15 Best Places To Stay In London For Walking

Best Places To Stay In London For Walking

While London is well connected with buses and the Tube, sometimes the best way to see a city is on foot. I’ve put together a guide to some of the best places to stay in London if you want to explore the city by walking.

It’s a good idea to stay somewhere within close proximity to attractions and activities. Especially if you are looking for somewhere to stay in London for your first time.

London is made up of different areas which can sometimes feel like a collection of villages. Each area has something different to offer, from leafy neighbourhoods and expansive parks, to canal walks and lively markets. These areas are great for walking around and exploring the city at a leisurely pace.

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Where To Stay In London

Choosing the best neighbourhood to stay in London can be a hard choice!

Tap into the local knowledge and discover the best places to stay in London for walking. Find out what London attractions are nearby, some favourite local spots, closest transport links and much more.

If you’re travelling during peak season or holidays, it is best to book your accommodations in advance. Trust me accommodation will sell out or be very expensive.

I recommend checking sites like Booking.com and Agoda for hotel and hostel bookings.

Explore Green Spaces and Museums in South Kensington

Christmas at the Natural History Museum is magical. It's all decked out with Christmas trees and an ice-staking ring. Do make sure you book in advance as it can get super busy.
Christmas at the Natural History Museum is magical. It’s all decked out with Christmas trees and an ice-staking ring. Do make sure you book in advance as it can get super busy.

For those who love museums and green space, South Kensington is a perfect match. You’ll find all the best free museums here including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.

For green space, you will have Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park to explore. If you wish to give walking a little rest London has a great public bicycle renting scheme and Kensington and Hyde Park make for a great cycling route (make sure you read my guide to cycling in Hyde Park).

You should also stop by the Orangery at Kensington Palace for a spot of afternoon tea, see some art at the Serpentine Gallery and pay respects to Princess Diana.

The Royal Albert Hall is in the area too, so check out the latest concerts, ballet, opera and performances they may be running. It’s one of my favourite venues to see performances!

High Street Kensington (the area) is where you will find the best shopping, you’ll find everything from the Whole Foods Market to Urban Outfitters.

Closest Attractions in South Kensington

You will find many of London’s of museums and other top attractions in South Kensington:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • the Science Museum
  • the Natural History Museum
  • Kensington Palace
  • Kensington Gardens
  • Hyde Park
  • Serpentine Gallery
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Holland Park

Underground (London only)

  • Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines)
  • South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines
  • Earl’s Court (District and Piccadilly Lines)

Recommendations for Accommodation in South Kensington

Get Fashionable in Marylebone

Located in the West End, Marylebone is a fashionable and trendy area. Marylebone High Street is a great place to shop whilst avoiding the crowds of Oxford Street. Voted best street in London by BBC4, the high street is full of independent boutiques and chic cafes.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a detective, check out the immensely popular Sherlock Holmes Museum on 221b Baker Street. This museum is set up to pay homage to Arthur Conan Doyle’s version, and there isn’t anything on the BBC version starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Madame Tussauds is another popular attraction in Marylebone. This wax museum has waxworks of historical and famous figures, and many tourists flock here to take selfies with Queen Elizabeth II.

If you’re a fan of French art, then head to the Wallace Collection – an assemblage of 18th century French paintings, furniture, porcelain and medieval armour and weaponry. You can even enjoy French cuisine at Peyton & Byrne’s French style brasserie.

Marylebone’s Farmers Market is open every Sunday and has over 40 stalls of fresh produce, cakes, bread, seafood, and dips and preserves. Buy something tasty for lunch and head to Regent’s Park. Here you can take a stroll amongst the roses or hire a rowboat to take out on the lake.

Closest Attractions in Marylebone

Some of the best attractions that are walking distance from Marylebone are:

  • Sherlock Holmes Museum on 221b Baker Street
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Wallace Collection – they also do an affordable afternoon tea here as well!
  • Marylebone’s Farmers Market is open every Sunday
  • Home to the famous Daunt Books
  • Regent’s Park

Underground (London only)

  • Baker Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines)
  • Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines)
  • Edgware Road (Bakerloo line)
  • Edgware Road (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City lines)
  • Marylebone (Bakerloo line)
  • Marble Arch (Central line)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Marylebone

Best for Sightseeing is Covent Garden

Covent Garden is right in the middle of London making it the perfect place to locate yourself for sight-seeing. Above is Covent Garden Market where you will find lots of market stalls and shops.
Covent Garden is right in the middle of London making it the perfect place to locate yourself for sight-seeing. Above is Covent Garden Market where you will find lots of market stalls and shops.

