Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular parks but at the same time is a great choice to enjoy a day away from noise and traffic. When the weather is nice visitors can swim in one of the park's three ponds. The heath has some of the best views and highest points in London for everyone to enjoy !
Want to escape from your everyday routine? Want to have a break after work? Then grab your drink or hot coffee and go to Primrose Hill. The hill is located on the northern side of Regent's Park and the view of the London skyline is well worth the short walk to the top of the hill. It's also a popular picnic and kite-flying spot.
Trust me this neighborhood is the best place to be for a nice peaceful walk. Belsize Park is the jewel of North West London! You can find anything you want to from cute little coffee shops and wonderful delicatessens to some nice architecture. A walk in the streets of the area will convince you. The name Belsize Park comes from the French bel assis, meaning "well-situated".
This little "village" area is so close to capital's centre but you won't believe how calm its streets can get. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea without having to worry about traffic and people shopping like crazy. Just a few miles away from Oxford street and the famous Baker street, Marleybone village reminds us of a small city with nothing to be jealous of the big city. Favourite place in the area is the "Monocle" cafe which is always worth a visit !
Neal's Yard is probably one of the most touristic areas close to Covent Garden. However, not many Londoners know its existence. It's a small alley between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street. It's surrounded by tall buildings but their colourful windows make the dullest day look like a rainbow. Be careful as it can get quite busy during weekends; but it's always worth a visit especially for some Neal's Yard remedies shopping!
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"
- Samuel Johnson