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Three of the finest neighbourhoods in London

You have decided to move to the English capital but you don’t know which neighbourhoods are good and which are bad! If that is your case have no worries because we are here to help by presenting to you some of London’s finest neighbourhoods.

BanksideThe area of Bankside has been inhabited for over five centuries. At the time the area was a vibrant place with numerous taverns, public houses, theatres and seedier pursuits. Today however the area is quite the opposite, it is a calm and quiet neighbourhood which only one theatre which in fact opened doors recently. The theatre is known as Shakespeare’s Globe and stages amusing and interesting plays on a regular basis. The main landmark of the neighbourhood is perhaps the Millennium Bridge which offers amazing views of the English capital. Bankside is also home to the famous Tate Modern, which is Britain’s finest modern art gallery. Last but not least the neighbourhood is also the location of numerous professional companies such as Carpet Cleaning Maida Vale who are always ready to lend you a hand with your everyday duties.

The neighbourhood of Crystal Palace is named after the immense glass and iron hall that houses the 1851 Great Exhibition. At the time the area was a notorious gypsy haunt which explained the names of Gipsy Hill and the noted local landmark of Gipsy Tower. Crystal Palace is one of the highest neighbourhoods in London and this is why it offers some of the best views of the English capital. The neighbourhood is also home to two television transmitters one of which is the Crystal Palace transmitter which is the fourth tallest structure in London with a height of 219 meters. The area is also home to the Crystal Palace Park which spreads over an area of 200 acres and dates back to the mid 19th century. Most of the houses in the area are from the 19th and early 20th century. Just like Bankside the area of Crystal Palace is the location of numerous public and professional companies that provide common everyday services such as cleaning services.


The neighbourhood of Hammersmith lies on the banks of the Thames River. The river is the main natural landmark of the area. Hammersmith’s close proximity to the water means that you can either live on land or on water. The main manmade landmark of the neighbourhood is the Lyric Theatre which was initially opened in 1895 but closed and dismantled in 1966. In 1979 the theatre was rebuilt and reopened. At the moment the theatre has two halls, the Main House with a capacity of 550 seats and the Studio with a capacity of 110 seats. Hammersmith is one  of the finest London neighbourhoods as it has numerous public institutions such as schools, hospitals, clinics, kindergartens and etc. the area is also well connected to the other parts of London via tube, rail and buses.

Now that you know three of the finest neighbourhoods in London, you have the base to make an educated decision on which area of the city will suit you and your family best.