Category: London Areas

London Areas

Victoria

Welcome to Victoria Victoria Named indirectly after Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years, this area in central London is best known for being a major transport hub. It is one of the busiest transport hubs in London. In 2015 alone, the main railway station known as London Victoria handles 81 million passengers and when […]

Marble Arch

Welcome to Marble Arch Marble Arch Marble Arch is an area in West London where Bayswater Road, Edgware Road and Oxford Street meet. The area gets its name from a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch,designed by John Nash in 1827. The arch was initially the state entrance to the cour d’honneur of Buckingham Palace. […]

Westminster

Welcome to Westminster Westminster Westminster in Central London has the highest concentration of tourist attractions and historic landmarks in London. Home to iconic symbols of London such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, it is probably the area most tourists will visit. Historically, the area has always been the centre of […]

Knightsbridge

Welcome to Knightsbridge Knightsbridge From being dangerous place where highwaymen and villains congregated, Knightsbridge had shaken off its unsavoury beginnings to become one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in London. Nowadays, Knightsbridge is eponymous with luxury, known for high end department stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols, a plethora of well-known global brands along […]

Notting Hill

Welcome to Notting Hill Notting Hill Recently Notting Hill has been made famous by two things – the film ‘Notting Hill’ starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts and the perennial favourite of tourists and locals alike, Portobello Market. Notting Hill has a checkered past. The area was earlier known as ‘Piggeries and Potteries’ for its […]

Barons Court

Welcome to Barons Court

Parsons Green

Welcome to Parsons Green Parsons Green Nestled in between Fulham and Chelsea, Parsons Green is a charming neighbourhood who still retains that villagey feel. It developed around the triangular green space, located south of the Tube station of the same name. The green itself takes its name from the old local rectory. The area attracted […]

Bayswater

Welcome to Bayswater Bayswater is an attractive residential area in West London, to the north of Hyde Park. It is a cosmopolitan area, home to a community of Greek, Brazilian, French, Arabs and Malaysians. There is something for everybody at Bayswater. Its charm lies in the mix between grotty and posh, expensive terrace houses and […]

Shepherds Bush

Welcome to Shepherds Bush Locally known as ‘Da Bush’, Shepherds Bush is a residential and shopping area in west London. Until the 19th century, it was largely a rural area. London’s population growth pushed westwards and villages like Bayswater and Kensington expanded into one continuous line to incorporate Shepherd’s Bush. However, Shepherd’s Bush is still […]

Fulham

Welcome to Fulham Fulham This genteel part of West London has a long, full history from the 15th century. Then known for its craft industry such as pottery, paper-marking and tapestry-weaving, the industries around Fulham moved onwards with the times. It became the hub for food production as well as automotive industry and early aviation. […]