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  1. Insider tips for the world's top cities

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    Are you about to set off on your travel to some of the world's top cities? Wondering what are the best free things to do in London? Or what neighbourhoods you should check out in Rio de Janeiro? Or what are the coolest bars in Paris? We've put all that information and more on the same page for you.


    - Find out how to catch a free concert and where to get the best view of London without paying a penny in our '15 things to do for free in London' feature

    - Looking for a budget-friendly Thai restaurant or what's a good kebab house? Check out these restaurant recommendations from our Facebook fans

    - Pick up tips for getting around on the Tube and where's good for shopping in our city guide video

    - Discover what's one of the oldest pubs in London and where to find interesting shots in our nightlife feature

    >> Book hostels in London


    - In our 'How to save money in Amsterdam' video we tell you the most famous park to relax in when in the Dutch capital

    - How does a night of food mixed with comedy sound? In our restaurant feature you'll find out this and more

    - Like surfing the web for free? Here are 10 places that offer free WiFi

    - Find out how to embark on a free walking tour and where to catch free lunchtime concerts in our free things to do feature

    - Wondering where the locals eat, drink and hang out? Listen to our 'Ask the locals' podcast

    >> Book hostels in Amsterdam

    New York

    - Want to know the best way to hail a cab if you want to save a few dollars? Watch our 'How to save money in New York City' video

    - New York City has a reputation for being an expensive place, but there are lots of things to do for free there. We've listed 15 of them in our feature

    - Wondering where the locals eat, drink and hang out? I asked them.

    - If you're planning to shop at Macy's when you're in the Big Apple, or wondering what are the other boroughs to visit other than Manhattan, you should watch our city guide video

    - NYC is famous for its nightlife - check out a selection of the best bars in New York City

    >> Book hostels in New York


    - Somewhere you will definitely explore when in Paris is the neighbourhood of Montmartre. In our podcast I get the lowdown on the French capital's best-known quarter.

    - Fancy getting into the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay and other museums for free? Find out how in our feature

    - Watch our '10 things you need to know about Paris' video to find out where Parisians like to shop, where you can try different cuisines and more

    - If you're looking for an English pub, a traditional French bar or you want to know where the hipsters hang out at night, check out our nightlife feature

    - Bistros, salad bars and Thai restaurants - you'll find budget-friendly examples of all these and more in our where to eat in Paris feature

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    - Find out where's a good place to go for tapas with our free pocket guide

    - Want to know what are the highlights you shouldn't miss? I asked a local for our podcast

    - What do the beach, an unforgettable water fountain show and Museu Picasso have in common? They all feature in our '15 things to do for free in Barcelona' feature.

    - To get a real taste of what Barcelona is like visually, watch our city guide video

    - Get more insider tips from our Facebook fans in our insider tips feature

    >> Book hostels in Barcelona

    Rio de Janeiro

    - While Brazil's most famous city is famous for its beaches, it is also well-known for its 'favelas'. I spoke to Marcelo Armstrong, founder of 'Favela Tour', when he was in Rio to find out all about them.

    - Wondering what are some reasonably priced restaurants? Read our eating out feature

    - For a breakdown of some of Rio's coolest neighbourhoods and where to go to chill out, watch our '10 things you need to know about Rio de Janeiro' video

    - We asked our Facebook fans for their insider tips. Here's what they said.

    - Forests, trams and lakes - these and more feature in our 'How to save money in Rio de Janeiro' video

    >> Book hostels in Rio de Janeiro


    - Planning a trip to Berlin and looking looking for some help planning your days? Check out our three-day itinerary

    - Currywurst, tacos and chicken roasted in garlic are all foods we recommend trying in our street food guide to the German capital

    - Going to Berlin but low on funds? You'll find lots of things to for free in this feature

    - One of Berlin's top attractions is Museumsinsel - an island in the centre of the city with some of the city's best-known museums. I met Mechtild Kronenburg from the National Museums of Berlin to find out all about it for our podcast

