Category: London Areas

London Areas

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 the numbers are […]

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. It was relocated to Hyde Park […]

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 Her Majesty the Queen’s […]

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 Brompton Road, five […]

Notting Hill

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 pig farms and pottery kilns prior to […]

Barons Court

Barons Court Is a small area in between West Kensington and Hammersmith. While many would think the area is named Barons court in relation to nearby Earls Court, there is no evidence of this. The area was developed by Sir William Palliser. He had connections to the Barons Court estate in Ireland. Barons Court underground […]

Parsons Green

Parsons Green Is 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 the attention of […]

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 council estate, charity […]

Shepherds Bush

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 a world’s […]

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. George Havilland built […]