London's mix of grandeur, history, style and culture seems to get more enticing by the year. It charms with leafy Royal parks, free world-class art galleries and frothy ale amid wood-clad pubs; it intrigues with ancient streets and grand architecture
, and excites with the neon-lit West End, designer shopping and an innovative dining scene that has become one of the richest in the world.
At first glance, the neighborhood of Earl’s Court in Kensington is a prim, well-to-do area where exquisite Victorian architecture reflects an old-fashioned culture
. Scratch the surface, however, and you’ll find that beneath the facade, there’s an inventive, vibrant community that’s home to some of the Capital’s quirkiest and most intriguing diversions
, a veritable kaleidoscope of entertainment options. Fed by new arrivals from around the world, the area has become a melting pot of international ideas and influences
, a centre of creativity, reinvention and unstuffy fun—truly, a district of hidden depths.