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.
Knightsbridge. Just the name sounds luxurious. This part of London is synonymous with the finer things in life, and for good reason. Luxury goods shops, high-end restaurants, and five-star hotels abound, and walking down the street is like stepping into a fashion shoot.
Ah, Belgravia. Where do I begin with such a beautiful London neighborhood? I’ve had an affinity for the area since I stayed here for a few weeks when I first moved to the UK. Over the years I’ve come to love it more as I’ve gotten to know it better. If you want to discover this part of the city, today I bring you a lovely guide to Belgravia, London.