When it comes to London neighborhoods, Chelsea is hard to beat. With great shopping, colorful houses, and river views, this area is one of the city’s most desirable for a reason. I often find myself here for retail therapy or lunches with friends, and the more I get to know it the more I discover how much it has to offer. If you’re interested in exploring, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to Chelsea.
One of the things I love about walking around London is how many beautiful areas there are to explore. From colorful houses to historic details, there’s always something new to find. And in my wanderings I’ve discovered a lot of lovely places in the city. Today I want to share some of my favorites with you, so here’s A Lady in London’s guide to 17 of the prettiest London neighborhoods.
As soon as I get off the tube I feel like I’m in a different universe. Like I’ve traveled to the future. A steel-and-glass future, where everything and everyone is sleek and modern. Gone are the cobblestones and pastels of my usual London neighborhoods. This place is all skyscrapers and stock tickers. I’ve arrived in Canary Wharf, and I couldn’t feel farther from the London I know. But there’s more to this part of the city than I realize, and I soon find it’s not as alien as I imagine.
When I moved to London Shoreditch was the city’s capital of cool. All the edgiest bars and restaurants were there, and it was the place to go for a night out. But a decade on, other London neighborhoods have challenged the area for that title. Notably, Hackney. This area to the northeast of Shoreditch has been home to hipsters for a while now, and they’ve brought all things trendy with them. I’ve been exploring this part of the city more and more, and if you want to do the same, today I bring you A Lady in London’s 7 things to do in Hackney.