The City Guide | London

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Once September arrives, I'll be beginning to get accustomed to everything that London has to offer me. Travel, university, socialising.. (and mandatory cocktails) to name but a few. I've already began writing down various rooftop bars on my list to visit, lets call it my version of tourism. So I thought I'd round together a few of my favourite hotspots in the City, and why I especially love them.

Covent Garden - The haven for all Beauty-Boutique-lovers and the like. Chanel, Dior, Bobbi Brown and Burberry are just a few of the luxury cosmetic houses the main plaza has to offer. Covent Garden also happens to house THE best cocktails at Maxwells (take my word for it, happy hour is a definite advantage), sugary sweet goodness at Laduree, and for all your makeup artistry needs - Charles Fox / Kryolan. Just take the lift up to the street level when you're on the tube, and avoid the 193 steps!

Oxford Street - The Mecca for every shopping enthusiast. Topshop flagship store, Selfridges, Debenhams, Forever 21, and the plethora of cafes/souvenir stores just add to the tourist-friendly atmosphere of London. Just off Oxford Street is the wondrous New Bond Street; home of the luxurious Chanel Boutique, Michael Kors, Burberry and of course Victoria's Secret (a firm favourite).

Camden - The hipster/kitsch/anything goes paradise - with several markets, shops, food stalls and an overwhelming cultural atmosphere. Whatever you're looking for, it can surely be found here. Camden Lock is a picturesque spot for a cocktail or two outside in the Summer too.

Chelsea - If the hit E4 show makes you want to visit the London borough of Chelsea, I couldn't recommend it more. (With the bonus of maybe bumping into Mark-Francis, obvs). Everything is so quaint and scenic, and the abundance of quality restaurants and cafes are an added perk. My favourite pick is No. 11 Pimlico Road, a few friends and I went for a New Years Eve dinner there and it was incredible! Next on the list is the infamous Bluebird cafe.

Where are your favourite London hotspots?

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  1. I'm from Manchester have visited London every now and then. Think the only place I haven't visited from your list is Chelsea, I must go!