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The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

We polled 20,000 city-dwellers and broiled bounded experts to rank the greatest places for fun, food, ability and community

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James Manning
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Time Out editors
Time Out contributors

It’s been a asperous few years for the apple at ample – but in abounding ways, a absurd one for neighbourhoods. Although we haven’t been able to biking the apple as advisedly as we already did, billions of us accept been spending added time than anytime afterpiece to home. And in abounding of the world’s greatest cities, the aftereffect has been a absolute neighbourhood renaissance.

It’s accurate that much-loved bounded shops, restaurants, confined and artistic spaces have, sadly, shuttered for good. But there’s additionally been a accomplished beachcomber of new businesses opening, apprenticed not aloof by added footfall alfresco burghal centres, but additionally by the ‘great resignation’. City-dwellers accept abdicate their accumulated jobs to assuredly chase their joy, whether it’s aperture that bend café or much-needed bounded LGBTQ bar, or aloof spending added time active boring and spending added time (and money) in their bounded area.

At the aforementioned time, local officials the apple over accept been re-establishing their neighbourhoods as places for people. In some cases that’s meant afterlight artery space: beneath driving, added walking, cycling and blind out. In others, it’s meant arrest problems like overtourism, asperity and air pollution. All of this has led to districts attractive actual altered than they did aloof a few years ago – and acceptable bigger places for locals and travellers alike.

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Every year, we canvas bags of city-dwellers about the apple in our Time Out Index survey. As always, this year we asked them (among added things) about the coolest spots in their burghal appropriate now. And for the fifth year running, we accumulated their angle with able ascribe from our all-around arrangement of bounded editors and writers, to abridge our fifth anniversary baronial of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods.

Of course, ‘cool’ is apparently the best abstract affection going. But the neighbourhoods we’ve featured beneath are, artlessly put, absurd places to be appropriate now. They’re areas with accessible, cutting-edge ability and nightlife; ablaze and affordable aliment and drink; active artery activity and big association vibes. They’re characteristic districts that you can airing beyond in bisected an hour or less, but could absorb a accomplished day or added exploring. They’re abundant areas for bodies to live, appointment and stay. They’re places that mix up the best of the old and new schools. Locals adulation them, and you will too. These are the world’s coolest neighbourhoods appropriate now. Now, let’s get exploring.

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The world’s coolest neighbourhoods in 2022

Colonia Americana
Photograph: Bar Americas

1. Colonia Americana

Guadalajara, Mexico

It may be little explored by foreigners, but Guadalajara is accepted by abounding Mexicans as the country’s cultural basic – and appropriate now, Colonia Americana is the epicentre of its underground scene. Amid appropriate abutting to 500-year-old El Centro, it’s an anxious alloy of art deco and neoclassical mansions with artists’ squats and warehouses absolute some of the city’s best music venues – shout out to Segundo Piso Music and Bar Americas: Latin America’s acknowledgment to Berghain. The capital about neo-gothic Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo is prime for people-watching at any time of the day acknowledgment to its abounding aliment carts and artery performers. Artistic locals sit with their laptops in any cardinal of glassy cafés (try Café Correcto or Lluvia) and sip bounded tequila in dive confined on Chapultepec Access continued into the night.

The absolute day Browse abreast art in Tiro Al Blanco afore tucking into chilaquiles and coffee in its courtyard café, Modo. For added art, analysis out Gamma and Paramo afore branch to vibey Chapultepec Access to browse its weekend handicrafts market. An black actuality starts backward and ends early: barbecue on flame-licked seafood at Veneno, bore a mezcal at Pare de Sufrir and let apart on the dancefloor at Bar Americas.

Plan your trip The Guadalajara All-embracing Blur Festival, the best important anniversary of absolute cinema in Latin America, happens in March. Bolt screenings as able-bodied as alive contest at the University of Guadalajara.

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Imogen Lepere Contributor, Mexico & Latin America
Cais do Sodré
Photograph: Shutterstock

2. Cais do Sodré

Lisbon, Portugal

Guess who’s aback – back again? Cais do Sodré has been the affection of Lisbon’s nightlife for a acceptable few years now, but in 2022 it’s added bustling than ever. Anchored by ‘Pink Street’ (the dazzlingly corrective Rua Nova do Carvalho) and its colourful umbrellas, this is the neighbourhood area Lisbon’s best able adolescent chefs are aperture new restaurants; area baby businesses are arising to life; area much-loved confined and nightclubs are assuredly ascent from the ashes of the accomplished few years. (Pensão Amor and Copenhagen, we absent you!) Refurb works on the Cais do Gás warehouses by the River Tagus will anon be finished, creating a new home for three landmarks of Lisbon nightlife: Europa, Tokyo and Jamaica. And Rua da Boavista, branch over appear the Santos neighbourhood, is abounding of activity afterwards years of neglect. You’d bigger plan for a big night, because the day isn’t continued abundant to analyze it all.

The absolute day Dear Breakfast, an all-day-brekkie atom on the Santos fringes, is the absolute abode to start. Beat by Portuguese minimalist appearance abode 351 on the way to our actual own Time Out Bazaar Lisbon for lunch: there’s consistently article new actuality served up here, but appropriate now we acclaim the avoid and rice at O Frade. Again cantankerous the artery to Quiosque de São Paulo: a air-conditioned atom for a beer and some archetypal Portuguese snacks. You’re baby for best back it comes to banquet annular here, but Tricky’s is the best agitative atom appropriate now, with accustomed wines, melancholia aliment and dancing. Again you’re chargeless to aberrate through the streets and see area the night takes you…

Plan your trip To browse the finest advantage from absolute producers all over Portugal at the Mercado de Produtores. It takes over the Praça de São Paulo every Saturday and is absolute for brilliant canicule – of which Lisbon has about 260 a year.

🍽 Tuck into the best restaurants in Cais do Sodré

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Vera Moura
Directora, Time Out Lisboa
Wat Bo Village
Photograph: Viroth

3. Wat Bo Village

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The breadth about the Wat Bo pagoda, one of the oldest in Siem Reap, was aboriginal developed as tourism gradually descended on Cambodia’s ‘Temple Town’ in the ’90s. But in 2021, a city-wide makeover kickstarted a austere glow-up for Wat Bo Village. Helped out by up its arcadian beach location, it’s now an incredibly chic quarter. The around of Artery 26 and Wat Bo Alley has become a favoured abode for expats acquaintance its abundant confined (former Pub Artery luminaries Laundry and chinoiserie-themed Miss Wong), beginning Khmer restaurants in breathtaking settings (Banlle) and affected architecture hotels (Viroth’s, Treeline Burghal Resort). Stewart on 26 boosts the area’s nightlife rep with DJ nights, while organic-cooking academy Tevy’s Place doubles as a amusing action allotment bounded women. Until afresh a forgettable residential suburb, Wat Bo now stands unrivalled as the city’s – and arguably Asia’s – best accident area.

The absolute day Booty breakfast at boulangerie-pâtisserie Paris Bakery and a morning beach stroll, afore bottomward by Oko Gallery’s curated accumulating of hand-crafted trinkets and Cambodian curios. Arch to Snack & Relax’s cooling coffee collective aggressive with koi-carp ponds, afore Khmer-Western cafeteria at expansive, bargain River Café. End the afternoon at Footprint’s aerial café ample with books and artwork, again sample the algid ambience, affair and adventuresome dishes of Pou Restaurant & Bar at bazaar retreat Maison 557.

Plan your trip The Unesco-sponsored Writers and Readers Festival, showcasing bounded and all-embracing authors with workshops, screenings and amusing soirées, allotment in December. The programme is still beneath wraps, but aftermost year’s anniversary was abundantly centred on Wat Bo Village.

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Jonathan Evans Contributor, Cambodia
Photograph: Robert Malmberg

4. Ridgewood

New York City, USA

Ridgewood, Queens sits close by the Brooklyn border, affairs in the best of anniversary borough: the assortment and bounded accordance of Queens and the hip offerings of Brooklyn, accurately neighbouring Bushwick. Ridgewood’s identity, though, is old-school-meets-trendy with a mix of battleground staples, like Rudy’s Bakery and Gottscheer Hall, and buzzy new confined and restaurants like The Acre, Evil Twin and Café Plein Air. While (like all NYC neighbourhoods) it’s consistently evolving, it keeps its accomplished complete with an absorbing ten celebrated districts, including the rows of two-storey brick houses that ascertain the neighbourhood. In fact, Ridgewood harbours the oldest actual stone-built Dutch colonial abode in NYC: the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, originally congenital in 1709. With its constant mom-and-pop food and a charge to honouring its history, Ridgewood is a sleeper hit of a neighbourhood: admired not despite, but because of, its easygoing vibe.

The absolute day Deathwatch up to sunlight cloudburst through the windows at this nearby Bushwick Airbnb and grab a bagel and coffee at Norma’s Bend Shoppe. From there, you’ll appetite to browse the racks and shelves at OPC Buy Advertise Trade, Always Vintage, Topos Bookstore and Tiny Arts Supply. Grab cafeteria and a flight at Angry Accompanying Brewing or a chaw from the iconic Rolo’s. Airing forth The Axial Ridgewood Celebrated Commune (Madison Artery bottomward to 71st Ave and from Beginning Pond Alley over to Onderdonk Avenue) and do banquet at Porcelain and drinks at Julia’s.

Plan your trip For the account Mister Sunday parties at Nowadays: a 16,000-square-foot amplitude that acts as both a absorbing backyard with hammocks and barbecue tables and a nightlife hotspot with dancing and a solid alternative of beer.

🗺 Booty a attending at our Ridgewood breadth guide

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Shaye Weaver
Editor, Time Out New York
Mile End
Photograph: Catherine Zibo /

5. Mile End

Montreal, Canada

Despite ascent challengers like Verdun, it should appear as a abruptness to actually no one that Mile End continues its administration as Montreal’s coolest neighbourhood. Allotment of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, this abridged arctic of Mont-Royal Access is home to some of the city’s world-famous institutions as able-bodied as ballsy new spots. Historically a hub for Jewish immigrants and artists (and afterwards indie bands), Mile End is an ascendancy for some of the city’s best restaurants, absolute bookstores, annual shops, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. It’s a walkable alcove that’s home to battling bagel shops, a tea allowance that transforms into a albino salon afterwards dark, a skate esplanade that transforms for ‘digital block parties’ (complete with admirable bump art) and a watering aperture that’s transitioned to crudo, croques monsieurs and caviar service. Add a brace of the best brunches in boondocks and a abundant cascade of expertly crafted cocktails, and you’ve got one heck of a neighbourhood.

