Looking to explore some of the best places and neighbourhoods in the city of London? Look no further. London will never disappoint as there is so much to see and do in the city as per your preferences. A hub for creative artists, hipsters, fashionistas, techies and writers, you can experience the surprising and unique perspective on the city through London’s vibrant neighbourhoods.
There is always more to explore in the neighbourhood but it is difficult to know where to start from if you are visiting the city for the first time.
Here is the list of few dynamic neighbourhoods that can help you experience the charm and hidden secrets of the city.
An ultra posh area, located in the Southwest of London, Chelsea boasts both industrial landmarks and new architecture. Also known as contemporary art district, Chelsea reflects the ethnic and social diversity of the population here. King’s Road here always attracts lots of street-style photographers as the street is full of designer boutiques, clubs and classy cars. Flashy lights and high–end stores are some of the common sights in this popular The King’s Road.
Shopping Stores in this neighbourhood includes: Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Versace, Chanel, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Cartier
Attractions worth visit: Clement Clarke Moore Park, Rubin Art Museum, Church of the Guardian Angel and The Joyce Theater
This neighbourhood boast of a large number of parks and open spaces, including Richmond, which is spread across area of 2,500 acres. Richmond, the largest urban park in Europe features free-range deer and ancient oaks.
Founded in 16th century, this attractive borough has been a favourite retreat for Royalty and the famous personalities for quite some long time. The famous River Thames runs for over 10 miles through this borough. Other attractions to see here include theatres, museums, galleries and town centres, which are all bursting with life.
Shopping: The Bentall Centre, Mothercare Kew and H&M
Pubs & restaurants: White Cross, The Prince’s Head, Al Boccon Di’vino is Non Solo Vino and Treviso Restaurant
Attractions: Isabella Plantation, Richmond Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage
3. Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington still holds an independent vibe and has a distinct enthusiasm, charm and appeal. A former enclave for radicals and non-conformists, the neighbourhood has its own strong identity and community spirit.
Church Street in this neighbourhood is one of the lively places as great pubs, cafes and quirky shops are located here. There is a very strong presence of independent business in the area, especially of interiors and vintage fashion stores.
The area is also endowed with a generous amount of open space and flanked by parklands full of wildlife.
Shopping: Nook Shop, The Bike Shop, Of Cabbages and Kings and Earlybird Designs
Pubs & restaurants: Apollo, Stokey Bears, Auld Shillelagh, Jolly Butchers and Londesborough Pub & Dining Room
Attractions: Arcola Theatre, Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve, Judo Centre and Belfast Road Studios
Islington neighbourhood is a perfect amalgamation of elegant squares but some rough-and- ready bits. This dynamic borough has lively nightlife as huge number of attractive pubs, bars and restaurants are located in the Upper Street. Home to some of the biggest football clubs and the best London theatre pubs, Islington is perfect place to hangout with your friends. You can buy various antiques and bric-a-brac from the famous antique gallery located in the street.
Shopping: Cass Art and Camden Passage
Pubs & restaurants: Afghan Kitchen, Kipferl, 69 Colebrooke Row
Attractions: The Islington Metal Works, The Little Angel Theatre
5. Canary Wharf
Spread across 97 acres, Canary Wharf is almost like a separate city, located in the east of London. This neighbourhood is a beautiful and contemporary district with several iconic skylines. A vibrant place to explore, the neighbourhood offers extensive transportation links, numerous shopping facilities, restaurants, pubs and more.
The neighbourhood also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year such as comedy nights, car shows and farmers markets, dancing lessons, and special exhibits at the Museum of the Docklands.
Shopping: Billingsgate Market,
Pubs & restaurants: Roka, Goodman, Rocket, Iberica
Attractions: Canada Square Park, Ice Rink, British Museum and Museum of London Docklands.
Staying at any serviced apartments around these neighbourhoods is always a treat for your official or personal stay in London.