As a university student living in London, it took me some time to discover London properly. London is often described as "a series of villages"
Today I will be talking about 5 villages in central London and a place worth visiting in these villages to inspire both Londoners and tourists.
Marylebone has always been a well to do area. However, in the 1990s, it became a fashionable destination. Today, if you visit Marylebone, it is packed with chic fashion Labels such as (Whistles and The Kooples) and unique homeware stores such as (The Conran Shop and Skandium)
It is known as a more interesting shopping alternative to the more mainstream Oxford Street to the south.
Check out "Paul Rothe & Son " in Marylebone. This family-run business has been around since 1990 and is still being run by the same family. Rows of Jam and condiments line the windows and walls of this family-run cafe. This place in Marylebone is worth a visit for how unique, specialised and personal it is.
2) Lower Belgravia
Classical architecture, stone structures, and elegant residences are what one would find surrounding the fashionable streets of Belgravia London. Belgravia is shared within the boundaries of the city of Westminster and Kensington. Today, Belgravia is known as one of the wealthiest districts in the world with the most expensive and luxurious houses in London.
Don't forget to visit pimlico road in Lower Belgravia which is home to a dozen of interior and antique stores.
Check out "Peggy Porschen" in Lower Belgravia
If you have seen this place, then you probably have seen it on Instagram pictures! I have been there once before and I can promise you it is as pretty as picture. Peggy Porschen pink parlour serves fancy cupcakes, biscuits, and cakes. Also, stunning sugarcraft covers the shop's windows. In my Opinion, Peggy served the prettiest patisseries I have ever seen.
3) East Bloomsbury
Tucked in the corner of the Borough of Camden, you will find Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury is known for being an intellectual and literary hub for London. Did you know that this is where they published Harry Potter?
Bloomsbury is also home to some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the whole of London. This is where I will mention a park worth visiting in Bloomsbury.
A famous street that fits in Bloomsbury is Lamb Conduit Street. This street has been the backbone of Bloomsbury since the 1800s.
Check out "Coram's Fields" in Bloomsbury
This park is open to children and young people and is targeted towards them. Adults can not enter unless they are accompanied by someone under sixteen years of age. There is a small animal enclosure, various playgrounds designed for different age groups and a youth centre which organises different events.
Connaught has a real sense of community spirit. Connaught is a residential and commercial area just west of Marble Arch. You have probably heard of Edgware Road, the spirited Middle East community. Edgware Road keeps sleepy Connaught under wraps.
Connaught boasts a vast number of art venues, one-off fashion outlets, beauty and bridal boutiques, and specialist eateries. It has it all.
The contour store of Jimmy Choo was previously located here. Tony Blair, former leader of the Labour Party and prime minister, lives in Connaught square.
Check out "Mud Australia" in Connaught
Plates, nest bowls, platters, jugs, and more line the shelves of this contemporary ceramics store. All of this comes in a handful of pastel colours that look as pretty and irresistible as sweets.
All of the simple, hand-pottered tableware is made in Sydney using the top quality Limoges porcelain from France.
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