London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the capital

London markets
Shopping

London markets

There’s no more colourful way to shop in London than by sampling its many markets

Where to eat in Chinatown
Restaurants

Where to eat in Chinatown

So many chopstick and rice parlours; so hard to know which one to choose. Time Out's critics pick their favourites

Shopping in Covent Garden
Shopping

Shopping in Covent Garden

Whether it's designer, indie or high street, check out the best stores for a bit of retail therapy

Hackney area guide
Things to do

Hackney area guide

There's plenty to heart in Hackney, where high art and edgy innovation meet

Popular areas

South Bank area guide
Things to do

South Bank area guide

This buzzy riverside stretch is home to some key cultural heavyweights (and a massive ferris wheel)

Covent Garden area guide
Things to do

Covent Garden area guide

Seek out the bars, restaurants and other bits the tourists don't know about

Soho area guide
Things to do

Soho area guide

All you need to make the most of the West End's lively grid of booze, music and vice

Shoreditch area guide
Things to do

Shoreditch area guide

London's original hipster haven is  a land of beards, bandwagons, craft beer and cocktails

Greenwich area guide
Things to do

Greenwich area guide

How to have a right royal time in Her Majesty's back yard

Notting Hill area guide
Things to do

Notting Hill area guide

Hugh Grant may have moved on, but there's still plenty to see and do in west London's coolest postcode

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Camden area guide
Things to do

Camden area guide

Markets, gigs, punks and a canal

City of London area guide
Things to do

City of London area guide

Phallic towers, suited commuters and a classier kind of culture

Dalston area guide
Things to do

Dalston area guide

Moustaches, street food and arty parties

Mayfair area guide
Things to do

Mayfair area guide

Designer boutiques, fine dining and antiques

King's Cross area guide
Things to do

King's Cross area guide

Trains, books and a portal to Europe

Peckham area guide
Things to do

Peckham area guide

South-of-the-river hipsters, micro-breweries and London's cheapest cinema

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