London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of London

The best things to eat, drink and do in Shoreditch
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The best things to eat, drink and do in Shoreditch

Head here for ramshackle bars, independent shops and shed loads of street food

Get to know London’s Soho
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Get to know London’s Soho

This neighbourhood is a hard place to pin down

10 amazing local parks in London
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10 amazing local parks in London

Lesser-known but still totally lovely local parks

All the best things to do in South Kensington
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All the best things to do in South Kensington

Enjoy ace museums, iconic institutions and architectural splendour at nearly every turn

London markets
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London markets

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

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South Bank
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South Bank

A hub of cultural activity, state-funded arts and entertainment venues

Covent Garden
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Covent Garden

Visit for great shops and daily alfresco entertainment on the central piazza

Greenwich
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Greenwich

Home of Greenwich Mean Time and amazing London views

City of London
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City of London

Flashy bars, ancient history and cultural cornerstones

Knightsbridge
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Knightsbridge

Shop until your slap-up dinner in a swanky restaurant

Westminster
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Westminster

See iconic London landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

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London Bridge
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London Bridge

Foodie heaven in the impressive shadow of the Shard

Camden
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Camden

Come to Camden for the atmosphere, stay for the cheap restaurants and awesome live music scene

Brixton
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Brixton

A go-to haunt for foodies, clubbers, artists and rockers alike

Fitzrovia
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Fitzrovia

Pretty streets, buzzy bars and hot-ticket restaurants

Hoxton and De Beauvoir
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Hoxton and De Beauvoir

Home of creative types and some proper East End charm

Crouch End
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Crouch End

A little urban village at the foot of North London’s Ally Pally

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