London has it all - culture, iconic landmarks, fancy restaurants and some of the most prestigious shops in the world. I love this city because it has so much to offer, and it recognizes the importance of individuality. What is more, this metropolis is also known for its tolerant attitude towards minority groups, making it one of the most culturally diverse places on Earth. Intrigued? Read on to find out more about why you should visit this spectacular destination.
Londoners are generally an easygoing bunch who accept people for who they are; we embrace individuality. Just the other day when I was on the Tube there were people with different styles sitting and standing next to each other. Some were suited and booted, some opted for the bohemian style, two ladies were wearing casual clothes -- perhaps they were going to the gym. I also noticed a small group of youths wearing urban clothing and one guy standing near the doors had an impressively tall mohawk and tattoos on his neck, and no one batted an eyelash. In London, that's just the norm.
London offers an eclectic mix of foods from countries all over the world. Here, I don't really have to venture far to satisfy my palate. Most of the time when I'm dining out, I opt for Mexican food because it's my favorite. While there are some great Mexican restaurants in London, one of the best has to be Wahaca Covent Garden. This restaurant is spacious. It has a great vibe and, most importantly, the food is delicious.
This fine city is home to Harrods, Liberty, Selfridges and more. I like to stroll down Marylebone High Street to fashionable Soho and the popular Covent Garden. This area is full of shops, boutiques and vintage stores that sell fashion and fragrance items. I often head here when I'm looking for a new outfit or niche fragrances.
Hipsters flock here in droves because it's the place to be. Music, fashion, entertainment, culture, creativity and intelligence are valued by trend-setters and locals alike, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Sketch, 9 Conduit St, London.
Randall & Aubin, 16 Brewer Street, Soho, W1.
Rules, 35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.
The Laughing Heart, 277 Hackney Rd.
Bocca di Lupo, 12 Archer St, Soho, London W1D 7BB.
Hoi Poi at Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St.
Liberty London, Regent Street, Carnaby W1B 5AH, London.
Covent Garden, www.coventgarden.london.
Conran Shop, 55 Marylebone High St.
Mouki Mou, 29 Chiltern Street, W1.
Thethestore, 205 Hackney Road, E2.
69b Boutique, 69b Broadway Market, E8.
Aida, 133 Shoreditch High Street, E1.
Article, 61 Atlantic Road, SW9.
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High St.
Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Pl, London SW1Y 4HX.
South Place Hotel, 3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF.
Como the Halkin, 5-6 Halkin St, Belgravia, London SW1X 7DJ.
ME London by Melia, Strand London WC2R 1HA.