Get the lowdown on the top summer festivals plus the finest places to stay, without a sodden tent in sight! The running of the bulls, tomato fights and cheese chases – we've got plenty of ideas for your summer break, from the wondrous to the downright wacky.
Renowned for its pockets of eccentricity, there are plenty of fantastic summer festivals in the UK. Stay in Gloucestershire and chase the cheese down Cooper’s Hill, or try Llanwrtyd Wells for World Bog Snorkelling, Salisbury for Stonehenge Summer Solstice, Bristol for Balloon Fiesta and Llandrindod Wells for Victorian Festival. If you prefer something arty, it’s all going on in August and September at the Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh festivals and St Ives Festival.
Summertime is party time on the continent! Stay near Pamplona in Navarre for the running of the bulls, near Buñol in Valencia for the world’s largest tomato fight or in the heart of Paris for Bastille Day. Music fans should rent a pad in Barcelona for Primavera Sound, a villa in Costa del Azahar for Benicassim or fly to Ibiza for the closing parties. While over in Morocco you’ll be wowed by Berber musicians and acrobats at Marrakech Popular Arts.
This sunny apartment is spacious, well furnished,with nice views to Ibiza Town and Dalt Villa
Flat comprises of a comfortable living room with dining area, 2 good size double bedrooms, two full bathrooms, kitchen and a terrace with table and chairs-and lovely views to …see more
Beautiful sea front apartment ideal for couples or families located in the heart of the lovely resort of Santa Eulalia.The apartment has 2 air conditioned bedrooms one ensuite and the other with direct access to the bathroom with roll top bath and shower suite, both bed …see more
The apartment has two double bedrooms with double beds and a further fold down single bed in each bedroom. The apartment has lots of light and space. There is a large terrace overlooking park and trees. It is part of a famous modern complex called the Brunswick Centre …see more
My family of five, (two adults, three children aged 15, 13, & 7), stayed at 140 O'Donnell Court for five nights in July 2013. Have been in more luxurious surroundings, (quirky decorations, low beds), … More
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Just great! Perfecty located, walking distance to main attractions and well communicated. Very clean and quite. We didn't have any annoying noise so we had a good sleep (very needed to be fresh for si… More
“great apartment in quiet area close to Russell sq tube”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2012
Spent a week here at the Brunswick Centre Nov 2012, The apartment was perfect with a waitrose on your doorstep. Keiron was a great guy. place was spotless and had everything you will need to feel at … More
Award Winner of Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence !
Listed under "Top 30 places to stay in London !"
A Luxury studio in a stunning area. Watch the boats sail past on your balcony after a walk along the famous romantic Southbank River Path.
Have a look at my 51 …see more
Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every mea… More
“Everything is perfect !”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We have stayed in the apartment for a week, we did not expect it to be as good as that !
Fantastic location, beautiful view, well-equiped studio, spacious, cozy and clean.
We loved it and certai… More
“Great place to stay in London.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
Great location!!! Only 5-10 minutes walk to a tube station (Bermondsey). 5 minutes walk to Shad Thames, which has a great selection of nice restaurants and great view of London Bridge. The flat has ve… More
Elegant studio with 1 double bed and 1 shower room. Perfect for 2, this high-rise love nest comes with a private terrace sporting views of the Sagrada Familia, Agbar Tower, the Mediterranean Sea, and surrounding mountains.
This unique apartment is located on the 8th fl …see more
This property was purchased and completely re-modernised this year (2014) and has only recently been advertised for letting. It is a privately owned 60m2 ex council flat (public housing) on the 13th floor of an 16 storey residential block. The flat has recently undergon …see more
Really nice welcome pack as we were starving. Everything spotlessly clean and funky modern design. The view of London from the 13th floor is amazing. Convenient for local transport - both buses and Tu… More
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
The apartment is modern, comfortable and very well equipped. We felt very much at home. The area is very well connected too.… More
“Bright and stylish”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2014
I really enjoyed my stay. It was very central with stunning views of the London eye, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.
