The best Airbnbs in the UK: From London to Brighton, Cornwall & more

These Airbnbs are fit for royalty!

Megan Bull

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, UK staycations are officially on the rise and Brits are seeking out rural retreats, coastal getaways, and haute couture hotels. Looking to kick back and relax? These luxury Airbnbs are a total dream. From London to Brighton, Cornwall to Edinburgh we've found the most Insta-worthy locations for you and yours. Recharge in a cottage by the sea, reconnect with rooftop views of the city, or simply exist in a Georgian Townhouse brimming with history - the choice is yours...

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The most luxurious Airbnbs in London:


Top of the line, this dreamy penthouse gazes upon Cadogan Square in nearby Knightsbridge. Complete with an indoor fireplace, heated floors, smart TV, air conditioning, and an outdoor terrace, this upmarket location is high up on our bucket list. 

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Experience London's West End in style, courtesy of this understated yet elegant Soho apartment. Boasting silky wooden floors and geometric furniture, the walls are adorned in fashionable abstract artworks and monochrome maps of the city. 

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This glamorous penthouse boasts rooftop views of the Shard and its own glass-bottom heated pool. Step inside and you'll find plush, modern decor imposed upon by floor to ceiling windows and polished concrete flooring. 

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The most luxurious Airbnbs in Cornwall:


Giving off major bohemian vibes, this open-plan Eco Studio is perfect for exploring the golden sands and cerulean shores of Saint Ives. 

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Designed by award-winning architects, this renovated barn comes with two private terraces, a log-burner, and a range cooker. Light and airy, the rooms are filled with colourful flourishes and Scandi-style furniture. 

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A coastal retreat for two, this idyllic fisherman's cottage offers panoramic views of the harbour front. Blending old and new, original touches contrast with modern decor, making for an architect's dream. The open-plan bedroom features beautiful white wooden beamed ceilings and a kingsize bed - you'll also find a stunning walk-in shower and a hammered bronze basin. 

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Drawing on oceanic and industrial design concepts, Moon Shadow Cottage is just a stone's throw from Porthmeor Beach. Described as one of the most private and romantic self-catered cottages to rent in Cornwall, this hidden gem is a major find. 

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The most luxurious Air BnB's in Brighton: 


This sea view penthouse boasts earthy tones, wooden accents, pops of colour, and breathtaking views of Brunswick Square. Looking for something low-key yet sophisticated? This luxury maisonette is just the ticket. 

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The most luxurious Airbnbs in Edinburgh:


Fit for royalty, this Georgian Townhouse apartment is truly one of a kind with oak panelled walls, wooden window shutters, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and family portraits. We like to imagine budding writers packing their bags and heading here for inspiration. 

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Architecturally fascinating, this 16th-century cottage features original stone walls, a private scented garden terrace and a bedroom at the top of the tower. 

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High-end furnishings rub shoulders with luxurious linens and rustic stone walls at this incredibly chic apartment in the heart of Edinburgh. 

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The most luxurious Airbnbs in Oxfordshire:


We're obsessed with this Georgian brick Townhouse - think dusty rose walls, metallic accents, period windows, and original panelling. Equipped with its own private courtyard, there's nothing better than kicking back with a glass of wine as you watch the world go by.

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A rural retreat perfect for couples looking to get away from the city, this luxury annexe boasts a balcony hot tub and a Villeroy & Boch wet room. When you've finished relaxing in the hot tub, step out onto heated floors and sip pink gin from Ridel glasses before curling up in  Egyptian cotton sheets and drifting off into a deep sleep. 

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