Another year, a new set of strong contenders (or hapless victims) for Lord Sugar to challenge, demoralise, and fire. On the upside, contestants get to relax in some of London’s swankiest houses between browbeatings. But we’ve come up with something even better: skip the boardroom torture and use Holiday Lettings to rent the most luxurious real estate in the capital.
An ultra-modern kitchen transitions to five moody bedrooms in this extensive Holland Park house. With king-sized beds, a private dressing room in the master suite, and perfect position in one of London’s most affluent areas, you might not mind being woken at six by the news that Lord Sugar’s in the lounge.
A townhouse on Piccadilly Circus? You’d need more than a £250,000 investment to own one of these. Luckily, this one’s up for rent, and comes with five bedrooms, a roof terrace and a 70-inch smart TV – ideal for seeing the misery in the real candidates’ faces as they crawl back to the boardroom once more.
Cool, clean, chic – this seven-bedroom Victorian mansion will leave you feeling calm and collected after a hard day’s sightseeing. Even the children can relax to the max thanks to custom rooms with child-sized furniture and a nursery befitting future entrepreneurs.
One advantage of not being on the Apprentice is not having to share bunk beds with 17 people. The three bedrooms in this luxury Marylebone apartment promise more than enough space for your average gathering. Grand skylights in the bedrooms mean you can look up at night to where the stars would be if you weren’t in the very centre of London.
Quirky design is a hallmark of Apprentice houses. Thankfully, this one skips the novelty telephone. A two-storey townhouse near Victoria, it uses a striking black-and-white theme to wow visitors, although the breakfast terrace overlooking the upmarket neighbourhood does a fair job of that too.
Dark, polished wood, bathroom mosaics and an eminently tasteful playroom for the children. Who says you can’t have a luxury family holiday? This Victorian mansion near Kensington is furnished in ultra-modern style. ‘Turkish armoire’ sounds like the hardest item on an Apprentice scavenger hunt, but this lavish pad has two.
Kitsch meets modern design in this stunning Kensington manor, complete with outdoor seating in a tropical patio garden. Muted greys and marble upstairs meet bright colours and high-design lighting in the kitchen and lounge. Even Claude Littner couldn’t fail to be impressed by this one.
Calling this a house doesn’t do it justice. With its pristine garden and remarkable eye for style throughout, what appears on paper as a four-bedroom townhouse feels more like a country estate. This is somewhere you can put your feet up and enjoy a glass of bubbly without the hassle of having to earn it first.
Vast rooms, exposed rafters, and a grand piano in the living room: this luxury Notting Hill house is good enough to make even the thought of spending 14 weeks with Katie Hopkins bearable. It comes with front and rear gardens, with the added bonus of a barbecue – perfect for hosting and whiling away long summer evenings.