Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell is Malmasion. Hotels in London don't get any closer to the great sights and shopping locations than this, and when you have shopped until you dropped, its bar Malbar can shake you up some of the most creative cocktails in the capital alongside the best cosmopolitan food in town. It is one of the city's finest boutique hotels with celebrity guests checking in galore.
The Barbican Estate was built during the 1960's and 1970's in the area of east London that was once devastated by World War II. The residential estate consists of 13 terrace blocks, grouped around a lake and beautiful green squares. This place is Europe's largest multiarts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events as well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra. It now even has a tube station named after it!