Where are the coolest neighbourhoods in the UK?
What makes an area ‘cool’ to live in? Could it be the number of hipsters living there, indie coffee shops or maybe somewhere fashion-forward? Well, TimeOut recently revealed the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world - with 5 of them right here in the UK!
In the last few years, many neighbourhoods within the city centres have boomed. With more people staying at home during the pandemic, we were made to explore and embrace our local areas. Sadly we’ve seen many closures, but with that new businesses have set up which has led to exciting changes in small city pockets all around the world.
Head over to TimeOut’s article here for the full list of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, or keep on reading to know which UK neighbourhoods made the cut…
Located on the North coast of Kent, Cliftonville is a suburb of East Margate. Margate has experienced a lot of change over the last decade, with millions of tourists visiting the sandy beaches and famous Turner Contemporary art gallery. Cliftonville has benefited from this, attracting cool creatives down from London to get a taste of the area's sun, sea and scrumptious food.
Just south of the River Clyde in Glasgow, you’ll find Shawlands - also known as ‘Heart of the Southside.’ Southside itself has grown in popularity over the last few years, but TimeOut has named Shawlands the coolest. Known for its great nightlife (The Shed!) and its impressive museum The Burrell Collection, locals are spoiled for choice of things to do.
The only neighbourhood in England’s capital that made the list is Walthamstow. Some of the most in demand areas in London are located East, with people flocking to experience London’s East End charm for themselves. With a vibrant energy like no other, some of Walthamstow’s highlights include its very own market, trendy pubs and vintage shopping.
Northern Quarter, Manchester
It’s no secret that Manchester has fast become one of the UK’s most influential and in demand cities - which is why it’s no surprise that the Northern Quarter has made it on the list! It’s packed full of vibrant street art, record shops, and trendy restaurants and bars - what more could you want.
Kelham Island, Sheffield
Just half a mile north of Sheffield’s city centre, you’ll find Kelham Island. Once part of Sheffield’s rich industrial history, this man made island now boasts an impressive reputation as one of the most exciting areas in the UK. Injecting new life into this neighbourhood - old factories have been converted into slick flats, venues, pubs, bars and restaurants. One thing the area is known for is its ale scene, which remains today earning it the nickname ‘Valley of the Beer.’ Cheers!
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