Exploring the areas in Central London

 

A holiday in London is always an exciting experience as the city has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions, entertainment, activities, shopping, dining and much more. It is these factors that have London one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Every year millions of eager tourists visit London to enjoy its charm and explore its many tourist sites.

The best place to stay at in London is the central part of the city. There is a wide variety of accommodation to choose from 5 star hotels near Bayswater Road to budget hotels at Hyde Park. While in the city some interesting areas to visit in Central London are as follows:

Marylebone

It is known to be out of the most exclusive and fashionable parts of Central London. It offers a variety of shopping options and also is popular with tourists who shop here. Here you will find an array of pricey restaurants and trendy cafes. Also famous is it’s much sought after nightlife scene. Notable attractions in the area include Madame Tussauds and The Planetarium among other attractions.

Hyde Park

While the city of London is well known for its numerous Royal Parks probably the most famous of them is Hyde Park. It is spread over 350 acres and was originally the hunting ground for King Henry VIII. Now it is popular with locals as well as tourists in the area and offers a variety of recreational activities like swimming, boating, horse riding, tennis, cycling and others. Prominent attractions in the park are Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, Serpentine Lake, Speaker’s Corner and Achilles Statue etc.

Paddington

The district of Paddington is located in the city of Westminster and is home to a large number of tourist attractions. Prominent among them are Hyde Park, The Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens and the Albert Memorial. Another landmark is Paddington railway station which is in close proximity to a number of attractions in the area. Some places to visit while in Paddington are the shopping spots of Bayswater and Westbourne Grove and the famous area called Little Venice and of course Regent’s canal.

Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell has earned a reputation of being out of the most hep areas in Central London, due to its wonderful shopping venues and vibrant restaurants. The area was home to a large population of Italian migrants which earned it the nickname “Little Italy”. It was associated historically with watch making and the repairs trade. Some of main attractions are The Clockmaker’s Museum, Guildhall Art Gallery, Charles Dickens Museum and Sadler’s Wells.

Bloomsbury

The district of Bloomsbury was always associated with education, arts and culture. It is also home to the world famous British Museum, the British Library and of course the University College. It is located in the southernmost part of the Borough of Camden. Visitors to the area can visit the marvellous exhibits at the British Museum, the Petrie Museum, Dickens Museum and the Grant Museum of Zoology.

 

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