Self-catering in London

Always a great city to visit, London welcomes people at all times of year. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions for all tastes and interests - and some of the best ones are free.

London London - the Gherkin London - horseguard
Business near Liverpool Street, London The 'Gherkin' - a popular modern London landmark One of the dashing Horseguards

Free places of interest in London:

The museums and many art galleries are free. Enjoy London's parks in the summer, Green Park, St. James' park, Regents Park, Hampstead Heath, all for free.

Free sightseeing walks:

Walk part of the Thames Path (signposted, along the Thames), perhaps from Canary Wharf to Tower Bridge and take in the impressive skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, Docklands, St. Katherine's Dock and Dickens Inn, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Entry to the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge Experience is by ticket only. A visit to the Tower of London is well worth the money.

Or, walk from the Tower of London to the Millenium Bridge, passing the Fire of London memorial en-route. Pop into St. Pauls cathedral, then use the Millenium Bridge to cross the river and visit Tate Modern art gallery. Note the Shakespearean Globe Theatre (take the tour if you wish) to the left. Continue along the Southbank and enjoy the various free street entertainers. The Southbank is very pretty at night with blue lights interwoven in the trees. There is an excellent view to be had for free from the top of the OXO tower - just take the lift. The view is equally good to that of the London Eye and you don't have to queue. You may wish to visit the London Aquarium. Cross Westminster Bridge for the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey and Cathedral.

There are numerous other good places to explore in London, walking if free and often the best method of seeing London. The open-topped sightseeing buses have their uses but do allow plenty of time because you will spend much of your journey stuck in traffic.

Featured Selfcatering London:

Riverside Dogs-welcome Lodge, East Anglia, Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England

2 bedroom Riverside Holiday Lodge, East Anglia.

Fantastic 2 bedroom holiday lodge with a fantastic waterside location by the River Lark, enjoy a garden with river views and fishing from this holiday home's own mooring during a stay here, with the tranquil city of Ely close by, Riverside Lodge has plenty to recommend it.

Price range from £242 to £590 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maltster's Holiday House near the Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Character Holiday Home, Heart of England.

Characterful high quality 4 bedroom holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 friends or family close to the heart of Ludlow, with a romantic four poster bedroom and a Grade II listing, this property offers warmth, charm and character.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £723 to £1644 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Eden Holiday House near the Lake District, Bardsea, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Big Holiday Cottage, Furness Peninsula near the Lake District National Park.

With large spacious rooms, an inviting bubbly hot tub and extensive gardens, this large 6 bedroom holiday house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether in Bardsea by the Cumbrian coast, around half an hour’s drive from the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £915 to £2505 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn, Stourton, Staffordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, the Black Country.

Two bedroom barn conversion which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with lovely countryside views, nestled in a tranquil location yet easily accessible for both Wolverhampton (around 20 minutes away by car) and Birmingham (around 35 minutes drive away).

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £420 to £500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 05 February 2018 to 25 February 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 07 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 28 March 2018;

phone 01384 390520 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Riverside, Langport, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, walks .

Spacious detached country cottage just opposite canal tow path with wooden beams, wood burner, open fire and plenty of character, along with lawned gardens from which you can enjoy views of nearby farmlands and fields and wildlife watch.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 16 March 2018 to 17 March 2018; from 24 March 2018 to 07 April 2018; from 14 April 2018 to 28 April 2018;

phone 01823 680447 emailClick here to email owner more info >
We have no cottages within London itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of London. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England