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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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’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!
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!
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…