The absolute day Café Olimpico cortado in hand, grab beginning bagels (you adjudge area from – it’s all acceptable annular here) and stems from Dragon Flowers (look for the arrangement of blind bird cages). Analyze Papeterie & Photocopie Zoubris and Drawn & Quarterly for all things writing-related, again grab a accidental chaw (think: jerk craven and mango salad) from Lucki Delite. Afterwards a appearance at Casa Del Popolo, save allowance for the full-court columnist at Kabinet (cornichons, caviar account and creme brulée), and ablution it all bottomward with affair at Le Sparrow; bubbles at the Cardinal Tea Room or karaoke at Bishop & Bagg.

Plan your trip The area’s skatepark, beneath an overpass, transforms into an ballsy block party: Digital Block Party & MARCHÉ_MAPP until the end of November. Cyberbanking music performances accommodated ballsy video projections and chargeless mapping workshops.

📍 Check out the best things to do in Mile End

Laura Osborne
Editor, Time Out Canada
Barrio Logan
Photograph: Stacy Keck

6. Barrio Logan

San Diego, USA

Located aloof 16 afar arctic of the border, the tight-knit San Diego association of Barrio Cossack is a active and celebrated hub of Mexican-American culture. It’s anchored by Chicano Park, in the caliginosity of the freeway that bisected the neighbourhood in the ’60s. The esplanade is the absolute aftereffect of association activism –  protesters formed a animal alternation for 12 canicule to stop the accompaniment from abduction the acreage – and it’s now home to the better absorption of Chicano murals in the world, with added than 80 world-class paintings depicting scenes from the Mexican Revolution, barbaric Aztec warriors, and larger-than-life portraits of heroes like Frida, Diego and Cesar. Forth the capital thoroughfare, Cossack Avenue, lowriders in Chevys, Cadillacs and Buicks (with baroque acrylic jobs and gravity-defying hydraulics) band up to bang Earth, Wind & Blaze from souped-up stereo systems. Sustenance comes by way of baby family-owned businesses who accept been confined the association plates of taquitos for decades – gracias, Las Cuatro Milpas.

The absolute day Deathwatch up at One Applesauce Barrio and grab an horchata latte at Por Vida. Accomplish your way to Chicano Esplanade to analysis out the murals, again get artery tacos from Salud Tacos or formed tacos from Las Cuatro Milpas. Stop by Bread & Salt arcade to appearance their latest exhibition, and end the day with some Mexican ability beers at Border X Brewing or Mujeres Beverage House.

Plan your trip Every April, the chargeless Chicano Esplanade Day celebration appearance ball performances, alive bands, a lowrider car show, art workshops, and aliment and ability vendors.

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Kai Oliver-Kurtin
San Diego & SoCal Correspondent
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7. Shimokitazawa

Tokyo, Japan

Just one stop from Shibuya on the accurate train, Shimokitazawa – or Shimokita, as the locals alarm it – has reclaimed its appellation as Tokyo’s coolest neighbourhood. Accepting gone through a massive adapt back 2019 (when it aftermost featured on this ranking), Shimokita will be almost unrecognisable to those who haven’t visited in a few years. Ahead accepted for its best stores, Shimokita has acquired into a hotspot for indie blur enthusiasts, café-goers and austere foodies. This hip hub has additionally apparent endless new arcade and dining accessories pop up, including one which has adapted some asleep amplitude beneath the alternation advance into a active restaurant. But the breadth is still anxiously abounding with archetypal absolute businesses and affordable options for eating, bubbler and shopping.

The absolute day Alpha your day by accepting caffeinated at Ogawa Coffee Laboratory afore acrimonious up an ambrosial Totoro-shaped chrism breath at Shirohige’s Chrism Breath Factory. Absorb a few hours browsing Shimokita’s assignment and best shops including New York Joe Exchange and Soma (the closing for sneakers), again constrict into a meal at one of the abounding accidental restaurants at Mikan Shimokita. Accomplishment with a hot bounce ablution at the attractive ryokan and onsen Yuen Bettei Daita.

Plan your trip Stop by in mid-August for Shimokitazawa’s anniversary Awa-Odori Festival, which sees a active array of dancers authoritative their way bottomward the capital Ichibangai arcade street.

🗺 Booty a attending at our Shimokitazawa neighbourhood guide

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Kaila Imada
Associate Editor, Time Out Tokyo
Photograph: Shutterstock

8. Cliftonville

Margate, UK

While Margate’s Old Boondocks delivers a acceptable ancient British bank day out, Cliftonville buzzes with a altered affectionate of energy. It’s home to one of the UK’s best advancing aesthetic communities, abundantly due to an arrival of artistic ex-Londoners who’ve flocked to the area’s affordable apartment and flat spaces, additional the massive flat ocean basin at Walpole Bay. The neighbourhood’s aback is Northdown Road, which is a block aback from the bank and stretches from the Old Boondocks to Approach Bay. Until afresh a array of alms shops and bookies, Northdown is now home to almanac shops, cafés and acquainted groceries, as able-bodied as game-changing community-funded venues like anomalous bar CAMP and arcade Quench.

The absolute day Deathwatch at the iconic Walpole Bay Hotel and airing forth the bank to the Dalby Café for the town’s best fry-up. From there, arch underground to analyze the Margate Caves and the mesmerising Shell Grotto afore avaricious an ballsy focaccia sandwich at Forts. Browse Northdown Road’s best shops and galleries, endlessly for drinks at Margate Off License and Daisy, afore a ankle at Margate Arts Club.

Plan your trip Margate Pride takes abode in Baronial every year. Not just a big party, this week-long, arts-led Pride anniversary sees Cliftonville appear to activity with one-off exhibitions, parties and events.

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Sophie Brown Contributor, Margate
Barrio Yungay
Photograph: Peluqueria Francesa

9. Barrio Yungay

Santiago, Chile

The colourful Barrio Yungay, amid a abbreviate airing from bouncing Avenida Alameda and Barrio Brasil, is on the up. Boasting civic ancestry cachet as the Chilean capital’s aboriginal planned barrio, it’s had an anxious acceptability in contempo years. But Yungay has now become a allurement for the adolescent and cool: alike Chile’s millennial president, Gabriel Boric, chose to move actuality in Advance 2022. Illustrious new association aside, banal locals airing alongside bohemian artistic types on adorable boulevards such as Lavaud, lined with a assorted arrangement of baroque, Bauhaus and art deco façades. Yungay is home to several alluring museums and the abundant blooming amplitude of Parque Acreage Normal, while an advancing aliment arena includes restaurants confined trad Chilean book alongside sourdough pizza parlours and aspect coffee houses.

The absolute day Kickstart things with caffeine at Brunet afore archetype Chile’s aphotic absolutism years at the awful agitating Memory and Animal Rights Museum. For lunch, adjustment a Chilean archetypal – pantruca dumplings – at Casa Kiltro afore bagging some antiques (and maybe a haircut) at the Museo Peluquería Francesa. Furnish your oxygen levels aimless about Acreage Accustomed afore avaricious a allotment of sourdough pizza at the prez’s beloved spot, Selvaggio Bakery, afore catastrophe the day with a pint from the 100-strong ability beer alternative at Yungay Viejo.

Plan your trip The agenda at Teatro Comunitario Novedades calendar is arranged with alive music, so body a appointment about one of this association theatre’s bolero and tango shows.
Sorrel Moseley-Williams Contributor, South America
Cours Julien
Photograph: Alamy

10. Cours Julien

Marseille, France

East of Marseille’s chichi berth and an accessible airing from the arresting Old Port, this gritty, active quartier was already home to the city’s accessible air broad markets, and is accepted to locals as ‘Cours Ju’ (a comedy on the chat ‘court-jus’, acceptation ‘short-circuit’). It’s a artistic axis blowzy with artery markets, alive music venues, best accouterment stores, secondhand book shops and old warehouses repurposed as hip art galleries. And that’s not the alone abode you’ll acquisition paintings: seek out the best of the the graffiti-tattooed district’s artery art on a guided bout of its cobbled alleys.

The absolute day Trawl the vinyl almanac shops and best clothes food abreast the Rue des Trois Mages or boutique for spices and secondhand garms at one of the district’s account artery markets, again ascend Rue Estelle’s abrupt access to adore some artery art. Accomplish a beeline for family-owned restaurant Kaz Kreol to sip on home-cooked chayote bouillon and added Creole delights, afore abrasion up your accent skills with a cine at arthouse cinema La Baleine.

Plan your trip About the Kousskouss Festival, ten harissa- and merguez-packed canicule (and nights) in backward Baronial and aboriginal September adherent to this ambrosial semolina-based Arctic African foodie delight.
Heidi Fuller-Love
Contributor, Mediterranean
Photograph: Deanston Bakery

11. Shawlands

Glasgow, UK

With its abundant parks, art, coffee and dining, Shawlands keeps Glasgow braw. The neighbouring areas of Langside, Strathbungo and Govanhill accept all played their allotment in the Southside’s acceleration to concealment the West End as the city’s best breadth to socialise and alive in contempo years – but Shawlands is the alive antecedent point of Glasgow beneath the Clyde. The internationally acclaimed Burrell Collection has afresh had a multimillion-pound refurb, and it’s amidst by buzzy absolute bounded businesses – such as French-Japanese patisserie and architecture boutique Godshot Studio – on the capital avenue of Pollokshaws Road, afore it bisects with Kilmarnock Alley in advanced of a admirable Flatiron Building-esque sandstone accommodation block. But analyze the ancillary streets too for adorable plant-based lattes and collapsed whites at Frankie, or above sourdough from Deanston Bakery.

The absolute day Ammunition yourself with brunch pancakes at Café Aberrant Brew, accessible to abrade the 9,000-plus objects (including paintings by Manet, Cézanne and Degas) at the Burrell Collection. Again breeze a selfie with a Altitude cow in Pollok Park afore branch to Julie’s Kopitiam for no-fuss abreast Malaysian cuisine. Bolt a gig at boho vegan beanery and arts amplitude The Animated Café, afore finishing up with late-night drinks at Phillies.

Plan your trip Demography abode anniversary May, Southside Fringe is a week-long belvedere for advancing performers and artists. The Fringe additionally hosts a account Maker’s Fair at Shawlands Arcade.

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Malcolm Jack
Contributor, Scotland
Dundas West
Photograph: Seth Anderson / Flickr

12. Dundas West

Toronto, Canada

Nestled amid Leash Bellwoods and West Queen West, this amplitude of Canada’s ‘city of neighbourhoods’ is a ability consumer’s paradise with bazaar art galleries, close bars, chaste nightclubs and abundant cosy coffee shops to accumulate you active along. Absolute shops like Rose Burghal Goods and Easy Tiger bung hand-poured soy candles and recycled bamboo dinnerware, while aspect food advice you body a altogether curated apparel for your toddler or dog. Characterised by its ample citizenry of Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants, the neighbourhood charcoal a cultural hotspot area you can common abundant delis and bakeries abounding of avós (we like mainstays Caldense or Nova Era) aloof as calmly as flush all-embracing eateries (see Antler and Bernhardt’s). Change is afoot: Dundas Artery is due to be renamed due to its namesake’s links to actual slavery. But whatever it’s alleged next, appropriate now Dundas West is Toronto’s abode to be.

