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Finding the cutest villages in London and walking around them gives me a feeling I can’t get anywhere else.
I’ve actually mentioned some of the prettiest mews in London before, places like Chelsea and Hampstead that give you that vibe.
It’s just fun to discover instagrammable places in London that you would really not expect.
From narrow cobblestone streets to incredible Victorian and Georgian architecture… Welcome to the most beautiful villages inside London!
London’s Cutest Villages: 12 Spots To Wander Around
The village vibe from one of these London areas to the next can be very different.
On some buildings, like in Stoke Newington, you’ll find old inscriptions on their buildings still, while in Highgate, places like Holly Village will give you the chills.
In any case, it’s now time to discover all the cutest villages in London, whether you’re looking for cute photo spots or just places to relax in London!
Cutest Villages in London: Stoke Newington, North London
Stoke Newington is located in North London, close to Dalston, and is one of the cutest villages you’ll find in the whole of the city.
Very quaint, local and family-oriented, Stoke Newington features a few hidden gems you’d do well to visit, from small coffee shops to Abney Park Cemetery.
One of the most beautiful cemeteries in London, Abney Park Cemetery boasts Highgate vibes with sculptures, greenery and architecture all rolled into one.
And if you’re ever looking for good pizza in London, La Rosetta in Stoke Newington is a must-visit.
Cutest Villages in London to Visit: Motcomb St, Belgravia
Belgravia is in my opinion one of the prettiest neighborhoods in London, with embassies, gardens and small town feels.
One of the cutest places with a village feel in Belgravia is Motcomb Street, which also happens to be one of the poshest areas in London.
I’m going to be honest here and advance that there are other village-like streets around Belgravia, which include Groom Place and Elizabeth Street.
If you’re looking for free things to do in London, one of my favorites is to discover places off the grid – and with its posh houses and luxury, Motcomb St does have it all.
Cutest Villages in London: Exmouth Market
In the Clerkenwell area, Exmouth Market will be treating you with delicious street food, artisan shops and restaurants when you visit.
There are some cool things to do in Clerkenwell, although it’s more of a local spot than a touristy one.
Exmouth Market actually does remind me of Frith Street, in Soho – tiny coffee shops, a small street which feels like a breath of fresh air…
If you’re looking for nontouristy things to do in London, by all means, Exmouth Market shines with life!
Cutest Villages in London to Visit: Old Hampstead Village
Old Hampstead Village is a part of Hampstead, one of the poshest areas in London, and there, you’ll be served with cobblestone streets, tiny shops and architecture.
It’s one of the most scenic places to bring your other half on a romantic date in London, so definitely plan a day for this.
When on a one day itinerary in London, I do understand places like hidden gems and villages might not be on your bucket list.
But if I were traveling to London for the first time again, Old Hampstead Village and its boutiques and independent cafes is a place I’d personally include in my bucket list.
And if you love shopping, since Old Hampstead Village is so posh, the area offers some of the best charity shops in London – perfect for secondhand designer clothes!
Cutest Villages in London: Richmond, West London
It’s one of the poshest and cutest villages in London, and the vibe changes as soon as you step out of the Tube station.
Richmond also hosts the Isabella Plantation, none other than one of the most secret gardens in London, filled with pink flowers when spring is about…
And surely one of the most romantic places for a date!
Cutest Villages in London to Visit: Dulwich Village
It’s true I don’t talk much about South London here, and that might be due to the fact that I lived in North London, West and East London for much longer.
I did live in Greenwich for about a month, when I was working at St Christopher’s Inns, two steps away from the incredible Cutty Sark ship.
Well, in South London, you’ll find yet another one of the cutest villages in London; Dulwich Village.
One of the main attractions at Dulwich Village is the Dulwich Picture Gallery – you cannot believe the delight it is until you see it in real life!
Walk around, gorge yourself on small squares and short houses on a sunny day… Definitely a great way to spend a Sunday!
