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Smiling Ted
01-08-2009, 04:33 AM
I'm looking for a London neighborhood that's currently the haunt of the wealthy, over-privileged, 20-something nightclub crowd. Suggestions?

WireHair
01-08-2009, 12:43 PM
Hi. I admit I am not from London. I will offer my humble attempt at help and hope someone else can come along to help further.
If I had to figure this out myself, I'd be looking at street fashion sites. You can decide which style of clothing and affluence best matches what you are looking for.

Here are some street fashion sites:
This one actually goes by area in London: http://ftp2.dns-systems.net/~sams/LSF/new_map.html
Sometimes this one mentions a specific area. It seems more likely to give you what you're looking for, however: http://facehunter.blogspot.com/search?q=london

waylander
01-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Kensington, Notting Hill?

stephenf
01-08-2009, 01:27 PM
I'm a Londoner and I can tell you London doesn't have hard defined ares like the one your looking for.In the past , and to some extent would be a good choice for you, it was west London Kensington,Chelsea,Notting Hill.But it has become trendy to live in old slum ares of London especially east London Whitechapel,Spitalfields.If you can describe the people your thinking about I might be able to be a bit more specific

waylander
01-08-2009, 02:02 PM
Quite right.
If you're looking for the edgy arty/fashionista crowd then Hoxton or Spitalfields would be a better fit.
The trust fund babes are still mainly out west

ReallyRong
01-08-2009, 04:35 PM
It's a while since I lived in London, and I don't know how current they are, but I always thought the Sloane Rangers typified what you describe. See the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloane_Ranger

Although the Wiki doesn't really mention it, they were also known as a party crowd, with some of them developing rather unfortunate drugs habits....

cbenoi1
01-08-2009, 05:23 PM
I live in Canada, but I used go to London and Surrey a few times a year on business.

People I know in London have Notting Hill and Kensington in high regard. A friend of mine lives in Chelsea and loves it. Good restaurants / bars are more in the SOHO / Mayfair area. Tamarind is one of the most renowned indian restaurant. The Gaucho (argentinian beef restaurant) is also well attended. "The Met" (The Metropolitan Hotel on Old Park Lane) is perhaps the most 'hip' place to stay in London and hosts a very reputable japaneese restaurant called 'Nobu'. It's also in Mayfair that the US embassy resides, if you need a little spy spice to the ms.

I personally like Covent Garden a lot, mostly for its proximity to theaters, Picadilly Circus, and the general night life. But it's also highly sought by tourists. The 'Texas Embassy Cantina', a good and well-attended tex-mex restaurant is in the area.

Hope this helps corner your theme / mood.

-cb

Smiling Ted
01-09-2009, 03:26 AM
The consensus seems to be Kensington!
So let it be written...

Thanks to all!

stephenf
01-09-2009, 01:38 PM
I don't Know if this is useful?. Yesterday,8 Jan. Princess Beatrice's 17th birthday present,BMW 1 series,was stolen while she was shopping in Kensington high street.The car had been left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

waylander
01-09-2009, 04:52 PM
I don't Know if this is useful?. Yesterday,8 Jan. Princess Beatrice's 17th birthday present,BMW 1 series,was stolen while she was shopping in Kensington high street.The car had been left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

And she was escorted by her personal protection officer provided by the Metropolitan Police - just fills you with confidence doesn't it?

GirlWithPoisonPen
01-09-2009, 06:09 PM
There's also Canary Wharf, where a lot of fancy condos, etc. have been built. It's a favorite nesting ground of City boys.