If you’re a London veteran visiting the city for the umpteenth time and feel like you need to try something new, then exploring London’s Boroughs away from the city centre can be a great way to go.
You’ll escape the throngs of tourists at the usual attractions and get to discover a vibrant and active community of actual Londoners in proper London shops, pubs, bars and restaurants.
Make your exploration extra special by booking a room in the stunning Bayswater Inn Hotel Hyde Park; not only is it the best accommodation Bayswater London has to offer, it’s also home to a great restaurant near Bayswater Station, and places you in the perfect position to explore off the beaten track.
Let’s take a look at some of the things you can expect to enjoy in Newington Green, a small but fantastic area of North London.
Enjoy the Green
Newtingon Green got its name from the green in its centre- obviously.
So you can’t head to this little neighborhood without spending some time enjoying the wildlife, admiring the trees and lounging on the benches and grassy areas.
You’ll also find a statue dedicated to a feminist icon who lived in the area, and played a key role in the movement for equal rights.
Newington Green Meeting House
This historic building was originally built in 1708 and is known as the home of the ‘dissenter’. The building has always been a hive of nonconformity, and had ties to the feminist movement, equal marriage rights, differing religions and free thought.
It’s now a museum and community space, and the community is one that reflects diversity and overall happiness!
Explore Clissold Park
This large park, just north of Newington Green, features several large duck filled ponds, play areas, woodlands and sports pitches.
You’ll also find a beautiful butterfly dome where you can learn about rare butterflies, and actually meet the little beauties for yourself.
It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy some natural tranquility.
Dine & Drink
One of the things that makes Newington Green extremely popular with the locals is the excellent food and drink in the area.
There are a number of amazing restaurants including The Alma, The Lady Mildmay, and Jolene- as well as a fantastic array of cafes and coffee houses.
Take a Stroll Down Newington Green Road
This vibrant street is home to a variety of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants.
It’s a great place to explore and for those of us in need of a bit of retail therapy- you’re in the right place. There are plenty of boutique stores, charity shops and cute little craft locations.
Explore the Newington Green Fruit and Vegetable Market
This open-air market has been running for over 300 years and is a great place to find fresh produce sourced from local farms, wonderful handmade goods and artisanal delicacies created by locals.
It’s a wonderful little market and should not be missed if you’re in the area.
The Other Side of London
So there you have it; some of the best things you can expect from London’s quieter, local side.
The city is home to thousands of vibrant little communities so make the most of your stay in one of the best discount hotels London has to offer, The Park Avenue Bayswater Inn, and explore the city to its fullest extent!