Best, Worth-Visiting Neighbourhoods of London

One of the main reasons why London is such a desirable tourist destination is that it gives the feel of being at home while being thousands of miles away from home. With so many landmarks and attractions that most people throughout the world have heard of, its glorious history that had guided the destinies of many nations at one time, its familiar cultural scene, its impressive architecture and its magnificent neighbourhoods that seem so familiar, there is no doubt that most visitors feel completely at home when they visit this mega metropolis. The diverse neighbourhoods in various parts of the city have their own specialities and characteristics. Given below are a few interesting ones that you must visit.

Shoreditch and Whitechapel in East London: Most visitors are enamoured of central London and its various offerings but the new kid on the block is Shoreditch in the historic east end of London within the London Borough of Hackney that has attracted the young blood of the city as it has become a popular and fashionable area of London since around 1996. Shoreditch and Whitechapel have sort of clubbed together being so close to each other and provide a new destination for the cool kids and the hipsters. It has developed many eclectic and unique places over this short span of time, by providing different options for delicious food particularly at Brick Lane, entertainment galore, vintage shopping and exotic nights out. Over the past two decades it has witnessed considerable gentrification and become a fashionable area, popular with the younger generation. Property and land prices have also risen considerably while web technology companies have invaded this area to set up their head offices, mostly around Old Street creating a “Silicon Roundabout”, as described by David Cameron in 2010. The areas of Curtain Road and Old Street also offer clubs and pubs, art galleries, bars, restaurants, and media businesses while the Hackney Community College campus is being set up. The area is also world-famous for its street art.

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Camden:  Famous for its market, Camden is a storehouse of entertainment and fun irrespective of whether you are a rocker, hippy, or a lover of music. In this area, you can get almost anything that you wish to have. Shopping is certainly at the top of all its offerings ranging from Doc Martins, goth and punk clothing, body piercings, tattoos and much more, especially at the extensive Camden markets. In Stables Market, you will find vintage gear at stores selling new and second hand clothes, shoes, accessories, homewares, posters, furniture and music on vinyl. There are pubs galore to keep you high while people interested in live music will find it to be one of the most happening places with performances from famous players from Pink Floyd and The Doors to Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse. The area also boasts of having an exotic nightlife with plenty of fantastic bars and clubs. Its other attractions include boat tours on the Regents Canal to Little Venice; fabulous eating options especially cheap food at Camden Lock Market; people watching; seeing the animals at London Zoo and English folk music.

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Kensington: One of the most posh, sophisticated and affluent areas of London, Kensington is a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London. It is the place where most prominent people including celebrities and film stars reside. It offers many beautiful places such as Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, Italian and Dutch gardens, Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke’s Monument. South Kensington is the major museum district of the area being home to the Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Imperial College, the Royal College of Art and Kensington and Chelsea College. West Kensington offers the Olympia Exhibition Hall. Many of London’s European embassies are also located here, especially its French connection such as the Lycee Francais Charloes de Gaulle, French Consulate, French Embassy Cultural department and the London Oratory.

Westminster: This area of central London is within the City of Westminster and is a part of the West End, on the bank of the River Thames. It is the heart of London with most of the major attractions of central London being located here such as the Westminster Cathedral, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster etc. and as such it is a must on the itinerary of any visitor to London. Even the residents cannot resist visiting its various attractions whenever they get the opportunity to do so. In common use, Westminster refers to the Parliament of the United Kingdom located in the UNESCO World Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).

Southwark: The London Borough of Southwark is a part of Inner London and is connected to the City of London by bridges across the River Thames. The South Bank area in the borough is home to iconic London monuments such as the Shard, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Borough Market and the Millennium Bridge. It is an interesting area to wander around especially if you take a walk along the River Bank from Tower Bridge to the Tate Modern which will also give you an opportunity to see some of London’s most amazing sites.

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