The “world’s most beautiful” streets for 2022

The "world's most beautiful" streets for 2022
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(CNN) – When it comes to fashion, street style has as much cache as runway style — in fact, there are dozens of blogs and Instagram accounts dedicated to chronicling the best of streetwear.

Because urban chic has always started on the street, where people of all classes and backgrounds can mingle on their way to work, school, home, and entertainment.

This year, Time Out — the media and hospitality brand that publishes local guides to some of the world’s most interesting cities — published its second annual overview. the most beautiful streets in the world.

More than a neighborhood, a single street can define a city’s culture.

Time Out’s travel editor James Manning said: “In much of the world, pre-pandemic life has returned with a bang. People are excitedly making plans and going on city breaks in their cities and back again.” “The World’s Most Beautiful Streets list covers the main roads that locals – including our expert editors and writers – recommend walking now.”

There are 33 streets on this year’s list, three more than the initial total in 2021. It also includes several new cities including Taipei, Mumbai, Athens and Accra.

North America

MacDougal Street in New York's Greenwich Village is number 29 on the list.

MacDougal Street in New York’s Greenwich Village is number 29 on the list.

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Topping this year’s list is Rue Wellington in Montreal’s Verdun neighborhood.

Time Out Canada editor Laura Osborne says the street has “killer cocktail bars, great lunch spots, some of the best sandwiches in town, and even a sandy city beach,” plus it’s slated to be pedestrian-only in 2023, which is sure to be a hit. , it will be even more beautiful. score.

While the United States didn’t come out on top, America can rest easy knowing it has the most streets on the list — Miami’s Calle Ocho, New York’s MacDougal Street (home of multiple favorites) cocktail bar Dante) and Chicago’s Wentworth Avenue are all being cut.

Mexico’s representative on the list is Avenida Ámsterdam in Mexico City’s hip Condesa neighborhood.

Asia and the Pacific

Karangahape Road -- as the locals call it "K-Road" -- Ranked sixth in Oakland.

Karangahape Road, known locally as “K-Road” — is ranked sixth in Auckland.

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Five of the top 10 streets are in this region.

Although Melbourne, Australia topped the 2021 list with Smith Street, it dropped to second place this year. The city’s Gertrude Street made the list, with Time Out Australia’s Eliza Campbell describing it as “pretty, unassuming and lacking the raucous nightlife of its relatively raucous brethren”.

In seventh place comes Tai Ping Shan, a neighborhood on Hong Kong’s main island.

CNN digital producer Rhea Mogul, who lives on the street, says the best things about living there are the dog-friendly cafes and the “great mix of old and new.” Tai Ping means “peace and stability” in Cantonese, and Shan means “hill”.

Making its high-profile debut for 2022 is Taipei’s Yongkang Street, home of beloved brewers Zhang Men Brewing.

“We have combined various resources to promote this neighborhood to international tourists, and we are very happy that it has been listed,” Huang Shih-fang, director of international relations at Taiwan’s tourism board, told CNN. “We hope that after the opening of the border, we will return the tourists to the area.”


Headquartered in London, Time Out looked close to home for some of its picks this year. The most beautiful street in the British capital in 2022 is Deptford High Street, a mix of street stalls, markets, shops, bars and more, which Time Out editor Chris Waywell says is not only the most beautiful street in London, but also “the most vibrant “is

Further north, Glasgow’s Great Western Road is the third highest entrance in England.

And Denmark’s capital Copenhagen — CNN Travel’s “New Europe cool capitalLast year — in fifth place. Værnedamsvej has been called “mini Paris” by the editors of Time Out, thanks to its wine and cheese shops and many fresh flowers. actually make a list.

Other European streets featured in the 2022 list are Kolokotroni in Athens, Calle Echegaray in Madrid and Capel Street in Dublin.

Of the latter of the three, Dublin-based travel writer Nicola Brady says that Capel, which rhymes with ‘maple’, ‘feels like a proper slice of old Dublin’.

He adds that the street, which was pedestrianized earlier this year, has “small hardware stores and pubs that have been there for decades, along with great Korean and Vietnamese restaurants that are newer to the scene.”

Full list

1. Rue Wellington, Montreal

2. Gertrude Street, Melbourne

3. Great Western Road, Glasgow

4. Yongkang Street, Taipei

5. Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen

6. Karangahape Road, Auckland

7. Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong

8. Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

9. Oranienstrasse, Berlin

10. Hayes Street, San Francisco

11. Amsterdam Avenue, Mexico City

12. Kolokotroni, Athens

13. Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles

14. Ossington Avenue, Toronto

15. Via Provenza, Medellin

16. Calle Ocho, Miami

17. Deptford High Street, London

18. Praça das Flores, Lisbon

19. Oxford Street, Accra

20. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago

21. Cutting Room Square, Manchester

22. Capel Street, Dublin

23. Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

24. Enmore Road, Sydney

25. Kagurazaka, Tokyo

26. Kloof Street, Cape Town

27. Suleyman Saba Avenue, Istanbul

28. Calle Echegaray, Madrid

29. MacDougal Street, New York

30. Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona

31. Newbury Street, Boston

32. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

33. Everton Road, Singapore

Best photo of Bangkok’s Yaowarat Road via Getty Images.

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