One of the best things about London is that every neighbourhood tells a different story. The city is incredibly dynamic, full of life and always buzzing. From hip vinyl record stores to fancy restaurants, the British capital is brimming with trendy joints and cool neighbourhoods. Read on to find out more about our top picks to explore with The LaLit London:
Peckam is undoubtedly one of South London’s coolest neighbourhoods. In 2000, Peckam Library was announced as the first to be awarded the Stirling Prize, i.e, British architecture’s highest accolade. This achievement successfully put Peckam’s name on the map, eventually transforming it into a hip neighbourhood.
The neighbourhood is widely known for Frank’s Café, a Campari bar set up on an empty rooftop of a car park, not to mention a long list of exciting attractions for locals and tourists alike. The thriving art scene in Peckam with indie stores and interesting art galleries give the neighbourhood a warm community-like, yet super fun appeal.
Dalston has been considered among the coolest neighbourhoods of London for a while now, that too without losing its charm. Especially on weekends, the streets are buzzing with youngsters going clubbing in the backdrop of the neighbourhood’s ultra artsy vibe. Once you get off Kingsland Road, you’ll find yourself in the mist of artsy cafes, literary corners, pop up supper clubs and beautiful community gardens. The neighbourhood is home to a unique blend of diverse communities, giving it a dynamic character. Arcola Theatre on Arcola Street is among the leading theatres in West End, staging operas, plays and also musicals. To experience nightlife best associated with Dalston, check out Alibi or Superstore for a fun basement bar scene. You’ll also spot quaint little bars hosting film screenings and karaoke.
If we’re listing down London’s coolest neighbourhoods, missing out Hackney Wick isn’t an option. An artsier version of Hackney, Hackney Wick or just ‘Wick’ is spotted with warehouses spread along Olympic Park and Regent’s Canal. Especially if you’re travelling to London during the summer, a trip to Hackney Wick is a must. You can stroll along the beautiful streets, enjoy a chilled glass of beer at a craft brewery, check out club spaces or dine at one of the top restaurants in London. You can also spend your evening sipping on a locally made gin as you sit along the canal and soak in the chill vibe.
There are a myriad of cool spots in the city that you shouldn’t miss out on. Be it art galleries and theatres or restaurants and bars spread across the city, you must try to explore London like a true local. Being one of the top hotels in London city centre, The LaLiT London offers the benefits of a central location as well as the luxuries of a boutique LaLiT property. You can explore the coolest spots in the city at just a short distance away from the hotel.