The ultimate guide to luxury short lets in London

We take a look at the world of luxury short lets and explore the diverse range of options available – from the benefits through to the booking process, we cover it all.

There are many properties in London that offer high-end accommodation, that provide a luxurious living experience for a limited time; they are short term rentals which typically cater to those who are seeking more than a mere hotel stay.

What are “luxury” short lets?

London is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, known for its rich history, cultural diversity and charm, and is a magnet for travellers across the world. As the demand for personalised and unique travel rises, globe trotters are seeking accommodations that go beyond the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. With this in mind, luxury short lets have emerged as an enticing solution, providing an exclusive getaway experience.

Properties range from townhouses and penthouses, all the way to exclusive villas. London’s short-term lets are mostly characterised by unique interior design, top-quality amenities and premium furnishings that aim to offer a lavish and comfortable environment for guests. They are well designed and exude sophistication but beyond the aesthetic, these luxurious short term lets offer unparalleled personalised service.

Most come with a dedicated concierge team that cater to every need, promising a seamless and memorable stay in the city; from arranging transportation to booking high-end reservations at restaurants, going above and beyond to curate a one of a kind experience that reflect individual preferences.

In this article, we take a look at the world of luxury short lets and explore the diverse range of options available – from highlighting the benefits of short lets to taking you through the booking process, we cover it all.

Benefits of luxury short lets in London

London’s luxury short term lets have become increasingly popular among travellers seeking a refined and exclusive experience in the city. These temporary accommodations offer a range of benefits that go beyond traditional hotel stays, providing guests with a taste of the city's opulence and a home away from home.

Here are some of the advantages of indulging in short terms rentals and how they can elevate your experience in the bustling metropolis of London:

  • Comfort and Privacy: With spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens and well-appointed bedrooms, guests have the ability to relax and unwind in their very own private space. Unlike hotel accommodations, these spaces offer a home-like atmosphere that allows visitors to settle in and feel at ease throughout their stay.
  • Exclusive Amenities: From high-end furnishings and luxury appliances to gorgeous linens and private outdoor areas, no expense is spared when it comes to exclusive amenities. These spaces provide guests with a vast range of lavish features such as spas and state-of-the-art entertainment areas, making stays that much more exclusive, enjoyable and memorable.
  • Personalised Service: Dedicated concierge services are usually available with luxury short lets in London, and cater to all needs. From airport transfers to organising high-end experiences, this service ensures that every part of the stay is tailored to the guest’s preferences and desires.
  • Cost-Effective: They offer better flexibility when compared to hotels. Options ranging from shorter term rentals to extended stays and are also more cost-effective for families or larger groups when compared to booking multiple hotel rooms.
  • Prime Locations: Whether you are looking for accommodation in Chelsea or an apartment in Hampstead, these rentals offer convenient access to London landmarks and shopping districts, bringing the opportunity to easily explore the city as well as indulging in homely comforts.

Whether you are seeking a leisurely getaway or are on a business trip, our luxury short term lets offer an enticing option for those seeking the extraordinary.

How to book your short let

Booking a luxury short term let in London can be a simple and rewarding experience. At John D Wood & Co. we are specialists in short term lets in London, here is a step-by-step guide on how to book:

Research and selection: Begin the process by researching available luxury short term lets in London and in your desired location. Contact us to explore our portfolio of properties and find high-end residences that suit your preferences.

Consultation: Our team of experienced real estate professionals will discuss your specific needs and guide you through the available options. We will take your desired location, property features and duration into consideration and with our expert knowledge, ensure you find the perfect short term let.

Viewing and inspection: We can arrange a viewing of the shortlisted properties and can provide you with feedback regarding the property, and get any questions you may have answered. This allows you to evaluate the properties and assess suitability to your needs.

Recommendations: Based on preferences and feedback, our agents can refine your recommendations and present you with a curated selection of properties that align with your requirements. We will also provide detailed information regarding each property and include details on availability, pricing and amenities.

Booking: Once you have selected your desired luxury short let in London, we will guide you through the booking process. We will assist with the necessary paperwork, tenancy agreement and related legal documents. We will then coordinate additional services or arrangements that you require.

Why choose to work with us?

When it comes to securing the ideal luxury short term let, we have a dedicated department with a specialised focus on high-end properties.

We understand the nuances that come with luxury rentals, and ensure our clients have access to an exceptional portfolio of short-let properties, in prime locations. From tailored recommendations to seamless booking assistance, our team goes above and beyond to curate a refined experience.


Sinéad Conlon
Head of Client Services, Corporate Services & Short Lets