The absolute day Afterwards alive up in this contemporary rental loft that reflects the area’s affected inhabitants, arch to brunch at The Federal, Milou or aloof south to the newly-opened area of BB’s Diner. Analysis out the art and adore a cocktail at Cry Babyish Gallery and cap off your black with dancing at Mahjong Bar or karaoke at Bar Mordecai.

Plan your trip Do West Fest in aboriginal June serves as the official admission to summer in Toronto. The 14-block artery fest is a anniversary of food, shopping, and ability in the neighbourhood.

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Lydia Hrycko
Contributor, Canada
Vila Madalena
Photograph: Alf Ribeiro /

13. Vila Madalena

São Paulo, Brazil

The São Paulo neighbourhood of Vila Madalena owes its bohemian appearance to the acceptance of Universidade de São Paulo, who accustomed in the ’80s absorbed by the allurement of bargain hire and cheaper caipirinhas. Today, active contemporary types still abound: tattooed twenty-somethings affair in Rua Aspicuelta’s affluence of confined from backward afternoon to sunrise, admitting nightly samba shows draw in multigenerational crowds too. Artisan cafés and beat galleries annular up Vila Madalena’s cultural cachet, but the highlight actuality is Beco do Batman (Batman’s Alley): a community-owned amphitheater graffiti arcade showcasing the assignment of São Paulo’s finest artery artists.

The absolute day Grab a coffee-to-go and a pão de queijo (cheese bread) from Coffee Lab and accomplish for Beco do Batman afore the crowds arrive. For food, try Carlos for the best pizza alfresco of Italy, or do as the locals do and absorb up a soccer bold and some alive samba with absurd candy and a brazier of cerveja estupidamente gelada (stupidly algid beer) at a acceptable boteco like Posto 6 or Salve Jorge.

Plan your trip The Vila Madalena Arts Fair, captivated on the aftermost Sunday of August, attracts affection craftsmen and absolute artists from Brazil and beyond.

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Dougie Loynes Contributor, Brazil
San Isidro
Photograph: Alamy

14. San Isidro

Havana, Cuba

Rum-sodden and rebellious, Old Havana’s San Isidro sizzles afterwards dark. Its attenuated streets were already a appointed ‘zone of tolerance’: about the government angry a dark eye to prostitution. They are now a mecca for art instead, abundantly acknowledgment to the acclaimed Cuban amateur Jorge Perugorría. Back he alchemised an alone aliment branch into Galería Taller Gorría in 2016, he started an access of murals from bounded and all-embracing names that has been boring arresting the barrio’s crumbling mansions anytime since. It has additionally birthed its own attrition movement adjoin Cuba’s akin regime, spearheaded by bounded artists and musicians. Rooftop bars, atramentous salsa joints and a soundsystem on every corner: San Isidro has it all.

The absolute day Bang things off with pasta, people-watching and daiquiris at Jesús María 20. Adore the area’s amphitheater art afore branch to Galería Taller Gorría to see yet added adventuresome abreast assignment from Cuban names. Chase croquettes and empanadas with a cigar and added rum at Paco’s Mar and annular it all off with fiendishly able mojitos and alive applesauce at rooftop bar Yarini.

Plan your trip Havana’s carnival happens throughout July and August, axis acutely every artery into a party.

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Imogen Lepere Contributor, Mexico & Latin America
Photograph: Stephanie Braconnier /

15. Neukölln

Berlin, Germany

The spirit of Berlin is animate and able-bodied in Neukölln, a well-loved anchorage for bounded families of all stripes as able-bodied as fresh-faced expats. Generally associated with active anchorage area Lebanese grocers, Turkish restaurants and new-wave coffee shops discharge into the pavement, Neukölln is additionally abounding with wide-open blooming spaces – like the disused-airport-turned-public-park Tempelhofer Feld, the Versailles-esque Körnerpark and the all-inclusive and breathtaking Hasenheide. But while Neukölln is a hotspot for accustomed wine shops, boutiques, and cheap-as-chips all-hour pubs, it’s additionally a neighbourhood by and for the people: a hub of association and solidarity whose association barrage city-wide protests to action for their rights – and those of their neighbours.

The absolute day Deathwatch up in the affection of the activity at Mercure Hotel, again beat by Isla on your way to Sonnenallee and its abounding ancillary streets, area you’ll accept your aces of Lebanese, Turkish and Syrian eateries (Azzam is decidedly popular). Either booty in the sun at Tempelhof or bolt the latest appearance at KINDL, again grab a chaw at Crazy Adulterated Kitchen and end your night on a aerial agenda at Oona Bar.

Plan your trip Accomplish the best of Berlin’s long, hot summer nights at the attractive amphitheater cinema in Hasenheide. It opens from backward bounce to aboriginal autumn, acclimate permitting.

🗺 Take a attending at our Neukölln neighbourhood guide

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Nathan Ma
Contributor, Germany
Photograph: Shutterstock

16. Avondale

Chicago, USA

Once a antecedent for Chicago’s Brightness community, Avondale is now appropriately authentic by some of the city’s best Mexican aliment and a absolutely brash arrangement of baby businesses – like The Brewed, a horror-themed coffee shop, or bug building and apprenticeship centre The Insect Asylum. Booty a airing bottomward Milwaukee Access and you’ll ascertain aggregate from contemporary new confined and aerial bulb food to decades-old sausage shops accouterment to the neighbourhood’s Polish-speaking population. Avondale is a attenuate abode that feels appropriately affable to families, affected twenty-somethings and banal Chicagoans – and as the neighbourhood deals with ascent rents and added affection of gentrification, association organizations are adamantine at assignment to accomplish abiding it stays that way.

The absolute day Grab pastries and breakfast sandwiches at Loaf Lounge (its amber block was fabricated acclaimed by streaming show The Bear) afore admiring Brightness cathedral- appearance architectonics at the Basilica of St Hyacinth and stocking up on Korean staples at Joong Boo Market. Tacos at Taqueria Mazamitla accomplish for a quick dinner, again cap off your night with a annular of white Russian slushies while you comedy the best lanes at Avondale Bowl, or see what’s on at the bar-slash-music-venue Sleeping Village.

Plan your trip Freedom Fest is the latest abundance of Chicago’s abounding summer bubbler festivals. It’s hosted by craft-beer athletic Revolution Brewing and goes bottomward calmly in July.

🗺 Take a attending at our Avondale neighbourhood guide

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Emma Krupp
Editor, Time Out Chicago
Photograph: God's Own Junkyard

17. Walthamstow

London, UK

If you’re from London, Walthamstow has a bit of a rep. It’s area all your accompany confused bristles years ago: the abode with added prams than people, area the streets are ample with hoppy IPAs, sourdough pizza and obnoxiously big-ticket houseplants. But this isn’t aloof area bodies priced out of Hackney go to accept kids: there’s endless to do, bags of nice bodies alarm it home, and it’s an absolute artistic hub, a abode area being gets made. Over on Blackhorse Lane you’ve got the appalling Blackhorse Workshop, home to some of the city’s best artistic folk, and the aggressive wall-meets-yoga studio-meets-co-working amplitude Yonder. On the added ancillary of the neighbourhood there’s God’s Own Junkyard, the neon-sign barn that’s a above bounded attraction, and appropriate abutting aperture the Wildcard and Pillars breweries, The Absolute Al Company beer and cider taproom and artisanal gin-makers Mother’s Ruin. Bounded amphitheater Wadham Abode is home to boss non-league football aggregation Walthamstow FC, authoritative pitchside ability beer an adorable proposition. Finally, you’ve got a new comedy-centric theatre – Soho Theatre Walthamstow – opening in the old Granada cinema next year. And what’s acknowledgment than a theatre? Nothing, that’s what.

The absolute day Blackhorse Studios café is a admirable abode to alpha the day. Swerve, if you like, the actual accepted William Morris Gallery and analysis out instead the Vestry Abode Museum of bounded history. Cineastes will appetite to analysis out the Empire Cinema, which not alone shows a abundant alternative of Walthamstow-friendly arthouse and adopted films, but is additionally almost cheap. Meanwhile the admirable Etles Uyghur is a abundant befalling to appropriately get to apperceive one of China’s lesser-known (in London, anyway) bounded cuisines. And no black in Walthamstow is complete after a appointment to the beer-and-pizza-powered Blackhorse Beer Mile.

Plan your trip Whenever they adjudge to accessible Soho Theatre Walthamstow, which should accord the neighbourhood’s already appalling cultural accreditation a almost bare boost. Or Christmas. Walthamstow looks absolutely nice at Christmas.

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Joe Mackertich
Editor, Time Out London
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18. Sants

Barcelona, Spain

Sants is (and feels) absolutely some ambit from the centre of Barcelona, and that’s allotment of the acumen that it’s remained the affectionate of abode we love. This neighbourhood represents the Barcelona that artlessly refuses to disappear: simple, accessible and welcoming, a admixture of quiet streets and active squares. It’s a abode area attitude and activism meet: actuality you’ll not alone acquisition La Borda, a new accommodating apartment activity that challenges real-estate speculation, but additionally a abstruse building of old bed-making machines (head to Carrer Premià, 44). New businesses, like soon-to-open almanac and bookshop La Conxita de Sants, sit abutting to shops that accept been there forever. And there’s no curtailment of standout restaurants: analysis out the admirable tapas at Can Violí or the common abstract at Bartolí. In this affable and active bend of the city, anybody can acquisition article that’ll accomplish them feel at home.

The absolute day Deathwatch up in this air-conditioned Airbnb with its own roof terrace and alpha your day with pastries at Forn Baltà. Again go window-shopping bottomward Carretera de Sants, one of the longest bartering streets in Europe. Ample up on tapas amidst the alive atmosphere of Plaça d’Osca, again airing forth the animated area of the Rambla de Sants, abeyant over alternation advance – or, if it’s raining, appointment the admirable absolute bookstores La Inexplicable or Barra/Llibre. If you’re on a budget, grab some banquet at the common Bodega Montferry. If not, accomplishment your day with amazing angle from the twenty-third attic restaurant at the Nobu Hotel.

Plan your trip For Festa Above de Sants, the neighbourhood’s acceptable anniversary at the end of August. You’ll be afraid by the colourful decorations in the capital streets, alongside a bustle of association contest and artery concerts.

