Destination guide

Go West End, young man

Grab your raincoat, credit card, and opera glasses – you’re going to the West End! A bustling hub in central London, this historic district is known for its fashionable shopping, restaurants, and top-notch theaters, as well as a heaping helping of galleries and museums. You’ll find plenty of local color tucked away in neighborhoods like Soho and Chinatown, and the area’s streets and squares host regular events all year round. A West End vacation rental will put public plazas like Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park Corner, and Marble Arch within easy reach.

Things to do

West End is the best end

While visitors flock to the shops at Piccadilly Circus, a trip to the West End would be incomplete without a visit to the Royal Academy of Arts, a historic art institution that holds regular exhibitions throughout the year, and you can see works by both old masters and contemporary artists. And you don’t have to be a super-sleuth to find your way to 221b Baker Street – the flat served as the fictional home office of Sherlock Holmes from 1881 until 1904, and now it houses a museum dedicated to the literary detective’s world.


Shop til you drop in the West End

When you’re in the West End, shopping is the first order of business. Whether it’s the funky boutiques and record stores in Covent Garden or the haute couture of Regent Street, you’re sure to find whatever’s on your list – as well as plenty that isn’t. After you’ve dropped off the day’s loot at your West End vacation rental, the night is yours – you’ll have your pick of live performances in Theatreland, an entertainment district home to more than 3 dozen historic venues. Or you can enjoy a meal in one of the countless world-class West End eateries.


A foggy day (or 2) in London Town

Coming as a surprise to precisely no one, London’s famous for overcast skies and drizzly, gloomy days throughout the year. The city’s temperate oceanic climate means summers are warm, while winters are cool but rarely cold – highs stick to the low 70s from June to August, and hold fast in the upper 40s in December, January, and February. Mild year-round temperatures and plenty of cold-weather activities mean West End vacation rentals tend to cost about the same from one season to the next – but you may want to bring an umbrella regardless of when you visit.

Natural features

The West End – an urban empire

One of the busiest central business districts in the world, the West End is densely urban, with tall buildings, neon lights, and rowhouses dating from the Georgian era and earlier. The River Thames – it rhymes with “gems” – runs through the middle of the city, and serves as a major waterway for the numerous ports in and around London. Just outside the city, you’ll find rolling hills and moorland, and a number of regional and national parks are easily accessible with a short train or car ride.

Can I find a vacation rental around West End?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 9,280 vacation rentals near West End. From 7,756 Condos/Apartments to 7,809 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West End for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West End?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West End:

  • Central London: 6,727 vacation rentals
  • Kensington: 3,984 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 898 vacation rentals
  • Notting Hill: 2,279 vacation rentals
  • Mayfair: 1,558 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to West End?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in West End. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London Palladium Theatre: 11,993 vacation rentals
  • Tempus Gallery: 11,989 vacation rentals
  • Oxford Circus Underground Station: 12,002 vacation rentals
  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 12,004 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park: 8,083 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West End listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in West End?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 7,756 Condos/Apartments in West End. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West End include:

  • Studios: 7,809 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,313 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West End?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 66 vacation rentals with pool available in West End. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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