Hampstead is an area in the north region of central London. It is one of the capital’s most unspoilt neighbourhood extending up the hill from Finchley Road through Hampstead ‘village’ to Hampstead Heath, a large, hilly expanse of quintessential parkland. Hampstead forms the northwest part of the London Borough of Camden, a borough in Inner London which for the purposes of the London Plan is designated as part of Central London. Hampstead is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations. It has some of the most expensive housing in the world. Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom.
WEST VILLAGE, NEW YORK, NY
The West Village is a neighborhood in the western section of the larger Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City. The traditional boundaries of the West Village are the Hudson River to the west, West 14th Street to the north, Greenwich Avenue to the east, and Christopher Street to the south. The West Village is some of the most desirable real estate in North America, combining leafy-green streets, archetypal New York brownstones and the best of cosmopolitan Manhattan a stone’s throw away. Residential property sale prices in West Village are among the most expensive in the United States, typically exceeding US$2,100 per square foot.
LE MARAIS-BEAUBOURG, PARIS
The Marais is a beautiful historic district in Paris, France. Long the aristocratic and bijou artisanal district of Paris, it hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance. It spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Paris (on the Rive Droite, or Right Bank, of the Seine). Once shabby, especially in the old Jewish quarter, the district was early rehabilitated and now houses some of the most fashionable shopping, restaurants and culture in the world, e.g. along Rue des Francs-Bourgeois and Rue des Rosiers.
Shibuya (渋谷区 Shibuya-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. As a major commercial and finance center, it houses two of the busiest railway stations in the world, Shinjuku Station (southern half) and Shibuya Station. As of May 1, 2016, it has an estimated population of 221,801 and a population density of 14,679.09 people per km2 (38,018.7/sq mi). The total area is 15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi). The name “Shibuya” is also used to refer to the shopping district which surrounds Shibuya Station. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area.
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary. Boscastle is a pristine fishing village on the east bank of the estuary, on the North Cornish coast. Tintagel (or Trevena, meaning village on a mountain) is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of northern Cornwall. The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur with the local legend placing Merlin’s Cave and the ruins of Camelot on a coastal promontory nearby.
WEST END, VANCOUVER, CANADA
The West End is a neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, located between the Coal Harbour neighbourhood and the financial and central business districts of Downtown Vancouver to the east, Stanley Park to the northwest, the English Bay to the west, and Kitsilano to the southwest across the False Creek opening. The definition of the “official neighbourhood” of the West End, according to the city, is the area west of Burrard Street, east of Denman Street, and south of West Georgia Street. Historically the term originated and remains used by Vancouverites to refer to everything from Burrard Street to Stanley Park, including the Stanley Park Neighbourhood west of Denman Street and the Coal Harbour Neighbourhood.
LA CROISETTE, CANNES, FRANCE
Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and the beauty of its Mediterranean coast. Canne is a short distance along the cote d’Azur from Monte Carlo, Monaco, half an hour from Italy and a short drive (or train) to St Tropez, Nice and a string of real estate considered some of the most desirable on the planet./su_spoiler]
PONSONBY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Ponsonby is an inner-city suburb of Auckland located 2 km west of the Auckland CBD, in the North Island of New Zealand. The suburb is oriented along a ridge running north–south, which is followed by the main street of the suburb, Ponsonby Road. A predominantly upper-middle class residential suburb, Ponsonby today is also known in Auckland for its dining and shopping establishments – many restaurants, cafes, art galleries, up-market shops and nightclubs are located along Ponsonby Road. The borders of Ponsonby are often seen as being rather fluid, taking in St Mary’s Bay and Herne Bay to the north and including Freemans Bay to the east and Grey Lynn to the south and west. Ponsonby is properly bounded by Jervois Road to the north, Richmond Road to the south and Ponsonby Road to the east.
CASTLE COOMBE-CHIPPING SODOFF, COTSWOLDS, OXFORDSHIRE, UK