My 70+ yr old parents and my husband and i are coming to London for 5 days between Christmas and New Year's Eve. I have been looking at apt rentals but I am not sure which would be a good neighborhood for us. None of us have been to London and would like to be within either walking distance or easy train/bus access to the major sites–the Tate Modern, River, bridge, cool neighborhoods, etc. (As i said, we have not been there before and i need to do my research!) We like museums, the basic sites but also love being in a "real" neighborhood that has a true flavor of a place, while still being convenient and safe. Any suggestions of areas to focus on would be a huge help!
Thanks in advance!