London is a huge place, so if you are just visiting for the day, it will be near impossible to see everything. So, we’re going to highlight some of the different areas of London that you can explore, so you can decide before you go what you want to see and do.
If you’re going for a few days, then choose one area for each day! London is a fantastic city with so much to offer, including these 4 areas that never disappoint.
First up we are starting with Hyde Park, the green hub of London that is a fantastic place to start when it comes to visiting London. This is one of the beautiful Royal Parks and there are multiple car parks directly next to Hyde Park, or get off the tram at Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, or Hyde Park Corner.
The park itself is a whopping 350 acres, so you can go for a lovely walk, explore the rose gardens, look at the beautiful memorials and fountains and soak up some fresh air in the big city.
From Hyde Park, you are also near to Westminster, and Buckingham Palace and you can go to see Kensington Palace, the home of Prince William and Princess Kate, from Hyde Park.
Overall, this is a great area to focus on for your day in London! You are also right by Belgravia and Kensington, so you can stop off for some fancy food and drinks throughout the day.
Next, we have the City of London, where you can see St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Borough Market, stunning rooftop bars and so much more.
From here, you are just a short walk from Finsbury, filled with lovely bars and restaurants, and then another short walk from there to explore Hatton Garden, one of the most famous vintage jewellery districts in the world! Some of the rarest gemstones are held in these jewellers, so having a peek in the windows is definitely worth it.
If you’re looking to explore a quirkier side of London, then head to Camden. This is a really cool area, with an huge sense of community and diversity. There are some of the best live music venues, old-school pubs, quirky restaurants, unique shops, and a thriving nightlife. It’s also just around the corner from London Zoo, if that’s something you wanted to go and see!
Whilst the classic areas of London are wonderful, it’s also good for you to get a glimpse of what else London has to offer. If you are going to visit Madame Tussauds and Regents Park, make sure you drop into Camden for a look around.
For those of you who want to get a glimpse of what London is like in one place, go to Covent Garden. There are large outdoor areas with fantastic bars and restaurants and some of the best street performers you will ever see, alongside stunning craft stalls.
Luxury fashion and beauty stores are everywhere to be seen, then when you head inside the arcade, there is a lower level with the most beautiful shops and tables for a drink, then on the upper level are more shops and restaurants. You are also just around the corner from London’s famous theatres, making this the perfect spot if you’re also heading to a show.