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Mayfair - Soho

Photo of Burlington Arcade Photo of Burlington Arcade

The Burlington Arcade is a London shopping centre that first opened in 1819 in the neighborhood of Mayfair. Today, the arcade is still marvelled for its beautiful architecture and detail. Burlington Arcade is the longest covered shopping street in England and a historic place to visit during your trip to London.

Consider renting an accommodation in Mayfair to fully enjoy your stay and shop till you drop! Here’s a flat to get you started:

-This studio vacation rental in Marylebone, Westminster (LN-832) is located near multiple underground tube stations making access to many parts of London simple and quick.


Photo of Piccadilly Circus Photo of Piccadilly Circus

Located in the heart of London in the Soho borough, Piccadilly Circus is the meeting place of five major roads. It is a festive tourist attraction known for its many neon signs and a great meeting place to start off your day while visiting London.

While visiting the city, there are many great London apartment options through New York Habitat. A great option right near Piccadilly Circus is this studio vacation rental in Soho (LN-1014).


Photo of the Spencer House in London Photo of the Spencer House in London

Spencer House is the only intact surviving palace of the 18th century in London today. The house was completed in 1766 for John, first Earl Spencer who is an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales. Spencer house is located in Mayfair close to Buckingham Palace as well as many other well-known attractions making it a great place to see when touring the palaces of London.

To fully enjoy this architecture marvel, consider staying in a Mayfair apartment rental.


Mayfair London Mayfair London

London has long had a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world—but tourists never stopped visiting anyway, and who could blame them? Now, with the pound down and bargains to be had all over the city, it’s time to come to London and see what all the excitement is about.

For years, New York Habitat has been providing visitors with high-quality, low-cost places to stay in England’s capital—and now we’re bringing you a bargain hunter’s guide to one of the most beloved cities in Europe. Renting a New York Habitat vacation accommodation in London? Cost-effective. Not putting off your travel plans to London any longer? Priceless.

One of the areas in London most associated with luxury is Mayfair. Home to the designer fashion houses on Bond Street, Bonham’s private auction house, an outpost of Sotheby’s, and other British institutions such as The Ritz and Savile Row, parts of Mayfair may seem prohibitively expensive for the average tourist. Yet it would be a shame to miss the amazing architecture and long-standing traditions on offer there. Indeed, flats in Mayfair are a marvel architecturally-wise. Read the entire story here…»


Splendor in St. James’s Park, London View of London Eye and Horse Guards from St. James's Park

St. James’s Park is so centrally located, between Westminster and Soho, that it’s nearly impossible to walk through London without skirting around, cutting through or passing by it—but we at New York Habitat suggest stopping in and spending some time there instead. Better yet, book a nearby New York Habitat vacation rental in London this spring and make the park your own backyard.

St. James’s is London’s oldest royal park and it is something of an oasis. Surrounded by three palaces—Westminster (which now serves as the Houses of Parliament), St. James’s Palace (an impressive Tudor-style structure) and Buckingham Palace (the queen’s home)—the beautifully manicured park is the perfect place for a mid-sightseeing break. Visitors can watch the resident pelicans being fed every day at 2:30 or, for refreshments of your own, stop at the Inn the Park Restaurant for afternoon tea. To really stray from the usual tourist path, take a guided tour of the park’s aptly named Duck Island. Read the entire story here…»


Photo of a rainy day in London Soho Photo of a rainy day in London Soho

New York Habitat’s top spot to spend a soggy afternoon in London is Soho, the town’s pulsating heart. Soho has energy to spare and everything a visitor could want, all in a few blocks’ radius. The narrow, cobblestone streets are crammed with friendly, artsy cafés, vibrant bars and restaurants, small, tucked-away shops, cinemas and some of the best people-watching in the city. In fact, with a stay in a New York Habitat accommodation in Soho, all the buzz of the bustling hood will be right outside your door.

On a nice day, make like the locals: grab a seat at an outdoor table, relax with a cup of coffee (which is quickly gaining on tea as the national drink), and take in the sights and sounds of Soho as they come alive around you. On a not so nice day, however, outdoor seating is not recommended—though it’s très European, getting soaked is never chic. Read the entire story here…»


Green Park London, England Pict Green Park London, England

New York Habitat’s number three spot for refuge from the rain is Dover Street Market near Green Park. Street markets are an essential aspect of life in London and can be found throughout the city, hawking everything from fresh produce to vintage clothes and cheap, trendy knock-offs. Dover Street Market in Mayfair is not like that at all. For one thing, it brings the street market idea indoors. It’s also run by a leading designer for fashion house Comme des Garçons, which means that the wares are couture, edgy and mostly exclusive to this shop. About a dozen Comme des Garçons lines are carried here, as well as other high-end, world-class collections from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa and Veronique Branquinho. There are also small outposts of local London brands and designers, and a smattering of some choice vintage pieces flown in from L.A. In short, it has everything you could want under one roof—much like vacation rentals in London within the Green Park area! Read the entire story here…»


View of the Covent Garden's glass rooftop: very useful on rainy days! View of the Covent Garden's glass rooftop: very useful on rainy days!

If you’re seeking shelter during a typical London rain shower, there are plenty of places to duck into—but big museums will take up the entire day, department stores can cause unplanned damage to your travel budget and we wouldn’t want you to wait out the storm in a crowded chain eatery. After all, on vacation you should enjoy even the soggy moments! So one of the best spots to head for when the rain clouds roll in is the covered plaza in Covent Garden, West End. It’s comfortable and convenient with great views…much like the vacation rental available in the West End area.

Covent Garden was originally a “convent” garden where the monks from nearby Westminster Abbey used to plant vegetables; what has sprung up more recently are unique cafés, craft shops, boutiques and bustling foot traffic. Today, Covent Garden is one of the most popular parts of London for tourists and locals alike—attracting post-theatre crowds and loads of spectators to watch every manner of street performance that takes place there. Read the entire story here…»