London life

Getting yourself in the know on how the Londoners live is step one to assimilating into the culture of your holiday destination. With a history spanning back to the first century, there’s plenty to sift through, when it comes to exciting London adventures. Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll no doubt want to get a taste of how the Londoners live and that might mean straying from the beaten track provided by your standard tour guide. This means resisting the temptation of your comfy bed at the Park Grand Kensington London and instead finding the best route for yourself. But what does London really have to offer?

1Amazing Markets

First off, London is home to some of the best markets in the world. when it comes to vintage nick nacks, then Portobello Market is the place to go with its age-old marketeers selling everything from vintage clothes and jewellery to antique furniture and homeware. You’ll be spoilt for choice at this mile-long London gem. If it’s plant life your after to celebrate the start of spring, then try out Columbia Road Flower Market, a market based in Hoxton which sells cheap plants for both the home, the garden and the loved ones in your life. Here you will find an age-old tradition and many colours, especially now spring is almost in bloom.

2Historical buildings

London was originally built by the Romans at the beginning of the first century, and with this has come a long line of archaeological digs throughout the city, sometimes interesting and sometimes pesky in their blocking of roads. You needn’t be an Indiana Jones to discover some of London’s best historic buildings. From St Pauls Cathedral, a baroque 17th century Cathedral with roots in the 1st century once again, you’ll never be short of discovery. Whilst more in keeping with modern history, the Churchill war rooms are a great way to see where the West was really won. During World War 2, Churchill and his commanders, made many of the decisions which would pave the way for an allied victory.

3Parks and recreation

All Londoners have their favourite park, and now it’s time to you to step out of the dark of your London budget Hotel and find yours. Whether it’s the East London beauty of Victoria Park, where you’ll have the beautiful canals streaming their coolness along the green slabs of fields, or if it’s the breath-taking freshness of Muswell Hill and it’s striking views, is up to you. With a range of botanic gardens such as Kew Gardens and Isabella’s plantation in Richmond park, you’ll never be short of flora and fauna, whilst the deer’s located in Epping Forest and Richmond Park itself, will no doubt transport you from the city hubbub into the natural world.

4Notting Hill Carnival and other festivals

This celebration of all things multicultural takes place every summer in Notting Hill. With a range of hot DJ’s, searing sound system and a whole load of colour, this is worth the crowds and the wait till summer. Here you will find a true representation of London, with all its bright colours and fun vibes. Not just this, but all year you’ll be able to find a whole range of festivals across the city, whether that be Winter Wonderland or Field Day in Victoria Park.