While London does have its shiny glass skyscrapers, it isn’t the megacity you may think it is. London’s neighbourhoods are more like a patchwork of villages that have grown together over centuries. You’ll find cosy high streets, sprawling parks, a world-class arts and business scene, and pretty much every culture and cuisine represented. You’re guaranteed to never run out of things to do here.
Situated in the heart of the East End, this historic and formerly rough neighbourhood which Jack the Ripper stalked is now home to vibrant street art, galleries and vintage boutiques. Whitechapel is your ideal jumping-off point from which to explore Brick Lane’s mouthwatering bagel shops and curry restaurants, Shoreditch’s trendy bars, and central London must-sees.