A sprawling European capital, London is made up of a number of different boroughs that come together to offer visitors an unparalleled vacation away.
Lined with upscale boutiques, high-end restaurants and iconic landmarks, boroughs such as Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster provide a distinctly refined experience while places like Camden and Shoreditch are famed for their nightlife, markets and edgy boutiques.
With this understanding in mind, we thought we’d look into what you can from London’s most popular boroughs and ask…
What is The Best Borough in London For You?
The Best Borough for Restaurants
While there are restaurants dotted all around London, one of the best London boroughs for restaurants is the city’s most tourist-friendly area, Westminster. With the whole borough awash with visitors from all around the globe, there are restaurants in Westminster that cater to every taste. Here are a few of our favourites…
A refined, upmarket restaurant that is renowned for its superb steaks and sumptuous seafood options, Hawksmoor – Air Street has established quite a name for itself since opening in 2012. A central branch of the famous UK brand, the Air Street steakhouse is complemented by additional restaurants in Covent Garden and Shoreditch. In the news recently for their highly anticipated expansion into New York later in the year, Hawksmoor looks set to satisfy more taste buds all around the world. If you’re a fan of steak, seafood and fine wines, this Piccadilly-based restaurant is for you.
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Another of the best restaurants in Mayfair is the Galvin at The Athenaeum. Found at the Athenaeum Hotel and Residences, this elegant restaurant offers a contemporary twist on a number of classic British dishes. In addition to its highly-rated restaurant, The Athenaeum is also home to a host of stylish serviced apartments. Click here for more information.
The Best London Borough for an Afternoon Out
Despite being one of the world’s biggest urban sprawls, London is also home to an array of parks, forests and charming green spaces. A saunter through Hyde Park or a walk along the Thames path always makes for a nice afternoon activity, but the area of west London known as Richmond upon Thames offers an even better experience.
Richmond Park, London’s largest Royal Park, is home to a host of major tourist draws such as the Isabella Plantation and Pembroke Lodge. You could explore this park for hours and still not discover everything it has to offer.
After a visit to the park, Richmond offers the ideal place for a spot of rest and relaxation – the Thames path. Lined with cafes, pubs and restaurants, visitors are provided with a range of places to grab a brew or a light bite.
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The Best London Borough for Shopping
When it comes to high-end shopping, The best London borough for shopping is undoubtedly Kensington & Chelsea. Take a stroll past the boutiques and charming shop fronts of King’s Street or head into Sloane Square for an unparalleled shopping experience.
Peter Jones & Partners, one of west London’s most popular department stores – along with Harrods & Harvey Nichols – offers retail therapy to masses of tourists in the area.
With many usually visiting high-profile cultural hotspots such as the Saatchi Gallery, the Natural History Museum and the V&A, Kensington and Chelsea’s indulgent shopping scene offers an ideal backdrop to the area’s iconic landscape.
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The Best London Borough for Evening Drinks
Shoreditch, officially part of the London borough of Hackney, is widely known as the best place in London to go for drinks. A zany amalgamation of quirky bars and infamous nightclubs, Shoreditch offers something for everyone.
Queen of Hoxton, near Liverpool Street train station, provides Londoners & tourists alike with three separate levels of bars, live music and good vibes. There’s even a roof terrace that, during the warmer months, hosts a great barbeque!
The Crown & Shuttle, just around the corner from Queen of Hoxton, is a traditional-style pub on first appearance that is complete with a sprawling beer garden overlooked by a host of soaring corporate high-rises, perfect for summer libations.
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