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Whatever your reason of travelling to London, be it visiting relatives for Thanksgiving or spending Christmas with families living overseas, an exceptional travel experience would not be complete without a first rate stay: a high quality holiday flat situated in the heart of the city, a place that offers the comfort and convenience one can only find in their own home. What appears to be missing is the link that connects people around the world with vacation apartments, a team of specialists that excel at matching guests to the right accommodation so they can experience a unique metropolitan lifestyle.


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Although A Place Like Home is considered to be one of London’s best-kept secrets in the short-term rental business, 24,000 bookings in 25 years confirm that many travellers have had the privilege of booking exclusive short rental properties in high-end neighbourhoods, by utilizing the services of a company that delivers exactly what its name promises.  




A Place Like Home Founder Silvia Lawson Johnston explains “With the launch of a new fabulous website followed by a rejuvenating and refreshing visual identity, A Place Like Home repositions itself in this start-up dominated industry by proudly showcasing its 3 unique selling prepositions: experience, professionalism and the personal touch in everything we do”. The company is now opening its doors and sharing the exciting experiences of staying in holiday rentals in central London. 


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Since its inception in 1990, this niche and specialist vacation rental boutique agency has been offering the well-off traveller the choice from the 200 luxury apartments and houses in top London locations such as Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill and South Kensington. All are close to either the museums, art galleries or endless places of interest. 


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The company which boasts 35% of returning clients, was founded and is still privately owned by Silvia Lawson Johnston, an experienced realtor who pioneered relocation and short-term rental in the city. Originally from Argentina, Silvia is trilingual, having spent her childhood in America and been educated in Europe; she arrived in London in the early sixties and worked for real estate agents using her languages to help international clients. 


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Many years later she partnered with American Express working with their property agency before she left and created A Place Like Home, a short rental company that offers 5-star services with a personal touch by employing a small team of senior and experienced staff that is dedicated to every client need.




Guests include actress Minnie Driver who stayed in A Place Like Home property when she visited London to make a film recently; many guests are polo players, international business people, industrialists, financiers and university professors seconded to Imperial College from Boston, young couples and families. A Place Like Home offers privacy and discretion to all visitors. 


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