Covent Garden is a popular area for sightseeing on foot, as it’s made up of many little streets with plenty of things to see and do. The main attraction in the area is Covent Garden Market. Selling everything from handmade crafts and goods to jewellery, antiques and homeware, Covent Garden Market is not one to miss.

The London Transport Museum is in the heart of Covent Garden and has interactive galleries and exhibitions where you can explore the growth of transport in modern London.

For a memorable night out, head to the Royal Opera House to see the ballet, dance, opera and music performances.

If you fancy something to eat afterwards, there are a wide range of restaurants in the centre of Covent Garden. Rules is London’s oldest restaurant, founded in 1798.

If you’re wandering around the alleys and courtyards, make sure you go to Neal’s Yard. Full of colourful window frames and charming coffee shops, this is a great place to stop and watch the city go by.

If you prefer to shop, then Neal’s Yard also has some of the best shops, including the famous Neal’s Yard Remedies for organic health and beauty products.

Don’t forget the Cheese Tasting at Neal’s Yard which is the perfect thing to do if you’re not drinking!

Closest Attractions in Covent Garden

  • Covent Garden Market
  • London Transport Museum
  • Rules – London’s oldest restaurant
  • Royal Opera House
  • Neal’s Yard
Neal's Yard is a short walk from Covent Garden lined with cute cafes and restaurants. Plus the colourful buildings make for a good photo op.
Neal’s Yard is a short walk from Covent Garden lined with cute cafes and restaurants. Plus the colourful buildings make for a good photo op.

Underground (London only)

  • Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Covent Garden

Enjoy the Nightlife in Soho & Leicester Square

In China Town, you can discover some amazing bakeries. Look out for the teriyaki fish with matcha ice cream!
In China Town, you can discover some amazing bakeries. Look out for the teriyaki fish with matcha ice cream!

Soho is an area forming part of London’s West End and has been London’s best entertainment district since the 19th century.

Known for its nightlife, Soho has a huge choice of bars and clubs and is also the centre of the LGBT scene in London. There is a fantastic music scene in Soho which dates back to the 1940s, and you can find clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s and 100 Club that regularly host live music.

If nightlife is not your cup of tea, Soho can still be a great place to stay. There are plenty of interesting boutiques, as well as famous stores like Hamleys, Liberty, Agent Provocateur and Paul A Young.

You can also visit The Photographers’ Gallery which often has exhibitions and is free after 17.00.

A six-minute walk away is the pedestrianised Leicester Square, home to the city’s theatres and cinemas. Make sure you catch a show at one of the theatres – try Leicester Square Theatre, first constructed as a church in 1955.

Spotting celebrities isn’t uncommon in this area, as Leicester Square is where all the film premiers are held, as well as the London Film Festival.

Take some time to walk around Chinatown and sample one of its many restaurants and all you can eat buffets. Admire red lanterns, have a go at karaoke or browse traditional supermarkets.

If you’re in London during Chinese New Year, then don’t miss out on the celebrations, which include music, acrobatics and dancing.

Head to the Hippodrome Casino, the UK’s largest casino. Or if you’re travelling with kids, then they might enjoy the world’s largest Lego Store.

Closest Attractions in Leicester Square and Soho

Get your dancing shoes on for a good evening out in Leicester Square and Soho or explore some of the other attractions the area has to offer, like:

  • Shopping in Bond Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street. Don’t forget to check out my guide on the things you can only buy in London, some of the items can be discovered in this area like Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop.
  • The Royal Opera House home of The Royal Ballet
  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Church
  • Somerset House
  • Leicester Square
  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery
  • People-watching at a pavement café on Old Compton Street
  • Grab a drink as The French House which is a Grade-II listed pub
  • Drink on the underground at 1940s-themed bar Cahoots
  • Eat Mexican at a sex shop at La Bodega Negra
  • Theatres from West End musicals to classic plays and comedies, there is a wide range of staged entertainment in the area. I would recommend seeing:
    • The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
    • Book of Mormon
    • Aladdin

Underground (London only)

  • Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)
  • Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines)
  • Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines)
  • Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Leicester Square

Stay in One of the Coolest Area’s – Shoreditch and Brick Lane

Shoreditch and Bricklane is east of the city and one of the cooler areas to stay.

