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Most popular Time Out cities in Europe

London
London

Free culture, huge parks and a pub on (almost) every corner

Paris
Paris

Bistros, romance and culture everywhere you turn: it can only be Paris

Barcelona
Barcelona

Modernista architecture meets Mediterranean beaches: result!

Lisbon
Lisbon

Delicious food, friendly people and 266 days of sun per year

Berlin
Berlin

Lose a weekend (and more) to raves and art in Europe’s hippest city

Istanbul
Istanbul

One city, two continents: never a dull moment

Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Bikes, bongs, beautiful buildings and all those canals

Madrid
Madrid

Top tapas and must-see museums. Oh, and it’s always sunny

Munich
Munich

From Christmas markets to Oktoberfest, Munich has tradition in spades

Manchester
Manchester

The Smiths, New Order, Oasis and the Haçienda: Manchester has music in its DNA

Birmingham
Birmingham

Look past the famous canals and hit the city’s world-class museums and amazing concert halls

Glasgow
Glasgow

Expect a river flowing with history, a cathedral and at least one dusty old ballroom

Venice
Venice

Murano, the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge are just some of this city’s stunning sights

Florence
Florence

From under-the-radar museums to shopping destinations that double as historic sites

Rome
Rome

Roam ancient wonders and soak up contemporary Italian culture in this storied capital

Milan
Milan

This year, Milan is highlighting da Vinci’s legacy with the Leonardo 500 events series

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Things to do in Europe

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The 23 best things to do in Amsterdam
Things to do The 23 best things to do in Amsterdam

First-class museums? World-beating clubs? Stroopwafel? You’re in the right place

The 101 best things to do in Paris
Things to do The 101 best things to do in Paris

This list should help you get a sense of this storied yet ever-changing city as it is right now

The 12 best things to do in Cambridge
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Cambridge

If you thought Cambridge was all bucolic riverside walks, then, well... you’re spot-on

The 20 best things to do in Stockholm
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Stockholm

The Swedish capital is effortlessly photogenic from pretty much every angle

The 12 best things to do in Munich
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Munich

The capital of Bavaria (and beer) has experienced a major resurgence in recent years

The 11 best things to do in Athens
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Athens

Here’s how to get the best out of the cosmopolitan heart of Western culture

The 15 best things to do in Berlin
Things to do The 15 best things to do in Berlin

Whether you’re more into a ‘Museum Island’ or a 24-hour shape-throwing sesh

The 20 best things to do in Edinburgh
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Edinburgh

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say quaint Edinburgh is a photographer’s dream 

The 21 best things to do in Budapest
Things to do The 21 best things to do in Budapest

You’d struggle find somewhere more permissive than central Budapest

The 13 best things to do in Oxford
Things to do The 13 best things to do in Oxford

Oxford has imposing spires and picture-postcard cobbles that few cities can match

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Restaurants in Europe

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The 12 best restaurants in Stockholm
Restaurants The 12 best restaurants in Stockholm

There’s a lot more to this city’s food scene than just pricey New Nordic cuisine (and homey fika)

The 15 best restaurants in Amsterdam
Restaurants The 15 best restaurants in Amsterdam

The current food scene could rival almost any city in Europe for platefuls of fun and flair

The 12 best restaurants in Munich
Restaurants The 12 best restaurants in Munich

Top of your Bavaria bucket list should be a hearty, meaty meal at one of these addresses

The 21 best restaurants in Edinburgh
Restaurants The 21 best restaurants in Edinburgh

From the Old Town’s cheap eats to the hard-to-bag-a-seat spots around Leith Harbour

The 11 best restaurants in Budapest
Restaurants The 11 best restaurants in Budapest

Whether it’s spiced sausage or seared duck breast, eating on the cheap comes naturally here

The 15 best restaurants in Berlin
Restaurants The 15 best restaurants in Berlin

This city’s very best addresses have received nearly 30 Michelin stars between them

The 11 best restaurants in Athens
Restaurants The 11 best restaurants in Athens

Ever thought of chucking cuttlefish in your moussaka? One Athenian chef has

The 21 best restaurants in Cambridge
Restaurants The 21 best restaurants in Cambridge

Welcome to the land of pubs. There’s enough ale in this city to fill the Cam twice

The 13 best restaurants in Oxford
Restaurants The 13 best restaurants in Oxford

In this most quaint of cities, you might expect the food to play it safe. That it doesn’t

The 15 best restaurants in Milan
Restaurants The 15 best restaurants in Milan

Finding something awesome in the centre of Milan is no small feat, so pay attention to the edges

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The 13 best bars in Budapest
Bars and pubs The 13 best bars in Budapest

From notorious ‘ruin bar’ Szimpla Kert to cocktail palaces serving killer martinis

The 12 best bars in Munich
Bars and pubs The 12 best bars in Munich

Whether it’s a local beer or glitzy AF cocktail, you’re never far from a decent drink here

The 11 best bars in Edinburgh
Bars and pubs The 11 best bars in Edinburgh

Smiley Edinburgh must be about as friendly as cities get. Could it be thanks to the booze?

The 14 best bars in Berlin
Bars and pubs The 14 best bars in Berlin

With cocktail dens rivalling Paris and London’s best, it’s hard to go wrong in this city

The 14 best bars in Stockholm
Bars and pubs The 14 best bars in Stockholm

Sun out? Expect Stockholm’s nightlife to move out on to the waterfront terraces

The 15 best bars in Milan
Bars and pubs The 15 best bars in Milan

Here’s why an old ad for Amaro Ramazzotti christened the city ‘Milano da bere’

The 15 best bars in Rome
Bars and pubs The 15 best bars in Rome

New speakeasies, rooftop lounges and dive-y beer bars have revamped the scene

The 14 best Venice bars
Bars and pubs The 14 best Venice bars

Sip your way through canal-side wine spots, cocktail dens and beer havens

The 11 best bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs The 11 best bars in Manchester

It’s not just the quantity of bars that’s staggering here, but also their sheer variety

The 16 best bars in Glasgow
Bars and pubs The 16 best bars in Glasgow

Be aware: Scots are champion drinkers. And their spirit of choice? Whisky, of course

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The 10 best hotels in Stockholm
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Stockholm

Fed up with impersonal hotel chains? They’re easily avoided in the artsy Swedish capital

The 9 best hotels in Munich
Hotels The 9 best hotels in Munich

Italianate flair, mountain views and world-class art collections make this city quite the charmer

The 20 best hotels in Edinburgh
Hotels The 20 best hotels in Edinburgh

Visitor footfall can be immense here. If you don’t know where to stay, we’ve some ideas

The 20 best hotels in Berlin
Hotels The 20 best hotels in Berlin

Accommodation here is cheap, and if you spend just a bit more than average, you’ll be rewarded for it

The 10 best hotels in Italy
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Italy

There’s a bewildering range of places to stay in this utterly enchanting country

The 10 best hotels in Sorrento
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Sorrento

Whether you’re after a splash of luxury or a touch of tradition, you’ll find it here

The 10 best hotels in Sardinia
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Sardinia

As with lots of European islands, Sardinia offers a beguiling range of holidays

The 11 best hotels in Santorini
Hotels The 11 best hotels in Santorini

Secluded hideaways, laidback villas and luxury boltholes with views that will blow your mind

The 10 best hotels in Rhodes
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Rhodes

We’ve combed Rhodes to bring you our top selection of boutique boltholes and spa resorts

The 11 best hotels in Mykonos
Hotels The 11 best hotels in Mykonos

Mykonos is often dubbed the ‘Greek Ibiza’ because of its chilled-out vibe and party-loving soul

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