Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Top spots in London for Aussies

London is a wonderful melting pot for diversity and cultures, events and attractions, love and friendship. Whether you’re the designated local tour guide for friends visiting London, you’ve just moved to the capital for a career or you’re looking for date ideas, London has lots to offer. Here is a sample of some of the best spots in London, whether you’re going with your mates or someone you met on the sites for online dating Australia offers...

Clapham Common

Aussies flock to Clapham Common – a super trendy part of London where you’ll find lots of bars, restaurants, open green spaces and an extraordinary social population. People come from all over London and the UK to Clapham Common, where several festivals and events are held throughout the year.

Simply grab a few of your favourite ciders, a portable barbecue and hook up your iPod for summer fun, or pop your woolly mitts on for a snowball fight in the middle of winter. Hop on your bike and explore the woods and ponds, bring out the kid in you and head to the funfair or enjoy local artists on the bandstand.

The Thames

The Thames runs straight through central London, where you’ll find lots of exciting attractions, riverside restaurants and plenty of events. History and culture contrast with the fast-paced modern city buildings.

Wander round the historic royal palaces, meander the museums and art galleries or simply enjoy people-watching while walking beside the Thames.

There’s something for everyone along the historic river. Christian singles who have met online can take in some superb Christian architecture along the way, including Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

In the midst of the ‘Big Smoke’, you’ll find Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens – London’s largest open space. Although there are no sandy beaches or waves to surf, you’ll find the sun shining down on the glorious green lawns, trees, flowerbeds and ponds.

Rent a paddleboat or rowboat and cruise across the Serpentine Lake. Aussies who can’t resist a swim can brave the ‘refreshing’ temperatures of the lake in the reserved lido area. Why not paddle your feet in the Diana Memorial Fountain near the Serpentine bridge, head north-east for open expression at the Speaker's Corner, or even wander through the perfectly manicured Kensington Gardens? This beautiful open space is London’s retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Covent Garden

This is the place to go if you are looking for something a little quirky and unique. You’ll find traders from all over the world selling their goods in the famous Covent Garden markets.

The Apple Market, East Colonnade Market and the Jubilee Market feature arts, crafts and antiques from the small and detailed to the large and wild. You’ll be among the hungry, talented and growing artists from the music, art and acting industries.

Head to the streets for a sneak-peak at Cirque du Soleil performances, mime artists and eclectic musical talent. Then enjoy an evening at the wide array of bars and restaurants.

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