While Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, and the various museums are always synonymous with London, this global city also has many offbeat things to do. London's best kept secret is its eastern region, especially Hackney and Dalston. Both of these suburbs have a bohemian feel to them, and they have seen an increasing number of cafes, galleries, avant-garde stores and commercial establishments open. While in Hackney, be sure to grab a coffee at The Wilton Way Cafe, which coincidentally, also plays great music. Walk around the streets of Dalston to discover an entire world of street art, which is often not possible to find in the more upscale areas of London.
Arriving to the city centre
Flights to London from Amsterdam may land at one of the many airports located in and around the city of London. Heathrow is the most famous of these airports and is located just 15 minutes away from Paddington Station if you board the Heathrow Express. Gatwick, the second-most popular airport serving London, is 30 minutes away from Victoria Station on the Gatwick Express. If your plane lands at Luton Airport, take a train to reach Central London in just 40 minutes. Stansted and Southend airports are 47 and 54 minutes away respectively from Liverpool Street. If you are lucky enough to land at London City Airport, you can take a bus to the city center.