Within the center of London lies the small suburb of Islington where your THIRDHOME London accommodation is located. The charming white four-story townhouses with colorfully painted doors and black picket fences are home to some of the elites of town. Tony Blair would be the most familiar name, but many Prime Ministers, Secretaries of State and various other politicians live here.
Islington is a vibrant, hip and trendy part of London. On Upper Street and surrounding streets, you’ll find theatres, pubs and many fashionable shops, as well as restaurants and cafes that will satisfy the palette.
Cuisines such as Mediterranean, French, Italian, Japanese, Indian and English are just some of your choices. For breakfast, the range is just as impressive, including local juice bars ready to create a healthy concoction to get your day started right.
Your beautiful London accommodation located in Islington is also known for being located by award-winning hair and beauty salons.
The best-voted hairdresser in London, The Chapel Place, lies just minutes from the THIRDHOME London property.
Make sure you stop in with the hair artist Kim for an ultimate London makeover experience.
Within the comforts of your THIRDHOME London accommodation, you’ll find immediate comfort in the cozy, modern four-story townhouse.
The décor is dramatic. Beautiful dark decor is mixed with mood lighting throughout the three-bedroom home. A secluded courtyard at the back of the house is where you can sip on wine and bask in the warm summer sun.
The famous city attractions of London are just minutes away from your doorstep. Hop in the underground tube for an efficient and adventurous way to get around, or catch the local black taxis or Ubers, which are plentiful.
St Katherine’s Dock is a must-visit location for breakfast. This prestigious and quiet area of town has cafes lined all around the docks with yachts from around the world residing there. Enjoy the silence as you indulge in a healthy, nutritious breakfast prior to your full days exploring.
Right around the corner you’ll find the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge and within a brisk walk, you’ll come across the acclaimed Borough Markets filled with stalls of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese and cured meat displays, local brewery beer and spirit stalls, and of course endless food stalls for you to feast on.
A visit to London isn’t complete without a visit to the Tate Modern Museum, just a stone throw away from the Borough Markets. Enjoy a glass of wine of cup of coffee on the 6th floor of the museum, with views overlooking St Paul’s cathedral below.
Finish off the night by attending a local play from the hundreds of available shows in downtown London. There’s something for everyone. Comedy, drama, love stories and more. This is something you must see before leaving London.
Of course during your visit, do see Buckingham palace and the acclaimed guard charge at 11am sharp during summer and select days during winter (check the schedule prior).
A full structured ceremony was witnessed by hundreds of other keen onlookers. The Queen of England surely knows how to wow her house visitors!
Knowing that English ladies and gentlemen are tea experts, it’s highly recommend you spend the afternoon relaxing over high tea. Browns Hotel in the Mayfair District is the best high tea experience you will get in London, and it’s perfectly situated just minutes away from Old Bond Street – the designer shopping street of London.
If your senses still allow, do stop by Gordon’s Wine Bar on your way back home. It is the oldest wine bar in all of the U.K., and the underground cave that the bar is nestled into will surely leave you dazzled.
Whatever your hearts desire, London has it. It’s a town that must make its way up high on your travel bucket list.
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Sorelle Amore won THIRDHOME‘s “Best Job On The Planet,” which garnered more than 17,000 applications from around the world. In her position as a Luxury Travel Connoisseur for THIRDHOME, she is traveling the world, staying in 12 luxury homes.
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