London is a city full of history and culture.
You can see this in the beautiful monuments, museums and architecture. However, these well-known places do not show the hidden side of London – the one that shows the daily life of the city. Exploring some neighbourhoods of the capital could reveal unexpected surprises and that’s why Clarendon has picked for you the best neighbourhoods you should explore.
Rich Chelsea is a fantastic area to explore with its small roads that start from Sloane Square, such as the pedestrian route in front of the Saatchi Gallery. This is the spot in the Duke of York Square market, where, on Saturdays, it is possible to find the best food from all over the world. Kings Road offers two miles of non-stop shopping for fashion, beauty and jewelry. Chelsea also has a hidden side not visited by many tourists: the houseboat residential area along the embankment heading to the river. Chelsea is not only about expensive houses or houseboats and luxury shops — the Walled Garden is a beautiful and relaxing park to visit founded by apothecaries in the 17th century and is still remains a wonderful place to visit.
As previously mentioned, London is a city with many facets. If Chelsea is one the richest areas in London, Shoreditch is completely different. Nowadays, it is considered the coolest and one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. Exploring Shoreditch means discovering the street art culture of the last twenty years and digging in its markets like Brick Lane or Spitalfield Market, which offers interesting surprises. This area also has some of the most important heritage to the British Colonial era. In fact, Shoreditch contains the curry mile, a row of Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants.
Another aspect of London is represented by Bloomsbury. It is one of the oldest and most exclusive areas of the city and it is the location of the British Museum, British Library and other important attractions. But Bloomsbury is not just about famous museums, it also has many places you can explore. One of these places is the Brunswick Shopping Centre, which is a peaceful spot to eat and to shop. Book Skoob is placed in the basement of this shopping centre and it is an amazing book shop that sells bargain vintage second hand books.
London is a multi-ethnic city and its neighborhoods show this diversity. The history of London is sometimes better appreciated by exploring areas that are far removed from the tourist attractions. Don’t limit yourselves to visiting only museums and monuments.
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