Whether you’re visiting London for the first time or the hundredth time, deciding which area you want to stay in can be tricky. You want somewhere to call a home away from home, even if its only for one night, so what better reason to get out of the touristic city centre and choose a loved by locals area so you can experience life like a Londoner? The beauty of London lies in the diversity of its characteristic neighbourhoods, so whatever your vibe we promise the perfect spot for you is out there! Check out some of our favourite areas, which just so happen to be some of the most unique, and be inspired to branch out and see the city like a local on your next London city break.
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When you hear the words San Francisco and cheap food in the same sentence you… well… you know what, I don’t hear those words too often. So, I’m not too sure how one would react. Surprised, and curious I guess. As The City gets more and more expensive, cheap eats can seem few and far between. But if you look hard enough, there are some gems out there, where you can get some great eats without burning a gaping hole in the pocket of your ripped jeans. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on you journey to find some cheap, yet delicious, food in The City By The Bay.
Want to get off the beaten path in Rome? Our local Angelo lets us in on a few hidden gems so you can discover Rome through the eyes of a local! If you like the sound of these suggestions, why not check out Angelo's profile and book him to explore Rome together!
When someone asks me how many days would you need to see all of Rome, I just don’t know what to answer as after 50 years of living here I know there is still something outside my door I’ve never seen waiting to be discovered! These 5 hidden gems are just 5 of the spots people don’t have time to visit if they stay for just a few days - but this means you have a good excuse to plan a second visit!
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Visiting London and want to discover an off the beaten path local neighbourhood? Stoke Newington in the north east of the city is a great place to start if you want authentic and creative vibes and a strong community feel! Londoners are loud and proud about which of the city's characteristic areas they call home, and our local Naomi is no differernt! Check out her guide to the best spots to eat, drink and live like a local in Stokey and escape the city centre for a day to explore this vibrant area that's loved by locals.
“Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it.” I couldn’t agree more with Marc Jacobs on that. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to some quality shopping time, and what brings out even more joy is a successful shopping mission for your loved ones in which you found exactly what you wanted. But where to start? Shopping is time-consuming when you only have limited time to explore a new city, especially if you want to ‘shop like locals’. Here are the 5 teeny-tiny shops full of character which could offer a little bit of everything for you to explore and appreciate.
If you're only visiting Manchester for a quick weekend break or on a day out, want to see all the amazing sights this city has to offer but don’t want the price tag or running commentary of the guided bus tours then this is the travel hack for you! Our local Tanja has put together a guide to seeing the best of Manchester in a day like a local!
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Berlin’s characteristic identity lies in the diversity of its neighbourhoods, so if you’re visiting Berlin but aren’t sure where to start, check out our neighbourhood guide to Neukölln. Our local Jess has put together a Berlin area guide to this artistic and progressive quarter in the south east of the city of the best spots to eat, drink, relax and party like a local Berliner! Neukölln, also known as ‘Little Istanbul’, is loved by locals for its laid back vibes, graffiti covered streets and self expression, so come and see for yourself why this is one of our favourite Berlin neighbourhoods!
Children on city breaks. Running amock in galleries and demanding emergency ice-cream stops. Are alarm bells ringing? Well they shouldn’t be. Relax, check out our guide to a few of the best cities to visit with kids, and be confident in the knowledge that weekenders and short breaks to beautiful cities don’t have to come to an end now you’ve got little ones of your own and are restricted by the school holidays and finding activities that don't involve long, lazy (and peaceful) lunches. Family friendly city holidays do exist, and here are 3 of the best places to head with the family.
Wondering where the very best pizza joints in New York are? Of course you are. Our local Gabby has been on a mission to track down only very best New York pizza for you to try - because no one wants a mediocre slice, right? But if you want to get involved in the search, why not book Gabby in New York and eat your way around New York's best pizzerias together?!
It goes without saying that New York doesn't joke around when it comes to good pizza. But with such a huge city, and so many different options to choose from, it can be incredibly difficult to decide where to go. So I’ve narrowed it down to 7 unique, authentic, and most importantly delicious spots to get the best pizza in New York City.
The Berlin International Film Festival may be over for this year, but if you love film culture, Berlin is a great city to be in all year round! Our local Jessica, a film-maker herself, shares some of her favourite indie cinemas where you can catch international films and indie new releases in their original language. . Check out Jess's profile and book her to explore more of Berlin’s film culture.