We don’t think that you can get a more diverse and culturally colourful city than our England’s fabulous Capital. So often overlooked for a trip abroad, London is an utter Gem and it is right on our doorstep. Visit the most famous monarchy in the world at Buckingham Palace, Party the night away in Cool Soho or delve into Camden for shopping heaven at the famous market or independent retailers.
If there is a hidden foodie within, or you wear the badge on your sleeve, London is a culinary Mecca! The City is packed with restaurants with origins all over the globe. From Michelin stars to super trendy street food. London has something to tickle the taste buds of absolutely everyone! Like some of our other favourite destinations, be sure to pack your Camera on a trip to London. There are so many famous landmarks and places in London that your memory card will be full in no time. If you’re anything like us here at NUCO Urban, a weekend in this incredible place will give your Instagram a pounding! We love London, some of us have lived here, some of us were born here, but one things that brings us all together is the love of this fab city and the urge to go back!
Cool bar, dark, neon lit decor, live DJ's playing great house music and crazy golf! Yup, Swingers may sound like some seedy, debauchery den, but it is actually a 'crazy golf club'. The course is 9 holes long and provides many fun obstacles for a totally unique night out. You can get a drink, pick up your clubs and become the most competitive person ever with your mates. After a fun round, grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or head for the dance floor.
Queen of Hoxton
Shoreditch is possibly one of London's trendiest boroughs these days. The Queen of Hoxton fits in a treat, with stylish hipster interior, great choice of drinks and even a huge outdoor roof terrace! The Queen offers live bands and DJ nights on a regular occasion. This really is a brilliant place to have a few drinks and bask in London's borough of cool!
Bricklane is a part of London notorious with cool shops and Asian food. Some of the best curries in the country can be found here. Our pick is Dishoom. This place is a Bombay-UK fusion restaurant! Crazy ideas such as the naan bacon sandwich for breakfast, Indian spiced porridge and chicken and cranberry biryani grace this crazy menu. All cooked and spiced to perfection by their fantastic chefs. Try the Kacchi Lamb Biryani. It is delicious. A true Indian-British restaurant with an incredible concept.
A burger Mecca! the MEAT chain in London has taken the humble burger and smashed it out of the park. MEATliquor, sis our favourite of the small chain. Super juicy burgers with plenty of toppings, sides like chilli cheese fries and some of the best pickled accompaniments in the business. You probably wont get a better burger than MEATliquor . Our favourite is the 'Dead Hippie' with fried pickles and blue cheese dip. Its all fat free too . . . . . hmmm that may be a slightly bent truth, but who cares, it can be anything when it tastes this good!
Street Food and Markets
London is currently a wash with street food vendors and outlets, providing delicious food from around the globe. These make great places to try something new. Here is a short list of our favorite spots to get your taste buds going:
Brixton Village - Brixton is one of London's most diverse neighbourhoods. Through this, you get a magnificent choice of cuisines and dishes from all over the globe. The best time to come here is in the evening. Grab a drink and meander around the arcades, to choose your dinner. To make this near impossible choice slightly easier, our favourite is the jerk chicken with rice and peas. Authentic, delicious and full of Caribbean flavour.
Camden Lock - Camden Lock is located to the super bohemian Camden Market. There are regular street food vendors here all year round. The patisserie treats, bespoke coffee and baked goods are incredible! We definitely recommend it.
Borough Market - This is the most famous market in London. An indoor palace of fresh produce, organic food and some of the best food creations in the Capitol. The artisan creations here are amazing, your mouth will be watering all the way round!
Hootananny is found in the heart of Brixton. An electric atmosphere with diverse crowd, means that Hootananny offers a ggreat night out for all. Live music and DJ's can be found here at weekends. The music usually is a range of reggae, gypsy, dub, afrobeat, ska and hop-hop. There is a huge outdoor terrace to walk through on arrival and you are instantly transported to that holiday feeling! The carnival atmosphere makes this place a must visit.
In the heart of Camden stable market, you can find Proud. This is a very fun nightclub in the heart of one of London's coolest boroughs. The interior is a preserved old stable block, with cobbled floors and original stable sections. The stable sections have been changed to bars, seating areas and dance floors. You wont have seen a club interior like this, so it is definitely worth a visit.
Chic, modern interiors and some great London inspired artwork. Generator is a new and fresh hostel in the city centre. The location really couldn't be better for exploring either! The hostel is hidden away in the St Pancras area of London. This means that it is a stones throw away from Euston, Kings Cross St Pancras and many Underground stations. This location is incredible for exploring the city. Inside you will find lovely light rooms, a cafe/restaurant and even a cinema! The perfect place to stay when in England's capital. Look out for the real London bus in the bar area too!
NUCO Urban know that stash is very important these days. We offer some great quality merchandise to help you to remember the trip with your group. We can create Hoodies, Crew Neck Jumpers, T-shirts, Snapbacks and Beanies to name a few. Even Umbrella’s to make sure that you don’t get wet while exploring your new destination. These are not cheap garments that will shrink in the wash either! Through our vast experience in snow sports and years of great supplier relationships, we offer personalized items from some fantastic street wear brands.