Yaren is a travel writer currently based between Cyprus and Prague, who is passionate about writing and travelling. As well as contributing to Time Out Prague, her words have appeared in The Independent, Euronews, Reader’s Digest and more.
The 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world
It’s that time again. Every year, we ask thousands of city-dwellers to tell us the coolest spots in their cities. What are the places locals love and visitors flock to? Where are the exciting new openings across food, drink and culture? Where are people going out, hanging out and having fun? For the sixth year running, the results are in. Over 12,000 people had their say in this year’s shortlist, naming the neighbourhoods in their hometowns where everyone wants to be right now. Then, we narrowed down the selection with the insight and expertise of city editors and local experts who know their cities better than anyone else. To create and rank the final list, we considered factors including community and social ventures, access to open and green space, and thriving street life. In 2023, our neighbourhoods are more global than ever before. The rise and rise in post-pandemic digital nomadism has led to an explosion of brand-new community spaces, multi-purpose culture centres and more cafés than we can count on two hands. But while most of these neighbourhoods have experienced a transformation over recent years, they remain resolutely local at heart. Slick new developments and cool cafés might bring in new crowds, but neighbourhood stalwarts – from old pubs to family greengrocers – keep it real. The world’s coolest neighbourhoods this year are, therefore, places with big personalities. Each area’s diversity is reflected in its food, culture and festivals. Community is key: local
The 31 best things to do in Prague
Prague is one of the most magical cities in Europe, full of brilliant museums, art galleries, and some cracking food too. It’s one of those places that you could spend a full week in, but you’d be just as well off with three or four days to explore. And beer lovers, you’re going to want to give it a go (especially with the new Pilsner Urquell Experience, which opened in April 2023). The Czech capital is bursting with character, from its curious backstreets to the grand National Theatre, and you’re spoilt for choice for things to do. So depending on how long you’re in this beautiful city for, you’re going to need some guidance. And that’s where we come in. From beer tasting to hipster hangouts, here’s our pick of the best things to do in Prague this year. RECOMMENDED: 🍽️ The best restaurants in Prague The best nightlife spots in Prague🛍️ The best spots for shopping in Prague🏨 The best hotels in Prague right now🛏 The best Airbnbs in Prague This guide was recently updated by Yaren Fadiloglulari, a writer based in Prague. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.