With so much on offer all over the city, us Londoners are like pigs in party filth. So why is it that even for some of the most seasoned Londoners, the very idea of leaving the comfort of their own postcode (let alone braving the tube) for a night out can sometimes fill them with dread? CitySocializer are all about connecting with new friends and helping people make the most out of the city they live in, so have teamed up with DesignMyNight to give a rundown on their top areas in London worth rediscovering.
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The hustle and bustle of Brick Lane is what adds to its charm; whether you're wandering around the stalls, shops and galleries at 2pm, or falling out of one of the kitsch bars at 2am, this creative hub has a 24 hour buzz about it which is only illuminated by the neon shop signs, street art and the latest counter-culture trend.
Our favourite Brick Lane bar? Apples and Pears.
Despite hosting some of the most illustrious retailers on the planet, sure to make you feel fresh out of a scene from pretty woman, the main draw of Knightsbridge for us has to be the smug feeling you’ll get at spotting a clamped illegally parked super car.
Venturing to Knightsbridge? Check out Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge
One of London’s hidden treasures; the canal boats, waterways and waterside cafes of Little Venice will transport you to a far away place. Well, not quite to Italy but away from Balham at least.
Take a stroll further along the canal and you'll find The Union Tavern
Forget Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath is by far the most spectacular park in the city and perfect for a pre-roast Sunday afternoon stroll. If you’re feeling adventurous give the outdoor swimming ponds a dip, or just get lost amongst the greenery for total city-stress-escapism.
Our fave bar in Hampstead Heath? The Garden Gate
You might think that Camden is exclusively available to fresh faced, over zealous indie-lovers, but you are wrong. Very wrong indeed. Camden is still one of the best places to pick up trinkets, vintage wares and quirky costume jewelry at half the high street price. It’s also a haven for foodies and cocktail lovers, boasting a buzzing atmosphere any night of the week. So there.
When in Camden, trust in Shaka Zulu
Another one for foodies (well everyone loves to eat, right?!) Borough Market should especially appeal to those with a passion for cooking, ingredients and quality food. Doesn’t sound like you? Well it’s still a great place to practice the art of haggling and is a hubbub of boutique-like bars.
While you're there, don't miss out on The Old School Yard