A tale of many cities: the remarkable stories of London's newest precincts

Wednesday 03 October 2018

You recognise the skyline, you know the legends…now get to know London as Londoners do.

England’s hypnotic capital is a patchwork of distinct districts, each with a unique neighbourhood that reveal the remarkable stories of this ever-evolving city. Your curiosity should take you both to and beyond the well-known landmarks, as around each corner could be a welcome surprise; that much-talked-about café, a one-of-a-kind bar, a jewel of a boutique. 

Weave your way around creative east London and discover its cool vibe and eclectic nightlife scene, from well-established hotspots like Shoreditch to the up-and-coming area of Peckham. Head south to explore the new neighbourhood of Nine Elms, for gorgeous green spaces and stylish retail therapy in awesome venues. Aim north for visionary districts that continue to innovate with cutting-edge theatre and quirky attractions such as cultural and leisure hub in Granary Square and its new exciting retail destination Coal Drops Yard. Check out the reinvigorated enclaves of Earl’s Court and Shepherd’s Bush in west London to discover seriously good foodie destinations and cultural hotspots.

Check out our precinct guides below and find the real London in 2019. 

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Coal Drops Yard, London
Brick Brewery, Peckham, London
London Design Museum
Aerial view of Palm House, Kew Gardens, London