Go all out and book this luxury townhouse in Barnes. Five en-suite bedrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen and cinema room with bar – it’s got the lot. There’s also a gym and sauna, plus a huge garden and swimming pool. You can even book a private chef and ask for fresh groceries to be delivered. Evenings are best spent in the cinema room or eating al fresco around the fire pit. There are plenty of good walking routes in the area – ideal for working off big nights.
Price: From £2,800 per night.
Regent Street Flat
Part of Airbnb’s Luxe collection, this Regent Street flat couldn’t be better placed for hitting Soho’s best bars. With three bedrooms, it has a unique style filled with colourful furniture and artwork – plus the living room has a bar built into one of its walls. Dinner parties can be hosted around the six-person table in the dining room.
Price: From £716 per night.
Olympic Park Penthouse
Overlooking Stratford’s Olympic Park, this spacious penthouse oozes style. The spacious kitchen-diner has a six-person dining table, while the living room is the place to relax before the party starts. The property’s three double bedrooms are modern minimalist, with en-suite rainfall showers or free-standing baths – plus underfloor heating, heated towel rails and blackout blinds. Host drinks on the balcony, and ask the property’s owner to help arrange private catering or at-home entertainment.
Price: From £716 per night.
Kensal Green House
This five-bedroom house in Kensal Green is a top choice for entertaining over the festive period. The open-plan kitchen-diner can be turned into a bar for evening drinks, while the round table in the living room – set beneath a 1960s Murano glass chandelier – can seat guests for formal dinners. Set over four floors, there are five bedrooms (three en-suite), a spacious living room and a terrace. Portobello Road is a ten-minute walk away.
Price: From £643 per night.
London Fields Cabin
One of the most affordable options on this list, this slick cabin looks like something you’d find in the Alps. Ideal for low-key dinner parties or a full weekend, the four-bedroom house was designed by award-winning architect Marcus Lee. It has a spacious living room and dining room that seats up to 12. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in plenty of light, while blackout blinds in the four bedrooms mean guests will get a great night’s sleep. The property encompasses another self-contained building that sleeps a further four guests if needed.
Price: From £400 per night.
This property has just had a new kitchen-diner fitted with slick cooking equipment and two dining tables seating up to 17. On the river in Putney, the house has three double bedrooms and two twins, with room for extra guests, as well as three family bathrooms and a spacious garden. Rooms are bright and airy thanks to sky windows throughout the property, and the décor is classically neutral – ideal for adding your own decorations.
Price: From £850 per night.
Victorian House, Holloway
This newly renovated house has everything you need for a memorable stay, from slick interiors to spacious bedrooms with plush furniture and original fireplaces. A top choice for stag dos, the house has a games room where groups can play cards or host cocktail evenings, as well as a bright and airy living room leading onto the kitchen. If you’re really going for it, the garden has plenty of space for a marquee.
Price: From £675 per night.
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