When it comes to the coolest places to visit, London is one of them, and for good reason. But skip the most overrated tourist spots in the city (Harrods, Piccadilly Circus, 221b Baker Street, Buckingham Palace, Leicester Square and the like).
It’s one of the few laid-back places in London with upscale boutiques, restaurants, cafes, ethnic shops, small businesses and market places. One such place to check out in this area is Portobello Road market that happens every Saturday. This weekend market is a famous for its antiques and street markets that offer anything from foods to crafts of all sorts. Hotels in Notting Hill are a bit pricey, but you be assured of impeccable service and style.
If Notting Hill is for the affluent crowd, Camden Town is the exact opposite. Not that it’s filled with slums, but the place is not for the travelers looking to find luxury and sophistication. This is the place to go if you want to get your hair dyed purple, your tongue or lip pierced or your skin inked. Here, you will find alternative fashion and vintage clothing shops and edgy cafes and bars. Yet, Camden Town residents are proud of their non-conformist ways and non-mainstream practices.
Looking for posh hotels, shops and services? You can check Venere for some great offers. Afterwards you may head on to Chelsea and enjoy its elite residences and rich historical context that put this place on the list of the most exclusive areas in the world. It used to be known as a bohemian part of London, but now, it has become a home to businessmen and celebrities. Be sure to take a tour of Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge Stadium to watch a football club with the richest fans in the entire planet.
Although London is most famous for its museums, theatres and monuments, there are places to check out when in the city. Hyde Park is one of them. It’s one of the largest parks frequented by tourists, artists and Londoners on a regular basis. While visiting this park, check out the Speaker’s Corner, Diana, Princess of Wales memorial and the Queen Elizabeth Gate also known as the grand entrance to the park. What’s amazing about this place is that while it offers contemporary ways to enjoy your holiday in London, it doesn’t fail to remind you of its rich history.