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Worlds coolest neighbourhoods have been revealed and four of them are in the UK

Time Out 50 coolest neighbourhoods

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 arent 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?

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Is it a place where travellers can discover the best of a citys 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 planets 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

Residential buildings in Arroios district Lisbon, capital city of Portugal; Shutterstock ID 1358028839; Purchase Order: -

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

HDR image of central London on a summer afternoon, taken from a rooftop in Peckham.

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

A view of a basin and a pathway part of the Rochdale canal in the area of Ancoats, Manchester. This is a tranquil residential neighbourhood where some people lives on barges.

Ancoats, Manchester (Picture: Getty

27. Ancoats, Manchester

28. Corktown, Detroit

29. Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhaël, Beirut

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