Top 10 Areas to Visit to Experience London Luxury

Interested in a taste of luxury when next visiting London? Here are ten luxurious areas to stay and play in when next in London. 

* Kensington encompasses several suburbs west of Hyde Park and is known for beautiful Georgian terraces and exclusive shopping (centred around High Street). Kensington is popular with families and handy to many of London’s best tourist attractions, making it a perfect area to base your London stay in. 

* Chelsea is bordered by Kensington to the north and the Thames to the south and is a popular location for visitors looking for short lets in London. Chelsea is internationally renowned for its architecture and elegance. 

* Julia Roberts and High Grant helped make Notting Hill famous worldwide. Justifiably so for it has some of London’s most colourful homes, vintage markets (the Portobello Road market on Saturdays), celebrity spotting, and restaurants. 

* Westminster is a central London district that is a popular place to stay because it is home to a big concentration of London’s best attractions – Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace, the West End and of course, Westminster Abbey. No visit to London is complete without seeing Westminster Abbey. Find out more at 

* Hampstead is home to Hampstead Heath, one of London’s finest parks and a source of inspiration for centuries of writers and artists. Within the Heath is Hampstead Ponds where Londoner’s go to swim on warmer days – a quintessential London experience. 

* Officially a part of Westminster, Mayfair is one of London’s most luxurious areas to visit, home to decadent mansions, fine embassies and plush shops. It is a popular place to stay for visitors seeking discreet and comfortable short lets in London. 

* Park Lane is squeezed between Mayfair and Hyde Park. The road itself is busy but the side streets are home to excellent shops and restaurants. Within walking distance is Fortnum and Mason, the Victoria and Albert Gallery, and Buckingham Palace. 

* On the southern side of Hyde Park is the small village enclave of Knightsbridge, popular with Londoners and visitors, the suburb is home to Harvey Nichols and Harrods, two of the best department stores in the world. See 

* St John’s Wood on the north west corner of Regent’s Park is an affluent London suburb that’s home to both Abbey Road and Lord’s Cricket Ground, making it a great spot to find a short let in London for visitors in town for a test match. 

* Barnes is on the other side of the river, in the Borough of Richmond. It has been described as London’s best village and is an upscale family area with good shopping, restaurants, bars and parks (including Barnes Common). 

With so many luxurious areas to stay in London, making a choice can be difficult. Visitors are increasingly skipping hotels and staying in spacious short let apartments in these luxurious areas, often at a cost less than a hotel room. Short let accommodation specialist Draker is the savvy visitor’s go to site for snaring a great London apartment. View Short Lets:

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