London is of course known for its culture, nightlife and shopping. With the city playing host to this years’ Olympic Games visitors are flocking to famous attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Hyde Park. Here at the hotel.info blog, we have put together some London insider tips for London connoisseurs, explorers and travelers who wish to experience London off the beaten path.
New art and impressive architecture
Directly at the Olympic Park, with the stadium in sight, is the Stour Space art center
. This exhibition space for emerging artists and designers regularly hosts innovative art and is home to what some say is London’s best kept secret, the award-winning restaurant, Counter Cafe.
The Barbican Estate
and its surrounding environment offer a variety of attractions such as the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London and the Barbican Conservatory with over 2000 tropical plants. Take in the arts, architecture and nature all in one fell swoop.
Shop till you drop
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the famous Brick Lane, the locals recommend the East End Thrift Store
, located just a few minutes east of White Chapel, which provides second-hand clothes in retro style. Our London loving hotel.info users also advise stopping by the Greenwich Market on the lower side of the River Thames, Greenwich Park, or the Stables Market above the Regent’s Park for London shopping bonanza.
As the green lungs of any metropolis, London’s many parks breathe life into what at times is a cold and colorless city. Without a doubt the famous Hyde Park is the diamond in the crown of London parks. Escape the crowds by travelling down Kensington High St. to nearby Holland Park. The park is home to the Kyoto Garden, a far-eastern gem offering the peace and serenity of a Japanese garden and a respite from the congested city.
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