My wife and I are traveling to London July 18-21 and are looking for a great neighborhood to stay in. We plan on booking through Air BnB. She has never been to London and I have only been once as a child. So, we want to definitely do some of the "touristy" things like London Eye, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, etc. However we are also big "foodies", love to drink good beer/wine/cocktails, listen to live music, shop, and do what the locals do. We are 27 years old and like to have a good time, but not looking to go to the disco until 5 a.m. Lookings for charm, good food, good pubs, and ease of access to the city.
We have been looking at Shoreditch, Soho, Notting Hill, Mayfair, Battersea, and Marylebone.
Any help, tips, or advice when be greatly appeciated