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London Airbnb statistics
How has Airbnb grown in the UK’s capital?
Founded in 2008, Airbnb has become a very popular accommodation option for travellers all over the world. The platform also allows homeowners to make some extra cash by renting out a room or property to visitors, and this is certainly the case in London where the amount of properties has dramatically increased. In December 2018, there were 18,436 in total, whereas in July 2020, there were 87,235 – five times the amount!
Listings for an entire home are the most common on Airbnb, accounting for more than half (57%) of all listings. Private rooms are next, with 36,797 listings, 42% of the whole. Shared rooms lag very far behind, with a measly 1% of listings, at 667.
Airbnb’s growth in every London borough
Some neighbourhoods in London have seen more changes than others. The table below shows the number of listings each borough had in October 2018 and in July 2020. The borough that’s seen the biggest change is Barking and Dagenham, going from 253 Airbnbs in October 2018 to 378 in July 2020, an increase of 49%. The City of London has seen the least, a mere increase of 5%. Sutton and Havering have each gone from having no listings at all in 2015 to 317 and 255 respectively.
|Borough||October 2018||July 2020||% increase|
|Barking and Dagenham||253||378||49,41%|
|Kingston upon Thames||434||541||24,65%|
|Richmond upon Thames||1,098||1,221||11,20%|
|City of London||441||462||4,76%|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||3,732||4,281||14,71%|
|Kensington and Chelsea||5,274||6,129||16,21%|
|Borough||Average price||Private room||Shared room||Entire home|
|Kensington and Chelsea||£221||£86||£223||£248|
|City of London||£188||£128||£122||£196|
|Richmond upon Thames||£130||£65||£100||£180|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||£142||£71||£110||£179|
|Kingston upon Thames||£81||£52||£40||£121|
|Barking and Dagenham||£60||£42||£46||£103|
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