The world’s coolest streets for 2022

(CNN) — When it comes to fashion, street style has as much cachet as runway style – in fact, there are dozens of blogs and Instagram accounts dedicated to documenting it. in the best ways.

Because urban chic always begins on the street, where people from all walks of life come together on the way to work, school, home and places fun.

This year, Time Out — the publisher and entertainment brand that publishes local guides to some of the world’s most exciting cities — released its second annual compilation of the world’s coolest streets. world

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

“In most parts of the world, life has returned to life before the pandemic with a bang. With people happy to make plans and go out in their own cities and on vacation. again,” said James Manning, travel editor for Time Out. “Our list of the world’s coolest roads brings together the main routes that locals – including our expert editors and contributors – recommend walking now. “

This year’s list includes 33 streets, three more than the one scheduled to open in 2021. There are also new cities, including Taipei, Mumbai, Athens and Accra.

North America

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

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

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This year’s list goes to Rue Wellington, in Montreal’s Verdun neighborhood.

Laura Osborne, editor of Time Out Canada, said the street has “killer coffee shops, stellar brunch spots, some of the best sandwiches in town and a beachside vibe,” and has become It will be pedestrian-only in 2023, which will add more. spot.

Although the United States has never been there before, Americans can take comfort in knowing that many streets are on the list – Miami’s Calle Ocho, New York City’s MacDougal Street (home to perennial cocktail bar Dante) and Chicago’s Wentworth All Road to Cut.

Mexico’s embassy is located on Avenida Amsterdam in Mexico City’s hip Condesa neighborhood.

Asia and the Pacific

Karangahape Road -- as the locals call it "K-street" -- number six in Auckland.

Karangahape Road — locally known as “K-Road” — in Akika is number six.

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Five of the top 10 roads are in this category.

Melbourne, Australia topped the 2021 list with Smith Street but dropped to second place this year. The city’s Gertrude Street made the list, with Time Out Australia’s Eliza Campbell describing it as “beautiful, unpretentious and lacking the nightlife of its younger siblings.”

Coming in at number seven is Tai Ping Shan, a community-within-a-community on the main island of Hong Kong.

CNN photojournalist Rhea Mogul, who lives down the street, says the best things about living there are the dog-friendly restaurants and the “huge mix of old and new.” with new things.” Tai Ping means “peace and stability” in Cantonese, and Shan means “hill.”

A top destination for 2022 is Taipei’s Yongkang Street, home of beloved brewers Zhang Men Brewing.

“We have put together various resources to promote this community to international tourists, and we are very happy to be listed,” said Huang Shih-fang, director of the international relations division for the tourism board of Taiwan. “We hope to bring tourists back to the area once the border opens.”


Time Out, headquartered in London, looked closer to home for some of its picks this year. The best street in the British capital in 2022 is Deptford High Street, a collection of street shops, markets, shops, bars and more, and Time Out editor Chris Waywell said that it was not only London’s most pleasant street but its “liveliest.”

In the north, Glasgow’s Great Western Road has the UK’s highest number, at number three.

And Denmark’s capital Copenhagen – which CNN Travel named “the new capital of Europe” last year – lands in fifth place. The street of Værnedamsvej was called “mini Paris” by the editors of Time Out, because of the wine and cheese shops and the fresh flowers. It must hurt for Paris, who didn’t really make the list.

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

About the last of those three, Dublin-based travel writer Nicola Brady says Capel — rhyming with “maple” — “looks like a proper part of old Dublin.”

He added that the street, which was pedestrianized earlier this year, has “small shops and stores that have been there for decades with Korean and Vietnamese restaurants in the style is fresher.”

The complete list

1. Rue Wellington, Montreal

2. Gertrude Street, Melbourne

3. Great Western Road, Glasgow

4. Yongkang Road, Taipei

5. Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen

6. Karangahape Road, Auckland

7. Tai Ping Shan Road, Hong Kong

8. Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

9. Oranienstrasse, Berlin

10. Hayes Street, San Francisco

11. Avenida Amsterdam, 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 Road, Accra

20. Wentworth Street, Chicago

21. Office Square, Manchester

22. Capel Street, Dublin

23. Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

24. Enmore Road, Sydney

25. Kagurazaka, Tokyo

26. Kloof Road, Cape Town

27. Süleyman Seba Caddesi, Istanbul

28. Calle Echegaray, Madrid

29. MacDougal Street, New York

30. Carrer del Comte Borrell, Barcelona

31. Newbury Street, Boston

32. Colaba Road, Mumbai

33. Everton Road, Singapore

Top photo of Bangkok’s Yaowarat Street via Getty Images.

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