All newly furnished. It was a right treat. … More
This apartment is a wonderful place to stay whether you are visiting London for a holiday vacation, business or a city break.Canary Wharf Station, for the Jubilee Line, and Heron Quays DLR Station are a 10 minute walk away. Crossharbour DLR Station is a 7 minute walk aw …see more
Service - 10/10
We stayed here with our four teenage/young adult children (6 people total) for the first 4 days and then just my spouse and I for a week. The service from Nicholas & Yvonne made us f… More
“fantastic spacious apartment,wonderful views,very nice and helpful owners”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
this is a beautiful spacious apartment in a great location,the apartment contains everything you could wish for including stunning views stretching across london.bus tube dlr river taxi all a short di… More
“Extraordinarily relaxing: Sitting watching the boats go by”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
I found this flat wonderfully relaxing. It's very spacious (we had a another family who came to stay for part of the week we were there, and there was lots of room for all of us). Sitting on the bal… More
This modern comfortable apartment offers a great base for your central London vacation. It has a double bedroom, a separate living room with an open plan fully equipped kitchen, and a full bathroom. It's an easy, clean living space in a secure residential block in a fan …see more
Our week's stay was definitely enhanced by renting this flat. It was convenient to transportation, food and London attractions. The flat was light and quiet. Liz was helpful when we had questions a… More
Built in 2013 this city centre apartment is a wonderful combination of the bright, modern and spacious set in the heart of one of the UK's loveliest mediaeval cities. Well appointed, tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished, this gem of an apartment comes wi …see more
Lovely, large studio flat set just minutes away from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester square.Modern fittings, contemporary décor, Coventry house is the perfect place for your holiday in London.It comprise of a double bed, a bathroom with shower, a living room with sofa …see more
A spacious and elegantly decorated flat in one of the most desirable areas of London. It is situated in Little Venice, which is famous for its tranquility, beauty and accessibility to the West End. The balcony overlooks Regent's Canal, and the apartment also featur …see more
“Spacious light filled apartment in fantastic central London location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
This apartment is a gem in a special part of London. We stayed here with our family of 5 for almost 2 weeks. The location is terrific - less than a 5 minute walk to the Edgware Road bus stop or to the… More
Luxurious 6 th floor apartment has a large lounge with two comfy sofas,mood control lighting, 36 inch flat tv, and dining for up to 6. Master double-bedroom has fitted wardrobes and en suite with power shower. Second twin-bedroom has fitted wardrobe and adjacent to ful …see more
The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure undergrou… More
“a fantastic find in a fantastic location..better than a hotel”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2011
This is now my 2nd stay i this apartment and again it has been fantastic. The apartment is spacious with both bedrooms being of a great size. The Area is zone 2 but outside the congestion charge zone … More
“Great flat, fab location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Flat is modern, clean, tidy, and has everything you need. The location is not only very convenient for Tesco express and Imperial Wharf bus & overground links, but also quiet and only a very short wal… More
Modern flat with two bedrooms en suite, american style kitchen and living room. Nice terrace with sea views, community swimming pool and garden. This flat is in a great location, Es Canar is well known for the famous hippy market, the lovely beaches near by and offers p …see more
Situated within 400 metres of Limehouse DLR station, this modern and contemporary one bedroom flat is set within a new development and boasts spacious accommodation (55 sq. m) and a communal roof garden.We have one proper double bed and one sofa bed in the living room t …see more
very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner.
Highly recommend… More
“Clean, comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
Excellent location in Docklands area - easy access by DLR/Tube or Bus to central London, Canary Wharf, London City Airport. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and safe and the owner, Stepheni… More
“Holiday accomedation homelike”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2015
perfect stay at an optimal place. Only 10min from Tower, with DLR or bus. We love this flat and will come back.… More
Fully equipped. Situated in the center of Barcelona, at only 10min walk of Las Ramblas.With plenty of Restaurants and grocery stores nearby. The flat has recently been renovated.It's fully equipped to ensure the comfort of our guests. You will visit Barcelona and f …see more
Built in 2010 this spacious, top floor apartment offers exceptional comfort and amenity in a peerless location with spectacular, panoramic views of the city. Close to city centre it is surrounded by greenery and parkland making it easy to enjoy the buzz of the city and …see more
Castle View is a modern flat with everything that we could wish for our week's stay during the Edinburgh Festival.
The location is just far enough out of the city centre, but a very easy 10 minute … More
This modern comfortable apartment offers a great base for your central London vacation. It has a double bedroom, a separate living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a full bathroom. It's an easy, clean living space in a secure residential block in a fantastic loc …see more
My wife and I stayed in this lovely flat for 5 nights enjoying a romantic break while the kids stayed with Grandma in Scotland. It was comfortable and well equiped with all the essentials. Being on th… More
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
Cannot wait to stay again, just perfect for a stay in London.
