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London’s Most Exclusive Holiday Locations

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A Place Like Home

Whether part of the EU or not, London remains one of the most fascinating cosmopolitan cities in the world, filled to the brim with exciting restaurants, bars, clubs and theatres. It’s also a fantastic place to be in with the family, since it offers a wealth of history, beautiful strolls and picnics in green parks and some of the best shopping around. If you are planning to stay in a luxury holiday apartment in London, you had better know about some of its most luxurious locations.


Considering its proximity to London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner and the River Thames, it is surely no surprise that Belgravia is one of the most affluent residential districts in the world, with property going at in and around £22,731 per square metre. But it’s not just location, location, location that sets Belgravia apart, it’s also history, history, history.

Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain (PM at the start of the Second World War) and Margaret Thatcher once lived here, so too composers Chopin and Mozart, James Bonds Connery and Moore, and literary greats Mary Shelley and Lord Alfred Tennyson. Grand, stately townhouses line the streets in perhaps the most peaceful area to occupy the heart of London, bearing all the hallmarks of the English aristocracy and Georgian society straight out of a Jane Austen classic.


Neatly nestled between Belgravia, Victoria Station, Vauxhall Bridge and the River Thames Pimlico is home to beautiful townhouses, has among its history of notable residents Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Lawrence Olivier, and is a stone’s throw away from the Tate Britain, one of the country’s finest museums of British arts, and especially treasured for its J.M.W. Turner collection. Wonder across the bridge and you’ll soon find yourself besides The Oval, the iconic international cricket ground.


Forever exclusive yet permanently trendy, Knightsbridge is the place to go if you want to shop until you drop. Stay in a vacation apartment here and you’ll be somewhere between the iconic London spots of Hyde Park Corner and Exhibition Road, just a few yards from Hyde Park, the Serpentine lake and Kensington Palace Gardens.

Stroll briefly eastward and take in the grand entrance of Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard; or pop into the world’s most esteemed department store, Harrods, and its famous Food Hall. Alternatively, mosey on down the high road and you’ll find three of London’s most cherished museums: the Victoria & Albert Museum (decorative arts and design), the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.


The US and Saudi Arabia embassies, the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Arcade, Savile Row, some fine old English pubs and Berkeley Square. Mayfair, famous for its exclusivity and prominence in the London Monopoly board game, harks back to the seventeenth century, the popular May Fair of the period, and the influential Grosvenor family.

Burlington Arcade is home to high-end jewellery and fashion, and Savile Row is renowned for its tailored suits, with the term “bespoke” said to have its first association with fine tailoring there. Meanwhile, Berkley Square is the most famous town square in London and is where you’ll find what is said to be the most haunted house in the entire city: no. 50, Berkeley Square.


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