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Discovering the Best of Neighbourhoods in London

The British capital city is all about royalty and elegance. There are loads of attractions and sightseeing that reminds you of how plush the city is. It is a city that welcomes all kinds of tourists coming in no matter whether you are leisure or a business traveller. Every year plenty of holidaymakers come to London to have the feel of this fun filled vibrant city. It is quintessential for them to witness the iconic hotspots and tourist places; however there is a lot more which is left unexplored by many.

Those coming for the first time must visit the big sights which are there on everybody’s itinerary, but for a richer experience a trip to the village of London is a must. These villages are generally on the outskirts of the city thus, there is all the peace that you need on your holiday. Moreover, the charismatic views are no less than the iconic views of the city. Similar to this a tourist can gain richer experience by staying at any of the London hotels near Paddington.


Generally when we talk about a village, we usually think of a place which is not as good as a city and offers a more rural way of life. However, the villages in London are no less than the capital city itself. Without any doubt these are much calmer places in comparison to the city, but are worth exploring while you are staying there.

Some of the must visit villages in London are:

Greenwich
You must have heard about this home of time as it is where the Eastern and Western hemispheres meet. Visiting Greenwich means that you are visiting an iconic part of the city. It is a home to several famous attractions including the Greenwich Market, The O2 Arena, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory etc. You will find everything here and all in a beautiful riverside setting.

The village boasts of several world famous places for sightseeing. If you are a budding star gazer the Royal Observatory will surely attract you. How about purchasing some upcoming fashionable stuff and handmade gifts for your family and friends back home? The very well known Greenwich market is a one stop destination for all this. There are several ways to reach Greenwich. Some prefer a quick train ride while some prefer a scenic boat trip along the river.

Hampstead
It is normally recognized as Hampstead village is an area which lies 4 miles northwest of Charing Cross. The place has always been famous for its magnificent hilltop views and plush greenery all around. It is known to be the wildest and the largest green spaces. This neighbourhood of London is a great place to wander around especially for tourists coming to London. Just 20 minutes away from Central London feature Hampstead Heath which is like a jewel in the crown. It is 790 acres of woodland area featuring swimming ponds, playing fields, meadows and what not. Some of the highlights of the area include Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds, Hampstead High Street, Burgh House, The Wells and The Cafes etc.

Highgate
Highgate is one village that still retains its original charm of being a village and is teeming up rich culture and history. This suburban area is ideally located at the north eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. There are several things that make the place worth visiting as it is all brimming with captivating green spaces and 18 century architecture.

Want to visit the village? It is an easy journey via some bus routes which pass through the area. Also the Highgate tube station lies on the Northern Line.

Witnessing these villages in London is as important as witnessing the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate. The hotel actually makes you feel as if you are staying in the most comfortable way in the capital.

Barnes
Barnes is a yet another captivating village in London from where one can reach to the Central London in just 30 minutes time. Undoubtedly London city is very well connected with transport links and this is further proved while you visit Barnes. This district in the London Borough of Richmond features an array of independent shops, schools and some great restaurants. When we talk about attractions one can soak up in all the fun offered at the London Wetlands Centre.

A quick train ride from Waterloo or a bus journey from Hammersmith shall take you to Barnes in less than no time.

Wimbledon
If you are a tennis lover you simply cannot miss out on Wimbledon. It is a charming village lined up with all sorts of traditional pubs and boutiques. This district of southwest London is a home to the New Wimbledon Theatre and to Wimbledon Tennis Championships. There are few more surprising places to visit here like the Lawn Tennis Museum and the Wimbledon Windmill.

The Wimbledon rail station is well served by Overground trains from the Waterloo.

While you are here in the capital city of England for no matter how many days, a visit to these villages shall make your trip a memorable one.

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