London Airbnb statistics: How many Airbnbs are in the capital?

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 many homeowners rent out rooms to help support their mortage.

London Airbnb statistics: Highlights

  • The average price for an Airbnb listing in London is £174 a night.
  • As of December 2023, there are 91,778 Airbnb listings in London.
  • The average London Airbnb is booked for 46 nights in a year, an occupancy rate of 12.6%.
  • The average London Airbnb generates £6,947 of income in a year.
  • Two-fifths of London Airbnbs (62.5%) are entire homes or apartments.
  • 97% of London Airbnb listings are short-term rentals.
  • Over half of London Airbnb hosts (51%) have multiple listings.
  • The number of Airbnb listings is up by 32% from 2022.

How many Airbnbs are there in London?

In London, there are over 91,000 Airbnb listings as of December 2023. The number of Airbnb listings in London has risen by 32% from around 69,000 in 2022, when the tourism industry was still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2015, Airbnb listings in London have increased by 398%, going from 18,000 to over 91,000 in 2023.

Year Number of Airbnb listings
2023 91,778
2022 69,351
2021 45,000
2020 87,235
2019 80,770
2018 70,533
2017 53,904
2016 33,715
2015 18,436

What is the average Airbnb price in London?

The average price of an Airbnb listing in London is £174 a night. However, when looking only at recent listings and those frequently booked, the average price per night comes down to £148.

What is the average Airbnb occupancy rate in London?

The average Airbnb in London is booked for 46 nights of the year, which means it has an occupancy rate of 12.6%. This is higher than in 2022 when the average London Airbnb was booked for 11% of the year, approximately 40 nights.

What is the average income generated by a London Airbnb?

If you are an Airbnb host in London, you can expect to make an average income of £6,947 over a year, which is around £579 a month.

Which London borough has the most Airbnbs?

Westminster has the highest number of Airbnbs out of the London boroughs (10,322). It is followed by Tower Hamlets (7,405) and Hackney (6,392). Sutton has the fewest Airbnb listings of all London boroughs (390) followed by Havering (415) and Harrow (524).

London Borough Number of Airbnb listings
Westminster 10,322
Tower Hamlets 7,405
Hackney 6,392
Kensington and Chelsea 6,044
Camden 5,961
Southwark 5,185
Lambeth 4,940
Islington 4,887
Wandsworth 4,680
Hammersmith and Fulham 3,977
Brent 2,897
Lewisham 2,711
Haringey 2,513
Newham 2,401
Barnet 2,359
Ealing 2,276
Greenwich 2,030
Waltham Forest 1,822
Croydon 1,576
Merton 1,495
Hounslow 1,341
Richmond upon Thames 1,295
Redbridge 921
Hillingdon 897
Enfield 849
Bromley 803
Kingston upon Thames 713
Barking and Dagenham 639
City of London 580
Bexley 538
Harrow 524
Havering 415
Sutton 390

What is the minimum length of stay in London Airbnbs?

London is a popular destination for short-term city breaks and this is reflected by the length of minimum nights required by Airbnb hosts.

The majority of listings (around 27,000) have a minimum stay of 1 night for a booking, while around 22,000 listings have a minimum stay of 2 nights. Of all the total listings, over half (54%) have a minimum stay of just 1 or 2 nights.

Overall, around 97% of the listings are classed as short-term rentals (with a minimum stay of less than 30 days), while the remaining 3% are longer-term rentals with a minimum stay of 30 days or more.

What types of properties in London are available on Airbnb?

Around 3 in 5 (62.5%) of the available Airbnbs in London are listed as entire homes or apartments, which totals over 57,000 separate listings. Private rooms account for more than a third of the listings (37%), which is almost 34,000 properties. These are the two most popular types, but there are also a handful of shared rooms (432) and hotel rooms (203) listed on Airbnb in London.

Room type Number of Airbnb listings
Entire home or apartment 57,402
Private room 33,741
Shared room 432
Hotel room 203

How many London Airbnb hosts have multiple listings?

Over half of Airbnbs (51%) in London are by hosts with multiple listings (47,000). The most common number of listings per host is still 1 (45,000 listings), but interestingly, the next most common is hosts with 10 or more Airbnb listings (18,000 listings).

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