The “coolest street” list features New York, London, Bangkok and Melbourne… and it also placed Kloof Street in Cape Town at number 26!
Western Cape, South Africa (11 September 2022) – Time Out quizzed 20,000 city-dwellers and asked local experts to rank the “coolest” streets in the world for fun, culture and community, and Kloof Street came out on top.
They wanted to know about the places that locals love – the very coolest bits of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. Once they had their shortlist of the vibiest streets in each city they surveyed, the Time Out team took it to the experts.
“Since our inaugural street hotlist last year, the world has crept further back towards normality. Many places still face ongoing health restrictions as well as rising living costs. But at this moment, more people are getting out and about in their hometowns – and travelling to visit the world’s greatest cities – than at any time since the start of 2020. So consider this ranking a really, really specific rundown of the best places in the world to hang out in 2022, as well as a celebration of the people that have made them their home.
From grand avenues and shopping strips to pedestrianised backstreets and leafy squares, these streets are manageable microcosms of the world’s most exciting cities – each one chock-full of independent businesses, creative humans and everything else that makes urban life brilliant.”
The list features streets in New York, London, Bangkok and Melbourne… and placed Kloof Street in Cape Town at number 26!
“Perfect for date nights, hanging out with pals, indulging in wellness treatments or tucking into some of Cape Town’s finest eateries, Kloof Street – the main thoroughfare of Gardens district – is both a local favourite and tourist drawcard. Here you can explore local fashion, pop into a swish art gallery, dive into secondhand furniture stores or just generally catch a bucketload of local buzz, all while taking in magical views of Table Mountain.”
Kloof Street is certainly a vibe, with an array of restaurants and eateries to enjoy – from The Bombay Bicycle Club to Cafe Paradiso, Black Sheep and Asoka. If you haven’t been to South Africa’s “coolest street” then put it on your bucket list.
Check out the full list below (of bucket list streets) or click the link for the full article:
- Rue Wellington, Montreal
- Gertrude Street, Melbourne
- Great Western Road, Glasgow
- Yongkang Street, Taipei
- Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen
- Karangahape Road, Auckland
- Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong
- Yaowarat Road, Bangkok
- Oranienstrasse, Berlin
- Hayes Street, San Francisco
- Avenida Ámsterdam, Mexico City
- Kolokotroni, Athens
- Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles
- Ossington Avenue, Toronto
- Via Provenza, Medellín
- Calle Ocho, Miami
- Deptford High Street, London
- Praça das Flores, Lisbon
- Oxford Street, Accra
- Wentworth Avenue, Chicago
- Cutting Room Square, Manchester
- Capel Street, Dublin
- Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
- Enmore Road, Sydney
- Kagurazaka, Tokyo
- Kloof Street, Cape Town
- Süleyman Seba Caddesi, Istanbul
- Calle Echegaray, Madrid
- MacDougal Street, New York
- Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona
- Newbury Street, Boston
- Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
- Everton Road, Singapore