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Category: Things to do in London

Kennington

Kennington

On the south side of the River Thames, within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, lies Kennington.  Primarily a residential area (and there are some very large, very expensive houses in this area – a five bed-roomed house could easily set you back over £2 million), the area has more to offer than you might think at first sight.

Group weekends in London - Cover lots of ground on a budget

Group weekends in London – Cover lots of ground on a budget

When you’re planning a trip to the capital, first, figure out exactly what you’d all like to do on your group get-together. Even if you’re on a budget, you’d be surprised at just how many activities are available in London if you do the research. Decide how many people you want to go with and who they’ll be. Be open to suggestions too.

Below are some ideas for having a great day out with your group of friends without breaking the bank and some ideas which could help raise some money to put into the kitty!

Islington

Islington

Another area not too far from the city and the West End is Islington.  It sits between Liverpool Road on the west and New North Road on the south-east.  A town has existed here since Saxon times.  Islington has gone through a number of changes of fortune over the years (the Angel, Islington appears on Monopoly boards and is one of the less expensive properties).  Nowadays it’s described as “up and coming” and in its very expensive parts, like Kennington, a five bed-roomed house will cost in the region of £2.5 million.

Brick Lane, London E1 and Surrounding Areas

Brick Lane, London E1 and Surrounding Areas

The site of the Old Truman Brewery and the same area in which Jack the Ripper committed his murders, Brick Lane is now full of curry restaurants, shops and galleries, and is the heart of the Bangladeshi community.

London’s Royal Parks

London’s Royal Parks

One of the things tourists love most about London is the open spaces.  Not all of them are Royal Parks, but (there are only eight of them), small green spaces are fitted in wherever possible.  All of the Royal Parks are feature events throughout the year – concerts, theatre events, funfairs, etc.  This is just a very brief overview of the Royal Parks:

London famous buildings

London famous buildings

If you’ve never been to London, or have even been there several times, there are points of interest throughout the city that are worth checking out. London is not only rich in history, but offers wonderfully famous buildings. Visiting them during your trip is definitely a must.

London Markets

London Markets

Markets are an important part of everyday life in London, where produce is sold, goods are bartered and bargains are made. There are several scattered all over the city, all specialising in different wares. Here’s a guide to the main markets and what they have to offer.