London is pure magic… Its streets tell stories through the ages; its shops entice; its people are courteous and accepting. It’s safe, it’s fashionable, and it gives access in equal measures to the high life, world-famous attractions and street culture.
The city’s quarters are famously different in character: the grandeur of Westminster, the cool of Camden Town and Hoxton; the quiet gentility of Kensington and Hampstead; the edginess of Soho and Shoreditch. It’s one great big melting pot of people, ideas, style and outlook.
Greater London covers 1,572 km2 and is home to more than 8.2 million people – but it retains corners of unspoiled beauty and surprising tranquility.
Views • The Shard Architecture • Somerset House • Houses of Parliament History • Tower of London • Westminster Abbey Royalty • Hampton Court Palace Buckingham Palace Cool • Brick Lane and surroundings Art • National Gallery • Wallace Collection Greenery • St James’s Park • Hampstead Heath