Backpacking in England: Lesser Known Parts of London worth Visiting

London is a city that fits the world, or rather, the world fits here. When walking through the streets of London we hear different languages ​​around every corner, after all, there is an estimate that around 300 different languages ​​are spoken here. People from different cultures live together in an exchange of knowledge and customs, Saturday markets can be a very interesting cultural mosaic, or a park in a more fast-paced subway region can surprise you with a public swimming pool.

Canals of London in and around Camden.

Walking around the city, going to parks, pubs, reveals us to a mixed city, with social differences but there are regions such as Hackney, Bixton and Elephant and Castle are reputed to have higher rates of violence and poverty, but they are still quiet places. Don’t be afraid, explore the city and discover places that only those who live there know, frequented by virtually no tourists but full of English people and people from all over the world who have made this place their home.

Hackney

Located in East London, it is a place of considerable contrasts, has commercially developed parts. The south-west of the district is adjacent to central London and close to the Broadgate housing development, where in recent decades some commercial buildings have been built. In the southwest is the famous regions of Hoxton and Shoreditch, key pieces of the art scene in London and home to numerous clubs, bars, shops, restaurants and street art, you can see some graffiti by Banksy there.

London Fields

Close to London Fields overground station is London Fields Park, a delight park with lots of green space and several leisure options, the park has large communal tables, space for children, cricket club, tennis and a large barbecue area. There’s also mini golf fun in London Fields. If you prefer, you can choose a table at the pub inside the park, the Pub on the Park, and have a pint of good beer admiring the landscape.

Within a 3-minute walk you can visit the small and charming Netil Market, where you will find resident exhibitors selling designer items, barbershop, flowers, sweets, craft beer , food from various countries, a cozy terrace to relax and listen to music, a super charming cycle and other interesting places and things to see, hear and feel.

Lovely day at the park in London

Stoke Newington

There are few places in London that offer the enthusiasm, charm and charisma of Stoke Newington. Church Street is the area’s lively epicenter, with crowded bars and pubs. “Stokie” stores overflow with indie labels and vintage products, and its restaurants are notable for their diversity as well as their quality. Much of the success of the N16 (local zip code) is due to the remarkably strong presence of independent businesses in the area, making it a truly distinctive part of the capital.

Clissold Park

Open to the public since 1889, this park enchants for its size and beauty. When the sun comes up over Stoke Newington, you won’t see the locals getting into their cars and running for the coast. Stroll down Church Street towards Green Lanes and you’ll see them sprawled across Clissold Park, wearing sunglasses and having a beer. Its 54 compact acres offer ample room. Well-defined paths lead to the seven gates of Clissold Park. Cyclists and runners can also use the running track that circles the park. There you will find a skate park, children’s park and a mini zoo located in the center, with rabbits, chickens, goats and deer. The butterfly tunnel and adjacent aviary aren’t always open, but when they are, they’re worth a visit.

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