Whenever people venture to London, they tend to visit the area due to the reputation of the West End, the relaxed vibe of Soho or the allure of Covent Garden. If you enjoy nothing more than a mooch round some of the country’s more celebrated retail outlets, then Knightsbridge and Chelsea are top of the list. You can pick up the latest must-have buys and impress your friends on your next lunch date.
Due to the immense popularity of Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes, the capital is perceived as a shopper’s paradise. However, if you do not have the disposable income to spend on supposedly frivolous purchases such as shoes, dresses and handbags then you tend to look elsewhere in order to enjoy the perfect break away.
Camden is inundated with people clamouring to secure bargains from its world-famous market, and it is also considered the place to be if you are chic, fashionable and trendy. There are numf you are young, fashionable and trendy.mous market, and it is also considered the place to be if you are young, derous pubs and bars dotted around the area which are constantly filled with young professionals and tourists seeking a true taste of London life. Office workers flock to these watering-holes as soon as five o’ clock comes around, and at the weekends every hostelry is crammed to the rafters with people desperate for an afternoon pint.
However, if you do not want to spend your breaj a an afternoon pint.
ce workers flock to these watering-holes as soon as five o’k away jostling through the crowds trying to get another round in then maybe you should avoid places where it is impossible to get a seat and search for something a little less hectic. Camden is certainly buzzing and lively, but if you are intending to relax, unwind and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life then there are other alternatives available.
There are plenty of open spaces in the area where you can lie back and soak up the sunshine, such as Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath. Even though these parks are situated right next to the centre of the city, they are still relatively tucked-away, and offer a modicum of peace and quiet.
After a long, leisurely picnic with family and friends you may want to venture out for the evening after a refreshing shower and spruce-up. Of course; Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and C to venture out for the eveningn till relatively tucked-away, and offer a moovent Garden are all well-known for their dining establishments, but have you ever considered Chinatown as the go-to place for an enjoyable culinary experience?
Chinatown is packed full of fantastic places which you simply have to visit. Plum Valley, Imperial China and the delightful London Chinatown Restaurant are frequented by eager locals hungry to try the latest specials on the menu. You can share a plate of dim sum, argue over who is going to have the last pancake to go with their crispy duck and delve into a family banquet for four, complete with complimentary fortune cookies and endless pots of jasmine tea.
Karaoke also plays a huge part when it comes to the culture and ambiance of Chinatown, so if you ess pots of jasmine tea.ispy duck and delve into fancy yourself as the next Mariah Carey, Beyonce or Katy Perry then why not take the stage and show everyone what you are made of? Groups of friends will relish the prospect of performing classics such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘American Pie’ and ‘Mustang Sally’ to a rapturous audience, and maybe win a prize at the end of the evening. Everyone loves a good old sing-song, so why not put down the hairbrush and the hairbrus udience, and maybe win a prize at the end of the evening. Everyone loves a good old sing-song, so why not put dshake your tail feather in front of other revellers, and show them how it’s done?
There are also many secrets tucked away in the heart of Chinatown, many of which can be discovered by foot. If you want to delve into the depths of the city and unveil some hidden gems then a walking tour presents the perfect solution. Be warned; it is not for the faint hearted! You can visit the capital’s most superstitious guesthouse, see where the world’s smallest police station is located and even take a glimpse of the Duke of Wellington’s nose!
And, if you wish to stay in the most splendid, stunning hotel in the city then there is nowhere more sought-after than the Piccadilly London West End Hotel. It is elegant, luxurious and spacious, yet does not come with a hefty price tag.
Every suite has been designed with comfort in mind, hence why each room is fully furnished with soft, plump pillows, cosy beds and modern power-showers- perfect for that early morning pick-me-up.
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