You will discover all the trendy coffee shops, famous street art, some of the best markets like Columbia Road Flower Market or Bricklane, barter for some Indian on the biggest curry mile in the UK and party at some of Shoreditch’s best clubs.

Make sure you check out my video guide of my favourite things to do in Shoreditch.

Plus, you’re not far away from Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shard and Borough markets. They are only a 40-minute walk away.

Closest Attractions in Shoreditch and Brick Lane

  • Columbia Road Flower (only open Sunday’s)
  • Bricklane
  • Bricklane Markets (only open Sunday’s)
  • Jack the Ripper – the famous London serial killer, try and figure out the mystery
  • Street Art and Graffiti Tour – Explore famous artworks of Banksy, MR Cenz, Jimmy C, Zabou and more fantastic artists
  • The restaurant scene! Some of my favourites include Dishoom, Tayaabs, Andina and BunBunBun Vietnamese Food
  • Barter for Curry on Bricklane
  • Sky Garden
  • Duck and Waffle
  • Explore the rooftop bars like the Queen of Hoxton
  • Boxpark
  • Eat street food at Dinerma
Shoreditch is a hotspot for street art, get lost on the side streets and discover the new artworks.
Shoreditch is a hotspot for street art, get lost on the side streets and discover the new artworks.

Recommendations for Accommodation in Shoreditch and Brick Lane

Find Magic in King’s Cross and Euston

 St Pancras Station and hotel is a beautiful building. Take a stroll around and admire the architecture.
St Pancras Station and hotel is a beautiful building. Take a stroll around and admire the architecture.

The first time I came to London I stayed in King’s Cross and it was a great hub to base yourself. Not only is it good for walking but if your feet get tired it’s close to three main lines and central hub for the tube network.  

If you are a massive Harry Potter fan then you will recognise King’s Cross as it’s where Platform 9 and ¾ but there is much more to the area!

Explore the beautiful St Pancras Station and hotel, get your reading on at British Library, explore London’s Regent’s Canal, see the cool medical antiquities at the Wellcome Collection, explore the works of Charles Dickens at his museum and of course, we can’t forget the British Museum!

Closest Attractions in King’s Cross and Euston

  • Platform 9 and ¾
  • St Pancras Station and hotel
  • British Library
  • Regent’s Canal
  • Wellcome Collection
  • British Museum
  • Drink Shop Do for a bit of art and craft fun!
  • Explore the lost tunnels of Euston (this needs to be booked in advance)
  • Charles Dickens Museum

Recommendations for Accommodation in King’s Cross and Euston

Discover Craft Beer in Bermondsey and London Bridge

Borough Markets is on everyone's must-see list for good reason! The food here is amazing. If you come during the week you find the markets a little less crowded then on a Saturday.
Borough Markets is on everyone’s must-see list for good reason! The food here is amazing. If you come during the week you find the markets a little less crowded then on a Saturday.

One of my favourite areas in London is Bermondsey & London Bridge. It’s the perfect place to stay if you love to discover new street-food, craft beer and gin. It’s close to sights like Borough Markets, Tate Modern, HMS Belfast, London Bridge Experience and Tombs, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and has good transport links.

Top tip: Get free views at the Shard by heading to the 32nd floor and say you’d like to go to the bar.

For the beer lovers, it’s a must to check out Bermondsey Beer Mile. A bunch of brewers decided to cleverly to locate their microbreweries under the railway arches.

Psst… Want to know what to book ahead before coming to London? I’ve put this guide together to help you.

Closest Attractions in Bermondsey and London Bridge

  • Borough Markets
  • Tate Modern
  • HMS Belfast
  • London Bridge Experience and Tombs
  • Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
  • Maltby Street Markets
  • Bermondsey Beer Mile
  • Eat good pasta at Padella
  • Enjoy views at the Shard

Recommendations for Accommodation in Bermondsey and London Bridge

Be Centrally Located in South Bank and Waterloo

South Bank and Waterloo are very central to all the main site in London and a fantastic location for the sightseeing orientated visitor.

