5 Neighborhoods in London You Need To Visit And Why
London is one of the most exciting cities to visit globally – a fact that’s reflected by how many people visit London each year. Key to this is of course is the long history of the city, its impressive architecture and its many diverse neighbourhoods – London truly is one of those cities where, no matter who you are or where you’re from, you can find your very own part of London to truly feel at home in.
As a visitor to London though – these different neighbourhoods can prove a bit daunting, so to help ease you into the swing of things, here are 5 neighbourhoods in London worth visiting:
1. Shoreditch and Whitechapel (East London):
This is where all the cool kids hang out. Okay, this one is a bit of cheat by lumping two areas of London together but they’re so close to each other that it makes sense to tick them off together. Shoreditch and Whitechapel, originally used to be working class areas but over the years have proven to be quite eclectic and unique places to visit for delicious food (head down to Brick Lane), vintage shopping, eclectic entertainment and some of the most unique nights out in the city.
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This is predominantly where all the major sights are – Westminster Cathedral, Big Ben, House of Parliament…etc (you get my drift) and so a visit to Westminster is almost an essential part of any visitor’s itinerary in London. Honestly, even Londoners still manage to be impressed by this area and that’s saying a lot.
Camden is famed in London for its market, which offers a rather varied mix of items (and food) just waiting to be perused. This is seriously one of those places in London where it feels like you can get almost anything you’re looking for – even if what that ‘anything’ is, is just an excuse to while away an afternoon.
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Kensington is home to some of London’s most famous museums and art galleries and is a great place to visit to soak in London’s history and culture. Head over to the V&A Museum and the nearby Natural History Museum for prime examples of some of London’s finest museums.
The Borough of Southwark is home of iconic London monuments like the Shard, Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge. It’s also home to Borough Market and a wander around this Borough of London is one that’s almost guaranteed to delight at every corner. When you’re here, try walking along the River Bank from Tower Bridge, down through to the Tate Modern for a great way to take in some of London’s amazing sights.
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