When it comes to staying in London, it’s often the iconic city centre that springs to mind, but from the capital’s picture-postcard highlights to its leafy green (and lesser-known) suburbs, there are a wealth of regions to discover – and some incredible places to stay.
Want to immerse yourself in the city’s creative vibe? Head on over to east London to explore the hipster hangouts of Hoxton and Shoreditch. Awash with quirky coffee shops, eco-friendly eateries and more nightlife, galleries and pop ups than you can ever imagine – not to mention all manner of stylish accommodation – and you’ll find it’s a hot spot for travellers looking to experience the artsy side of life in the city.
Fancy a high-end taste of tradition? The upmarket style and five-star hotels of west London could be for you. Channel vintage chic at Portobello Market, wander Chelsea’s King’s Road for designer boutiques and elegant wine bars galore, or cosy up in Kensington’s welcoming gastropubs, including the flower-decked Churchill Arms, a local institution.
Arts and history fan? Cross over the Thames and discover the cultural mecca that is south London, from the Tate and the Globe Theatre – two of South Bank’s artsy hot spots – to Clapham’s buzzing café society and Greenwich’s historic pubs, maritime history and lush parklands.
Looking for leafy escapes and rock star style? North London’s where you’ll find it. Go wild swimming on Hampstead Heath, soak up the latest and greatest live acts in Camden, or step back in time and trace the Beatles’ footsteps at Abbey Road studio. From quirky B&Bs to luxury hotels, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options in north London, whatever your style of travel.