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A Guide to London

Posted at 02 February 2023 in Village Life

Looking for some places to visit in London in between lectures or at the weekend? 

Check out some of our favourite spots in and around the capital! 

Notting Hill

One of London’s most diverse areas, there’s plenty to see and do in Notting Hill, including taking a peek at the rows of pastel houses you may recognise from the movies. 

Notting Hill is also home to the famous Portobello Road Market, with over 1,000 stalls, it’s the largest antique market in the world! You’ll be able to find anything and everything from retro fashion items to antique porcelain, so it’s the perfect place to browse for treasures and souvenirs. 

Camden Market

Take a trip to North London and shop, eat and drink your way through the vibrant Camden Market. Discover vintage fashion items, grab a bite to eat or flick through some vinyl. 

The easiest way to arrive is by underground, and the markets are open from 10 am to 6 pm seven days a week. With over 1000 units, you’re bound to find somewhere that suits your needs. 

Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio TourCalling all Harry Potter fans, this one's for you!

Experience the magic of the Wizarding World at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, take a walk around the Great Hall and explore the Forbidden Forrest or catch a train at Platform 9 ¾ and look around the shops at Diagon Alley. 

From sets to props, costumes to special effects, discover what it took to bring the Harry Potter franchise to life. 

God’s Own Junkyard

If you’re looking for somewhere unique to visit in London, take a trip to God's Own Junkyard.

A neon light museum, the Junkyard is home to the largest collection of neon lights in Europe. Throughout the years, the warehouse has been featured in Vogue magazine and had some of its signs play a part in Hollywood films. 

It’s free to visit, and photos taken on your phone are permitted. There’s also an onsite café and brewery!  

Ballie Ballerson Ball Pit

Ever had a cocktail while roaming around in a ball pit?

With over a million balls, two giant ball pits, retro cocktails, and a mix of RnB, disco and house music to party to, you’re in for a fun night out. 

Located in Shoreditch, if you’re up for a night out with a twist, Ballie Ballerson is the place to be.

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