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Amsterdam Neighbourhood Guide: De Pijp

By Huanhuan Guo

 

De Pijp is one of Amsterdam's most popular neighbourhoods, but there's more to discover than just the tourist hotspots if you know where to look! Our local Huanhuan has put together a neighbourhood guide to De Pijp so you can see the area like a local. From its working class roots to being the multi-cultural and bohemian area it is today, De Pijp has evolved into a vibrant and loved by locals area. Check out our guide of the shops, restaurants and bars that are a well loved, and well worn, part of local life here! 

 

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Manchester Neighbourhood Guide: Castlefield

By Tanja Wittrock

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Castlefield is one of Manchester's most characteristic and distinctive neighbourhoods thanks to its canal-side location, Roman history and designation as an Urban Heritage Park. Despite being located in Central Manchester, Castlefield has a laid back vibe that's perfect for lazy days along the canal, wining and dining at a pub by the water or checking out some of Manchester's most innovative museums. Our local Tanja has put together a Castlefield guide for the best of this unique area in the heart of Manchester so you can see the area through the eyes of a local!

 

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The Best New York Neighbourhoods To Stay In

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

Visiting New York? You might have chosen which of the five boroughs you want to stay in, but settling on which neighbourhood is an altogether more difficult task. Whether you’re in NY for one night only or are settling in for a week, there’s dozens of loved by locals neighbourhoods to choose from, so we’ve put together a guide of a few of our favourite neighbourhoods to help you decide where to set up camp while you’re visiting New York. From old school luxe to up and coming (read: hipster), whatever your vibe and whether you want to get off the beaten path or stay central, we promise there’s a New York neighbourhood where you’ll feel at home!

 

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Madrid Neighbourhood Guide: La Latina

By Jorge Roses

If you’re visiting Madrid and want to experience life like a local, check out one of our favourite barrios: La Latina! This characteristic neighbourhood is Madrid at its best; think tapas, cold beer and evenings spent with friends on a packed out terrace in one of Madrid’s leafy squares. But there’s more to this barrio in the network of narrow streets that lie beyond the main plazas, so we asked our local Jorge to share his favourite La Latina spots so you can discover where to eat, drink and relax! This spirited neighbourhood might be central, but if you know where to look, the area’s unique, vibrant and buzzing character is easily discovered, so what better place to start than with Jorge’s recommendations?

 

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The Best London Areas To Stay In

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

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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London Neighbourhood Guide: Stoke Newington

By Naomi Lewis

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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.

 

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Berlin Neighbourhood Guide: Neukölln

By Jessica Sattabongkot

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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!

 

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Barcelona Neighbourhood Guide: El Born

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

If you’re visiting Barcelona but aren’t really sure where to start, we thought we’d help you out with a little neighbourhood guide to one of our favourite local areas: El Born. From its early days as a medieval seaside escape for the aristocracy, El Born is now an artistic local neighbourhood, so check out our Barcelona area guide to this laid back barrio and discover the best spots to eat, drink and explore all recommended by our locals in Barcelona!

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Off the Beaten Path in South East London: A Visitor’s Guide to Lewisham

By Holly Mallett
South East London is quickly becoming one of the trendiest places in the city. Areas like Brixton and Clapham in the South West are already famous for their varieties of cafes, bars and shopping opportunities but for the true Londoner, there are other areas in the South home to hundreds of hidden gems loved by locals. So for visitors to London wanting to get slightly off the beaten track in the South, head to one of the most vibrant, up and coming boroughs: Lewisham, home to New Cross Gate. 


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A day in the life of a twenty-something year old in Ealing

By Céline Lai
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