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London unlocked: Savvy visitors find luxury London accommodation through Kippsy

25 NOVEMBER 2013 London epitomises a metropolitan lifestyle. It embraces a melting pot of food, arts, theatre, a Royal family and draws in over 15 million visitors every year.

When deciding where to stay, tourists are generally faced with two choices. To opt for high-priced hotels, which tend to be the same in every country; or to settle for small, cramped, shared accommodation reminiscent of student accomodation.

However now there is a third option, Kippsy.

Kippsy is a collaborative accommodation website which taps into the current trend of the sharing economy to connect landlords to travellers in luxury, centrally-located apartments.

Research has shown that visitors are looking for flexibility and 'home comfort', from a base allowing easy exploration of the vibrant 'local' regions of London including Primrose Hill, Notting Hill, Battersea, Islington and Greenwich. Kippsy offers over 1,000 short-term listings in London that can cater for all tastes and budgets.

Two Kippsy apartments below highlight where convenience, luxury and individual style combine to give visitors a sleep less ordinary in London town.

Loft Conversion Property Greenwich/Eltham, South London

Just 20 minutes from central London, this stylish loft conversion property in Eltham, near Greenwich, is the perfect London getaway for families wishing to have an extended stay in the city, but who also value their privacy.
 

The self-contained two-bed, two-bath loft apartment benefits from a separate entrance and magnificent sweeping staircase.  The apartment features all oak and inlaid floors; and is flooded with light thanks to large Veluxe windows throughout, which can be operated by electronic remote control.
 
One of the loft's highlights is its own private rooftop garden, complete with a bespoke glass table top which acts as a skylight.  From the cast iron platform there are clear views of the Docklands area and Eltham Palace. 
 


 
A walled garden surrounds the property, which makes it a safe environment for children to play and parents to relax. For golf fans The Eltham Golf Club is located just across the street and lays claim to be the world’s oldest golf club.
 
The property, which can sleep six completely, has on-site parking for four cars, a luxury in London.

View this Kippsy property.

Covent Garden, Central London
 
For those looking for a WC1 location, this apartment couldn't be closer to the action. The luxury flat is based in an attractive building a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square and within 100 yards of Covent Garden tube station.
 
It features a large double bedroom with an adjoining luxury shower, and access to a private terrace with views of the West End.
 


From the apartment, you can stroll to the city's theatre district; dine in London’s eclectic eateries and visit many of London’s tourist attractions including The London Eye. 
 
Why not explore the individual markets in the locality? Berwick Street, one of the capital’s oldest markets, has an extensive range of fabrics and haberdashery stores while Covent Garden’s Piazza hosts a variety of live performers.
 
 View this Kippsy property.


Visitors to London in the know stay with Kippsy
 
So why not allow Kippsy to unlock the less ordinary areas of London and experience the capital at its best?
 
Check out more luxury Kippsy apartments at: www.kippsy.com
 

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