Anyone lived in NYC before? Would like to know the equivalent neighborhood in London to NYC. Thanks

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I haven’t lived in NYC but am a Londoner so can give a summary:

* east London (London’s fields, Bethnal Green etc) - hipster with cool restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Down to street vibes
* Liverpool Street / Bank etc (ie square mile) - financial district of London. Well connected to the rest of London and heavily populated with suits and plenty of restaurants and bars
* Canary Wharf - an out-of-the-way financial district which is built for offices. Dead after 9pm when everyone moves to the city or goes home. Weekends is busy with mostly young families
* London bridge / southwark - great restaurants and typical London sites (borough market, Tate etc). Great place to stroll along the river and gets very busy, especially during the summer and Christmas
* South Kensington / green park - posh. Very posh. Home to Harrods, the queen and the natural history museum
* Mayfair / Bond Street - again, pricey with nice restaurants
* Notting Hill - an upmarket version of east London that gets very touristy and busy on Saturday when portobello market is on. Feels more residential
* belsize park, regents park and St Johns wood - green and up market areas with a more residential and village (ie not a city rather than the area in NYC) feel
* Euston / kings cross - near the stations is quite dodgy but angel is awesome with huge amounts of restaurants and mixed crowds. Camden is Uber hipster, young and touristy

Sorry for the long response - hope it’s helpful

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What about West?

Canary wharf for Manhattan should be the closest?

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Nice one. Central London has hardly any high rises. It isn't even closem

Live in nyc now as a Brit. Which neighborhood?

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Like 1)Columbus Circle, 2) Hudson yards, 3) Hell’s Kitchen, 4)west village, 5)east village, 5)LIC

Shoreditch

The mappings don’t really exist due to completely different make-ups and architecture but Clerkenwell/Farringdon or St. John’s Wood has elements of west village in it, Shoreditch = east village, your others you’ll find familiarity in Notting hill, Kensington, Chelsea, which is probably why so many Americans move there. Brixton is the safer and more gentrified Harlem.

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