Great location to reach all the attractions, we even had our shopping delivered on arrival to ensure a good start to our visit and we co… More
“Perfect space, atmosphere and location to explore the heart of London.”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2013
This rental is the perfect setting for a closer look at London's streets and attractions, with all amenities within easy walking distance, we couldn't have asked for anything more. The accommodation w… More
This luxury, spacious apartment set in its own secure private gardens is perfectly situated on Playa D'en Bossa beach. It has a large sunny balcony with a fantastic sea view. This local area has all you need for a perfect beach holiday, shops, bars, restaurants, wa …see more
“Nice accomodation, good location, will definitely return :)”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2012
We stayed here end of September 2011, through recommendation of friends. The location of the apartment is brilliant, only 10mins taxi ride to the airport or to Ibiza town. There ware plenty of taxi'… More
“Spacious apartment in a great location. It's got everything!”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2012
I stayed at this apartment with my partner and another couple for 2 weeks and we were not disappointed. The apartment has 2 double rooms and 2 bathrooms so plenty of space. There's a balcony with su… More
Brand new apartment, launched on February 2013.The apartment has been decorated with care and modern furniture. It can accommodate up to six persons but it is possible to receive groups up to 20 people in the same building. In fact we have 4 apartments in the building, …see more
“very quiet and renovated apartment, perfect for us !”
Reviewed 16 Mar 2014
this 3-room apartment was very well, so quiet (not easy in Barcelona !)
everything worked perfectly, this flat is on the 4th floor, but there is a (small) lift, no problem !
everything in the apartm… More
Merci Fabrice! ;)
“Outstanding appartment... Beyond all my expectations”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
I have been to this appartment with three of my friends early June 2013... We spent such a lovely time there to the point we felt at home... The appartment was clean, perfectly equiped, modern kitchen… More
Thank you for your lovely words and recommendation, we are looking forward to host you again soon. Best
“ottimo appartamento in una buona posizione”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
vicinissimo alla metro fra la sagrada famiglia e Hospital San Pau (assolutamente da visitare entrambi), zona tranquilla adatta anche alle famiglie, appartamento ampio, pulitissimo e fornito di tutto.… More
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS APARTMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES OR GATHERINGS.
This 2 bedroom loft apartment is located on the 2nd floor (considered as the 3rd floor in the US and Canada) of a smart renovated building with elevator and a security system in Kings Cross, Lo …see more
We spent a wonderful and sunny weekend in London and Pauls appartement made it perfect. It is spacious ,well furnished and clean.
Paul was very kind and helpful while planing arrival and departure … More
“A perfect apartment for a perfect trip”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
Me and my family spent 4 nights in this apartment. We were in six people and the apartment was enough spacious for all of us. It is exactly how it is showed in the pictures. Although it is close to Ki… More
“Fantastic owner, great quiet property in the centre of London”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2013
This property is large and quiet. It is five minute walk from st pancreas and kings cross stations/underground, and taxis are easy to pick up. The property is on the back side of a complex of apartm… More
Big and comfortable Apartment apartment with fantastic sea view. The sandy beach of Santa Eulalia is 1 minute walking from the apartment
Very good Location , on the Paseo MAritimo of Santa Eulalia.
Santa Eulalia offers a big variety of shops, restaurants, bars.... …see more
Lovely apartment in an amazing location. Everything you need on the doorstep. No need for a car and no free parking available if you do. Missed having a pool but with the beach right in front of the a… More
Completely renewed and refurnished 210 m² - 2260 ft² apartment, FOR UP TO 10 PEOPLE, with the best views over Plaça de Catalunya square, Barcelona's city heart, surrounded by the main streets of the city such as world famous Paseig de Gràcia or the vibrant Las …see more
“Beautiful place, great communication with lovely hosts!”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2016
The property was very clean, beautiful and had wonderful light. Location was also perfect, close to everything! The hosts communicated with us in advance to ensure that the rooms were set up according… More
Thanks for your kind review!! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed Barcelona and our apartment as your base camp to discover the city. It was really a pleasure to host you and all your team, and we look forward to meet you anytime in the future. You will always be wellcome.
All the best!
“Perfect location for a Barcelona trip”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2014
Compared to a hotel this appartment was perfect for our group of 7 friends. Very nice rooms and very modern and very clean.
Super service with the help in advance with recommadation of restaurants an… More
Apartment Es Canar is a delightful first line beach apartment located in the East side of Ibiza at only 28 Km (17.5 miles) from the airport and the main Ibiza town (about 30 min drive). It is part of a small apartment block of just 2 levels with sea views and shared swi …see more
A privately owned 60m2 ex council flat (public housing) on the 7th floor of an eight storey residential block. The flat has recently undergone complete refurbishment, is double glazed and has central heating throughout.. All entrances to the building are key controlled …see more
We have rented this flat for 4 persons ( 2 adults and 2 teenagers) for 8 days and our stay there was nearly perfect. At first sight, the apartment block itself actually didn't look that promising fro… More
“We had the best appartement in Battersea”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2014
quite near to centre
practicaly fitted kitchen
super and clean childrens playground 100 m from the lodging… More
“Perfect for a London weekend with friends”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
As read on other reviews, the street and the appearance of the building don't do justice to the gem inside. Such a lovely, new and nicely decorated flat with all amenities (hair drier, washing machine… More
This original contemporary apartment provides a magical rooftop retreat right in Bath City centre. The views of Bath from this elegant hideaway are spectacular.
