London Neighborhoods

Brixton

Brixton, London

Prior to the 1900s, Brixton was famous for its fields of lush strawberries, stunning windmills, and expansive open-air markets. By the 1940s, however, the farmland had long since given way to a culturally rich ... more

Camden Town / Islington

Camden Town / Islington, London

Includes: Kings Cross and Farringdon. Named in honor of the Earl of Camden and home to such notables as Charles Dickens, George Orwell, and Dylan Thomas – and more recently Orlando Bloom – Camden ... more

Central London

Central London, London

Central London is a bit of an anachronism, as its boundaries are ill-defined and often blend with Covent Garden to the east and Mayfair to the west. At its core, however, Central London contains some of the ... more

Clapham

Clapham, London

Just across the River Thames from the über-wealthy areas of Sloane Square and Belgravia, Clapham is home to a largely middle-class mix of foreigners, current and recent university grads, and a vibrant gay ... more

Covent Garden / Soho

Covent Garden / Soho, London

Includes: Holborn. Formerly the capital of beatnik counterculture, Soho has evolved into a multicultural tourist hotspot that offers visitors everything from swanky restaurants and cozy cafés to ... more

Dalston

Dalston, London

Includes: Kingsland, Hackney Wick. Amazing what a few years can do. In 2004, indie rock band Razorlight’s debut album included the track “Don’t Go Back to Dalston,” and at the time few would deny ... more

Kensington / Chelsea

Kensington / Chelsea, London

Includes: Earl's Court, Hammersmith, and Shepherd's Bush. In the 60s and 70s, Chelsea was a global capital of bohemian art and culture, home to a thriving punk scene and preeminent bands like The ... more

Mayfair / Knightsbridge

Mayfair / Knightsbridge, London

One of London’s most fashionable regions, Mayfair / Knightsbridge features well-preserved historical streets and a proximity to the heart of the city that make it a popular place to dine, drink, and dance in ... more

Notting Hill

Notting Hill, London

Includes: Holland Park and Bayswater. Notting Hill is a bit of a conundrum. Despite being an affluent neighborhood that’s home to celebrities, moneyed professionals, and several well-known ... more

Regent's Park

Regent's Park, London

Includes: Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, and St. John's Wood.

Shoreditch / Brick Lane

Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London

Includes: Barbican. Historically a magnet for impoverished immigrants, Shoreditch/Brick Lane has become synonymous with the hipster class in recent years, given its assortment of edgy bars, trendy ... more

South Bank

South Bank, London

Includes: Elephant & Castle. Anchored by the famous London Eye Ferris wheel and offering some of the most spectacular views of the Thames and London Bridge, South Bank has a well-deserved ... more

The City

The City, London

Back when the ancient Romans first dropped by, the area that makes up The City – also called The Square Mile due to its tiny geographic expanse – represented the entirety of London. Although present-day London ... more

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