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Eugènia Güell
Writer and Video Editor, Time Out Barcelona
Little India
Photograph: Chee Benefaction Pin

19. Little India


Just a stone’s bandy from the centre of boondocks but annihilation like the paved sidewalks of Orchard or the picture-perfect Marina Bay waterfront, at Little India you get the absolute Singapore. The wafting aroma of back-scratch in the air, a backpacker’s pub hidden in the aback of an alley, and the back-and-forth haggling badinage agitated out in wet bazaar Tekka Centre: no amount the time of day, it’s a neighbourhood that’s consistently abounding with bodies and life. But what we like best about it is that it’s a basic district, and a abrupt adverse to the blow of the city’s old-school shophouses and arresting ancestry sites. Whether you’re tucking into cardboard thosai for breakfast or aimless through late-night supermarkets at 2am, there’s consistently a fizz to Little India.

The absolute day Alpha your day appropriate with a Karnataka-style thosai from South Indian vegetarian collective MTR, which uses a 60-year-old compound for altogether brittle batter. Already appropriately fuelled, arch over to Tekka Centre for the abounding wet-market experience. Originally an abattoir, today Tekka draws crowds with its bell-ringer stalls and beginning produce. For accommodation, few places are added characterful than one of Figment’s Petain Road attention shophouses.

Plan your trip There’s added to Little India than aloof acceptable aliment – be abiding to go for the anniversary Artwalk Little India in January. It’s part of Singapore Art Anniversary and takes you through this culturally affluent precinct’s bank murals and art installations.

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Pailin Boonlong
Branded Agreeable Editor, Time Out Singapore
Rione Sanità
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20. Rione Sanità

Naples, Italy

Wedged amid Naples’s Archaeological Building (which houses charcoal from the abolition of Pompeii) and the palace-topped Capodimonte Hill, Rione Sanità has continued been one of the city’s best colourful and characterful neighbourhoods. Built-in as a Greco-Roman-era burying arena – and still ambuscade hundreds of paleo-Christian tombs below its active streets – these canicule Sanità is acclaimed for its Bizarre architecture, alive markets and bounded eateries. A abrasive and hip commune abundant with acclaimed artisans, adept pizza makers and amusing collectives, Sanità represents a new beachcomber of Neapolitans who are committed to community, arete and adulatory their allegorical city.

The absolute day Deathwatch up at Atelier Inès, a bazaar B&B and art studio, afore branch underground to analyze the spooky, awesome tunnels of the Catacombe di San Gennaro. Aftertaste one of the city’s best pizzas at Concettina ai Tre Santi followed by a cream-filled fiocco di neve pastry at Pasticceria Poppella. Pop into Palazzo dello Spagnolo for admirable Bizarre architectonics and boutique at the 100-year-old Omega bazaar for handmade covering gloves, afore blame aback and adequate a bottle of wine at Antica Cantina Sepe.

Plan your trip Time your appointment to bolt the abutting instalment of Edit Napoli, a new architecture fair which debuts in October 2022 to link up acceptable crafts and technology.

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Livia Hengel
Contributor, Italy
Silver Lake
Photograph: Unsplash / Gerald Schombs

21. Silver Lake

Los Angeles, USA

While you can distinct out a specific block or two abroad that’s sparked added action of late, no neighbourhood as a accomplished continues to be as air-conditioned as athletic Silver Lake. It’s no admiration our LA readers voted so overwhelmingly for this all-embracing neighbourhood for the additional year in a row. Sure, the once-boho amplitude of Dusk Artery continues to borrow added from its yuppie Westside neighbours (see: the accession of Venice spots De Buena Planta and the Win~Dow, additional an accessible Pizzana outpost). But Argent Lake, whose namesake reservoir confused one footfall afterpiece to a recreation-forward makeover this year, keeps us advancing aback acknowledgment to its array of comestible surprises, like vegan strip-mall pizza at Hot Tongue, the awakening of Spanish-inflected affair atom Bar Moruno and the accession of Peruvian-Japanese patio Causita.

The absolute day Adjustment a blooming chutney pizza at Indian-inspired atom Pijja Palace, again aces up some non-alcoholic tonics from Soft Spirits to tote with you to a barbecue at Argent Basin Meadow. A few blocks abroad by the bound of Echo Park and Frogtown, bolt a appearance at the Elysian, the go-to atom appropriate now for outside-the-box comedy.

Plan your trip Accomplish abiding your break avalanche over a Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning, back the Silver Basin Farmers’ Market brings accomplished aftermath and best finds to Sunset Triangle Plaza.

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Michael Juliano
Editor, Time Out Los Angeles
Wan Chai
Photograph: Tatum Ancheta

22. Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Once Hong Kong’s belled red-light district, Wan Chai has acquired into a alive neighbourhood whose bizarre streets advertise a assorted aliment and alcohol scene, art hubs, arbitrary cafés and abreast boutiques – all broadcast amid abreast buildings, actual landmarks and revitalised burghal gems. Alike during aggravating times, the breadth has connected to flourish, affable new restaurants and confined additional a cross-harbour railway area bond genitalia of the city, and accretion the active access overlooking Hong Kong’s acclaimed harbour. This year, Wan Chai hosted two of the better art contest in the arena – Art Basel and Art Axial – and lit up some of the city’s best colourful lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The absolute day Alpha with a breathtaking jog at the anew broadcast Wan Chai Access and absorb in the arresting Victoria Harbour, again get your caffeine fix at one of the neighbourhood’s abounding cafés afore touring the alluring Wan Chai Ancestry Trail. Grab a bench at Samsen for some Thai aliment or chow bottomward on appetizing dim sum at Woo Cheong Tea House afore browsing the artisan shops of Lee Tung Avenue. End your day by sipping austere affair at Japanese confined Mizunara: The Library or Kuromaru.

Plan your trip Appointment during the Mid-Autumn Anniversary and attestant the neighbourhood lit up with some of the best colourful lanterns displays in town. Actual four-storey accommodation architecture Dejected Abode was a highlight this year, busy with hundreds of lanterns hand-painted by its close community.

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Tatum Ancheta
Editor-in-Chief, Time Out Hong Kong
Barrio de las Letras
Photograph: La Santoría

23. Barrio de las Letras

Madrid, Spain

Once accepted as the affliction of Spanish Aureate Age literature, in contempo years Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras has developed a acceptability for late-night partying. But now a new daytime vibe is emerging: artistic gastronomy, designers, artisans and bazaar businesses are demography over its pedestrianised streets. You can boutique for advancing appearance labels at Colmado Shop, best garms at La Veintinueve, artist jewellery at Andrés Gallardo and handmade accoutrements at Oficio Studio. Or you can chow bottomward at Michelin-starred Gofio and Yúgó the Bunker, or bounded gourmet avant-garde TriCiclo. And back you’re done, the sightseeing essentials of the Paseo del Prado and Puerta del Sol are alone a few accomplish away.

The absolute day Alpha with a clarify coffee and a morning bun at Acid Café, again booty a cruise aback in time at the house-museum committed to the Aureate Age biographer Amble de Vega. Accumulate the ‘Made in Spain’ affair activity with a airing through civic crafts at the Royal Carpeting Factory, again booty a abysmal dive into Spanish wine and affable at Vinoteca Moratín. There’s just time for a nightcap at La Santoría afore hitting the hay at the celebrated Palacio de Tepa hotel.

Plan your trip On the aboriginal and third Saturdays of the month, the neighbourhood’s shops accompany out their treasures assimilate the Calle Huertas for the amphitheater Mercado de Las Ranas.

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Noelia Santos
Editora, Time Out Madrid
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24. Vesterbro

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bustling and lively, Vesterbro in Copenhagen is blowzy with acclaimed actual streets, picture-perfect aqueduct pond spots, bazaar arcade and attractions like the Glyptoteket museum and the acclaimed Tivoli fairground. Admitting all-inclusive gentrification, it still has a neighbourly feel with its mix of students, adolescent professionals, families and adept locals. In the sunshine, grab a canteen of to-go wine from KIHOSK on Sonderboulevard and lay on the grass adequate the ample abounding street. (If you adorned a book to go with your bevvy, why not dip into the assignment of admired bounded biographer and memoirist Tove Ditlevsen?) And if it’s not so sunny, Vesterbro is home to two celebrated and ambrosial account houses – Vester Vov Vov and Dagmar – which both appearance boilerplate blockbusters, indies and old abstract daily.

The absolute day Accomplish huge new architectural gem Villa Copenhagen your base, with its corrupt rooftop pool, onsite bakery and batty brunch buffet. Again appointment the advantageously celebrated Glyptoteket before heading on to Tivoli Gardens, which is one of Europe’s oldest, sparkliest and best twee fairgrounds. But leave time to indulge in Scandi seafood – langoustines and martinis? Yes please! – at Les Trois Cochons on Vaernedamsvej.

Plan your trip Halloween and Christmas are both huge at Tivoli, so plan your cruise accordingly.

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Sara Schmidt
Contributor, Scandinavia
West End
Photograph: Flickr / GoToVan

25. West End

Vancouver, Canada

Don’t abash Vancouver’s West End with the West Ancillary (across Apocryphal Creek) or West Vancouver (a altered burghal altogether); you’ll acquisition this contemporary neighbourhood on the city’s city peninsula, aloof south of Atramentous Harbour. Already a quiet ascendancy for the elite, the West End is now boisterous. Davie Apple serves as home abject for the city’s LGBTQ association (be abiding to pop into the celebrated Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium for some anomalous lit) and you’ll acquisition confined confined all types of association forth Davie Street. For restaurants and retail, you can’t exhausted Denman and Robson Streets. Robson skews high-end, while Denman is the abode for hole-in-the-wall eats. But the absolute colour actuality is provided by mother attributes in the anatomy of 405-acre Stanley Park and the appropriately called Sunset Beach.

The absolute day Deathwatch up at The Burrard, a ’50s cabin adapted into a hip bazaar pad with a palm-filled courtyard. Grab a cruiser bike and arch for the seawall, pausing at Tartine Aliment and Pies for pastries. Ride all the way about Stanley Park, again accomplish your way to Kingyo on Denman Artery for aces Japanese baby plates afore dancing the night abroad at Celebrities: Vancouver’s biggest gay nightclub.

Plan your trip Don’t absence Vancouver’s anniversary Pride Festival, one of North America’s largest. Weeks of parties and contest culminate in a Pride Array that draws upwards of 100,000 bodies to the West End. As if that wasn’t enough, Pride overlaps with the Celebration of Light, the world’s longest-running adopted fireworks competition, captivated at the end of July at English Bay.

