13 July 2016 City in the spotlight
Old Street, London holds a special place in the heart of those who live and visit the city. It is the beating heart of the city’s vibrant youth scene.
Fashionable clothing shops? Old Street. Interesting coffee shops? Old Street. Cutting-edge restaurants? Old Street. Hip bars? Old Street. Pounding clubs? Old Street. Trend-setting street art? Old Street.
You probably get the picture.
The video below, A Day in Old Street, offers a taster of some of the best spots to find the latest in London fashion or sample the heights of the capital’s impressive street-food explosion.
It really does have it all for the urban millennial. And we would know, easyHotel Old Street/Barbican is found right in the heart of Old Street. Just a 5-minute walk from Old Street Station, and 9 minutes from Barbican Station, you’ll have no trouble delving deeper into London from there.
Or stick to the local area. At a loss for what do with your time in East London? Our map below highlights all of the places we visited. If you click on it, it will take you through to an interactive map so you can plan your own route:
We’d like to give a massive shout out to the following places, they’re what make this area the buzzing centre it is today:
We knew Birmingham was on the cusp of big change when we finally arrived at its new train station. Yes, when Grand Central opened in 2015 and transformed an embarrassing old New Street station into somewhere visitors wouldn't mind spending more than ten minutes in, we knew things were getting better for the UK’s second city. I also wanted to take the family to the Balti capital of the UK… but more of that later.
Manchester has a rep within the UK for being an incredibly cool, and dare I say it, ‘hip’ city. With a buzzing night life, a huge number of amazing restaurants and bars, and a thriving arts scene, Manchester is the ideal place to spend a weekend away.
May 2017 | City in the spotlight
While Glasgow’s festivals often get overshadowed by the hype around the massive and iconic Edinburgh Fringe Festival, there are absolutely loads of incredible festivals held throughout the city across the summer months. From the huge community Went End Festival covering theatre, dance, art and everything in between, to the techno extravaganza that is Riverside Festival, there is an event guaranteed to tempt all away from the beaten Edinburgh track…