"My second home" London by Nit_4
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Cold and dreary in winter but amazingly sunny in the summer, why do people love this city so much. It must be the vibrant energy you get when you pass all the glorious heritage this city has to offer. From the London Tower to the Houses of Parliament and the newer London Eye and Millenium Bridge or the museums, London has so much to offer to the discerning tourist or even to the people of the UK. Then, there's shopping on Oxford Street or Knightsbridge or sampling a multitude of restaurants bearing proof that there is such a vast culture of people that co-exist in this city.I love Piccadilly Circus, ChinaTown, Regents Park, Hyde Park, Bayswater well, the list is endless. i will try to introduce you to the London that I grew up in as best as i can. Follow on, this is work in progress!
In almost 20 years of my life in London, I spent 14 in and around Bayswater. I love the fact that its so central and cosmopolitan. Being a foreigner in London, naturally I chose an area where I'd feel most comfortable i.e amongst other mixed cultures. It also boasts a multi-cultural array of restaurants and shops. Close to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there's plenty of open space for you to get away from it all! Then, there's Whiteleys, a 3-storey shopping centre filled with shops, restaurants, cinema and an art gallery. It has 2 underground stations connected to its main street, Queensway ie. Queensway station (Central line) and Bayswater station (District and circle lines) not to mention 4-5 fifferent bus routes going towards the city centre. Talk about convenience.
Bayswater is a hub for all tourists visiting London which explains the hundreds of Hotels and B&Bs and youth hostels situated in and around the area. As its such a bustling town in itself, its fairly safe to walk around even in the early hours of the morning as you will find quite a few take away cafes opened til 4 or 5 am.
Quite a sight to behold expecially when the bridge splits and goes up to make way for bigger ships to pass through.
- Pros:So much to see, you won't be bored
- Cons:Getting more expensive, so go for package deals
- In a nutshell:Love this city!
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