One of the best things about visiting London – which helps it maintain its status as one of the main tourist destinations in the world – is how diverse it is in terms of atmosphere. While most capitals bank on one aspect of their ‘personality’ to attract visitors, London can truly boast that it offers something for everyone.
Of course, in a city the size of the English capital, it would be hard not to find boroughs that appeal to a vast array of sub-sections within the tourism industry. And the best part is, the overwhelming majority of them are centrally located, meaning tourists first arriving in London can ask the drivers in charge of their Airport transfers London to drop them off at any of them if they like, rather than simply taking them to their booked hotel. Below are but a few of these neighbourhoods and areas, grouped together based on which personality types or sub-cultures they are most likely to appeal to.
The Alternative Culture Enthusiast
Members of groups with ‘alternative’ lifestyles, aesthetics or cultural tastes will feel right at home in Camden, the section stretching from Mornington Crescent to Regents’ Park. Located not that far from Oxford Street, this section of the City could not, however, be more different than that of souvenir and designer shopping paradise. While it does double as a shopping hub during the day – with Camden Market being well worth a look for tourists – it is during the night-time that this part of town truly comes alive, with a plethora of bars and pubs offering live music or DJ sets, many of them from local, independent rock bands. Also home to one of the biggest metal clubs in England – the famous Underworld – Camden will no doubt delight Goths, rockers, and other alternative culture enthusiasts. If you’ve not already arranged accommodation, your Gatwick airport transfers driver may be able to offer some recommendations in Camden if it sounds like your scene.
The Open-Minded Bohemian
For someone with an open mind and a taste for nightlife, Soho will undoubtedly be a must-visit area of the Big Smoke. This trendy, world-renowned neighbourhood boasts ethnic restaurants side-by-side with gay-friendly bars and live music venues, offering just the kind of diversity that appeals to the bohemian set. The only downside of this area is that – with its narrow and often pedestrian streets – it may prove hard for drivers in charge of Gatwick airport transfers to navigate.
For a shopping addict visiting London, there is only one place to go: Oxford Street. While other areas of town offer plenty of shopping in their own right – and South Kensington has Harrods – Oxford Street is where the overwhelming majority of upmarket shops and souvenir stalls in the City are located. A stroll down this several-mile-wide strip or its companion, Bond Street, will no doubt result in an afternoon’s worth of joy for ‘shopaholics’. There are many tourists, in fact, who ask the drivers of their Gatwick airport transfers to drop them off or pick them up directly in the area.
These are, of course, only a few of the many areas in London that cater to a specific subset of tourists. The fact that most of them did not fit into this article is proof positive of just how varied and eclectic a place it truly is!