World’s coolest neighbourhoods have been revealed and four of them are in the UK

Astoria in New York, Peckham in London, Ancoats in Manchester and Arroios in Lisbon (Picture: Getty)

Every city is filled with a patchwork of neighbourhoods, all offering different things.

Your experience of visiting somewhere can be very different, depending on the area you choose to spend your time in.

To help you find THE places to go across the world, Time Out has revealed a list of the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.

They surveyed more than 27,000 people around the world to pick out the places with lots of cool new openings and things to do at affordable prices.

They also asked Time Out editors and contributing writers who know these cities to pinpoint areas with a huge buzz.

These aren’t tourist hotspots but more likely to be slightly out of the centre, where all the locals hang out.

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Time Out explained: ‘We wanted to know: are there great new venues opening? Can most people still afford to live there?

‘Is it a place where travellers can discover the best of a city’s up-and-coming art, culture, food and drink?

‘And most importantly: does it instinctively feel like a neighbourhood whose star is on the rise?

‘Then we argued a bit, ranked each neighbourhood against 49 others from across the world, and came up with what we reckon is the definitive list of the planet’s cultural and culinary hotspots right now.’

Nowhere in the UK made the top 10 but there are four British areas on the full top 50 list: Peckham in south London at number 11, Ancoats in Manchester at 27, Easton in Bristol at 35 and Kelvinbridge in Glasgow at 38.

Top of the list is Arorios in Lisbon, followed by Shimokitazawa, Tokyo and Onikan in Lagos.



The full Time Out coolest neighbourhoods list

Arroios, Lisbon (Picture: Shutterstock / Fotokon)

1. Arroios, Lisbon

2. Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
3. Onikan, Lagos
4. Wedding, Berlin
5. Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles
6. The Waterfront, Hobart
7. Strasbourg-Saint-Denis, Paris

Astoria, New York (Picture: Getty)

8. Astoria, New York

9. Embajadores, Madrid
10. Pilsen, Chicago

Peckham, London (Picture: Getty)
11. Peckham, London
12. Soi Pridi Banomyong/Phra Khanong, Bangkok
13. Footscray, Melbourne
14. Zhongshan, Taipei
15. Kerem Hatelmanim and Shuk HaCarmel, Tel Aviv
16. Kypseli, Athens
17. Jalatlaco, Oaxaca
18. District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
19. Juárez, Mexico City
20. Poblenou, Barcelona

21. Jamestown, Accra
22. Verdun, Montreal
23. Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen
24. Holly, Austin
25. Bom Retiro, São Paulo
26. Katendrecht, Rotterdam

Ancoats, Manchester (Picture: Getty

27. Ancoats, Manchester

28. Corktown, Detroit
29. Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhaël, Beirut
30. Barranco, Lima

32. Vesterbro, Copenhagen
33. Naeja-dong, Seoul
34. Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt, Vienna
35. Easton, Bristol
36. The Junction, Toronto
37. Kadıköy-Moda, Istanbul
38. Kelvinbridge, Glasgow
39. Oltrarno, Florence
40. Old Havana, Havana
41. Melville, Johannesburg

Stoneybatter, Dublin (Picture: Artur Widak/NurPhoto)

42. Stoneybatter, Dublin

43. Bartók, Budapest
44. Downtown, Miami
45. Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
46. Nové Město, Prague
47. Bandra West, Mumbai
48. Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
49. Old Xuhui, Shanghai
50. Dorćol, Belgrade

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by – metro.co.uk