London By Area

CENTRAL LONDON: SOHO

Soho, a central London hub that once a seedy red light district and gangster paradise. Fast forward to 2017 and Soho is surrounded by cool new bars, boutiques and restaurants. For those who belong to the LGBT community it is a paradise as there is a thriving gay scene. If you are visiting the city it is a must see London location, make sure that it is on the list.

 

NORTH LONDON: CAMDEN

It’s world famous, why? Camden is the ultimate mix. Whether you are 5 years old or 50, this town has something for someone of any age. Home to the Amy Winehouse statue, Camden can also claim many beautiful, expensive houses, owned by celebrities and the ultra-rich.

At the same time this wonderful part of time is known for punks, counter-culture, a loud-and-proud gay scene.  If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle you can take a short walk up the road and you can embrace the urban countryside.

 

SOUTH LONDON : BRIXTON

You will find Brixton just a short walk away from Clapham. Known for its academy there are plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs and music venue. The vibe is best suited for students and young professionals as Brixton Village Market has quickly become the place to visit for cheap eats in South London.

EAST LONDON : SHOREDITCH

Shoreditch is a newcomer when it comes to up and coming London areas. In the past this was a cheap area for property, however prices are rising rapidly and a lot of people have been priced out of the area.

If you are up over the weekend get down to Spitalfields Market and shop for antiques, trinkets and clothes from the stalls. It doesn’t end there, fans of vintage clothing you need to head to Beyond Retro warehouse on Cheshire Street. It is unlike any other vintage seller in London and if you want something a bit more out there then it is the perfect place to pick up something unique, or even fancy dress! It’s also full of quirky bars, great restaurants and loads of cool vintage shops.

 

WEST LONDON: NOTTING HILL

West is best right? That’s what some Londoners think. Notting Hill is the place to be if you are visiting during the summer. The Caribbean-themed Notting Hill Carnival is the largest in Europe, and a must-do in most Londoner’s calendars.  The small section of London was made famous in the classic rom-com starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, Notting Hill.

The film doesn’t do it justice as it is even more fabulous in real life. You will find spacious houses, quality restaurants, vintage shops and boutiques, and loads of quirky little places. Over the years, Notting Hill has become too expensive for younger professionals, but there are a number of other budget-friendly areas in West London too