Stylishly furnished and decorated, with a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, double …see more
Offering spacious accommodation, this newly refurbished 2 bedroom apartment with its fresh and tasteful décor is the perfect place to relax. Situated in a quiet and peaceful location at Newhaven Harbour, only 200 yards from some excellent restaurants at the quayside. …see more
Stayed here with my wife and 2 young children as we visited Edinburgh to meet family. The flat is well equipped and the owner met us on arrival and ran us through the basics.
There is a surprisingly… More
Thank you very much for the feedback - we are looking into organising WiFi for the apartment later this summer so should have this installed for your next visit!
“A great Place to Stay”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2011
We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh staying in Eunice & David apartment. I enjoyed the magnificent view of Newhaven harbour as I eat my breakfast every morning
The apartment clean and bright with a… More
Thank you for the feedback Patrick, we are always delighted to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay.
Big apartment near to Sagrada Familia, perfect for up to 9 guests.It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and a big living room. There are two bedrooms with double bed, another room with two single beds and another with a single bed. It's recently renewed and furnished …see more
Perched above Carbis Bay and overlooking the cove and Atlantic beyond, Bright wings is our most popular apartment at Hawkes Point
The ideal apartment for honeymooners, couples and those with young children looking for a private bolthole with fantastic seaviewsThis apar …see more
Two-Bedroom Dedicated Serviced Apartment in 22 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, WC1R 4PS.
‘’Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in Holborn, London’’
A bright and spacious flat situated in the heart of London, within a short walking distance of all the main attr …see more
Superb location just a moment from Hyde Park. New and quiet apartment located in Marble Arch central London with 24/7 CCTV and receptionist service. Walking distance to all major attractions and shopping. Clean and safe area ideal for holidays.
Bright 1 bedroom flat co …see more
This apartment is a beautiful, well-lit and recently refurbished apartment, situated in the district of Eixample Dret in the centre of the city, a smart and historically modernist neighbourhood. The apartment is on Trafalgar road, right behind the famous Palau de la Mú …see more
a really well appointed flat, centrally located and comfortable. It suited our family very well for our short break in Barcelona visiting my son. Thank you… More
I appreciate the Sue review of their stay in my apartment. They have benn very kind and careful with my apartment. I will be happy to receive them again.
“Brilliant stay and superb appt.”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2015
The appt was in the ideal location for the old quarter of Barcelona, a few minutes walk to some of the major tourist locations and near some really great restaurants. The appt itself is spacious, muc… More
I have not had the pleasure of meeting Gerard and his family but he co communication has been very easy and quick. Much appreciate your comments. I try to make guests feel at home. They were very friendly and very careful with my apartment. They have left clean and tidy. I will be happy to receive you again
“Clean, comfortable apartment in ideal locatioin in Barcelona”
Reviewed 30 Nov 2014
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The apartment is very new and clean. The owner is very cordial and responsive. The apartment is perfectly located in Barcelona. It is one… More
It is a pleasure for me that my guests enjoy their vacation in my apartment. I always try to make things easier for them to feel like home. I would be very happy to see you again in the future in my apartment.
This stunning riverside apartment is in the secure gated development in Lee Valley in Bow, next to the River Lea. The apartment is just below the Penthouse and just 10 minutes walk from the DLR (zone 2), 20 minutes from Stratford International station and 10 minutes fr …see more
“Unique apartment - comfortable, bright, and an amazing view”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2015
This place is the perfect getaway if you are looking for some peace and quiet but still need to be on the doorstep of the City or West End. The two bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and they were… More
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay.
We have reported the issue with the lift to the management and work we are told will begin in April 2015.
The major supermarkets are 20 minutes walk or they can deliver if you book via the internet. Locally in Fish Island which is less than 10 minutes you have 2 smaller shops that can be used to buy essentials, (milk, bread, coffee etc.)
I am in the process of an A-Z of the area and the local facilities.
