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 (opens in new tab).

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 is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA. 


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 while 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. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.