London’s distinct neighborhoods make it a fun place to explore. Whether you prefer literary landmarks, upscale boutiques, or hip suburbs, this capital city has it all!

King’s Cross

An inner-city area of London, King’s Cross is best known for its railway station, which was featured in the Harry Potter series. Pass through the lovely Pancras Square and head into the station to visit Platform 9¾ and The Harry Potter Shop. Sit by Regent’s Canal in the heart of King’s Cross, and stop by Camley Street Natural Park while you’re at it.

Accommodations in King’s Cross include Great Northern Hotel, Thistle Euston Hotel, and Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel, which is located near The British Museum.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey in Westminster, London.

Westminster

The Westminster neighborhood of London is etched in history. It’s here you’ll find London’s Parliament buildings, Elizabeth Tower (AKA “Big Ben”), and Westminster Abbey. If you’re hoping to get a glimpse of the royal family, walk down The Mall toward Buckingham Palace.

Westminster hotels include Grange Wellington Hotel, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, and St. Ermin’s Hotel, Autograph Collection.

Notting Hill

An affluent West London neighborhood made famous by the movie of the same name, Notting Hill offers rustic townhomes and cobblestone streets that feel worlds away from buzzy central London. Stroll through the famed Portobello Road Market, the world’s largest antique market. Rent a bicycle to explore nearby Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Holland Park, or simply relax with afternoon tea at a quaint café.

Accommodations in Notting Hill include The Portobello Hotel, Notting Hill Hotel, and Abbey Court Hotel.

Paddington

A neighborhood within the City of Westminster in central London, Paddington is a hub of activity. Here you’ll find Paddington Station and St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as easy access to Hyde Park. In fact, the Heathrow Express goes from the airport directly to Paddington Station, making Paddington the perfect neighborhood from which to base your entire London trip.

Notable accommodations in Paddington include Barry House, Hotel Indigo London – Paddington, and The Cardiff Hotel.

Camden Town
Camden Town neighborhood.

Camden Town

Also known as Camden, Camden Town in northwest London is alive with markets, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun. It’s one of the best districts in London to score vintage gear, and you can even take a boat tour to Little Venice from Camden Lock.

To make the most of your visit in Camden, book a room at Holiday Inn London-Camden Lock, Camden Town Hotel, or Camden Lock Hotel.

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