London offers a variety of attractions and neighbourhoods which few cities can match, but this can make it a little tricky to decide where to visit during your next trip. Each area is distinctive and brings its own flair and style, so whatever you’re looking for this summer, the following key districts, streets and attractions should help you experience plenty of what the city had to offer…
This is one of London’s most upscale areas, known for its shopping and scenery. While staying at the Park Grand Hotel Paddington, a visit here gets you closer to the delights of Sloane Square and its infamous luxury boutiques, as well as connecting you to Chelsea Physic Garden for a taste of the great outdoors, the Saatchi Gallery for browsing the latest and greatest modern art, and the Royal Court Theatre.
A street art hub and one of the trendiest parts of London, Shoreditch has much to recommend it while you visit Hyde Park Paddington hotels. From the Banksy artwork you’ll find adorning local walls, to the stalls at Spitalfields Market – there’s always something happening in Shoreditch, and it attracts large crowds. We recommend taking a trip to key areas such as Brick Lane or BoxPark Shoreditch for shopping and sightseeing, or heading to see musical history in action at Rough Trade.
For a taste of affluent London living, head to Mayfair during your stay at the Park Grand Hotel Paddington. It’s here that you’ll be able to experience famed streets such as Saville Row, home to world-famous tailoring and tradition – or shop for designed goods on Bond Street. If shopping isn’t what you’re looking for, then an evening in Mayfair puts you right on the doorstep of many upmarket bars and clubs.
London has plenty of music venues to explore, as well as great opportunities for foodies to try some of the best tastes in the city while they visit. We recommend seeing a show at the O2 Brixton Academy for the ultimate way to really experience this part of London. Alternatively, head to Ritzy Cinema and see a film in one of the city’s best arthouse cinemas.
With a scenic canal, plentiful street markets and live music almost everywhere you turn, Camden is a vibrant and cheerful part of London, with iconic venues such as Roundhouse providing live performances and the shopping opportunities on offer helping you unwind while visiting the city.
Known primarily for containing Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Market, Notting Hill is also home to a number of other fantastic antique stores, vintage shops and spaces for finding unique mementos of your trip to London. The carnival itself is the second largest in the world and draws a global audience thanks to the sheer vibrancy and scale of the event. If you’re in the city in August, then it’s not to be missed.