Have you dreamed of traveling to London, but don’t know where to begin? After you book your flight (or maybe even before) you will want to decide where to stay. Yes, the public transportation system is fantastic — so no matter where you stay you can easily visit another area. However, each neighborhood has it own personality. Each area really is unique! You want to stay where you will be most comfortable and feel like you are “home.”
What do you enjoy? Here is a little quiz to help you figure out which area might be best for you. Grab a paper and pencil, or print it out if that is easier for you.
|_____ Luxury Shopping||_____ Peaceful surroundings||_____ Theater district||_____ London’s Beverly Hills||_____ Victoria and Albert Museum|
|_____ Beautiful residences||_____ High fashion||_____ Trafalgar Square||_____ Fine restaurants||_____ Affluent properties|
|_____ Rare and valuable automobiles||_____ Exquisite white stucco architecture||_____ Heart of the city and its night life||_____ Green Park & St. James Park||_____ Kensington Palace: Diana exhibition|
|_____ Hyde Park (walking, bikes, horses)||_____ Belgrave Square gardens||_____ Royal Opera and Royal Ballet||_____ Royal Academy of Art||_____ Hyde Park (walking, bikes, horses)|
|_____ Harrod’s and Harvey & Nichols||_____ Famous former residents: Prime Ministers, Sean Connery, Chopin||_____ Quaint cafes amongst cobblestone streets||_____ Aristocratic/ Buckingham Palace & Queen’s Gallery||_____ Natural History Museum and Science Museums|
|_____ Wandering and exploring||_____ Foreign Embassies||_____ National Art and National Portrait Galleries||_____ Fine automobiles||_____ Royal Albert Hall|
|_____ Tree-lined streets||_____ One of the world’s most expensive places to live||_____ Monday morning Jubilee Antique market||_____ Auction houses, antiques, and art galleries||_____ World famous gardens|
|Total Column A ____________||Total Column B ____________||Total Column C ____________||Total Column D ____________||Total Column E ____________|
So which neighborhood is most suited for your personality? Drumroll, please…
C. Covent Garden
D. Mayfair/St. James
E. South Kensington
Whichever area you determine to choose, London Connection Vacation Apartments has the perfect accommodation for you. We will help you have a wonderful time from the moment you make your reservation until you leave London. We can give you ideas for your itinerary, help you know what to pack, how to obtain your public transportation card, and which museums to visit as you read our Anglophile blog. We will pick you up at the airport, meet you at your flat, and stay with you until you feel oriented to the apartment and the area. NO OTHER VACATION RENTAL COMPANY DOES THAT!
To learn more about each neighborhood, check out our London Neighborhood Guide: Best Areas to Stay in London. Hope to see you in London — very soon!