London is one of the most expensive cities in the world for eating out and entertainment so a great way to cut costs is to rent self-catering accommodation where you can cook for yourself but still have access to all London's attractions! Below we have listed a selection of popular self-catering accommodation available in London for you to take a look at:
Canary Wharf Serviced Apartments - Millharbour, London In the heart of Canary Wharf, a 5-minute walk from the Canary Wharf complex with a range of shops, bars and restaurants, these bright, modern apartments have free toiletries and free Wi-Fi.
Lodge Drive Serviced Apartments, London In leafy Palmers Green, these apartments offer free Wi-Fi and free parking. Each spacious apartment has an LCD TV and modern kitchen, whilst Palmers Green Rail Station is 4 minutesí walk away.
Blueprint Living Apartments -Turnmill Street, London These chic and modern apartments offer iPod docks, spacious living areas and fitted kitchens in Londonís Clerkenwell district. Kingís Cross Station and St. Paulís Cathedral are a 20-minute walk away.
West End Lane Apartments, London With free Wi-Fi, the West End Lane apartment block is located a 10-minute walk from West Hampstead Tube and Rail Stations, and has direct transport links to the Olympic venues.
Comfort Zone Serviced Apartments, Vista London, London These affordable serviced apartments in East London are a few minutes from London City Airport. The O2 Arena, London ExCel and Canary Wharf are a short drive away.
Barbican Apartments - City Of London, London In Central London, the Barbican Apartments are 500 metres from Farringdon Tube Station. The spacious apartments are minimalist in design and feature glass balconies offering city views and free Wi-Fi.
Old Street Apartments, London Near Islington, Old Street Apartments each boast a stylish fully fitted kitchen, 5 minutes' walk from Old Street Tube Station. Modern features include an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, and a washing machine.
Camden High Street Apartments, London Camden High Street Apartments are in the heart of this trendy London neighbourhood, 3 minutesí walk from Camden Market. Camden Town Underground Station is just a 1-minute walk, all apartments have access to free Wi-Fi.
House of MoLi - Times Square Apartments, London These stylish and chic apartments feature balconies and health club access. They feature modern kitchens and spacious living areas, and Aldgate Underground Station is 15 minutesí walk away.
River Side Apartments, London Situated 10 minutesí walk from the vibrant and historical district of London Bridge, River Side Apartments feature free Wi-Fi and fully fitted kitchens.
Falcon Wharf Apartments, London Situated in lively Battersea, overlooking the River Thames, Falcon Wharf Apartments offer luxury accommodation with city views. There is a riverside restaurant, champagne bar and on-site bakery.
House Of MoLi - South Quay Apartments, London These dockside apartments have air conditioning, a modern kitchen and free access to a gym and swimming pool. They are 750 metres from the Tube and DLR at Canary Wharf Station.
Custom House Apartments, London These stylish, bright apartments offer lounge areas with sofas, modern bathrooms and kitchens. Guests can enjoy 24-hour reception and a wide range of on-site restaurants and cafes.
Princes Square - Concept Serviced Apartments, London Princes Square Serviced Apartments are modern, spacious studios and one-bedroom apartments with free Wi-Fi, a 2-minute walk from Bayswater Underground Station and a 15-minute walk from Hyde Park.
Borough Apartments, London Borough Apartments are located just over a 10 minute-walk from the Thames and the famous Tate Modern, in the London district of Newington. They offer spacious contemporary accommodation with free Wi-Fi, in a southern part of central London.
City Of London Festival
(Mon 24th Jun, 2013)
Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's unique buildings and outdoor spaces to life with an extensive artistic programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks, much of it free to the public.
The Notting Hill Carnival
(Mon 26th Aug, 2013)
Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europeís biggest street festival.
(Sat 14th Sep, 2013)
The Mayor's Thames Festival takes place annually in mid-September. Activities take place over a weekend on the River Thames, the riverside walkways, roads, bridges, docks and public open spaces from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.