It’s close to the Houses of Parliament, Florence Nightingale Museum, SEA LIFE London, the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Globe Theatre, the Southbank Centre, the BFI Imax, Tate Morden, Oxo Tower and The London Dungeon.

Along the Bankside there are trendy shops and restaurants waiting to be discovered. Just across the Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges is the Strand which is full of more restaurants and shops. One of my favourites is the oldest wine bar in London, Gordon’s wine bar.

A short walking distance away is the National Portrait Gallery, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Soho.

Closest Attractions in South Bank and Waterloo

  • Houses of Parliament
  • Florence Nightingale Museum
  • SEA LIFE London
  • Coca-Cola London Eye
  • Globe Theatre
  • Southbank Centre
  • Experience London like a local an buy a book at Southbank Centre Book Market
  • Enjoy a movie at the BFI Imax
  • Explore famous modern art at the Tate Morden
  • Get free views at the Oxo Tower
  • The London Dungeon.

Recommendations for Accommodation in South Bank and Waterloo

Get Academic in Bloomsbury

If you’re looking for a quiet, leafy area to stay in then Bloomsbury the perfect place. This fashionable residential area is situated in London’s West End district.

The most well known attraction in Bloomsbury is the British Museum, the UK’s largest museum. Home to around eight million works, the collections are dedicated to human history, art and culture.

Bloomsbury is home to several academic institutions, including University College London, University of London, New College of Humanities, University of Law and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, to name a few. For this reason, the quality of bookshops here are next to none. Skoob Books is worth a visit, and offers good deals on second-hand books.

Bloomsbury is built for walking around. With its wide, tree-lined streets and many squares, it’s a slice of tranquillity in the hustle and bustle of London. Malet Street is one of the prettiest streets in the area. It’s also the location of Senate House, the former HQ of the Ministry of Information in WW2.

Russell Square is a lovely green space to relax in, complete with a charming central fountain. If you get hungry, head down to Torrington Place for a range of cosy eateries, from juice bars and vegan cafes, to Spanish deli food.

Closest Attractions in Bloomsbury

  • British Museum
  • Explore the academic institutions
  • Skoob Books
  • Wander the beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Senate House, the former HQ of the Ministry of Information in WW2
  • Torrington Place for a range of cosy eateries
  • Russell Square

Underground (London only)

  • Russell Square (Piccadilly line)
  • Goodge Street (Northern line)
  • Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Bloomsbury

Explore One of the Prettiest Borough – Hampstead

Hampstead is arguably one of the prettiest boroughs in north London. It has quite a village feel to it and is popular with academics, artists and media figures. With its charming little streets and open spaces, Hampstead is a fantastic area to discover on foot.

Hampstead Heath is a hilly expanse of parkland that covers 320 hectares. It has quite a wild feel to it compared to the many well-manicured parks in London. With its ponds, woodland and grasslands, it’s easy to forget that you’re in London.

If you’re visiting in the summer, you can have a dip at one of the swimming ponds, with different ponds for men only, women only and mixed.

On the edge of the Heath, you’ll find Kenwood House, a large stately home which is open to the public. Boasting a remarkable collection of artworks including Rembrant and Veneer, the house has a beautiful interior worth admiring.

The Freud Museum is also a great place to stop by. Once the home of Sigmund Freud, it is now a museum with an impressive collection of items in the field of psychoanalysis. Freud’s study and personal library is a highlight of the house, left in the same condition as he used it.

If you fancy a bit of shopping, head to Hampstead High Street for shops, cafes, delis and boutiques, as well as the little side streets tucked around it.

Closest Attractions in Hampstead

  • Wander the charming little streets and open spaces
  • Hampstead Heath Parkland
  • Enjoy a swim in the pond during summer
  • Hampstead High Street for shops, cafes, delis and boutiques
  • Freud Museum
  • Kenwood House

Underground (London only)

  • Hampstead (Northern line)
  • Belsize Park (Northern line)
  • Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line)
  • Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan line)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Hampstead

Experience Local Views in Primrose Hill

Another villagelike area is Primrose Hill. Full of grand Victorian terraced houses and pastel-coloured buildings, the area is extremely picturesque. It has become one of the most expensive areas to live in and is home to many notable figures and celebs.

The name was also given to its hilltop park. You can climb to the top of Primrose Hill, which offers beautiful views at 65 m high. It’s a great place for a picnic during the warmer months and a popular sunset viewing spot. There are also sports facilities and a children’s playground, so there’s something for everyone.

