Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill.
Heading a few minutes north on the tube out of Central London and you’ll think you’ve travelled out of the City. Hampstead Heath is one of London’s biggest parks and is a perfect destination for an afternoon stroll or a picknick. Head up to Parliament Hill and you’ll be able to enjoy one of the most impressive views on the city.
The Regent’s Canal.
Once the backbone of London’s industrial system, the Regent’s Canal has now mainly lost its function as a transportation link. Instead, it is a great place to go for a stroll and visit some nice sights along the canal. Starting from Camden and its market, you may either head West towards London’s Little Venice or instead head east and visit the recently revived Granary Square area.
Known for its iconic pastel-colored houses, vintage markets and antique shops, Notting Hill may be one of the most popular neighbourhoods in London. Notting Hill has not lost its charm and cosmopolitan vibe despite the increasing number of tourists flocking to the trendy district in West London. To this day, the famous Notting Hill Carnival – a celebration of African-Caribbean culture – and Portobello Road Market – one of London’s oldest street markets – attract more than 6 million visitors yearly.
Tasty street food delights, an abundance of thrift shops, the latest street art or an eclectic nightlife – Shoreditch in the East End of London has it all. The very hip and artsy district, once home to London’s first two theatres built in the 16th century, has long since transformed from a poor, rather shabby neighbourhood to a creative hub. The best day to experience Shoreditch’s edgy urban vibe is on Sunday when street vendors and food stands line up along Brick Lane and Columbia Road turns into a sea of flowers.
Borough Market is one of London’s oldest and certainly its best-know food market. Here you can find some very fine delicacies from all over the world. This iconic food market is a great place to stop for a lunch on-the-go between two sights.
Art & Culture.
It is not without reason that London is often called one of today’s key cultural capital around the globe. Home to one of the most ethnically diverse populations, London impresses with its vast art scene, iconic landmarks, famous West End plays, contemporary dance shows, renowned ballet schools and impressive music venues. London’s old and new cultural attractions blend in perfectly and convey a feeling of vibrance and liveliness.