London UK

#LondonIsOpen and more popular than ever. Guests from around the world are coming to experience the diversity we hold dear. Thanks to city laws that have provided clear and simple rules around home sharing, Airbnb’s London community is now driving a behavioural shift: More and more guests are opting for authentic experiences beyond the city centre and tourist hotspots, seeking places to stay in the communities Londoners really call home. Guest spending in local businesses and neighbourhoods inevitably follow — to the benefit of all Londoners.

2.1M guest arrivals in London in the past year

64,000 hosts who have welcomed guests in the past year

£3,000 annual earnings for a typical host

Learn more about the Airbnb community with this dynamic map

This interactive map of the United Kingdom is made so you can learn more about Airbnb’s impact across the region.

Airbnb helps kick off Autumn Season in London

James McClure, Airbnb’s General Manager for Northern Europe joined Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Night Czar Amy Lamé and other signatories for the official launch of London’s Tourism Vision last week. As an official signatory, Airbnb supports the commitment to make this vision a reality, along with other businesses and stakeholders.

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Meet Kamie, a senior who hosts on Airbnb

Kamie is originally from British Guiana but moved to London in 1969. She has lived in Ealing for the past 30 years and in her present home for the past 10, where she has welcomed guests as a host since 2015. As a retiree, Kamie now spends her days gardening, baking and taking care of her parents — aged 91 and 94 — while hosting on Airbnb.

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Airbnb receives Sharing Economy UK’s TrustSeal

Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) today announced it has awarded the TrustSeal kitemark to Airbnb. The kitemark was designed to increase trust in the sharing economy amongst businesses and consumers.

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A new report shows home sharing provides economic and social benefits for women hosts around the globe

Mary, a London host, is in her 70’s and has been sharing her spare room since 2014. Hosting doesn’t just empower Mary financially, it also helps her connect with a whole community of women who come to stay in her home.

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