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Christina Newberry
Contributor, Canada
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26. Levinsky

Tel Aviv, Israel

Edgy, all-embracing and never mainstream, Levinsky prides itself on its characteristic energy. Sat amid too-cool-for-school Florentine and Tel Aviv’s bare axial bus station, Levinsky is accepted as a hub for Persian, Turkish, and Ethiopian immigrant communities, but in contempo years has started to allure adolescent chefs, musicians and artists too. Bazaar hotels and artisan cafés accept popped up abutting to accustomed institutions like Burekas Pinso, which has been confined acceptable pastries for over 70 years, or the tiny cafeteria shops of Levinsky Market, a foodie favourite. And it’s not aloof the aliment that’s acceptable here: secondhand clothing, jewellery and book stalls bounce up on weekends, as able-bodied as ad-lib artery parties that accord this basic neighbourhood a absolute faculty of community.

The absolute day Alpha advantageous with one of Café Kaymak’s vegan breakfasts afore browsing Levinsky’s bazaar for bounded spices. For lunch, dip into some of the best hummus in boondocks at Golden Grain (Garger HaZahav), again amusement yourself to some sesame-rich halva at Yom Tov Delicatessen. Hit the bar for a late-night gig and blast in abundance at the Dave Levinsky Hotel.

Plan your trip Tel Aviv’s long-awaited light rail us due to accessible in mid-2023 and its Red Band will go appropriate beneath the neighbourhoods abutting to Levinsky, endlessly at Allenby and Elifet Sts – authoritative it easier than anytime to analyze the burghal from here.

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Dan Savery Raz Contributor, Israel
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27. Fitzroy

Melbourne, Australia

Characterised by terrace houses, attenuated streets covered in artery art and avant-garde wine confined retrofitted into ancestry barrio and Victorian-era architecture, Fitzroy is Melbourne’s apish and all-embracing assault heart. On Brunswick Artery you’ll acquisition secondhand shops, dive bars, bumping nightclubs and some of our city’s best eateries – and with vegan and veggie options on about every block, it’s a charge for plant-based eaters. Meanwhile, abounding Gertrude Artery has gone from a well-trodden avenue to earning the acumen of the second coolest artery in the world: no surprise, with some of the city’s coolest retail stores, galleries, bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés.

The absolute day Aces up some handmade fashion, aliment and curios at Rose St Artist’s Market, again accomplish your way to Naked for Satan’s rooftop, area you can get a paddle of alloyed vodka shots – the absolute bond for sprawling angle of the burghal skyline. Back you’re accessible for a feed, pop bench to next-door neighbour Little Hop for tacos and afresh fabricated chips and guac, again accomplishment your night with drinks in the beer garden at Shady Lady: a fun, discreet dive bar that looks like your grandma’s abode exploded all over it.

Plan your trip If you appetite to alive like the locals, plan your cruise about the Rochester Hotel’s admired weekly ball night, the weekend Rose St Artist’s Bazaar and a gig at the Night Cat: its annular date makes sure everyone has a abundant spot.

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Adena Maier
Lifestyle Editor, Time Out Melbourne
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28. Kilimani

Nairobi, Kenya

Kilimani is the abode to acquisition the affection and body of Nairobian life. Bunched abundant to airing about and yet beginning with a active arts and ball vibe, it’s actuality that you can airing accomplished the president’s academic abode at Accompaniment Abode and, bristles account later, watch monkeys bound in an aboriginal backwoods at Nairobi Arboretum. Like abundant of Nairobi, Kilimani’s gems are hidden below corybantic cartage and half-built high-rises, but blemish the apparent and you’ll acquisition a advancing amusing scene: art galleries, nightclubs, coffee shops and bars, calm with some of Nairobi’s best restaurants, and new venues aperture up all the time. Canal the day-tripper aisle and adhere out area Nairobi goes to party.

The absolute day Grab an accurate Eritrean coffee at Kesh Kesh, again arch to the Yaya Centre, Kilimani’s best mall, area you’ll acquisition affected boutiques and arbitrary stalls. Grab an Ethiopian cafeteria at Habesha, again airing bottomward to Kioko Mwitiki Art Gallery for groundbreaking abreast art with an African flair. End the day sipping affair by the basin at the abstract Social House. It’s one of Nairobi’s hippest destinations, with four storeys of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and bedrooms – the absolute abode to lay your arch afterwards a active day.

Plan your trip For the Sunday Maasai Bazaar at the Yaya Centre: your adventitious to boutique for acceptable crafts, clothes and jewellery, fabricated and awash by Maasai tribespeople.

Nadine Murphy Contributor, Kenya
Coconut Grove
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29. Coconut Grove

Miami, USA

Not for the aboriginal time, Miami’s oldest continuously-inhabited neighbourhood is in the bosom of a renaissance. Aboriginal acclimatized by Bahamians in the 1800s, in added contempo decades Coconut Grove has been a hippy enclave, a amphitheater for cocaine lords and a academy hangout. Now, afterwards added than a decade in flux, it’s already afresh Miami’s best agitative neighbourhood – thanks, in part, to a access of afresh opened confined and restaurants, including new beach options and a Michelin brilliant recipient. CocoWalk, its axial amphitheater arcade mall, has been absolutely overhauled, complete with a new cine theatre and accepted shops. But the affair we adulation best about Attic Bracken is its acquaintance charm. You’ll acquisition bounded art, an accomplished farmers’ market, Miami-bred chefs, celebrated members’ clubs, a decades-old lemonade barter and a arresting beach villa-turned-museum amid the abounding affidavit to visit.

The absolute day If it’s Saturday, you’re endlessly for advantage at the Coconut Bracken Amoebic Farmers’ Market afore branch to Panther Coffee to caffeinate. Pop into Books & Books for article to apprehend while you sit bottomward to breakfast or brunch at Chug’s beyond the street. Absorb the blow of the afternoon biking or walking the Commodore Trail, watch the dusk over affair at the new beach atom Bayshore Club and again accomplish your way aback to Capital Artery for gourmet tacos at Los Félix: one of the neighbourhood’s two Michelin-starred restaurants. Adore a nightcap at The Taurus afore walking aback to your allowance at the anew adapted Mayfair Abode Auberge & Garden.

Plan your trip The Coconut Bracken Arts Festival brings calm about 300 all-embracing artists for three canicule of showcases and meet-and-greets over Presidents’ Day weekend in February. It’s a fun, ancestors activity for art enthusiasts and the absolute alibi to get alfresco in the mild Miami winter.

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Virginia Gil
USA Editor
Northern Quarter
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30. Northern Quarter

Manchester, UK

Despite advancing antagonism from Ancoats abutting door, as far as we’re anxious the Northern Quarter has reclaimed the appellation of Manchester’s coolest neighbourhood for 2022. Stevenson Aboveboard and some surrounding streets accept been assuredly pedestrianised, authoritative for a fresher airing about the centre of the city’s café and bar culture, with its beauteous mix of Georgian houses, Victorian pubs and avant-garde hangouts. No amount what the trend, the Arctic Division consistently seems to be one footfall advanced – whether it’s vegan dining, pop-up confined or alike the artery art adorning its walls and boutique shutters. In actuality these murals, allotment of the Outhouse Project accurate by bounded art boutique Fred Aldous, body the neighbourhood: consistently alteration and affective advanced whilst actual admiring of the past.

The absolute day Booty breakfast with a able coffee at Ezra and Gil, followed by a browse for arbitrary handmade knick-knacks in Oklahoma and a flick through the annal at Vinyl Exchange. Absorb the afternoon acrimonious out article appropriate in the Craft and Architecture Centre afore branch to beat aliment anteroom Mackie Mayer for dinner. End the day with a gig at Band on the Wall afore backward to the best aparthotel in the city, Native.

Plan your trip Manchester’s cast new Mayfield Park connects with the Arctic Division to accompany much-needed blooming amplitude to the burghal centre – and in 2023 it’s due to alpha hosting events, so accumulate your eyes bald for the schedule.

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Rob Martin
Correspondent, Time Out Manchester
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31. Letná

Prague, Czech Republic

Although it’s aloof beyond the River Vltava from Prague’s densely arranged Old Town, active Letná offers abundant adverse – conspicuously acknowledgment to its affluence of accessible space. In 1989, hundreds of bags of Praguers awash calm at Letná Park in sub-zero temperatures to accomplishment off communism. Today, on summer evenings, they comedy sport, accept picnics, or arch to the Letná beer garden for a alcohol with aces angle of the Old Boondocks below. The added neighbourhood (along with neighbouring Holešovice) is allotment of Art Commune 7, and the Trade Fair Palace showcases avant-garde art and claim a appointment for the functionalist architectonics alone. Of all Prague’s districts, Letná has conspicuously bounced aback back 2020, and the abundant eateries and absolute shops are affirmation of its able bounded spirit.

The absolute day Grab brunch at Café Letka, again assignment it off by exploring the neighbourhood’s added blooming space: age-old Stromovka Park. Refuel with some locally-sourced all-embracing book at The Acreage Burghal Kitchen and Coffee and booty in a arcade or building – the National Abstruse Museum, complete with a crop of best Škodas, is abundant added fun than it sounds. Booty an afternoon abeyance for coffee and adhesive block at Alchymista afore a cine at the old-school Bio Oko cinema. For accommodation, try Mama Shelter hotel, area brutalist-style communist-era affluence gets a blue makeover.

Plan your trip There’s consistently article activity on at Letná Park, including the summer Letní Letná theatre and circus. Or analysis the agenda of big-hitter exhibitions at the Barter Fair Palace.

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David Creighton Contributor, Czech Republic
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32. Noord

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Just bristles minutes’ (free) bear beyond the River IJ from the city’s tourist-packed centre, Noord feels like a altered world. It’s that attenuate thing: a neighbourhood that has retained its gritty, post-industrial agreeableness admitting acceptable an epicentre of all things cool. A above boscage already accepted for squatters and petty crime, the breadth hasn’t so abundant been adapted as upcycled: the brick warehouses, metal prefabs, and old aircraft containers are still here, but now they abode vegan restaurants, pop-up breweries and cutting-edge art. Endeavours actuality – and the bodies abaft them – accept a acutely built-in amusing amends and sustainability affair too. Aberrate about NSDM wharf, marvelling at the artery art and the faculty of adroitness and ingenuity, and see how burghal about-face – which continues apace – should be done.

The absolute day Amount up on beginning coffee, cake, and sandwiches at The Coffee Virus – A Lab afore exploring the immersive audiovisual installations and alternate video works at the Nxt Museum. Accept cafeteria at Café de Cueval, the quintessential Noord hotspot, afore an afternoon exploring whatever’s activity on at NSDM Wharf. For a beach dinner, analysis out Stork or Hangar, with post-meal beers at Oedipus Brewing. End the night at Sexyland World, a conceptual bistro and artistic amplitude area the affairs changes daily, afore comatose your arch at the Sir Adam bazaar hotel; the angle from its belfry are spectacular.

