Luxury London Mapped: Comparing North, South, East and West

London has many luxurious areas. The streets are paved with gold, and its architecture is some of the most magnificent out there. From the leafy tree-lined avenues of Hampstead, to the affluence and opulence of Chelsea and Knightsbridge, the city offers a range of luxurious things to do. In a bid to find out which part of the city is most luxurious, we’ve taken four London boroughs from the north, south, east and west and compared them across three categories – luxury places to eat, go and stay. We will let you be the judge of which borough you think is the most luxurious, but for now, we give you Luxury London Mapped: Comparing North, South, East and West.

Kensington and Chelsea

Located on the west side of central London, luxurious is most definitely a word that comes to mind when thinking of this borough. Kensington and Chelsea is one of the smallest boroughs in London but one of the most densely populated. This borough is one of four London boroughs to have a royal status.

Best place to eat

Kitchen W8 is a friendly, relaxed Michelin star restaurant. Kitchen W8’s mission is to send all its guests back out into the world feeling better than when they arrived. The menu changes with the seasons and all ingredients are carefully selected from a list of trusted suppliers. Out of the four districts being compared, Kensington and Chelsea have the most Michelin starred restaurants, with a grand total of seven located in this borough.

Best place to go

Kensington Palace is the official home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. The palace is a luxurious place to visit with many sections open to the public; you can learn all about the history of the royal family and view the pristine gardens. If you want to learn some new tricks for your own green space, wander around to the allotment where you can pick up some tips for growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Best place to stay

Milestone Apartments are located in a prime location of Kensington overlooking Hyde Park and just moments away from Kensington Palace and Gardens. These charming apartments are full of beautiful, rich furnishings and superb pieces of art.


Camden can be found north of central London, this once neglected area has grown into one of the most sought-after postcodes in London. With a rich, upmarket, thriving culture it’s one of London’s most luxurious places to live.

Best place to eat

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Angler is a beautiful rooftop Michelin starred restaurant that’s all about fish. Angler showcases sustainable seafood from British waters on a range of picture perfect plates. Executive Head Chef, Gary Foulkes, has worked in some of the UK’s most highly-acclaimed establishments and has a reputation for his unique style of cooking.

Best place to go

Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most loved green spaces. Claimed to have some of the best views over the whole city, visitors are bound to fall in love with this scenic location. Hampstead Heath is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.

Best Place to stay

Carlow House by Q Apartments provide modern, stylish apartments in the heart of Camden.  With an abundance of luxurious shops, restaurants and bars situated nearby, these apartments are perfect for night owls.


Found on the east side of central London, Hackney is known as one of the up and coming neighbourhoods. With a rich history and strong community spirit, there are a lot of luxurious things to do and see in Hackney.

Best place to eat

Pidgin – A snug, stylish restaurant tucked away in Hackney – is iconic for having a varying menu. Their four-course menu changes every week and they are known never to have served the same dish more than once. With a limited number of seats make sure you book early so you don’t miss out.

Best place to go

Geffrye Museum is set in a beautiful 18th century stately home; the museum is surrounded by picturesque gardens and a beautiful oasis. The museum is frequently running a variety of unique events. An annual harvest ceilidh featuring live music and dancing is one of the most popular events ran by the Geffrye Museum.

Best place to stay

Town Hall Apartments provide stylish, inviting, comfortable accommodation in the heart of London’s vibrant East End. The apartments baroque architecture, original period features, bespoke furnishing make for a chic, luxurious stay.


South of the river, you will find the borough of Lambeth. Much of the architecture in this area is modern however you will also find a number of historic buildings as well as several popular theatres, galleries and pleasant gardens. Lambeth is most definitely a borough worthy of the luxury status.

Best place to eat

Trinity- From when Trinity’s doors opened back in 2006 they had one mission, to serve great food. All food had to be seasonal, inspirational and absolutely delicious. Trinity are proud owners of one Michelin star and always want to provide guests with a memorable experience.

Best place to go

London’s South Bank, right beside the River Thames, is a lively area at the heart of London’s cultural scene, and in the north of Lambeth.  The South Bank is constantly buzzing with many exciting activities and events happening, you will always be kept busy. There are many luxurious art galleries and museums as well as the iconic London Eye where visitors can see many of London famous landmarks.

Best place to stay

St George Wharf Apartments are based in a prime location overlooking the iconic River Thames. This up and coming area has encouraged lots of investment over recent years and new bars and restaurants are opening up all the time. This accommodation has a chic, stylish décor that allows guests to enjoy a luxurious stay.


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