Running between Marylebone and Bayswater, Edgware Road is best known as London’s “Little Arabia”, due to its distinctly Middle Eastern vibe. The bustling thoroughfare is lined with shisha cafes, Lebanese restaurants, and Arabian-themed nightclubs.
Sample traditional lamb shawarma at Maroush Restaurant before washing it down with mint tea at Palms Palace, where you can listen to Arabic music and try a variety of flavored shishas. If you have a sweet tooth, sample a Turkish pastry, such as a pistachio-flavored Baklava or stretchy Lebanese ice cream.
Venture down Regent’s Canal towards Little Venice, a hidden pocket where you can relax in a canal-side cafe and watch the narrowboats. Alternatively, stroll through Hyde Park to see the monumental Marble Arch, built in the 19th century as a gateway to Buckingham Palace.
Edgware Road Tube Station is accessed via the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines. You can also take the Central line to Marble Arch Tube Station or ride a bus.