved neighborhoods. The 1-bedroom apartment is located in a Victorian-era townhouse, giving you the chance to live in the type of property for which Notting Hill is revered. Antiquity doesn’t come at the expense of safety, though, as the property is protected by an intercom security system.

Whereas many of the other top-rated properties on our list favor a modern style, this apartment has a warm and stylish classic decorating scheme that creates a homey, quaint, and familiar atmosphere. Rustic artwork and bright colors in the kitchen make daily life in this apartment cheerful. It also fosters connection, thanks to a dining table for six and a fold-out sofa bed that’s great for welcoming an overnight guest. Invite your new London friends over for dinner!

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Retire to your own bed in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Notting Hill. (Rental ID: LN-70)

Feeling at home is a general theme of the reviews of 16 past tenants who have stayed in this apartment. Notting Hill’s prime location and charming markets are huge draws, but the full provisions of the flat and help of the owners make it a well-rounded experience. Past tenant Fabienne M. of Switzerland sums it up with her review:

“Absolutely lovely flat in the heart of London’s loveliest area. The location could not be better: Portobello Road and shopping facilities are just a short walk away… The flat is warm and homey – you feel at home as soon as you enter the door. Even though the location is central, the area is quiet – one could not wish for a better London experience.”

Of course, everyone’s ideal London experience looks a little different, but the stamp of approval from past tenants is a valuable tool when searching for a monthly rental. Our licensed agents in London can help put your mind at ease as well. Learn more about our London department by reading our blog, browsing our London listings, or contacting us (we’d be glad to tell you more!).

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