London Charming Neighbourhoods

Sep 4th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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London Charming Neighbourhoods

What would you say are the most charming and interesting neighbourhoods London has to offer?. We would like mid priced accommodation, preferably a B&B, interesting local bistro stye restaurants with good food, fun pubs and shops and nice areas to walk. We have seen many of the big sights on previous trips and now would like to explore the city a bit.
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Sep 4th, 2010, 03:19 PM
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We enjoyed Kensington...One can walk to the Kensington High St Tube station, to Kensington Palace and Gardens, many restaurants and to Notting Hill. You can also get take out from the restaurants and/or the Marks & Spencer on High St. The only catch is that it is a bit pricey. We rented a flat for 2 weeks, but even so it was expensive and did not come with A/C. It was a great location though. You can check it and others from the same agency, if you are willing to consider a flat, here:
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Sep 4th, 2010, 04:37 PM
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We really enjoyed Belgravia in 2008 and just returned from Bayswater area which also had its charms. Stayed in B&B's through AtHomeinLondon in both places. Both were very convenient to transportation and eating places.

Might look at their website to see prices and places.
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Sep 4th, 2010, 06:32 PM
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"We would like mid priced accommodation"

Doesn't really help -- what is your actual budget?

"What would you say are the most charming and interesting neighbourhoods London has to offer?"

London is a city of over 7,000,000 people and hundreds of interesting neighborhoods. What do you consider interesting - posh residential? hip/edgy/happening? gentrified dockland areas? Do you want to be in central-ish London (generally inside the circle line)? In very central London?

Relatively speaking there are few real B&Bs in central London. Lots and LOTS of 2 star "B&B hotels" which aren't what you may be thinking of. There ARE some actual B&Bs - but they are often just apartments where a coupleof the bedrooms are rented out.

So tell us what sort of vibe you prefer and your budget and we can make useful recommendations.
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Sep 6th, 2010, 01:19 AM
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A walk around Chelsea- taking tube to Sloane Square and wandering to the south (river side) of Kings Road reveals another side of London. Quirky narrow lanes leading down to the Thames and lots of former artists's studios
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Sep 6th, 2010, 02:32 AM
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I was just about to recommend the King's Rd area but bellini beat meto it!Don't know of any B&B's in the area but there are several smallish hotels that might suit. As janisj points out a dollar or pound per night budget would help greatly.
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