All London has to offer – right on your doorstep
Retirees are more likely to be more financially stable than the younger generation, and therefore are more inclined to have the time and money to better enjoy what London has to offer – and there is so much to offer retirees. The nation’s capital provides a diverse mix of history and culture, with museums and galleries a plenty, such as the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum and the National Gallery to name but a few, with many providing free entry. London is also groaning with historic landmarks, jostling for space among theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars. You don’t have to retire to the countryside in order to enjoy green, wide open spaces. London boasts a wide variety of tranquil green spaces to walk in or sit in and escape the bustle of a busy city, such as Hyde Park, Regents Park, St James’s Park and Battersea Park – to name but a few! Most of these parks have wide, paved paths for walking or cycling and benches to sit and enjoy a picnic. The parks in central London even have deckchairs to rent! Battersea Place resident, Kathleen Rawes continues, “The central London location of Battersea Place is ideal for getting out-and-about – from indulging in a spot of shopping on Marylebone High Street, to scouring the shelves at Chelsea Library for the next page-turner to lose myself in – my new home is perfectly positioned to offer access to everywhere I need to be. Should I need to hop on the Tube or a bus, it’s handy that Battersea Place benefits from excellent transport links – which are set to get even better with the arrival of the Northern Line extension. Whilst I find it so liberating to be able to get around under my own steam, it is reassuring to know that a fleet of cars is at the ready, or a chauffeur service is on hand should I need it.” Residents at Battersea Place also enjoy the reassurance that comes with London having so may quality hospitals on the doorstep; Guy’s Hospital, Kings College Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and The Chelsea and Westminster to name but a few. Living in the city also means convenient access to pharmacies – many of which are open for longer hours than those in provincial towns and villages. London is considered to be the shopping capital of the world with its famous shopping destinations such as Bond Street, Oxford Street as well as the two Westfield Shopping Centres – London’s newest shopping malls with over 250 stores to choose from. The capital also has a wide variety of different markets steeped in history for retirees to enjoy, such as Borough Market next to London Bridge which is London’s oldest food market. Old Spitalfields Market is an old covered Victorian market selling a range of vintage and antique gifts. Petticoat Lane Market sells mainly clothes and Covent Garden Market is located in a beautiful 19th century piazza. Retirees in London are quite literally spoilt for choice! While some may dream of retiring to idyllic rural locations it is easy to see why others are choosing instead to spend their retirement in London – one of the cultural and entertainments capitals of the world, offering unrivalled access to the best in culture, services, facilities and medical care.
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