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Discover everything this dynamic destination has to offer with UnderTheDoormat as your guide
Packed with world-class museums, breath-taking architecture, famous theatres, and Michelin-starred restaurants, it’s no surprise that London is the most popular city-break destination in the whole of Europe. From the historic delights of Westminster Abbey to the shopping streets and theatres of Covent Garden, there’s so much to experience: in fact, it can be a little hard to know where to start (or, indeed, where to stay!)
When choosing the perfect home for your London trip, remember that this diverse, sprawling city has no downtown: each borough has its own distinct charms. Better still, London is well connected via an extensive public transport network, meaning that it’s very easy to get from one place to the next.
Our ‘Explore London’ guide will help you pinpoint where you’d like to start your London journey – and where else you might like to explore.
There’s no better way to experience the thrills of city living than with a trip to Central London: an exciting mix of iconic architecture, cultural hotspots, commercial innovation, and vibrant nightlife. With too many attractions to name – from the Houses of Parliament to the London Eye – Central London is the beating heart of the UK’s most dynamic city, and the perfect destination for a sensational vacation.
North London is rich in history and culture: home to landmarks like Abbey Road Studios, Highgate Cemetery, and the famous markets of Camden Town, to name but a few. It’s also extremely diverse. Nature-lovers will enjoy peaceful walks over Hampstead Heath or the plains of Walthamstow Wetlands; food-and-drink fans will find plenty of places to feast in Islington’s culinary hub; and film fanatics can indulge in movie magic at the Harry Potter studio tour in Watford.
The east side of the city has an amazing history – but there’s more to this area than Jack the Ripper. Massive development in recent years has made East London one of the most glamorous, edgy destinations in Europe. Looking for inspiration for an upcoming trip? Why not delve into modern urban culture in Shoreditch and Hoxton (famous for their galleries, street art and amazing restaurants); sample some of the capital’s best Indian food (and bagels!) in Brick Lane; or watch a sporting event at Stratford’s impressive Olympic Park? Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in East London.
Find a perfect home-away-from-home in South London. This unique area has a village feel: small residential areas, each boasting their own community and character, set against the wider backdrop of bustling urban life. Whether you decide to tour the area or simply explore your immediate surroundings, you’ll be spoilt for choice: from the exciting nightlife of Clapham to the fascinating history of Greenwich, there’s plenty to see and do.
West London is a buzzing area full of green spaces, charming high streets, and memorable attractions. If you’re looking for local culture, London’s beautiful Kensington Palace is well worth a visit; alternatively, if you’re seeking a hidden gem, you can browse some of the best antiques in the world at the famous Portobello Market. Hoping to stretch your legs? Wander up the iconic King’s Road in Chelsea, or take a stroll beside the canals of Little Venice. With fantastic culture to experience, shopping destinations to explore, and brilliant bars and restaurants to unwind in, West London is an ideal place to start your London journey.
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