For empty nesters, couples whose kids have left the house, traveling is a great opportunity to reconnect and take some time off. Often, these types of travelers aren't looking for the hustle and bustle of adventure travel or a night out in a sprawling metropolis.
Europe travel is a great option for these couples, as European cities offer a great mix of culture and history. Travelers can take their time learning about the storied pasts of some of the world's greatest cities. And if the mood strikes them, the exciting European nightlife is always there.
One place that many will choose to stop on their vacation is London. The capital of the UK has become famous through books, film and music, and travelers are likely already acquainted with sights like Trafalgar Square and Big Ben.
Yet there's more to London than the tourist spots. The New York Times recently profiled some of the neighborhoods in East London, like Shoreditch, Bethnal Green and Towpath. These up-and-coming areas boast a vibrant artistic community, trendy shops and restaurants and a quiet way of life that will appeal to couples looking to relax.
London is a great choice for empty nesters, with tons to do around every corner. While there, travelers should keep in mind that East London can be just as enjoyable as the more famous districts.
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