Cutest Villages in London: Highgate, North London
When I used to live in North Finchley, I used to hang out at Muswell Hill and Highgate quite often – the bus to Central London stops in those two places.
One of the most beautiful villages in London, Highgate, is filled with tiny shops that couldn’t lie about their age if they wanted to.
But what I’d recommend you see there is the Holly Village.
Highgate Village is indeed one of the most scenic places in London, but Holly Village stands as a jewel of architecture in itself.
An agglomeration of Gothic mansions, Holly Village is at its most beautiful during the fall – but then again, what isn’t?
Really gives off cozy and creepy vibes that we could use on a fall evening while burning a Yankee Candle at home while drinking hot chocolate!
Cutest Villages in London to Visit: Camden Passage, North London
In Angel and Islington, you don’t only have one of the best shopping centers in London, you also have Camden Passage.
I only really discovered Camden Passage a little over a year ago, and couldn’t believe I had not come across it before.
It’s clearly also one of the most pink places in London, might I add – and the mix of terraces, antiques and independent boutiques makes it an amazing street to visit.
Plus, you’ll also find a few coffee shops on Camden Passage that would double as great places to write in London, especially during the spring and summer!
Cutest Villages in London: Christopher’s Place, Central London
Christopher’s Place is one of the most secret places in London, and located between Oxford Street and Marylebone.
It’s filled with small shops, including one of my favorite jewelry shops in London, Maya Magal – the minimalist jewelry there is beyond incredible in my opinion.
If you’re ever looking for the best Christmas decorations in London, Christopher’s Place never disappoints.
The entrance is tiny, and you might actually miss it if you don’t pay attention.
But get to Christopher’s Place, and you’ll find a plethora of shops, restaurants, and some of the most instagrammable cafes in London on nearby James Street!
Cutest Villages in London to Visit: Marylebone Lane, Central London
Since we’re close to Marylebone anyway when in Christopher’s Place, the next stop is Marylebone Lane, another one of the cutest villages in London.
The vibe? Upscale.
The restaurants and stores? Sophisticated.
I’ve mentioned Marylebone a handful of times here before – the study cafes in Marylebone really have a cool, focus-inducing vibe.
But beyond that, you’ll also find one of the best Italian food shops in London on Marylebone Lane, Lina Stores, which brings as much history as stomach goodness.
Cutest Villages in London: Shepherd Market, Mayfair
One of the most secret places in London around Mayfair is Shepherd Market, with sister spot Shepherd Street.
Mayfair might be one of the most central neighborhoods, it still keeps a lot of secrets – actually, there are some really cute streets in Mayfair that are definitely worth a sight!
From classic British fare at a local pub to plenty of photography spots, Shepherd Market surely is a quaint spot amongst the quaintest.
Plus, nearby, you have all the shops on Oxford Street, excellent restaurants, as well as two of the most secret gardens in London!
Cutest Villages in London to Visit: Lower Marsh, Waterloo
It’s no secret that Leake Street is one of the most colorful places in London, and when I walk from Southbank to Waterloo Station, I know I’m always going to pop by Leake St.
Before you reach the graffiti tunnel, go walk on Lower Marsh in Waterloo, which is yet another one of the cutest villages in London.
Pubs, cafes, pastries, records shops, restaurants, and one of the best street food markets in London?
Lower March boasts the same kind of small town vibe as London Fields and Exmouth Market, bright and airy – a really cool place to relax in London!
London’s Cutest Villages: 12 Spots To Wander Around
There you have them, all the cutest villages in London to visit whether you’re here for the first time or a local living in London!
Hopefully, you’ll have found here a handful of pretty neighborhoods to add even more depth to your trip to London.
My favorites definitely are Camden Passage, Marylebone Lane, Mayfair and Stoke Newington…
But there are also other villages in London that could be interesting to visit, like the lesser known London Fields!
Until next time!
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