“Modern and clean with great views in an interesting part of east London.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
Great well equipped quiet apartment for our family. Fifteen minute walk to either tube station but it also has a gated car park. Only a walk to the Olympic stadium and swimming pool, and cycle paths… More
“Fantastic apartment in a great location, perfect for exploring London”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
Everything about our stay was perfect, the only bad part was having to hand the keys back after a very enjoyable weeks stay. Right from the start the owner was most helpful letting us check in a littl… More
It has 3 double rooms, one convertible double sofa in the living room, two bathrooms ( one with shower and the other one with bath). Fully equipped, kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge and freezer, coffee machine, Dish washer..Washing machine and dryer. Iron and hairdr …see more
“Location and price and the setup of the apartment is perfect for 5 people”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
I was a little concerned about 5 of us being in an 800 sq' apt. But it turned out to be perfect. Tho 6 would have been a little tight. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living/dining. Each bedroom had… More
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We really loved this apartment for our stay in Barcelona. The apartment was very clean, well furnished, and in a great location! It was close to the metro and many restaurants, but away from the rea… More
Great location, apartment perfectly furnished, fully equipped, clean. Owners friendly, helpful, excellent email contact. I sincerely recommend !
If I'm back in Barcelona will definitely be using this… More
Great size for the City of London
Facilities include FREE wi-fi broadband, direct dial telephone and room safe and full kitchen and toiletries.
We are situated bt the EC3 financial district of the City as well as being only five minutes walk from the World Heritage …see more
New from May 2014!!!Fantastic and cute-designed 2 bedroom apartment located in Avinguda Gaudí, next the Sagrada Família.The location of this apartment is privileged.It is located in Avinguda Gaudí, beautiful avenue that connects two of the most important symbols of m …see more
UNDER BRAND NEW OWNERSHIP
This apartment has been completely updated and redecorated. I manage it myself, without the involvement of agencies, and always try to greet guests personally. It is on the second floor, with lift and secure entry system, and it is wheelchair …see more
We loved this apartment just off the Royal Mile,its set up with all you need for your stay and more! Eve is lovely and made us very welcome and left lots of treats and goodies as well as basics milk b… More
Thank you. And thank you for leaving the apartment so tidy. And yes, I look forward to meeting you again.
Spacious one bedroom apartment, in an excellent location offering stylish decor throughout.The property is located within an elegant mansion block, right in the heart of London only yards away from worldwide known Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, ( residence in life o …see more
This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered … More
Thank you very much for your positive feedback, Sam, it's always good to hear from our guests.We are redecorating a larger apartment, two bedrooms, in the same block...Hopefully the work will be finalised before your next visit! Regards, Rafael.
“A little gem”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2013
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this well appointed apartment, which was ideal for our requirements. The location, on the 2nd floor of a quiet block of apartments, with a lift and good security, … More
Dear Ann, your review on my apartment is greatly appreciated, I am glad to learn that we met your expectation.You are welcome anytime.Warm regards, Rafael
“Fantastic location, uncomplicated booking process and great customers care.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
I have enjoyed a fantastic London experience thanks to this aparment and his owner, Rafael.
Whether you are looking for sightseeing, fun, culture or all of this together, this apartment really tick a… More
Dear Daniel, your review on my apartment encourages me to continue offering the best service we can...Location is clearly a selling point of the property.Looking forward to host you again soon.Warm regards, Rafael
Almost two holidays for the price of one! We think you will love being so close to all London's major attractions and love getting back to the stylish comfort of the apartment amidst the romantic charm of St Katharine's. The most difficult decision of the day …see more
I spent two weeks in August at this lovely apartment with a great view over the marina.
The accommodation is exactly as described & is very modern with everything you could need on holiday.
The loc… More
“A. Very welcoming apartment”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2012
Friendly welcome from Annie, the apartment was well appointed with a friendly atmosphere. Easy walk to tTower Bridge and Tower Station, supermarket across the road. Excellent would stay again and woul… More
“Nicest apartment in our Europe trip”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2012
From the moment we entered the apartment it felt very inviting and confortable. It has been finished to a high standard and comes with all that you need for a comfortable stay. It is the perfect size… More
- One king size bedroom
- One twin bedroom with an additional single bed on request for a child
- Two bathrooms, one ensuite shower room plus family bathroom with over bath shower
- Historic 1930's lift
- Excellent central location conveniently located by a city centre …see more
The apartment has 3 bedrooms (2 with bathroom) with beds for up to 6 adults and the possibility to add a bed more for a children. The beds are new and comfortable, 190 cm. long. One of the bedroom has a 32inch flat screen TV.- Large dining room with HiFi USB, IPod, IPho …see more