What’s Your Postcode? – With an ever-increasing population, London has always been the number one metropolitan city to live, work and play. With each area being so different from one another, how do you decide the right place for you?
North London- First up is the historical landmark North London, with famous associated acts including the late Amy Winehouse, why wouldn’t you want to be associated with the cultural bubble of North London? Key attractions include Camden passage, full off trendy market stalls and boutiques; it has great vibes down the canal during Sunday brunch. North London is also the home of Alexandra Palace, with great exhibitions and events taking place all year round. Ally Pally as it’s known to the locals has great fireworks on bonfire night. Alongside this Angel is a wonderful area to take a stroll and feel the vibes of the area.
Transport: Piccadilly line
Football Club: Arsenal
East London- What comes to mind when you think of East London? Trendy beards, Brick Lane infused with the spices of the Middle East; well you’re not far off. The Olympic city has been striving since its regeneration in 2012. It’s the creative hub of the city with world-renowned artist such as Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst developing work here. Known for quirky pop up shops in Shoreditch, and remaining current all year round with exhibitions at the Old Truman Brewery. It’s sure to keep you busy throughout the weekend.
Football Club: West Ham
South London- The picturesque part of the city, with almost all key bridges being south of the river. A multitude of parks to visit including Greenwich Park, it’s easy to get lost and immerse yourself in the south London way of living. South London has key attractions such as Borough Market, The Globe and the Cutty Sark to name a few. If that doesn’t take your fancy you can always pop over to Brixton, an ever-growing landscape with a strong sense of community. The great thing about South London is, it’s so easy to get around, and a short bus ride could take you to the iconic Battersea Powerhouse.
Transport: Buses/Jubilee Line
Football Club: Crystal Palace
West London- If you would like to dig deep, I urge you to dig deeper, because living in West London does not come cheap. Made popular by recent shows such as “Made in Chelsea” Despite its price tag, it has a wealth of attractions to keep you busy. It is home to the Natural History Museum, V& A as well as Chelsea Harbour. If you are a budding designer I urge you to visit Kings Road, with shop after shop filled with bespoke designer pieces, what is there not to love. The latest shopping mall in Westfield White city, means no more trekking to west end. West London is home to the famous Notting Hill postcode, with the biggest carnival in Europe taking place every August bank holiday.
Transport: Circle/District line