It is little wonder that United Kingdom’s capital, London is the most desirable and most visited city in the world. Standing majestically on the river Thames with four world heritage sites, and numerous museums, galleries, sporting events and libraries, this leading global city is well worth a visit and has so much to offer. From calm, peaceful suburbs to bustling tourist centres full of shopping malls and restaurants, London has diverse neighbourhoods with unique qualities and attractions. Here is a list of 10 safe neighbourhoods to stay in London, England that will let you get the best of the city in secure and harmless surroundings.
Situated in central London, Paddington has evolved from a medieval parish to a modern urban borough. With ideal public transport connections to the international airport and other major parts of the city, Paddington is a safe place to base your sightseeing visits. Suitable for families travelling with children, the neighbourhood is home to the Paddington Green police station which is the most important high-security police station in all of United Kingdom. You can stay in Paddington at the Haven Hotel.
Well known as the home of the Buckingham Palace and the Big Ben, Westminster Borough is packed with tourists and policymakers visiting its historic and politically significant sights. Much of the district is residential and occupied by some of the most affluent populace of London. This makes the exclusive streets of Westminster Borough well guarded and an ideal location for families to stay and visit London’s iconic landmarks. The Holiday Inn London, Oxford Circus is a popular hotel in Westminster Borough.
One of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Soho is the epicentre of the city’s live music and dining scene. Once inhabited by famous people such as William Blake and Karl Marx, this animated region has no shortage of nightclubs, restaurants and theatres. Crowded and lively, Soho always has a vigilant police presence that fends off any crimes making it a safe area to spend your vacation in London. You can stay in Soho at the Courthouse Hotel London.
Courthouse Hotel London
Address: 19-21 Gt. Marlborough St
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Situated on the eastern borders of West End, the Covent Garden area has long been associated with shopping, entertainment and culture. With everyday street performances at the Covent Garden Market and over 60 pubs and bars pulsing with life, Covent Garden is a fantastic base for London tourists. Covent Garden is generally a safe place with a relatively lower break-in rate in all of London and with a good range of secure accommodations it is ideal for anyone who wants to stay and have entertainment options right at their doorstep. Book a room at the Henrietta Hotel to stay in Covent Garden.
Fitzrovia in central London is a region best defined by its blend of residential and commercial buildings featuring architectural styles from the 18th century to the present day. Once home to writers such as Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw, Fitzrovia boasts its own culture with stylish bars and eclectic restaurants. With quiet streets and a laid back atmosphere, Fitzrovia is one of London’s most sought after residential areas and is an ideal safe neighbourhood to stay and experience the best of central London. The London EDITION is a great hotel in Fitzrovia.
Bloomsbury is the intellectual and literary hub of the country with well-renowned institutions such as the University of London and the British Museum, which is the largest museum in the United Kingdom. Home to the world famous Bloomsbury Publishing house, this picturesque neighbourhood teems with students, book lovers, office dwellers and families. The crime rates are almost negligible in this safe neighbourhood interspersed with garden squares out of storybooks and filled with intellectuals that define literary movements. George Hotel is a popular choice in Bloomsbury.
Located within The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s administrative region, Chelsea is one of the most affluent and fashionable regions in London. From three-starred Michelin restaurants to the Stamford Bridge football stadium, Chelsea has plenty of attractions and activities. Chelsea has a below average violent crime rate in London and is one of the best areas to stay in London with your family. The Sloane Square Hotel is one of the top hotels in Chelsea.
Home to Harrods, London’s shopping icon, the neighbourhood of Knightsbridge is made up of tree-lined streets and charming residences. Situated right in the heart of London, Knightsbridge with its swanky restaurants and fine museums has a personality of its own and attracts tourists from all over the world. Most of the residential buildings here are CCTV monitored and are protected by security guards making it a highly secure neighbourhood to stay in London. You can stay in Knightsbridge at the Cheval Knightsbridge.
A number of French, Spanish, American, Italian and Middle Eastern expatriates and celebrities call South Kensington home. Along with three of London’s biggest museums, there is so much more to do in South Kensington that makes it one of the most visited parts of London. With an excellent range of hotels and fashionable areas with affluent residents, this quiet and safe neighbourhood is one of the best places to stay. Stay at the Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington.
One of London’s most expensive and exclusive neighbourhood, Mayfair is made up of speciality boutiques and immaculate garden squares that attracts hordes of posh visitors from around the world. With its affluent status intact since the end of the 18th century, Mayfair boasts luxurious residential properties and upscale shops and restaurants unlike other areas of London. With quiet mews and sophisticated lanes, Mayfair enjoys a safe and peaceful environment that makes it a great neighbourhood to stay and revel in London’s hedonistic indulgences. We recommend booking the Holiday Inn London Mayfair.
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Address: 3 Berkeley Street
Price: from 181 USD
Be safe than sorry
The terrorist attacks and the occasional crimes of London have always been a major cause of fear and concern among tourists that visit it. Although the entire city is heavily guarded and is fairly safe, it is worthwhile that visitors here exercise caution. Along with being vigilant during your trip here, it is prudent that you stay in one of the safer neighbourhoods of this diverse, multicultural city. Take your pick from one of the abovementioned safe neighbourhoods in London to stay and enjoy the best of this iconic city with no hassles.
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