Plan your trip Get your babble on at Amsterdam Ball Event, the world’s better ball and cyberbanking music festival: abundant of it happens in and about Noord’s bars, clubs, and barn spaces. It’s consistently great, but its big improvement copy in October 2022 is abiding to be a banger.

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Derek Robertson
Contributor, Netherlands
Photograph: Marrickville Metro

33. Marrickville

Sydney, Australia

Marrickville has a circuitous identity. The acceptable acreage of the Gadigal Bodies of the Eora Nation, it’s a formerly industrial bind of acreage in the Cook’s River basin that’s back become a adorable postcode for families – but there’s still a lot of accomplishment and business abrading amateur with those admirable alliance homes and terraces. After-effects of Greek and Vietnamese association accept additionally larboard their mark, and it’s got a advantageous dosage of artistic colour on top thanks to a new arrival of arts communities that’ve confused out of axial Sydney. Marrickville has been alleged both ‘the new Newtown’ and ‘the new Paddington’, but it’s actual abundant its own suburb with its own audible identity: a able melting pot that’s as abundant a destination for dining as it is for auto adjustment and broad provisions.

The absolute day If you’re activity to alpha your day with coffee (and you apparently should), accomplish it Ona’s – area you can additionally ample your abdomen with bootleg waffles or a cheese toastie. Again potter about the Marrickville Amoebic Markets to acquisition handicrafts, plants, secondhand books and clothing, afore a cycle for cafeteria at bona fide academy Marrickville Pork Roll (veggie options are accessible if pork isn’t your thing). Afterwards, try (and fail) to try aggregate on tap at ability brewery Batch, afore demography in alive music or some guaranteed-to-be-weird theatre at aesthetic aggregate Red Rattler.

Plan your trip If you can, appointment in Advance during Inner West Fest: the anniversary anniversary of everything abundant about Sydney’s Close West.

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34. Chacarita

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chacarita (which translates as ‘little farm’) ability calmly accept already been abashed with neighbouring Buenos Aires barrios Palermo Hollywood and Alcazar Crespo acknowledgment to its low-rise architecture, cobbled streets and absolute restaurants. Its alone appropriate affection acclimated to be apartment South America’s better necropolis. But it’s now axis active as BA’s foodie central, acclaimed for its two contemporary capital drags: Avenidas Dorrego and Jorge Newbery. The closing combines a recently-opened bike lane with bounded hotspots like accepted Mexican Ulúa, Cuervo broiler and café and vegan fungi specialist Donnet, while added notables accommodate Apu Nena’s southeast Asian tapas and Anchoita – both of which are currently two of the best in-demand tables in town. There’s additionally a wine arena pioneered by Naranjo bar, Dua Lipa’s best of watering aperture on her contempo South America tour, and backed by Anchoita Cava and Lardito. Culture-wise, booty in a comedy at Teatro El Regio, bop about to Hot Dent at C Complejo or bolt alive music at the Movistar Arena.

The absolute day Alpha with huevos rancheros at Lupe Lonchería afore acrimonious up a biking album at the adorable Falena bookstore (its basement doubles up as the Japanese-inspired jazz-kissa club Black Forest). Airing about the cemetery afore lunching on pizza a la parrilla at Mil y Pico, again breeze up some architecture originals – homewares at Ries Estudio, beautiful womenswear and menswear at Greens and hand-woven bolt at Facón – afore dining at Condarco. For a late-night drink, adjustment a malbec vermouth at La Fuerza. And for one final midnight bite, bolt bottomward a allotment of muzza – Argentina’s signature pizza – at allegorical parlour El Imperio.

Plan your trip Be abiding to appointment Parque Los Andes in November, back the lavender jacaranda copse flourish. While its accurate accolade to the eponymous abundance ambit is a little weak, its pavements are handed over to a fun flea bazaar every weekend.

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Sorrel Moseley-Williams Contributor, South America
Kelham Island
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35. Kelham Island

Sheffield, UK

Once home to behind warehouses and a few old-school pubs, Kelham Island has undergone a ample transformation. Those old boozers (thankfully) abide but Kelham’s once-empty spaces are now abounding by a excess of absolute bars, restaurants, shops, cafés and breweries. A manmade island formed in the 1100s back a beck was absent to ability a adjacent mill, Kelham Island is now a different bit of Sheffield acknowledgment to the admirable canal that runs through it. Walkable from the burghal centre, it has all the hallmarks of a hip neighbourhood – including artery aliment markets, microbreweries, Michelin-guide chow and a vegan bar run by screamo frontman Oli Sykes – after actuality insufferably so. It’s still a activity alive area, so in amid the serene waterside beer gardens, analgesic tacos, amazing ale, flea markets and aliment halls, you’ll get a faculty of Sheffield’s affluent automated history.

The absolute day Breakfast-up at Grind Cafe, again arch off to Kelham Island Museum, coffee at Gaard and some arcade (Kelham Island Books & Music or Kelham Flea for best and antiques). Constrict into cafeteria at Cutlery Works (the better aliment anteroom in arctic England), accessible for an afternoon beer run – via Fat Cat, Heist, Alder, Kelham Island Tavern, Gardeners Rest and the Riverside – and again banquet at Domo or, if you’re activity flush, Jöro. Accomplishment at Factory Floor area DJs comedy through their bespoke audiophile soundsystem and you can try their different drip-infusion spirits.

Plan your trip Be actuality on aboriginal weekend of the ages for Peddler Market: a bazaar that merges artery aliment from beyond the UK with alive music, DJs, makers stalls, ability beers and cocktails.

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Daniel Dylan Wray
Contributing writer
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36. Dogpatch

San Francisco, USA

Despite its beach area and Bay Arch views, the Dogpatch was, for a continued time, a abrasive and abandoned abode abounding with shipyards and factories. Now it’s one of San Francisco’s best rapidly developing neighbourhoods and a anchorage for creatives demography advantage of the (slightly) added affordable flat and accommodation options. The Dogpatch skyline is a mix of automated barrio and avant-garde accommodation buildings, alongside a contempo bang of absolute shops, buzzworthy restaurants, and burghal wineries. Bonus: the breadth is calmly walkable, so grab your comfiest bliss and arch out to explore.

The absolute day Alpha with brunch at the sprawling and beauteous new RH restaurant, Approach Court, abreast Berth 70. Use the afternoon to analyze Dogpatch’s abounding tasting apartment and wine bars, like Ungrafted, a avant-garde café with a adept sommelier at the helm. End the day with banquet at the newest, and largest, beginning of SF’s beloved Greek spot, Souvla. Blast at a modern Airbnb with rooftop views.

Plan your trip As anon as accessible to analysis out the Institute of Abreast Art San Francisco, which actually aloof opened. The 11,000-square-foot amplitude aims to accommodate beginning means to advertise abreast works by local talent and artists of colour, and acceptance is free.

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Clara Hogan
Correspondent, Arctic California
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37. Ximending

Taipei, Taiwan

Loud, appreciative and unpretentious, Ximending (or ‘Ximen’, for short) charcoal the adopted alliance of Taipei’s cool cats. This active bend of the burghal is acclaimed for its LGBTQ -friendly commune of cocktail bars, bargain artery eats, account food affairs souvenirs, sex toys and trinkets and arbitrary alleys of graffiti. There’s additionally a row of cinemas, abounding ’70s arcade malls to explore, and actual barrio able-bodied account a ankle such as The Red House octagonal theatre and the always-elegant Zhongshan Hall. Ximen absolutely comes animate at night, aback the neon buzzes on and the music starts assault – and afterwards a abeyance over the accomplished two-and-a-half years, the area is currently arising aback to activity with new clubs, pubs and restaurants.

The absolute day Deathwatch up and smell the coffee at the venerable Fong Da, again ablaze an aroma stick at the 300-year old Tianhou Temple beyond the alley afore arcade for souvenirs in Ximen’s bewilderment of streets and malls (phallus-shaped pineapple cakes are a longstanding favourite). Afterwards a zen moment with a pot of cha at Eighty-Eightea Rinbansyo tea room, it’s time for candy at the night bazaar afore bottomward into Hanko 60, a speakeasy deliciously bearded as a cinema. Finally, clamber into bed at the glassy Amba Taipei Ximending bazaar hotel.

Plan your trip The Golden Horse Blur Festival, held this year from November 2, is East Asia’s acknowledgment to the Oscars. Films are buried on Ximending’s Cinema Artery (Wuchang Street).

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Dinah Gardner
Contributor, Taiwan
Sea Point
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38. Sea Point

Cape Town, South Africa

Sea Point is Cape Town’s air-conditioned beachfront face: an oceanside ’burb bouncing with arbitrary bounded businesses, and with enviable carriage links to adjacent beaches like Clifton and Camps Bay. Home to a mix of abiding families, adolescent professionals, artistic types and immigrant communities, Sea Point is accepted throughout Cape Boondocks for the amazing dusk angle on its seven-mile Bank Alley promenade, and for Agent Street: the neighbourhood’s capital alley and a hub of hot hotels and lip-smackingly assorted aliment options.

The absolute day Bang off with a morning bathe at the Sea Point Pavilion, again arch to Mojo Market for a best of at atomic 30 vendors alms bagels, coffee, beginning juices and alike a mollusk and ability bar. Assignment your way about Agent Street’s all-inclusive arrangement of arcade options afore packing up a barbecue accessible for a ablaze cafeteria on the bank – again why not kayak out into the Atlantic to atom some dolphins? Aback on dry land, you should airing forth the access at dark afore sitting bottomward at La Perla: a restaurant accepted for its seafood dishes and animated tables ideal for gawping at the sunset.

Plan your trip The warmer months from November to April are the time to visit, especially if you can bolt ace annual contest like March’s Cape Boondocks All-embracing Applesauce Festival.
Yazeed Kamaldien Contributor, South Africa
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39. Pagrati

Athens, Greece

Pagrati’s acceleration to super-hip cachet has been swift. Admitting its adjacency to axial Athens and the Panathenaic Stadium – home to the aboriginal avant-garde Olympic Amateur – the neighbourhood has consistently aureate beneath the day-tripper radar. But area already it was advised bland, today it’s a allurement for artistic types who army to its hip bars, announcement aggregate from bedrock and dejection to hip hop, and to the artisanal restaurants that accept swept in over contempo years. Do yourself a favour and wind your way through the attenuated alleyways and assorted streets: a analytical mix of neoclassical and avant-garde architectonics lined with bohemian cafés, with casual angle of the mountains that beleaguer the city. No amount which bend you turn, you’re acceptable to end up at one of the abounding squares: axial affair credibility for locals and acceptable respites from the traffic-filled streets.

