We hope you're having a lovely June,
This month, we're taking you to some of our favourite spots in Bristol, Vienna and Fitzrovia in London.
If you want exhaustive lists, go to Trip Advisor – our mission is to save you time and money by picking out a few places we know you're going to rave about.
Over the last 25 years, Bristol has been at the centre of a red hot creative scene, with musicians, artists and theatre types able to live more cheaply than in London. Banksy is the city's most famous cultural export but there's a lot more to enjoy besides Well Hung Lover and The Grim Reaper. Needless to say, where the arts flourish, so does gastronomic experimentation and the city's food scene is marked by its commitment to local produce given a fresh take inspired by global cuisines. The streets were built on a cluster of hills, so there are long-range views to enjoy as you walk around, and lots of waterside and green spaces too. Bristol gets named as one of the best cities to live in across the whole of the UK and it's easy to understand why.
If you dreamt up the perfect city for a weekend break, it would look a lot like Vienna. Its size is darn near perfect, with the trams along the Ringstrasse circling the Innere Stadt making it child's play to get around. There's the Danube for river trips, an impressive art collection from Bruegel the Elder's finest paintings in the Kunsthistorische to the 20th century explorations of Klimt and Schiele. And there's cake. Lots of cake, beautifully presented in the old-style coffee houses where they still have newspapers on wooden holders. There's something lovely about the assumption you have time to soak up long-form journalism rather than gleaning your opinions fully formed from social media feeds.
If you want to experience London as a Londoner but don't want to travel beyond the Circle Line, talk a walk through Fitzrovia. There are no world-famous landmarks here, so the tourist backpack isn't an artefact you'll encounter. It's where Londoners who want to enjoy the company of other Londoners go to eat, drink and be undisturbed. Which is not to say it's quiet. The main action happens on Charlotte Street and around, where restaurants, bars and small media companies flourish and the staff of Facebook's newly opened headquarters are barely seen (they get fed all day at the office, what's the point of going out?).
This month's most eye-catching nominations from members
Thanks to Need To Know Club member Mattias Cook for nominating Copper & Ink in Blackheath, London. Our writers have put it on their list of places to visit. This month Dave Cook reviewed a recent nomination, Skosh, by another member in York.
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