These gorgeous rooftop apartment holiday rentals in London are the perfect city staycation spots.
When the sun beats down on the city of Paris, you’ll find the locals sat, wine in hand, on the banks of the Seine. On any sunny day in Amsterdam, there’s nowhere locals would rather be than grassy haven of Vondle Park. And, when it comes to London, the best place to be during a scorcher is on a rooftop.
We’ve seen it happen time and time again. As temperatures climb, Londoners all over the city set course for higher ground. You’ll find them sipping cocktails at the coolest rooftop bars around, or even taking a dip in some of the capital’s rooftop hotel pools.
But if you’re thinking of treating yourself to a London staycation this summer, then why not go one step further? Why not dodge the sweaty crowds and the queues?
Why not rent a rooftop of your very own?
Holiday rental service HomeAway happens to be an expert in this field, with listings for some of the most gorgeous rooftop apartments in London under its belt.
Whether you’re travelling from across the UK or a full time Londoner, these sun traps are a great place to get together with friends for a whole weekend, with the added luxury of bringing your own drinks and food (no need to bid your French Spritz adieu: we’ve got a recipe for you) and never having to scramble for a seat.
We’ve picked out our favourite abodes from all over the city. So, whether you fancy gazing out to the creamy facades of West London or the rooftops of Soho, you’ll find one that’s just right for you.
Loft apartment in Clerkenwell
This luxury loft is swimming in unique features that have got us itching to book a staycation here. Between the skylight (imagine the natural light that lets in), the Juliet balcony, the glass rooftop conservatory and, of course, this corker of a terrace, what’s not to love?
Average price per night: £255
Penthouse in Soho
Although it’s in the middle of London’s beating heart, this penthouse promises to be a secret, peaceful escape. The covered rooftop terrace is surprisingly private, while also having views down to Soho Square (which, FYI, would make a lovely picnic spot if you can drag yourself out of this gorgeous apartment).
Average price per night: £632
Colourful apartment in Covent Garden
If you’ve ever visited Neal Street in Covent Garden, you’ll know there are few cuter places in the city to spend your time. Between the vintage shops and boutiques, this lovely area is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning a shopping break away.
Enter this eclectic apartment, which has an artistic flair, unique glass staircase and adorable little terrace, making for a lovely spot to enjoy the best of London.
Average price per night: £230
Wrap around roof terrace in Limehouse
If you’re one of the plant-obsessed among us (and if you are, you’ll love these restaurants by the way) then this huge rooftop apartment is for you. The apartment itself is super swish, on the top floor of a modern building, while the roof terrace is home to an incredible mix of plants including olive trees, bamboo, conifers, lavender, yucca plants, and rosemary.
Average price per night: £225