The absolute day Deathwatch up to breakfast with Acropolis angle at Athens BlueBuilding, before authoritative your way to the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation to browse artwork from Picasso, Miró, Van Gogh and all the rest. Arch for coffee at Chelsea Hotel, again end the day with banquet at The Vegan Vandal and drinks at one of the abounding confined on tucked-away Timotheou Street.

Plan your trip Appointment amid May and September back Palas Cinema, the oldest cine theatre in Athens, hosts amphitheater films on its alfresco terrace.

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Katie Silcox Contributor, Greece
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40. Santurce

San Juan, Puerto Rico

This 500-year-old commune of the Puerto Rican basic covers all the bases back it comes to art, aliment and history. Aboriginal inhabited by the Tainos, the aboriginal bodies of Puerto Rico, again by Spanish colonisers, San Juan’s Santurce became a hub for Afro-Caribbean ability back freed disciplinarian from neighbouring islands acclimatized in the neighbourhood in the mid-1700s. The admixture of cultures is still actual abundant animate today: Santurce’s architectonics combines colonial-era homes with funky, delicate art deco barrio from the ’40s and avant-garde bank houses. And those who alive and assignment in the neighbourhood are additionally diverse: academy students, families who’ve been actuality for several generations, emigrants from added Caribbean islands, and now bodies from the acreage USA (largely due to contested tax break for foreigners). Airing forth Calle Loíza for your aces of restaurants, bars, and shops; arch arctic to the Condado and Ocean Esplanade areas of Santurce for bank time; and hit La Placita for nightlife.

The absolute day Alpha with coffee and pastries at Hacienda San Pedro, which sources beans from its namesake acreage in Jayuya, a brace of hours’ drive away. After, arch to El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico to pay admiration to prominent Puerto Rican artists like José Campeche and Francisco Oller. Wind up at El Patio de Solé for a acceptable cafeteria of rice and craven with broiled beans, and again airing forth Calle Cerra to analysis out colourful murals by bounded artists. If you appetite to air-conditioned off, it’s off to Ocean Esplanade for a dip. End the black with alive bomba music at La Terraza de Bonanza and a nightcap with the bounded creatives at La Penúltima.

Plan your trip The anniversary division in Puerto Rico extends to mid-January: a fun time to visit, with affluence of alive music and craft events.

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Jessica van Dop DeJesus
Contributor, Puerto Rico
Barrio Escalante
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41. Barrio Escalante

San José, Costa Rica

For a continued time, Costa Rica’s basic was about you’d canyon through to get to area you were going. But afresh a bearing of bounded chefs accept alternate home, accepting travelled and accomplished about the world, and acid in on Barrio Escalante, lending Calle 33 a new nickname: Paseo Gastronómico. Abounding are bringing a faculty of coercion to their country’s appreciative (but more threatened) bequest of hyperlocality. The restaurant Franco has redirected some of Costa Rica’s best coffee – historically exported – into bounded hands, whilst Sikwa works carefully with aboriginal Bribri farmers to carbon ancient, built-in recipes. Meanwhile, Isolina Restaurante has baffled a characteristic admixture of accomplished dining and home affable in what acclimated to be the home of the Escalante family, afterwards whom the breadth is named. It sources its melancholia capacity from baby producers, consistent in an alluring menu: try the arracache assortment browns, yams in seabass broth, and dogie adapted in caramelized garlic and served with hibiscus reduction.

The absolute day Aces up a Costarricense coffee from one of the barrio’s nameless, garage-style pit stops, and arch to Franco’s for candied bacon or affection bake-apple and pistachio pancakes. On Wednesday nights, bolt an beginning blur at Cooperación Española Cultura and a DJ set at Sikwa, again arch to Apotecario for affair and kombucha afore a night on the dancefloor at LGBTQ -friendly club Neon Ice.

Plan your trip Self-proclaimed ‘jungle bartender’ Liz Furlong (known for her agave bar, CATA, in the cream boondocks of Tamarindo) is bringing her foraged and freshly-picked capacity to a new cocktail bar after this year. It’s alleged Curandero – the name agency ‘medicine man’ – and is a stone’s bandy from Escalante.

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Anna Prendergast
Contributor, Costa Rica
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42. Ubud

Bali, Indonesia

Millions of annual visitors to Bali bypass the beaches and arch beeline for the civil boondocks of Ubud. And who can accusation them? Alpha in Nyuh Kuning, an afar apple accepted with Bali’s colourful expat crowd, the avenue into axial Ubud is lined by abstract Balinese gardens, Hindu temples attentive by angry effigies and aureate offerings, as able-bodied as a common soundtrack of tinkling gamelan music. You ability alike appointment a arch long-tailed macaque that has absent from the adjacent angelic monkey sanctuary. And again you hit the capital drag, which is abundant with boutiques, artisanal ability shops, art galleries, restaurants dishing up the latest comestible bloom trends and air-conditioned cafés automat Indonesian coffee – all absolute cheek-by-jowl with acceptable island architecture, and affected by beaming rice fields and blubbery rainforest. It’s not adamantine to see why this abode gets a authority on people.

The absolute day Accomplish a advantageous alpha with a sun acclaim in one of the abounding yoga retreats that dot axial Ubud, again absorb the morning photographing the lotus-pond-fronted Saraswati Temple. Cafeteria in Warung Rama, area Ibu Dayu specialises in gado gado (a adorable Indonesian bloom served with a peanut sauce) fabricated from capacity bought circadian from Ubud Market, afore afraid about for a affable chic at Ibu or gluttonous out some Balinese wayang puppets at Neka Art Museum. Bolt a acceptable ball at Ubud Alcazar at dusk afore branch over to Bali Bohemia adverse the Monkey Backwoods to watch bounded troubadours amuse an audience clutching bottles of Bintang beer.

Plan your cruise Skip the backing division in November and Advance (unless you like mosquitos) and appointment in Baronial for the anniversary Ubud Applesauce Festival, captivated at the Agung Rai Building of Art.

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Thomas Bird Contributor, Bali
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43. Kingsland

Auckland, New Zealand

Inner-city Kingsland is centred about all things bounded – you won’t see blatant franchises here. The cord of celebrated barrio bottomward New Arctic Alley houses aggregate from best food to sourdough pizzerias and late-night ambrosia cafés. Ability beer is brewed onsite at the Urbanaut Brewing Co. Coffee is hand-roasted at Atomic Coffee Roasters. At the abandoned Portland Accessible House, you can canal to Auckland’s best bounded bands. And if you’re hungry? Kingsland’s all-embracing aliment arena is additional to none. Analyze airheaded from family-run Jordanian or Jamaican restaurants or achieve in at an affectionate Italian spot. And if that weren’t enough, tucked decidedly inconspicuously abaft Kingsland’s capital arcade artery is Eden Park: New Zealand’s better stadium, which offsets the accepted bohemian vibe with abiding streams of admirers apprenticed for sports games, concerts and exhibitions.

The absolute day If you’re visiting on the third Saturday of the month, stop by the Kingsland Ability Market to boutique for handmade bounded products. Back you get thirsty, pop into Garage Project’s Apartment Door for a tasting of New Zealand’s exceptional ability beers afore splurging at Phil’s Kitchen for dinner. For an extra-special experience, sports admirers can book a night at The Staydium: luxury glamping domes central Eden Park.

Plan your trip Kingsland will hum with huge sports contest throughout the abutting 12 months, with the Women’s Rugby Apple Cup at Eden Esplanade until November 2022 and the Fifa Women’s Apple Cup bringing alike added fizz in July 2023.

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Petrina Darrah Contributor, New Zealand
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44. Haut-Marais

Paris, France

Everyone knows about the Marais – but we’re not talking about the breadth about Rue des Rosiers, ample with falafel-hunting tourists, or alike the hub of gay Paris about Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie. A few streets to the north, the triangle categorical by Rambuteau, Temple and Saint-Sébastien Froissart busline stations is area Paris’s best beautiful hangouts are born. There’s Les Enfants du Marché, a aces wine bar-restaurant tucked abroad at the aback of the Marché des Enfants Rouges; abreast art galleries like Suzanne Tarasieve, Emmanuel Perrotin and Thaddaeus Ropac; the Picasso Museum and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation; endless best shops and ethical abstraction food (bonjour, Merci!). And dotted about them you’ll acquisition the chrism of Paris’s mixological crop, afraid up a storm. Santé!

The absolute day Grab a coffee at Recoin, the awakening alehouse afresh opened by the aggregation abaft the ever-popular Café du Coin, afore channelling your close flâneur on a airing about the neighbourhood and its galleries. Stop for cafeteria at Les Enfants du Marché afore blockage out the commodity at Merci: impeccably tasteful ability guaranteed. Again it’s time for drinks at the Cambridge Accessible House, which combines best affair with the animated atmosphere of an English pub. Yes, in Paris!

Plan your trip It’s account visiting whenever you can book in at adjacent Lago, the aboriginal restaurant by acceptable chef Chloé Charles. This is a dining allowance that you can book out in its entirety, area the card is up to you (based on what melancholia aftermath is available) and area you can accept the clip of the meal, from affair to dining to after-dinner dancing. It’s a able Parisian first.

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Rémi Morvan
Staff Writer, Time Out Paris
Bandra West
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45. Bandra West

Mumbai, India

The abiding queen of Mumbai’s suburbs, Bandra West has becoming a abiding abode on any traveller’s must-visit list. Amid Bond Alley and Acropolis Road, you could absorb an absolute day aloof arcade for clothes, shoes and accessories at the artery bazaar and the bazaar food (right now you should hit up Pernia’s Pop-Up, Nicobar, Anokhi, Bombay Shirt Company and Nappa Dori). This is additionally Mumbai’s health-food hub, dotted with cafés that serve aggregate from avo acknowledgment to açai bowls to some of the best coffee in India. But aloft all, it’s the adolescent and active vibe that makes Bandra West so attractive: you’ll atom anybody from academy acceptance antic the latest fashions to Bollywood celebrities accomplishing their coffee runs. (The neighbourhood is dotted with the houses of acclaimed actors, cartoon flocks of admirers aggravating to bolt a glimpse of their favourite star.) Alarm it bougie or alike hipster if you like, but this is still Mumbai’s abode to be – and be seen.

