Airbnb Credit UK have come up with 4 reasons why people should choose Airbnb over a hotel.
Flexibility: Renting an Airbnb property can be very flexible when it comes to space, specific preferences or needs. You can negotiate Check-in times, have the option to bring your beloved pets, and most will have full access to kitchen facilities. So you can purchase and cook food at any time, or even invite friends/family over for dinner.
Socialise with Locals: Renting a private room and living together other travellers will not only cut costs, but also helps you to explore a new environment and even learn a new language. In addition you can get advice on things to do, and places to go from people who know the local area first hand.
Space: When doing a comparison, you will often find you can rent an entire apartment for the cost of a hotel room, which often will have limited space (especially if in central london). With a variety of places available you can even choose to get an apartment with good travel links into the city.
Cheaper: In London Airbnb is on average £80 cheaper per night than Hotels.