District Guide

Delve straight into the hippest barrios in town, with our “In The Zone” district guides. Mean streets, ethnic eats and funky beats are all but guaranteed and we’ll also get a resident’s perspective on what makes the ‘hood so happening. Plus a few tips on where to stay. You’ve got it made, kid.

kadikoy-istanbul

Breaking Bad themed cafes, lucky bull’s testicles, Fenerbahçe football stadium... and the occasional riot. It’s time to leave boring old Europe behind and take a walk on the wild Asian seaside of Kadikoy. Our Istanbul expert, Laurel Steele, is your guide.

prenzlauer-berg-berlin

Found in the former East Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg became a hub for young West Berliners after the wall fell. They squatted in buildings and led artsy, bohemian lifestyles. In the last decade or so, these Berliner beatniks have grown up and earned a little money...

le-marais-paris

If you're tired of Paris's famous but overcrowded avenues, Le Marais – one of the only districts not redesigned by Haussmann under Napoleon - might be just the place for you. Full of pre-revolutionary buildings and tight alleys...

london-south-bank

The South Bank of the River Thames earned its reputation as an entertainment district back in the Middle Ages when Londoners used to swarm here to enjoy unlicensed theatre performances, as well as more ribald activities such as prostitution and bear-baiting...

guide-camden-london

It was in Camden's Electric Ballroom venue that Sid Vicious gave his now infamous "Sid Sods Off" concert to raise money for his and Nancy's flights to the US, although that's not the only reason...