Ever since William the Conqueror consolidated his victory over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 – with a hefty great castle on the banks of the River Thames – London has been at the epicentre of English life. As Samuel Johnson said in 1777, “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
Inspirations from the blog
Oxford Street, Regent Street and the King's Road in Chelsea often hog tourists' attention in London - especially those with shopping on the brain.
London is brimming with trendy boutiques, markets and pop-ups that flaunt the latest fads and fashions.
There are few more pleasurable London experiences than supping a pint in an olde-worlde pub.