Time Out releases annual list of the best neighbourhoods around the world, chosen for fun, food, culture and community spirit
LONDON, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Out revealed today the top 40 coolest neighbourhoods around the world: the places that balance great local culture, food and fun with support and kindness for their communities during the turmoil of 2020.
Since 2018, the annual list has been collated from the opinions of locals via the annual Time Out Index survey of over 38,000 global city residents, answering where they most loved spending their time out around their city. To rank the list this year, Time Out's global network of editors and experts factored in not just great vibes, food, drink, nightlife and independent culture, but also community spirit, praising the neighbourhoods where people showed unconditional love and support for the communities and local businesses who represent the soul of the city.
The neighbourhood which reached the number one spot, being named the coolest neighbourhood in the world, is Esquerra de l'Eixample in Barcelona. Despite its image as a residential part of the Catalan capital, it has shown incredible community spirit in 2020 with neighbourhood initiatives like the Hidrogel Sessions, in which neighbours organised mass dance parties on their balconies during lockdown. It's also home to a number of vital gathering spaces, like the community-run Espai Germanetes garden, and great independent businesses such as Odd Kiosk: the world's first LGBTQ+ magazine kiosk.
James Manning, International Editor of Time Out, said: "With global travel in disarray, this year our annual list of the world's coolest neighbourhoods is less about planning your next trip and more about celebrating the hotspots that are pointing the way forward for city life. In tough times, neighbourhoods are more important than ever – and these are places where the soul of the city is on full display, thanks to independent businesses, local culture and community initiatives. Consider this list a worldwide shout-out to the strength, spirit and resilience of city-dwellers."
Time Out is encouraging city-dwellers to share their favourite neighbourhood spots through #LoveLocal.
Read the full list at timeout.com/coolest-neighbourhoods
1. Esquerra De L'Eixample, Barcelona2. Downtown, LA3. Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong4. Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York5. Yarraville, Melbourne6. Wedding, Berlin7. Shaanxi Bei Lu/Kangding Lu, Shanghai8. Dennistoun, Glasgow9. Haut-Marais, Paris10. Marrickville, Sydney11. Verdun, Montreal12. Kalamaja, Tallinn13. Hannam-dong, Seoul14. Bonfim, Porto15. Ghosttown, Oakland16. Chula-Samyan, Bangkok17. Alvalade, Lisbon18. Noord, Amsterdam19. Centro, São Paulo20. Holešovice, Prague21. Lavapiés, Madrid22. Opebi, Lagos23. Narvarte, Mexico City24. Uptown, Chicago25. Little Five Points, Atlanta26. Wynwood, Miami27. Phibsboro, Dublin28. Nørrebro, Copenhagen29. Bugis, Singapore30. Gongguan, Taipei31. Soho, London32. Binh Tanh, Ho Chi Minh City33. Melville, Johannesburg34. Kabutocho, Tokyo35. Porta Venezia, Milan36. Taman Paramount, Kuala Lumpur37. Allston, Boston38. Bandra West, Mumbai39. Arnavutköy, Istanbul40. Banjar Nagi, Ubud
About Time Out Group plc
Time Out Group is a global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to explore and enjoy the best of the city. Its digital and physical presence comprises websites, magazines, Live Events and Time Out Market. Across these platforms Time Out distributes its curated content around the best food, drink, music, theatre, art, travel and entertainment across 328 cities and in 58 countries. Time Out, listed on AIM, is headquartered in the United Kingdom.