No-one knows a city better than the people who live there - especially those who call it home and have done so for years. Meaning, to experience it as local would, well that's the secret to really getting to the heart of a place. It's how you find the best neighbourhood bars, the best alternative attractions and the best secret gardens.

To help address the obvious fact that very few of us have friends or family members based in every destination we'd like to visit, our like a local section endeavours to be a suitable alternative. Meaning, on this page you'll find all sorts of useful tips and guides on how to enjoy authentic experiences and how to avoid tourist traps.

Discover which bars Berliners drink in and which street food joints attract a London crowd. Find out where Parisians like to hang out and how to escape the tourist crowds in Prague. Learn how to experience a different side to Ibiza and get a unique perspective on what to see and do in Athens. Survival guides, insider tips and practical suggestions - everything you need to live like local can be found on this regularly updated page.

If you're a self-confessed foodie after for more information on the best local restaurants and bars to visit in a particular destination, check our food and wine section. Or, if you're looking for a travel experience that's a little more unusual, take a look at our quirky articles.

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