Guide to South West London
|| South West London is
a fascinating area of London perfect for those keen
to be entertained but still maintains close links with
a regal and very British past.
In SW1 you’ll find two of the most impressive
buildings in the UK: Buckingham Palace [map] and The Palace of Westminster [map] where
the Houses of Parliament [map] and House
of Lords [map] are located.
The chic districts of Chelsea [map] and Belgravia are perfect for those in
search of some retail therapy or to enjoy lunch and dinner in one of London’s
premier five star restaurants.
Regent Street [map] and the world-famous
toy store Hamley’s are the perfect
place to take the young and young at heart, and the
nearby Covent Garden [map] is where you’ll
find a range of unusual goods and gift ideas.
Excellent hotels can
also be found in this area and this is the place to
be for stunning views across St James’
Park [map] or the swinging King’s Road [map].
Sporty types will enjoy a location close to Chelsea
FC football ground and Wimbledon’s [map] centre court. Stay in Wimbledon and visit one of its
popular museums including Cannizaro House [map] and The Wimbledon Windmill [map].
Get a flavour for ragga beats and exotic food by paying
a visit to Brixton [map], home to London’s
largest Afro-Caribbean community. Check out the market
for ethnic and unique goods or pay a visit to the famous Fridge night club or The Brixton
Academy [map] for live music from some of the UK’s
most influential bands.
Battersea [map] is dotted with coffee shops,
fine restaurants and museums and art galleries. Visit
the famous Battersea Dog’s Home [map] to see how this charity has developed over the years
or pop over to Clapham [map] for some funky bars and night
Victoria [map] and Pimlico [map] offer great rail links and Pimlico is a real up-and-coming area offering a wealth of evening entertainment and reflecting the vibrant culture that prevails through
much of South West London.
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