Secret Seven

Hate mass tourism? Or simply visiting your favourite city for the second, third… hundredth… time and looking for something cool and original to do? Then bookmark this page! We ask our resident experts for seven awesome and alternative tips to the world’s favourite weekend break destinations…

cool things to do in Krakow

Hop in an East German Trabant to the Communist zone of Nowa Huta, invite yourself to a local's house for dinner or hang out with the hipsters at Forum Przestrzenie. Duncan Rhodes shares his top secrets for Krakow.


Secret meadows, penny arcades, vintage shopping and every species of British bird - stuffed for perpetuity - are amongst Brighton's lesser-known treasures. Our tips for a Bohemian break on the South Coast...


Prohibition-era bars, Bohemian book stores and Community Gardens are just three unusual locales we uncover in NYC. With our Secret Seven tips you've got it made in Manhattan...


Feast on perhaps the world's best Asian fusion cuisine, revel in the city's multitude of outdoor art, swing by its speakeasy bars and discover its hidden beaches. Our Secret Seven tips for exploring Sydney.

best things to do barcelona

Rock out at Anti-Karaoke, eat lunch with a gangster and enjoy a night of steamy stanzas at a poetry brothel... The Editor assembles his very own eclectic list of top things to do in Barcelona.