LONDON’S TRENDIEST NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Once a hub for bohemians and creative-types (indeed, the former home of Oscar Wilde), this London neighbourhood is now best known for the affluence and wealth showcased in the popular TV series ‘Made in Chelsea.’ It remains home to some fantastic museums and galleries, as well as its fair share of hoppin’ bars and clubs.
Hot Spots: JuJu Chelsea 606 Club Kona Kai
The Pig’s Ear
ISLINGTON Hot Spots: 69 Colebrooke Row Lord Clyde Pub Filthy McNasty’s The Lexington
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Situated just northeast of central London, this busy neighbourhood is always bustling with activity, day and night. In recent decades it’s become an increasingly desirable place to live, thanks to its convenient location and eclectic mixture of independent shops and pubs. If you’re going out in Islington, ‘Angel’ is the place to be.
Slightly north of central London, Camden Town is one of the rare areas of the city that’s managed to retain its edginess over the years. It’s a diverse music scene, attracting fans of jazz, rock, metal and everything in between. Camden Lock, situated along Regent’s Canal is filled with unique characters and crowded street markets.
Hot Spots: The Jazz Cafe Electric Ballroom Lockside Lounge Bar Vinyl
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Situated within the Northeast London borough of Hackney, Shoreditch is a vibrant arts and culture hub. Its distinctly urban culture makes it popular among the city’s young adults, though it is equally loved by long-time London residents who revere its authentic spirit. Nearby is the famous ‘Brick Lane’, filled with top-notch curry houses, vintage clothing shops and colourful street art.
Hot Spots: Book Club
Callooh Callay 93 Feet East
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So, while the global image of London may be of red double-decker buses and royal guards in funny hats, there’s actually much more depth and diversity to the city once you dig a bit deeper. When you book your flights and research hotels in London, also consider scheduling some time to walk through these unique areas of the city – it’s worth it!