London by Locals: Hipster Graph + 7 Street Guides

We love London at HostelBookers – it’s where we live, work and play. With zillions (yep, zillions) of visitors set to arrive for the Jubilee and Olympics this summer, we’ve helpfully made you a hipster neighbourhood graph, plus seven street guides to help you get around the city.

FIRST: check out our London hipster graph – so you know where to wear your skinny jeans. See a larger version here.

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NEXT: see our links to seven street guides for London’s most fun-to-visit neighbourhoods – from posh Notting Hill to edgy Hackney, and everything in-between. All written by London locals.

1. Hackney

Read the Hackney Street Guide

There is plenty to enjoy in London Olympic borough Hackney, so bring your ‘relaxed’ hat as you discover its gorgeous park, markets and hive of restaurants…

2. Shoreditch

Read the Shoreditch Street Guide

Shoreditch is home to the hippest bars, cafes and clubs that London has to offer. Find out where to drink and dance with our neighbourhood guide…

3. Notting Hill

Read the Notting Hill Street Guide

Notting Hill is a playground for the rich and famous, but there are places you can go where you won’t be required to sell a kidney in order to buy a decent meal or a fun day out. We show you where to go here…

4. Soho

Read the Soho street guide

A neighbourhood with a seedy past, there’s plenty to explore in Soho. See our budget guide for tips on where to eat, drink, see live music or catch a show…

5. Brixton

Read the Brixton street guide

Brixton is London’s soul. Escape the tourist-heavy city centre and head south of the river for great pubs, music and food, all at budget prices. This guide shows you how…

6. Islington

Read the Islington street guide

Islington has a charming history and buzzing atmosphere. It’s no wonder that Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet have lived here – here’s our guide to exploring it on the cheap.

7. Camden

Read the Camden street guide

Camden Town in north London can be grubby, edgy, serene, swanky, hedonistic – or all the above. Check out our guide to find out how to have fun on the cheap in Camden…

Looking for a budget London hostel or cheap London hotel? Here’s a few of our favourite London accommodations to narrow down the options, or even better, see the Help! I need some cheap accommodation in London guide.

Are you a blogger? Do you want to guest post a London guide for us? Please send your name, a link to your blog and a pitch for the guide you want to write to and we’ll get back to you.

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Thanks to Glenbourne at Home,  erokism, graziano88, konstantin, bortescristian, garryknight and DraXus for the images off Flickr. Please note, all images were suitable for use at the time of publication according to the Creative Commons License.

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