The UK’s capital, London is a great place to spend a little time, with the city constantly attracting visitors from all walks of life.
This bustling metropolis boasts some of the most glamorous streets in the whole of Europe, which are great places to do a little shopping, dine in style or simply grab a cup of coffee and watch the world go by.
Pimlico Road has long been a popular place to shop for upmarket handicraft products and other items. The road is a real haven for the discerning shopper who is interested in interior design and collectables. This is also a great place to enjoy a meal at one of the area’s excellent restaurants or chic cafes. Lovers of historic buildings will also be able to take in the sight of magnificent structures such as Ebury Manor and the Royal Hospital.
Westbourne Grove and Lebury Road run right the way across the Notting Hill area in the districts of Chelsea and Kensington. Although the area is perhaps best known for the vibrancy of the Notting Hill Carnival, there are plenty of chic coffee shops and boutiques to check out here. Westbourne Grove in particular boasts many trendy markets such as Portobello Market, where artists travel from all over England to sell their wares. People who want to enjoy a cup of coffee and a light bite will be able to take their pick from the many stylish cafes and other establishments that can be found along Westbourne Grove and Lebury Road.
People who are looking for an alternative side to London will feel right at home on Primrose Hill Road. This long road runs past Camden Town, which is a popular hangout for Bohemian Londoners. One of the many highlights on Primrose Hill is Camden Lock Market, where just about everything under the sun is bought and sold. Visitors should also take the time to chill out in Primrose Hill Park for a while and gaze at the London skyline. Primrose Hill Road is also home to several designer clothing establishments, where some of the leading London starlets come to browse for new outfits and accessories.
Located in the Mayfair district of London and home to several luxury hotels, Mount Street is the location of the large and lovely Mount Street Gardens. This is a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of central London and unwind for a while or if you prefer you can slip off into the Connaught Hotel and pamper yourself at its luxury london spa. This is also where some of the most famous entertainment venues in London can be found such as the London Palladium and Wigmore Hall, which hosts a wide range of performances throughout the year.
New Kings Road runs through the Hammersmith and Fulham districts of West London. This area rose to fame in the 1960s when fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Mary Quant opened their first outlets here. A wide range of top end boutiques and other shops are still located along New Kings Road to this day, making this the perfect place for fashion gurus to strut their stuff.
Jonathan is a keen London blogger who like to visit luxury London spas whenever he gets the chance.