Full of iconic sites and easily one of the world's major economic centres, London is rightly a huge hotspot for business and leisure. The range of serviced apartments in London is amongst the highest in quality worldwide too.
Finding and staying in the right accommodation is a crucial piece of the puzzle required to make visiting London convenient. That’s why we at SITU are proud to offer easy access to a wide range of luxury serviced accommodation in London. Whether it’s the prestigious South Kensington area - close to the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall; or Mayfair - home to embassies and convenient for the shoppers’ paradise that is Oxford Street, we can put you where you need to be.
There is a large number of long and short term stay London apartments on our website and we understand that visitors to the city have different and diverse needs. Our London accommodation options offer unparalleled levels of space and security, perfect for whether guests want a long or short stay in London – whichever they require. Business accommodation in London can come with fully equipped kitchens, free wifi, en suite private bathrooms, good size dining areas, free parking spaces and much more; all of which eclipse the expectations that come with standard hotel rooms.
Right in the heart of England, the UK’s capital and largest city is one of the most famous in the world. It’s also one of the most diverse with around 230 languages spoken in the city across the staggering London population of over 9 million people.
Therefore, you can imagine the capital is blessed with a great wealth of diverse cultures and communities. It is also the unique and rich history that helps to make tourism so contributive to the economy. The city’s business heart, known as ‘The City’, is arguably the most influential of all the world’s financial centres. Thus, business travellers are constantly flooding there, utilising corporate accommodation in London to make the most of their stay.
The huge transport network in and out of the city, including the numerous international airports operating in London, is attractive too. The two largest, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, move over 100 million passengers a year between them. Whereas, the nearest to the city centre is the City Airport, within reach of many aparthotels in London.
The London economy is one of the largest in the world without a doubt. It is believed that the capital’s GDP is just under £600 billion and the economy’s size alone is greater than that of European countries.
The question is though; what is work-life in London like? For those thinking of investing themselves in the city, staying long term in London corporate apartments within walking distance of the London business centre, they should know the city is well equipped to cope. As well as the high-quality colleges in London, the University of London and the various student accommodation in London, which supports the new generations of workers, the city is also built to accommodate major, long term business.
For one, London already ranks as one of the world’s leading financial centres for international business. The London Stock Exchange is the largest in the world and the city’s remarkable performances across financial, service and professional sectors encourages major companies such as HSBC, Virgin and Barclays to all base their headquarters there. The business parks in London are world-leading too. Set up to support business networking in London, the city has the fashion and creative industry innovation park, the East London Tech City, also known as the second Silicon Valley, and the world’s top biomedical research park. Potentially successful business opportunities in London are plentiful, especially around the London business district.
Despite that, even if you are not thinking of relocating to the city for business, but are instead here for one of the many corporate events in London, you’ll be glad to know there’s also plenty of availability across all short term rentals in London.
Since such humble beginnings, from being founded by the Romans back in the first century and being known as ‘Londinium’, the English capital has come such a long way to become what it is today. Some of the most iconic moments in world history then followed. London gave the world its first metro system, the London Underground having first opened in 1863. Other great inventions that originated from here include the nuclear chain reaction, the powered vacuum cleaner, the microphone and the cash machine.
Resident Ada Lovelace created the world’s first computer program back in 1843 whilst London also introduced the world to its first traffic lights. It was here that penicillin was first discovered too. Now, London is a centre for English history and culture. We would be here all day if we mentioned every historic sight worth visiting in the capital. So, be sure to stay in long-stay luxury apartments in London to ensure you get to see it all.
It is impossible not to feel excited when you arrive in this city and stay in self-catering apartments in London. London’s identity is so strong that most of its tourist attractions are almost cliches. There are so many London attractions to see; the London Eye, the Tower Bridge, the River Thames, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and so much more. You can see it all for yourself from a minutes walk of short term accommodation in London.
Of course, it goes without saying too that there are countless London restaurants, pubs and cafes that anyone can visit, whether it be for a business meeting or leisurely get together. Some of these are dotted across the brilliant array of shopping centres in London, which truly are a shopper’s dream. London is also a 'green city'. According to the London City Council, there are around 3,000 parks across the entirety of the city. London also became the first ‘National Park City’ and further plans are underway to make the capital ‘50% green’ by 2050.
To name a few of the most well known London parks there is; Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Hampstead Heath, Kensington Gardens. Even guests staying temporarily in short stay apartments in London should take some time out of their schedule to explore these beautiful parks.
One reason why London is such a major hub for business and activity is the various international airports based across city. The closest to the London city centre, just seven miles away to the east, is London City Airport, located in the Royal Docks of Newham.
Of course, there are many other international airports within proximity of short term lets in London. These include London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHW), London Stansted (STN), London Southend (SEN) and London Luton (LTN).
The London Underground dominates the capital and the surrounding Greater area. Since becoming home to the first underground railway, across London there are now 270 stations which feature across 11 lines throughout the inner and suburb areas.
To learn more about the stations, lines or network as a whole, be sure to visit the Transport for London (TfL) website where you can find everything you need to know.
Although London’s underground network is much larger, the overground network in the capital is also significant. Managed by Arriva Rail on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), the rail services in the capital collectively transport over 500,000 passengers.
The London Overground map states that West Croydon station is the furthest south, Richmond and Watford Junction stations are the furthest west, Stratford, Barking and New Cross are the furthest east, the furthest northern stations are Cheshunt and Chingford, whilst the most central stations are Euston and Liverpool Street.
The London bus network, also managed by Transport for London (TfL) and supported by twenty different bus operators, transports over six million passengers around the capital every day. For so many corporate travellers staying in London city apartments, buses are the main mode of transport.
Via the Transport for London website, you can find out more about the network in the capital including live route updates, how you can pay, how you can plan a route, where the London bus stations are located etc.