Features - My Favourite Street

Old Town, Singapore

Odile Benjamin, Co-Creative Director and Divisional CEO of fashion label RAOUL, is most at home where heritage meets modern development.

Limmatquai, Zurich

The city of Zurich may be small, but its Limmatquai begins in a big way: at the largest urban square in Switzerland. Whitebook founder Peter Zeller takes note of his favourite local haunts.

Articles - My Favourite Street

Rathausplatz, Vienna

The host of Vienna’s main Christmas market is travel author Brian Johnston’s favourite square – if not actual street – for its evocation of a medieval marketplace and all the warmth of the festive season in a cold country.

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Schöneberg’s Akazienstraße, Berlin

The former West Berlin is increasingly being rediscovered by trendsetters. Schöneberg’s Akazienstraße, with its diverse mix of creativity and tradition, shows why.

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Romvis Street, Athens

Romvis is a pedestrian alley where the feel of old-style Athens attracts sophisticated young crowds. Photographer Kosmas Koumianos zooms in on his favourite spots.

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Ioanid Park area, Bucharest

Architect and interior creator Cristian Corvin, who has designed several restaurants in Bucharests Old Town, loves the streets near Ioanid Park for their architectural mix and their what-could-have-been look had it not been influenced by Communism.

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Sachsenhausen – Frankfurt

Max Hollein, the director of three Frankfurt museums, is fond of Sachsenhausen, where many original façades still stand and residents have a certain sense of pride.

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Rue Bonaparte, Paris

For French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, Rue Bonaparte has sentimental value – it has a mix of attractions, and its where he opened his first shop.

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Victoria Island, Lagos

Nigerian alternative soul musician Bez introduces us to his favourite part of Lagos, a vivacious city that needs to be experienced to be believed.

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Wells Street, Chicago

Kathy McClanathan, chef concierge of The Talbott Hotel, leads us through the lesser-known gems of Wells Street in Chicago.

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Unsuk Chin Gangnam district, Seoul

Seoul resident Nell McShane Wulfhart talks with composer Unsuk Chin about why Gangnam is her favourite neighbourhood, but it’s got nothing to do with PSY…

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