As fashion-forward as it is timeless and as cosmopolitan as it is quintessentially British; London is a city of enchanting contradictions. The trappings of postcard London are still omnipresent – shiny red double-decker buses, the bearskin-hatted guards standing in front of Buckingham Palace and the shops of Oxford Street crammed with Union Jack memorabilia. But dig beneath the surface and you’ll find London to be much more than the sum of its parts.
This is a city that seamlessly blends the old and new: demure Victorian townhouses stand against futuristic skyscrapers; world-class history museums are next to edgy independent art galleries; sprawling flea markets are flanked by designer boutiques. But more than anything, London is the kind of city that leaves a lasting impression – one that begs to be explored time and time again.