The absolute day Alpha your day with a coffee and croissant at Subko Coffee Roasters and Bakehouse afore branch to Bandra Acropolis for a majestic appearance of the Bandra Worli Sea link. If that’s helped you body up an appetite, get a affable breakfast at The Nut Cracker café – again airing through Waroda Road, Abbey Road, and Saint Veronica Alley up to Arise Carmel Abbey to bolt the murals of Bollywood actors by bounded artists, additional a glimpse of the area’s celebrated houses. For lunch, dive into a balmy basin of ramen at Izumi or adore the Indian flavours at Joshi House. Again arch to the Carter Alley Access for a august dusk and a pre-drink at Toto’s Garage, followed by a bowling night at Game Palacio: the city’s latest nightlife hotspot.

Plan your trip Bandra West is a beheld amusement all year round, but the breadth absolutely gets glammed up for Christmas.
Kasturi Gadge
Contributor, India
Photograph: Palette Artspace

46. Thonglor

Bangkok, Thailand

It may be a attenuate neighbourhood, dissected by the corybantic Thonglor Alley and belted in by avenue streets aloft and below, but there’s not abundant you can’t acquisition in Thonglor. It’s arch Bangkok’s post-viral accretion with a new beachcomber of contemporary cafés and bars, reopened and revamped nightclubs and ability beer halls, athletic yoga studios and aggressive walls, additional arrant aliment markets – all dotted about temples, offices and residential barrio which ambit from modernist villas to high-rise condos. There’s a green-minded vibe, too with amoebic food such as Lemon Farm (think Bangkok’s acknowledgment to Accomplished Foods), salons like Sunday Organic who antecedent the best eco-minded products, and acceptable café Patom Amoebic Living, which roasts beans from Chiang Rai and sells a abundant ambit of homewares and toiletries. Hip, acquainted and admired by expats and locals alike, Thonglor buzzes night and day.

The absolute day Deathwatch up and go for a rooftop bathe at chichi yet affordable auberge The Abode on Thonglor. Grab a coffee at Pacamara Coffee Roasters afore clearing in for brunch at Bartels, whose on-site bakery serves absurd sourdough. Browse the bounded art arena at Palette Art Space and Thonglor Wall, again arch to Let’s Relax Onsen and Spa for some R&R. Afterwards that, arch to Bo.lan for the finest Thai plates in boondocks (though accomplish abiding you’ve appointed ahead!) and end your day at Bluebird Applesauce Bar for alive jams until the baby hours.

Plan your trip November is prime time to go, with backing division quelled and Loy Krathong, Thailand’s anniversary of lights, advancing up in the average of the month.

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Lucie Grace Contributor, Thailand
Fortitude Valley
Photograph: Will Johnstone

47. Fortitude Valley

Brisbane, Australia

The beginning artistic hotspot of Backbone Basin is amid about a mile and a bisected from Brisbane’s axial business district. Best of the activity in this thriving, cool-kid neighbourhood centres about alive James Street: a green, black haven in a burghal that bakes in summer, with copse lining the pavement and accouterment aggressive up the walls of bazaar food and the accepted Calile Hotel. Of advance you’ll acquisition cafés, confined and chichi retailers here, but there’s a acumen the Basin is dubbed ‘the suburb that never sleeps’. At night it transforms into a live-music hub, with adolescent party-seekers bottomward aloft the accomplished ambit of clubs, confined and concert halls. If you appetite to party, this is one of the best places in Australia.

The absolute day Deathwatch up in your apartment at Hotel X Backbone Valley, and arch to their LA-styled rooftop basin for a few laps afore the acclimate heats up. Arch to James Artery for a atom of shopping, and grab a coffee at one of the abounding cafés lining the street. Aces up a day canyon (available from Monday to Thursday) for the Calile Auberge and grab a atom of cafeteria afore dawdling the afternoon abroad on the chichi basin deck. Avoid into the Institute of Avant-garde Art before communicable a gig at The Zoo, again affair the night away.

Plan your trip September is the best time to arch to Backbone Valley: that’s back Australia’s acknowledgment to SXSW swings into town. Big Sound drops up to 150 artists into the alive gig belt to advertise the best in Aussie music.

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Bianca O'Neill
Arts & Ability Editor, Time Out Australia
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48. Moda

Istanbul, Turkey

If there’s one commune on Istanbul’s Anatolian ancillary whose acceptance never seems to waver, it’s Moda. Amid on the shores of the Marmara Sea in Kadıköy, one of the best active districts in Turkey’s better city, Moda owes its agreeableness to its peaceful, cornball streets and its ever-expanding arrangement of abundant places to eat and drink. Active by the trials of the aftermost few years (when its littoral access was a absolute blessing), Moda is home to a assorted mix of Istanbulites, from hip adolescent types through to families who’ve lived actuality for generations. The neighbourhood spirit is what keeps bodies here, as able-bodied as the huge ambit of places to accept a acceptable time – whether you’re accepting absent in a book in a bounded café by day, sipping raki by the sea at sunset, or partying till backward in the bounded bars.

The absolute day Activate with brekkie from Brekkie – the croissants actuality are delicious, abnormally eaten amidst the greenery of Yoghurtçu Esplanade with a sea view. Booty a blow about the Barış Manço Museum, committed to a allegorical Turkish bedrock ’n’ roller. For lunch, we acclaim Çiya Sofrası: the absolute atom for bounded delicacies. Again booty a airing bottomward to the beach for an afternoon coffee at the adequate Moda Pier. For dinner, try Cibalikapi Balikcisi for adorable appetizers and the acceptable bond of raki and fish. If you’re activity highbrow, absorb your black at a classical concert at Süreyya Opera House. If not, Bina is ideal for late-night bubbler and dancing, with DJs every night of the week. And if you charge a abode to crash, Kuzen Hotel is appropriate in the average of things, with a abundant garden terrace.

Plan your trip In summer for one of the best accepted contest of the anniversary Istanbul applesauce festival: Gece Gezmesi (Night Out). It takes over assorted venues in Moda and beyond Kadıköy with the best new names from Istanbul’s absolute music scene.

🗺 Booty a attending at our Moda neighbourhood guide

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Seda Pekçelen
Managing Editor, Time Out Istanbul
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49. Stoneybatter

Dublin, Ireland

Ask any Dubliner area they appetite to alive in the burghal and there’s a acceptable adventitious you’ll heard the chat Stoneybatter. Why do so abounding locals covet a tiny, garden-less cottage actuality rather than article added ample elsewhere? Because the vibe is unbeatable. Nestled amid Phoenix Park and the River Liffey and alone a abbreviate airing from the burghal centre, this hip ascendancy is ample with blue pubs, arcadian cafés and some of the best eats in Dublin. Not alone that, but there’s a absolute faculty of association pride actuality that isn’t replicated anywhere abroad in the city. To get a absolute faculty of it, arch to some of the bounded pubs like Frank Ryan’s or Mulligans and aloof absorb up the atmosphere – along with a few pints, of course.

The absolute day Stoneybatter’s all about the food: a day actuality is best spent with assorted forks in hand. Alpha with an avo-toast brunch at Slice Café, a active atom with locally-sourced capacity and banging coffee, again arch bottomward to Walsh’s or The Blink Man and assistant a buttery pint of plain. If you’re peckish, arch to the beer garden to acquisition the tiny Vietnom aliment truck, which boasts some of the best artery aliment Dublin has to offer.

Plan your trip June isn’t aloof back the acclimate is at its best: it’s additionally back the Stoneybatter Festival takes place. This three-day celebration fills the neighbourhood with bags of food, culture, music and family-fun activities.

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Éadaoin Fitzmaurice
Contributor, Republic of Ireland
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50. FESTAC Town

Lagos, Nigeria

Also accepted as Anniversary Town, this Lagos ascendancy was congenital for FESTAC ’77: the Additional Apple Atramentous and African Anniversary of Arts and Culture, which Lagos hosted in 1977. As able-bodied as added than 5,000 abode units originally congenital for participants of the festival, this planned acreage is now area you’ll acquisition one of Lagos’s better malls additional an arrangement of best hotels and all-embracing restaurants – and the homes of a scattering of above Nigerian football stars. Although some of its barrio and avenues accept become briefing in contempo years, Festac has acquired into a tight-knit hub of abreast burghal life, from agrarian nightspots to accomplished dining in baronial restaurants to amusing artery gatherings announcement with highlife music. Clashing added genitalia of Lagos, the Festac amusing arena is a leveller: it can be adamantine actuality to acquaint who’s affluent and who’s not.

The absolute day Deathwatch up at the Golden Tulip Hotel and alpha your day with freshly-brewed coffee from the café there, again browse the hotel’s chargeless mini-art gallery. Arch out for a airing over the Festac Articulation arch and beyond the neighbourhood to grab some samosas at Sweet Pea Edibles. Airing aback to Lagos’s acclaimed Festival Mall, area you can buy appealing abundant everything. For dinner, you’ll appetite to try some of Lagos’s best Chinese commons at The Pentagram or aftertaste the Nigerian delicacies at Greenland Kitchen. Nightlife is mostly championed by Festac’s host of hotels, but accepting bottomward on the fizz of afresh launched Kickers bistro is unrivalled.

Plan your trip For the anniversary Festac Music Festival, which aims at reenacting the memories of FESTAC ’77. It’s set to be captivated this December.
Chidinma Iwu Contributor, Nigeria
Photograph: Shutterstock

51. Versalles

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Millions of bodies appointment Mexico’s Accordant cream burghal of Puerta Vallarta anniversary year, but only a atom acquisition themselves in Versalles. It’s an camouflaged allotment of town, boxed in by the bartering food of Avenidas Francisco Alcazar and Francisco Medina Ascencio – but in amid is an L-shaped neighbourhood apartment a clamp of Vallarta’s coolest shops and restaurants. This absorbing breadth feels like a baby boondocks in itself, with its cobbled roads, bougainvillea, and acceptable single-storey homes, and its calm is a auspicious adverse to the adjacent day-tripper neighbourhoods of Centro, Cinco de Diciembre, and Zona Romantica. But it’s not all accord and quiet here: back you are accessible to acrylic the boondocks red, Calle España has the city’s best dining and nightlife, with street-style tacos cat-and-mouse at La Mucca and begrimed mezcal affair at La Tatema Mezcaleria. And it absolutely doesn’t aching that the city’s beaches are alone a few blocks away.

The absolute day Deathwatch up at Zen Harmony and airing to Le Jardin Sucré for a medialuna afore abutting a yoga chic at Full Circle. Afterward, adjustment a latte to go from Miscelánea then hunt for souvenirs at Bodeguita, with its bootleg crafts and jewellery. Accept cafeteria at cevicheria LAMARA again pop into La Expedición and unwind with a lath game, afore banquet at Versalles newcomer Masame.

Plan your trip On Friday evenings throughout the aerial day-tripper division from December to May, Versalles hosts a account amphitheater market, with aliment and ability vendors.

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Lola Méndez
Contributor, Mexico & Latin America

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