This three-floor London penthouse is a hidden architectural gem you can rent via Airbnb

Tour this artistic shrine which towers above the Georgian kingdom of Bloomsbury

Cool London Airbnb for rent, terrace of a penthouse with views over Bloomsbury
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Tucked away in the corner of colorful Camden is the aptly named Russell the Great penthouse, which is, unsurprisingly, one of the greatest properties available for rent on Airbnb in London.

The three-floor penthouse is a modernist haven that celebrates its creative postcode through its striking interior details and stylish home decor - from its transparent ceiling and floating glass staircase to its gallery of original artworks that bless the walls of this cosmopolitan apartment. 

The property has room for up to eight guests, thanks to its three king suites and additional sleeping space on the mezzanine. There are also three bathrooms, including one with a deep metal tub, where you can wash away the hustle of the capital. 

Cool London Airbnb for rent, living room and dining area in penthouse in Bloomsbury

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Russell the Great also boasts a gourmet kitchen and lounge on the main floor, while the statement wooden floor offers an 'ambiance of airy luminosity,' according to Airbnb.

The top floor offers a further lounge space and an office, but we don't really recommend working whilst on vacation. Here, you can also discover the entrance to the sun-kissed jewel of this rainbow crown- the terrace

This urban paradise has an outdoor dining table, where you can raise a glass over Bloomsbury's eighteenth-century rooftops.

Cool London Airbnb for rent, terrace of a penthouse with views over Bloomsbury

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The streets beyond this stylish sanctuary are no less fashionable, as the penthouse neighbors an Art Deco Library, the British Museum, and the National Gallery. 

You can also pick up a breakfast pastry or a pre-dinner aperitif after indulging in the indies on Lamb's Conduit Street if you can ever pull yourself away from your private espresso machine and wet bar.  

Cool London Airbnb for rent, lounge in a penthouse in Bloomsbury

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Russell the Great is listed by Airbnb as a 'visionary architectural achievement,' thanks to its 'diverse living areas on all levels.' The site also notes that pets are allowed, just in case you needed another reason to love this place.  

Cool London Airbnb for rent, bedroom and wardrobe in a penthouse in Bloomsbury

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Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.

Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.