Explore London


“When you tire of London…” The City, West End, South Bank, Shoreditch. These are all ‘central London’, for London has no downtown . With charms and quirks unique to each area, no two parts of the city are the same – from the calm oasis of Barnes to the cultural hub of Islington via the thriving Covent Garden. By using our area guides you can explore London through the eyes of a local, and by living in a Londoner’s home.

 

Our Area Guides


Angel & Islington

Rolling terraced houses interspersed with intense banks of greenery meet the best culture, restaurants, quirky venues and independent shops – all without the overwhelming crowds.

Barnes

Stroll through an oasis of wildlife in the famous Wetlands Centre and shop in the farmers market on Saturdays in the residential neighbourhood, home to some of London’s oldest houses.

Battersea

With its magnificent power station, Battersea is the centre of history in the making as it is transformed into a contemporary heartland of museums, homes and culture for the next century.

Brixton

Brixton’s African, West Indian and Asian influences have produced a multicultural plethora of independent bars and restaurants.

Covent Garden

You will never feel lonely with its street musicians, magicians and buzzing atmosphere while you browse handcraft stalls and tiny shops.

Hammersmith & Fulham

Visit the riverside pubs on a warm summer’s evening, or watch a dramatic football match after an equally intense day in the park right next door.

Greenwich

World-class entertainment and a strong maritime history sit side-by-side bringing no shortage of adventures in this hidden gem near central London.

Kensington

You can’t miss the high quality of life reverberating around the affluent haven for shopaholics, home also to the city’s best museums.

Knightsbridge

Found in the heart of London’s West End, with some of its finest shops and attractions and a luxurious streak. But there’s also a hidden flair the guidebooks won’t share.

Maida Vale

A beautiful neighbourhood providing an oasis of calm from the hustle of the West End, it is best known for its canals that rightfully provide the nickname ‘Little Venice’.

Marylebone

Baker Street is permeated by the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, but much more goes on in this corner of north-west London, from relaxing spa trips to excitement at the cricket.

Notting Hill

Pure charm is the theme, with little shops, cafés and pubs in between beautiful, colourful buildings. With its vibrant events and markets, you never quite know what you’ll find.

Primrose Hill

A beautiful escape from the city below, a highlight is the stunning view of London’s skyline, illuminated at night by the bright lights of the City – and only a short walk from quaint cafés.

Putney

The perfect spot to experience a local life with its delightful river views and vibrant community. And with parks in abundance, you’re never too far from a relaxing break.

Richmond

A leafy suburb rich in history and culture and home to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the riverside borough boasts countless stately homes and acres of royal parkland.

Shoreditch

Distinctive, eclectic, urban. It’s influenced by its long, multicultural heritage, whether it’s an independent art gallery, the latest from any of London’s music scenes or the city’s finest curries.

Tower Bridge

A must-see for those who land in London for the first time, the bridge itself is stunning whenever you visit, right next to the daunting Tower and its historical baggage.

Wimbledon

The centre of Britain’s annual sporting hysteria, yet also a spacious, leafy and welcoming suburb of south London and home to its very own village.