If you prefer to eat in, then Regent’s Park Road is a stone’s throw away and has the best choice of gastropubs, chic cafes, delis and tearooms. After a meal, browse through the fashion boutiques and independent stores dotted along the road.

Every Saturday, Primrose Hill Market opens on Elsworthy Rd. The farmers market offers fresh produce, homemade bread and cakes, cheeses, beer, wine and street food.

A great day out is only an eight-minute walk from Primrose Hill. The ZSL London Zoo has over 650 animal species to see, including lions, penguins and gorillas. The zoo is devoted to wildlife conservation and there are different talks and activities you can attend.

Camden is also a short walk away and has tons of things to explore. Best known for its markets, Camden has everything from punk to retro to vintage. Find clothing, jewellery, handmade crafts, home decor, records, souvenirs, books – whatever you need, you’ll find it. The street food market has dishes from all over the world, with price tags that won’t put a dent in your pocket.

Closest Attractions in Primrose Hill

  • Bring a picnic and enjoy some of the best free views in London on Primrose Hill
  • Every Saturday, Primrose Hill Market opens on Elsworthy Rd
  • Regent’s Park Road for good food
  • ZSL London Zoo
  • Super close by is Camden with no shortage of things to do

Underground (London only)

  • Chalk Farm (Northern line)
  • Camden Town (Northern line)
  • Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line)
  • St John’s Wood (Jubilee lines)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Primrose Hill

Find Your Navigation in Greenwich

Greenwich is full of green spaces and views. Climb to the top of the hill to get panoramic views of Greenwich and Canary Wharf.
Greenwich is full of green spaces and views. Climb to the top of the hill to get panoramic views of Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

Right on the bank of the River Thames in Greenwich, a historic area of London. It’s a beautiful area of the city and is home to royal residences, green spaces, and exciting attractions.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is a must-visit. Home to the Prime Meridian Line, a planetarium, a 4.5 billion-year-old asteroid and the UK’s largest refracting telescope – you don’t have to be a fan of astrophysics to visit this place. It’s the perfect place to learn about time zones and how ships selected their longitudes.

Greenwich has a prominent maritime history, and there are plenty of maritime-related activities and attractions that you can visit. The National Maritime Museum is filled with stories of Britain’s adventures at sea.

There are more than two million items on display, including maritime art, cartography, model ships, navigational instruments and many more. You can also jump onboard the Cutty Sark, a 19th-century tea clipper. You can take a tour of the ship and find out what life was like bringing tea back from China.

Another spot for maritime fans is the Old Royal Naval College. This World Heritage Site originally served as a hospital, before it became a training establishment for naval officers. The impressive architecture has served as a filming location for many films, including Sherlock Holmes, The King’s Speech and National Treasure 2.

For some quiet time, make your way to Greenwich Park. Here you can spot some deer, walk through a rose garden and admire the views of the London skyline over the River Thames.

Have a browse through Greenwich Market, which has been going since 1737. It’s open seven days a week and offers a wide variety of goods – crafts, designs, food, fashion, jewellery, antiques, artwork, home decor – you name it. There is also a food court with cuisine from around the world.

Closest Attractions in Greenwich

  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Prime Meridian Line
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Cutty Sark
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Greenwich Park
  • Greenwich Market
At the top discover Prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory Greenwich.
At the top discover Prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Underground (London only)

  • North Greenwich (Jubilee line)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Greenwich

Surround Yourself in Nature in Richmond

Richmond is a town in south-west London and is a fantastic area to stay if you want to be surrounded by nature but still be close to the city’s attractions.

Richmond is home to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosts the world’s most diverse assortment of living plants. There are beautiful glasshouses to discover here, tropical rainforests, exotic flowers and a canopy walkway that sails through the treetops.

To explore even more nature, head to WWT London Wetland Centre. Walk around the lakes, ponds and gardens, and see if you can spot any wild birds including kingfishers, Eurasian sparrowhawks and ring-necked parakeets.

Richmond is a perfect place for walking. There are many walks you can do, and the district has over 250 public rights of way. Some of the best walks are the Thames Path National Trail, the Loop Walk and the Capital Ring.

For a bit of culture, the beautiful Victorian Richmond Theatre hosts dramas, musicals, operas, dance and family entertainment. Hampton Court Palace is also a great place to visit.

