An Arab Guide To: London
There is no debate about the fact that Arabs love London. The English Capital is one of the most visited cities by Arab tourists, and hundreds of thousands of Arabs made London their home. The city is known for its rich history, cosmopolitan nature, amazing shopping spots, unique tourist attractions, and intense nightlife scene. Thus, Arabs always find a sweet escape in the city of London.
Moreover, London Fashion Week attracts every year the leading fashion figures in the Arab World. This year, it’s taking place from the 13th till the 17th of September at The Store X London.
If you’re planning a visit soon to the largest city in England, we’ve got your back. Here are some of the top places that you should visit during your visit to London. Whether you’re searching for things to do, places to stay, or venues to visit, then this is definitely your piece.
Edgeware Road is basically the Arab World. It’s the most popular street among Arab residents and tourists in London. It’s known for shopping and for being the most popular destination for Lebanese restaurants. It’s also filled with places that you can go to for shisha and it’s always busy. People also go there to visit the Kiln Theater, St. Augustine’s Kilbur, and Marble Arch.
AIM Escape Room
AIM Escape Room is one of the most high-tech escape rooms you’ll ever try. They have five rooms and you can play with your friends from two to five. The experience is so immersive and technologically advanced that you’ll forget that you’re even playing. The place is rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor!
London Designer Outlet
London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park is a must-visit for all Arab shoppers. You’d get to shop between a variety of international brands with a year-round savings of 30-70% and during sale up to 85% off. You’ll find there brands like Nike, Converse, Adidas, Skechers, Guess, Kurt Geiger, Jack Wills, Lindt, Hamleys, Ernest Jones, Clarks, GAP, and Superdry.
MEATliqour is your go-to in London for the cheesy burgers we don’t deserve. There are several branches around the city, and they’re all consistent in quality and taste. If you’re visiting London, be sure not to miss out on the best burgers in town.
Covent Garden is one of the most popular districts for visitors and Londoners alike. It’s a great destination for those who enjoy shopping, bars, theater, restaurants, history, and culture. There’s much to do and see in the district, like The Opera Quartet, Covent Garden Market Piazza, St Martin’s Courtyard, and Seven Dials.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is a hip, upscale hotel in a striking contemporary building, that is surrounded by trendy bars and clubs yet, it is in a quiet street. Definitely recommended for your stay in London.
The Dorchester is one of the most iconic hotels in London, and it’s one of the most prestigious and expensive hotels in the world. It opened it’s doors in 1931, and it still has its 1930s furniture and ambiance despite being modernized.
Warner Bros. Studios
The Arab World is full of Harry Potter fans, from those who’ve just seen the movies to intense hardcore fans who are very immersed in the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is a must-do for all the fans who visit London. You’ll get to step into iconic sets, spot your favorite props, see the costumes up close, discover the special and visual effects, and you can even buy your special wand.
Sketch is an 18th-century townhouse tea room that transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening. It is known for being possibly the most beautiful restaurant in London and it has the most photogenic bathroom as well!
Sofra is one of the best Turkish restaurants in London. It’s located in St. Christopher Place in a prime location that you cannot miss. They serve delicious food and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. It’s a bit busy during lunch especially on touristic seasons.
Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. The market on the site dates back to at least the 12th century, and the buildings there were built in the 1850s. It is the go-to destination for specialty food.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It belongs to Queen Elizabeth II in the name of the crown, and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Almost 3 million visitors visited the castle in 2018.
Camden Market is a diverse community of creative sellers, street food traders, and independent store that was founded back in 1974. It’s open every day, and it has more than a thousand place to shop, eat, drink, and dance.
The Ghost Bus Tour
There is a huge number of options when it comes to tour buses in London, but the Ghost Bus Tour is arguably the best. You’ll get to see the most popular destinations in London while listening to comedy yet spooky comments from two guides, who’ll tell you some odd fun facts about London.
Hyde Park is one of the most iconic sightseeing destinations in the city of London. It was established back in 1536 by Henry VIII and used as a hunting ground. It opened to the public in 1637 and quickly became popular, particularly for May Day parades.
Lolita Burgers and Kebabs
If you’re craving Middle Eastern, halal food while you’re visiting London, you definitely need to visit Lolita. Many have claimed that this place has the best Kebab in London, and it surely serves some super delicious doner. It’s a great place to grab a quick bite while on the move.
Maroush is your best bet for the original Lebanese dining experience in the heart of London at Edgeware Road. It’s a two-floor restaurant capable of serving 150 costumers at a time. In addition to tasing delish Lebanese food, you can enjoy some live music and a performance by a belly dancer.
Sky Garden London
Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden, where you can enjoy some spectacular views across the capital. People go there to eat, drink, enjoy the view, and attend the entertaining events that take place there.
Ping Pong Dim Sum
Ping Pong Dim Sum are a contemporary and lively collection of restaurants. They serve carefully handmade dim sum and innovative cocktails. There are seven restaurants in different parts of London. On Sundays, they offer unlimited dim sum for 25 Pounds per person!
London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in the world. It has a collection of 673 species of animals with more than 19,000 individuals. In addition to the normal zoo experience, the London Zoo has several unique experiences. You can meet animals up close, you can be a keeper for a day, take a photography class, and there are lodges for people to sleepover.
London Cocktail Club
The London Cocktail Club was founded back in 2008 and created a bartender’s paradise since then! It’s a great place to party and drink some awesome cocktails.
Holland Park London
Holland Park is one of the most beautiful public parks in London. It’s a beautiful place to admire the scenery and nature and take some awesome pictures.
The Box Soho
The Box Soho is one of the most luxurious nightclubs in the city of London. It is a sister club to The Box Manhattan in New York City. It was founded back in 2011 and it’s known as the Theater of Varieties.