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The Ouseburn is officially a 'Hip Hang-out' according new survey - but we knew that

The Ouseburn is officially a 'Hip Hang-out' according new survey - but we knew that

The Ouseburn is officially a 'Hip Hang-out' according new survey - but we knew that

The home of The Cluny, The Ship, The Cumby, Seven Stories and more artists than you can shake a paintbrush at has made the UK hip list

It’s home to an ever-increasing number of top pubs, artist studios, the National Centre for Children’s Books and it even has its own animal community.

Little wonder then that the Ouseburn in Newcastle has reached the UK top 20 in TravelSupermarket UK’s newly published Hip Hang-out Neighbourhood Index.

The holiday comparison website’s chart ranks the hippest areas in the UK and Europe to explore.

And the Ouseburn - which boasts hang-outs including The Cluny, The Ship Inn, The Tyne pub, The Cook House, The Cumberland Arms, Artisan at the Biscuit Factory and Ernest as well as Stepney Bank Stables, Ouseburn Community Farm, Seven Stories, 36 Lime Street, Northern Print and Cobalt Studios - has gone straight in at number 14 (imagine the Top of the Pops chart run-down music here).

Taking first place on the UK list is Manchester’s Ancoats district, followed in second place by Leith in Edinburgh. Top of the European Index was Kreuzberg in Berlin, followed by Riga in Latvia.

Emma Coulthurst from TravelSupermarket says the aim of the Index is to inspire city breakers with ideas for new places to discover.

“The Index will hopefully put Ouseburn even more on the map and encourage new and return visitors to explore wider areas of Newcastle.

“We scoured the UK to find the most current, independent-feeling neighbourhoods. The destinations on the list are exciting areas, unspoiled by commercialism, where locals love to hang out. They offer an eclectic range of food and entertainment away from the tourist throngs.

“You’ll be pleased to know that we didn’t base the ranking on beard-to-face and pints of craft beer ratios! Instead, we looked at everything from independent coffee shops and vintage fashion outposts to traveller value and creative culture – the things that set a hip destination apart from the rest of the pack.”

The full top 10 list of Hip Hang-outs:

1. Ancoats, Manchester

2. Leith, Edinburgh

3. Digbeth, Birmingham

4. Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

5. Peckham, London

6. Finnieston, Glasgow

7. Cliftonvill/Old Town, Margate

8. Kelham Island, Sheffield

= Dalston, London

9. Northern Quarter, Manchester

= Stokes Croft, Bristol

10. Bruton, Somerset

11. Jericho, Oxford

12. Clapton, London

13. Pontcanna and Canton, Cardiff

14. Uplands, Swansea

15. Ropewalks, Liverpool

= West End, Glasgow

16. Ouseburn, Newcastle

17. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Original Article Taken From Chronicle Live www.chroniclelive.co.uk by Sam Wonfor

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