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A New Yorker’s Guide to London Neighborhoods

Notting Hill = West Village + Fort Greene
Hoxton = Williamsburg
Soho + Bethnal Green = Chelsea
Knightsbridge = Upper East Side
Brixton = Bedford-Stuyvesant
Hackney = Bushwick + Flushing
Covent Garden = Soho + Theater District
Hampstead = Upper West Side
Clapham = Park Slope
Canary Wharf = Financial District + Red Hook
Piccadilly + Leicester Square = Times Square + Chinatown
Camden = St. Marks Place
Bond Street = Madison Avenue

Plum Sykes’s London
When I am in London, I go for old-school English glamour. I totally skip the trendy nightclubs I can’t get into in the East End, and instead I head for the classic upper-class haunts. Annabel’s in Berkeley Square is wonderful if you are in a cocktail dress with nothing to do at 2 a.m. on a Thursday night. You get there, sink into an incredible velvet sofa, are handed a delicious strawberry champagne cocktail by a white-coated waiter, and then dance or gossip all night, depending on your mood. Jeans aren’t allowed for men, which makes it much more glamorous. The men look so fabulous there in their black tie or wonderful smoking jackets. If only there were more places where denim was banned, the world would be a much happier place.

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