This royal palace was built in 1515, and today, the palace is a popular tourist attraction. Venture inside the palace to admire the artwork from the Royal Collection, get lost in the Hampton Court Maze, and walk around the well-kept gardens.

If you’re interested in rugby, and in particular the Rugby Football Union, then a visit to Twickenham Stadium is a must. You can take a tour of the stadium and visit the World of Rugby Museum.

Closest Attractions in Richmond

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • WWT London Wetland Centre
  • Best walks are the Thames Path National Trail, the Loop Walk and the Capital Ring
  • Victorian Richmond Theatre
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Twickenham Stadium for World of Rugby Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Don’t forget to watch my Youtube video on things to do at Kew Gardens.

Underground (London only)

  • Richmond (District line)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Richmond

Glitz and Glam of Chelsea

Chelsea in Bloom is a wonderful time to walk around seeing all the shops decked out in flower displays.
Chelsea in Bloom is a wonderful time to walk around seeing all the shops decked out in flower displays.

Chelsea is one of the most affluent areas in London. It’s packed with world-class restaurants, fantastic shopping and superb galleries.

For a spot of open-air retail therapy, head to Duke of Yorks Square where you’ll find big names like Zara and Banana Republic.

The boutiques down King’s Road offer unique finds, or if you prefer designer brands then head to Sloane Street.

If you’re more of an antique fan, then make your way down to Lots Road to find antique shops and auction houses.

Stamford Bridge is Chelsea FC’s home ground. If you visit in football season (August-May) you may be lucky enough to get a ticket for one of their matches. If not, you can still take a tour of the stadium, and even visit their museum.

Chelsea is a great place for a walk as it’s located right off the river. Take a walk along Chelsea Embankment and cross the Albert Bridge. This takes you to Battersea Park, where you can hire rowing boats and pedalos, play mini-golf and check out the Pumphouse Gallery for some contemporary art.

Amongst all the glitz and glam of Chelsea is the Chelsea Physic Garden. This green space was founded in 1673 as an apothecaries’ garden. Today, it still hosts more than 5,000 types of plants amongst greenhouses and rock gardens. It’s a lovely place to wander around and wind down.

Closest Attractions in Chelsea

  • Duke of Yorks Square for Shopping
  • Boutiques down King’s Road
  • Chelsea FC’s home ground
  • Enjoy the wonderful flower shows in May like RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea in Bloom
  • Talk a walk along the Thames
  • Battersea Park
  • Chelsea Physic Garden

Underground (London only)

  • Sloane Square (District and Circle lines)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Chelsea

Enjoy Cultural in Belgravia

Belgravia is another affluent area of London and has a high concentration of expensive properties. It’s home to many embassies, and if you wander down the streets you’ll be able to spot the many different flags.

Belgravia is not short of cultural attractions. To see some artwork, head to the Ministry of Nomads art gallery – a boutique art agency that travels the world to find unique pieces.

For some live music, stop off at Cadogan Hall, one of London’s best concert venues. It has everything from classical music to jazz and folk, as well as hosting talks and debates.

If you have a sweet tooth, then Belgravia is the perfect place to visit. There are many fantastic bakeries and patisseries here, including Peggy Porschen, Dominique Ansel Bakery and R Chocolate London.

If you’re looking for a heartier meal, then check out The Grenadier. This pub is built on what was once soldiers’ barracks, and the pub building was an officers’ mess. Look out for the ghost of a soldier said to haunt the pub.

Closest Attractions in Belgravia

  • Ministry of Nomads art gallery
  • Cadogan Hall, one of London’s best concert venues
  • Visit one of the bakeries and patisseries like Peggy Porschen, Dominique Ansel Bakery and R Chocolate London
  • Enjoy a drink at the Grenadier

Underground (London only)

  • Sloane Square (District and Circle lines)
  • Victoria (District and Circle lines)
  • Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)
  • Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line)

Recommendations for Accommodation in Belgravia

London is built up of many different areas, and each area feels like its own little village. This makes it the ideal place for walking around and discovering each area by foot.

If you do get tired of walking, there are good Tube connections to discover other parts of the city.

Walking is a great way to explore a city, as you’re taking everything in at a slower, more relaxed place, and allowing yourself more time to soak in the culture and atmosphere.

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