London’s real beauty lies in its vibrant and diverse social and cultural scene. Almost every imaginable cuisine is available in London, to the very highest standards. World-class theatre and musical entertainment can be found all over London as well as a variety of art and history museums housing exhibits on an extraordinary range of topics.
Whether you are after a sensory experience you’ll never forget, or complete relaxation in any of its various luxury hotels and peaceful parks , London is the perfect city for a luxury break. Equip yourself with our city guide to London and you’ll be perfectly placed to make the most of this fascinating city.
London – at a glance
1. West London
This is an area with a diverse range of restaurants and up and coming boutiques. Picturesque residential streets and leafy squares provide the perfect setting for various different street markets, including the famous Portobello Road antiques market.
2. South West London
London’s most desirable address, SW1 is home to some of the most famous properties, hotels and restaurants in the world, let alone London. Where else can you eat in Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant, go shopping at Harrods and then see number 10 Downing Street?
The administrative heart of London for centuries, this area boasts a host of impressive landmarks and buildings, both old and new. The Houses of Parliament on the banks of the River Thames are particularly impressive, as is the nearby London Eye, where you can get unbeatable panoramic views over the whole city.
4. Central London
After sightseeing, come to this area of London for the very best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife. A trip to see any one of the spectacular shows in the West End is a must-do!!
5. North London
One of the most laid back areas of London, with a bohemian vibe and plenty of open space to enjoy. A real microcosm of London’s multi-cultural nature can be found in the vibrant area of Camden, with its famous market and variety of boutique shops.
6. East London
Formerly the docklands and surrounding area, East London retains the down-to-earth feel and has seen massive regeneration over the past few years. Cool bars, art galleries and the latest “to be seen in” restaurants can be found in this area.