Where/How to go: Simply do your homework, starting with the HomeAway and Airbnb websites. When to go: All year. It’s better away from peak season as the rentals should be cheaper. Remember that London is pretty much an all-weather city so you’re not making much of a sacrifice by going seriously out of season, such as winter. What to see (in and near the Fulham/Wimbledon areas of SW London): the shops on Fulham Rd, parks such as Bishop’s which is next to the Thames in Fulham; also Wimbledon Village, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace.