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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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Six hours in Shoreditch

By Céline Lai

Shoreditch has got to be home to some of our favourite spots in London. What makes Shoreditch great is that a lot of its most awesome, and most quirky places to see, are tucked away down various alleyways or hidden inside warehouses. Navigating Shoreditch as a traveller is a difficult task, but this is where the exploring begins. So with us as your London tour guide to the east, you can start the very exciting journey into discovering Shoreditch…

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A Guide to Brixton In Half A Day

By Oliver Cousins
First time in Brixton? Worry not, we'll guide you through half a day in this neighbourhood and show you the best spots to hit from the moment you step off the tube. You're welcome. 
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Six Hours in Soho

By Sabrina Evans
Just off the bustling theatre-saturated Piccadilly square, and with one of the best LGBTQ scenes in Britain, you’ll find that Soho is one of London’s biggest tourist spots. However, if you want to explore the more off-beat side to Soho, then take some advice from one of the Locals.
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Six Hours in Camden - Tips from a Local for the First Time Visitor

By Sabrina Evans
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