London Area Guide

 

The basic guide to London's unique areas

Soho

  1. Soho is an area vibrant with restaurants, theatres, shopping, bars and a great night life.

  2. Head to Carnaby Street or Kingly Court for some shopping options and bars.

  3. Soho houses one of the most famous live clubs - Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

  4. Considered as the LBGTQ+ leader in London, which is easily evident as you walk the streets. They also have one of the most famous gay clubs in London - Heaven.

  5. Soho has that open spirit vibe, which is supported by the many sex shops around.

  6. Neighboured by Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Leicester Square making the place a mecca of activities.

  7. Head to breakfast club for a good hearty breakfast, try a snack at Yalla Yalla (middle eastern) or go full Indian at masala zone or Cinnamon Soho.

  8. For drinks try the French House and Cahoots, but book in advance.

  9. Try Bob Bob Ricard for an elegant vibe to dress for. 

Shoreditch

  1. Known as the hipster town, Shoreditch is overflowing with quirky cool bars and restaurants serving all types of dishes.

  2. Attracts a young artsy youngish crowd and lots of tourists.

  3. Most of Get With London nights are spent here due to the variety of bars that try to push for something different, just like us.

  4. Shoreditch neighbours Brick Lane, which is the capital of Indian food in London. It’s basically a street filled with Indian restaurants where you can even bring your own alcohol into the restaurant for a fee.

  5. Brick Lane also boasts a large selection of vintage and second hand shops and markets.

  6. Shoreditch has one of the best street art in London. Try Redchurch Street and Shoreditch Triangle.

  7. Shoreditch also includes Old Street which is considered London’s tech hub.

  8. Try Dishoom for food and Dinerama or Queen of Hoxton for drinks.

The City or City of London

  1. The City is an area in London a kin to Wall Street, holding numerous financial institutions, law firms and consultancies.

  2. Visually, it is known for its tall skyscrapers over looking a large portion of London and its river. Due to planning permission, London does not have many skyscrapers so most are located in The City and Canary Wharf. 

  3. There are numerous high sky cocktail bars and restaurants with amazing views of the capital. You can find a large selection of cuisines to satisfy your needs. Please see our high Sky bars here.

  4. The City is one of the attractions we recommend you visit, however you should visit during the weekday as it is a ghost town during weekends because no one really lives there.

  5. Check out Cinnamon Kitchen for a great selection of Indian dishes. 

  6. Try Spitalfields Market for food and fashion items. 

Mayfair

  1. Mayfair is a fancy part of London (remember monopoly) that is surrounded by Hyde Park, Oxford Street and Green Park.

  2. You can find numerous upmarket hotels, swanky cocktail bars and classy restaurants.

  3. Most of the afternoon tea experiences on our top 10 afternoon tea list are located in Mayfair.

  4. The area gets its open space feel from the 2 parks that border it, giving you lots of green walks.

  5. Try drinks at Sketch. 

Westminster

  1. Westminster is the most central part of London that borders the river Thames, the City and Mayfair.

  2. It hold lots of tourist jewels such as Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square.

  3. It’s also the theatre part of the capital, playing shows such as Lion King and Phantom of the Opera.

  4. You can also find a variety of restaurants, bars and pubs to enjoy.

  5. Westminster is the most touristic area of London.

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