This is where you’ll discover restaurants and bars, parks and museums, and cafés and pubs that you’d never have come across if you were staying in the centre. Our hosts provide recommendations on their favourite things in the neighbourhood that’ll give you a unique guide to unique places. And even though you’re not in the thick of it, the action’s never far away by train, bus or bicycle.
There’s a lot to be said for staying in the heart of town, near famous landmarks, and close to tourist attractions. But that’s not where the locals live. In fact, ask many of our hosts and they’ll talk about the best of both worlds: easy access to the city, but bigger homes, more green space and a gentler pace of living. That’s the sort of place the Explorer Folio is about, and staying in one will put you on the inside track—and off the beaten one.
Watch this space
Places are always changing, and people will move to where the grass is greener (quite literally, if that means a garden, instead of a roof terrace). No wonder, then, that these homes are in neighbourhoods on the rise. That means they’re less central, but more open: uncharted, but less visited. And that’s what makes them worthy of exploration.