About Time: You Discovered London’s Best NeighbourhoodsBy Angelica Malin
London is a large metropolis and one that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. Deciding where to base yourself can be a tough decision to make simply because there are so many amazing neighbourhoods, each with their own unique hotels, activities and vibe. Depending on what your interests are, there is a neighbourhood for you. Here are 5 of the best neighbourhoods in London just waiting to be discovered.
Dalston For Nightlife
When the sun goes down, Dalston in East London comes alive. The varied nighttime scene in Dalston is something you must experience, with bars, clubs, theatres, open-air cinema, live music nights and a thriving jazz scene, there really is something for everyone. However, it is the numerous cocktail bars that make the area all the more appealing. Here you will find skilled mixologists who create amazing cocktails which are almost too good to drink.
Notting Hill For The Carnival
Located in West London, Notting Hill is a thriving and cosmopolitan area which hosts the annual Notting Hill Carnival. Every August for two days the neighbourhood comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the carnival which is led by members of the British West Indian community. It is one of the largest and most popular street carnivals in the world with an estimated 2 million people visiting each year.
Marble Arch For Shopping
If shopping is your thing then you need to base yourself in Marble Arch. Whenever you visit London, it is important to choose a centrally located hotel. An extremely popular one in Marble Arch in the heart of London’s West End is The Cumberland Hotel. A mere stone’s throw from the world-famous Oxford Street, which is home to numerous department stores and high street shops. This is the place to stay if you do not want to carry your haul far or try to navigate the underground with it.
Brixton For Culture
Brixton has fast become one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in London despite its checkered history. Located south of the river, Brixton is a cultural melting pot and home to one of the most diverse communities in England. If you are a lover of art, fashion, music or culture, Brixton is the place to be. However, the neighbourhood is changing rapidly and drastic transformation can be seen throughout the area, therefore make your trip sooner rather than later if you want to experience Brixton’s true identity.
Soho For Foodies
Located in the heart of the West End, Soho is famous for jazz, its gay village, sex shops and alternative lifestyles. It is also home to more eateries than you can shake a stick at. From fine dining to cheap eats you will find somewhere for your budget in this neighbourhood. You will also find a wide range of food available therefore you are guaranteed to find something to suit your taste too.
With all this and more on offer in London, the best way of finding out which neighbourhood is right for you is of course by visiting and experiencing them for yourself.