    - Wondering what are the coolest bars in town? Find out in our nightlife feature

    >> Book hostels in Berlin


    - Most of us know what the main sights in the Italian capital are, but what are the hidden attractions? I find out from a local

    - Explore the Vatican Museum, ensure your return to Roma and explore the different neighbourhoods - these all feature in our '15 things to do for free in Rome' feature

    - If you're looking for affordable restaurants but also somewhere that's perfect for a bit of a treat, check out our restaurants feature

    - Discover what are the city's most convenient metro stops and more in our video

    - You'll find out what is Rome's very own answer to Pompeii, how to save money on drinking water and more from our insider tips

    >> Book hostels in Rome


    - In our insider tips feature you'll find out a good place to go snorkelling, what is an unforgettable coastal walk and more

    - Did you know you can save money when eating out in Sydney by bringing your own wine and beer? Find out this and four other ways to save money in our video

    - Thinking of taking up surfing when in Sydney? Listen to our podcast for some tips

    - Looking for free things to do in Sydney? Here are 15

    - Sydney is a great city to go out partying in. Here are some of the best bars in the city

    >> Book hostels in Sydney


    - Only in Prague can you visit Prague Castle and explore the Jewish neighbourhood Josefov. Find out all about them in our 'Only in Prague' podcast

    - You'll find out about good local bars, where to try bagels and more in our eating out in Prague feature

    - We asked our Facebook fans 'What's the one thing you shouldn't miss in Prague?' Here's what they said

    - Find out what are Prague's lesser-known attractions and much more in our '10 things you need to know about Prague' video

    - Wondering where to go for breathtaking views and how to embark on a free walking tour? Find out in our free things to do in Prague feature

    >> Book hostels in Prague


    - Bangkok is one of my favourite cities. This is due to many things, one of them being the infamous Khao San Road. Read what I love so much about it in my blog post

    - Speaking of the Khao San Road, if you want to get a real taste of what it's like watch our 'Live from the Khao San Road' video

    - We've got free pocket guides for over 90 cities around the world. Bangkok is one of them. Download your free guide here

    - Read our nightlife in Bangkok feature to find out where to enjoy a view with your beer and more

    - Even though the Thai capital is extremely good value, it's always nice to find out what are the best free things to do for free. We've listed 15 in our feature

    >> Book hostels in Bangkok


    - Want to surf the web for free when you're in Dublin? Here are 10 places that offer free WiFi

    - Did you know Dublin is divided into the north and south sides? Or that you'll find some great fishing villages there? Watch our video to find out about this and more

    - Dublin's bars and pubs are as big an attraction as anything. Here's your selection of the best places when it comes to nightlife here

    - Speaking of pubs, wondering where you'll find the best pint of Guinness in the Irish capital? Find out in our podcast

    - Like many cities in Ireland and the UK, many of Dublin's main museums are free. Find out what else you can do without putting your hand in your pocket in our '15 things to do for free' feature

    >> Book hostels in Dublin

    Cape Town

    - Our free pocket guide for Cape Town has a breakdown of the city's top neighbourhoods and more

    - Want to know where to go for the postcard-perfect view of Table Mountain and more? Watch our city guide video

    - Find out what are the best bars on Cape Town's famous Long Street and where's good for a waterside drink in our nightlife feature

    - Going to Cape Town on a budget? Here are 5 ways to save money there

    - I wanted to know where the locals in Cape Town like to eat, drink and hang out so I asked them

    >> Book hostels in Cape Town


    - Only in Edinburgh can you visit Edinburgh Castle, explore the National Museum of Scotland and...find out what else in our 'How to save money in Edinburgh' video

    - Do you plan on painting the town red in Edinburgh? Here are some of its most popular bars

    - One of the most popular free things to do in Edinburgh is climb Arthur's Seat. Find out another 14 in our feature

    - In our
    '10 things you need to know about Edinburgh video, you'll find out where to try haggis, what are the different sections of the Royal Mile and more

    >> Book hostels in Edinburgh

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