London is one of the world's most vibrant and desirable cities and many travel here for extended periods for work, pleasure and culture. However, for guests wishing to truly experience 'home from home' comforts, a hotel can feel a little impersonal, especially for stays of a month or more. Even a generous suite can come to feel stifling without the ability to cook, entertain or enjoy the freedoms that a full-size apartment can bring.
For that reason, Harrods Estates offers a carefully chosen array of fully serviced high-spec apartments which are available for short-term let periods. Harrods is one of the few London estate agents to offer a portfolio of short-term lets of such quality and desirability, particularly in terms of location. Each are available for stays of three months or more, so make for an ideal base for extended summer vacations or business trips, or even as a European base if you are jet-setting across continents.
The Best Locations
Many of these London short-stay apartments are located in areas such as Mayfair, Chelsea and Knightsbridge so perfect for those wanting a central base and easy commute, with all the best of the capital's entertainment and dining facilities on your doorstep. They vary in size from luxurious single-bed apartments for business executives to larger multi-bedroom apartments ideal for couples, or families and you can opt for private residences or serviced apartments, depending on your preference.
What to Expect
It's never too early to start thinking about your short let. Peak seasons fall over the summer months and between November to January - both coinciding with the UK shop's traditional sales seasons. High demand means it's worth looking early to enjoy the finest selection. Here we introduce you to a selection of our current short lets, to give you inspiration.
Houses: If space and privacy are top of your agenda, then this seven bedroom house in Grove End NW3 could be the one for you. Complete with gym, steam room, swimming pool and private gardens, it's large enough to make a perfect family residence. Mews houses are a great option for smaller households, and this two bedroom short let property in Marylebone is a wonderfully stylish example.
Serviced apartments: These are a great option for those with a busy itinerary during their stay as porters, concierge and other luxury services can be on hand to make your stay more comfortable and help with your day to day arrangements. This duplex penthouse near St James's Park offers breath-taking views from its roof terrace across to Buckingham Palace. Meanwhile on Park Lane, moments from The Dorchester lies a fully serviced apartment block promising to deliver residents a 5* service with 24-hour concierge and daily maid service if requested.
Apart-hotels: Are for those who want the best of both worlds. - The luxury apartments boast a private suite with a kitchenette and dining area, bathroom and bedrooms and access to all the hotel amenities that you would expect. One particularly popular example can be found at Cadogan Gardens in Chelsea (pictured), which offers a range of luxury suites from one to three bedrooms within a highly sought-after boutique hotel.
To find out more about our full selection of London short let properties, please contact the Harrods Estates Lettings teams.