According to the consulting company Mercer, London tops not only the lists of popularity among tourists, but also the cost-of-living lists. In 2007 London occupied the 2nd position on said Mercer list, in 2008 finished on the 3rd, and in 2009 it progressed to the 16th position. In 2012, London is the 25th most expensive city for expatriates in the world. Living in London bears the highest cost, and apartment rentals in London present a viable alternative to hotels. Apartments in London will save you money and help you to enjoy London more. You won't necessarily have to sacrifice the location and proximity to the attractions of London to get a decent flat or a studio apartment. Even in the most prestigious boroughs, apartment rentals in London cost less than hotelswhile providing you with more perks and comforts. Luxury London apartments are easy to find and book as well. Choosing a short-term apartment in London means you will have a complete home all to yourself that will include a separate bedroom, a living room, a bathroom, and most importantly a fully functional kitchen. For guests travelling with friends or family, renting a two- or three-bedroom apartment in London is much more convenient and economical than booking a hotel. Staying in an apartment for your vacation will provide you with an opportunity to spend quality time together and stay in whenever you like, instead of just using your room to sleep. Apart from London, Sweet Home Abroad offers apartments and villas for short-term rent all over Europe and North America.
Downing Street residences
In 1732 King George II bought a house on Downing Street for his First Lord of the state treasury, Sir Robert Walpole. Ever since, the residence of the premier minister of Britain has been housed in number 10 Downing St.