London weather doesn’t exactly have the best reputation. But most tourists don’t realize that the cold rainy London that everyone loves to complain about is a bit of a myth. London is actually drier (and warmer) than a lot of American cities—through it often is overcast. However, when the sun does make an appearance, the city shines like no other. With big windows, south-facing exposures and high ceilings, these are a few of our favorite London vacation apartment rentals that shine on sunny days.
7 Sunny London Vacation Apartment Rentals
With robin-egg blue walls, the Oratory is a beautiful studio rental in Knightsbridge—one of London’s premier neighborhoods. Sitting on the first floor of a historic and elegant Georgian townhouse, the Oratory is a compact apartment that uses its space well. There’s a lovely balcony for getting fresh air, a little alcove for the bed and plenty of big windows ushering in the sunshine to ensure you’ll never feel too cramped.
Set on a manicured garden square in South Kensington near the National History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Salisbury is one of the most elegant London vacation apartment rentals around. With three massive sets of glass French doors, the sun-lit living room with high white walls and a brass statement chandelier is the apartment’s highlight. The living room also houses a fabulous marble fireplace. Just off the living room, there’s a private balcony set with a table and chairs, which is another great spot to enjoy the sunshine. And, there’s also a sun-dappled breakfast nook. This apartment sleeps two with one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s a great option for culture-loving couples.
Hidden away on a quiet street in Kensington, the one bedroom and one bathroom Gordon couldn’t be lovelier. There is just something some summery and almost beachy about the Gordon’s pale blue and sunny yellow living room. The white walls and clean lines open up the space and keep the scene sunny. And the bedroom—with cute graphic wallpaper and a similar color palette—is just dreamy. Besides the décor and sun-filled rooms, the other great thing about the Gordon is its location. The tiny, quaint streets in this part of Kensington seem forgotten by time.
The one bedroom one bathroom Cornwall is almost a literal oasis in Kensington. There’s a leafy front garden, which can be seen from the sun-flooded living room. Also, there’s a back patio with its very own conservatory! Inside this magazine-ready conservatory, you could lose hours just reading and relaxing. (Is there any better way to spend a sunny spring day? We don’t think so.) The Cornwall sleeps four with one bedroom with a king-size bed, and in the living room, the sofa converts in two single beds.
With one bedroom and one bathroom, the Leicester is a cute and cozy option for couples who want to be nearby all the action of buzzing Notting Hill. The well-dressed living room attracts plenty of afternoon sunlight. Also, there’s a bright modern kitchen with a high-spec design that gets plenty of light too.
How gorgeous is the sunlit Victoria in Kensington? If you love bright homes, then this is the rental for you. Not only is there a large, sunny living room, but there’s also an open-plan kitchen (one of our most luxurious kitchens, in fact) and a stunning outdoor terrace. On the two upstairs floors, there are four bright bedrooms (one king; one queen; and two rooms with two single beds in each).
Sleeping up to six with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the lovely and stylish Attlee is somewhat of an anomaly as it’s a sun-filled mews house. The Attlee is one of London’s much-desired mews properties, but mews houses aren’t always known for being so bright and open. But at the Attlee, there’s a massive skylight, which floods the whole common area with the most divine sunshine. With its civilized, quiet location near Holland Park, the Attlee really is one of the best—and brightest—London vacation apartment rentals.
Ready to book one of these light and airy sun-filled London vacation apartment rentals? Get in touch with the in-the-know team at London Perfect today.