Three Manchester areas named among the ‘hippest’ places to live in UK – whereas another drops off the list

A list of the UK’s hippest neighbourhoods has been released – and three of them are in Manchester.

TravelSupermarket’s annual Hip Hangout Guide ranks areas for being ‘trend-setting’ and boasting many independent outlets.

Manchester’s highest-ranking borough is Ancoats, which took the seventh place on the list. This is actually down from last year where it placed at number one.

The Northern Quarter also slipped down from its position as the ninth coolest neighbourhood in 2017. It’s now placed at number 19 on the 2018 guide.

The city’s only new entry on the list is Chorlton, which managed to shoot straight into the tenth spot on the ranking.

Monton – affectionately known as Monton Carlo to the people of Salford – crashed out of the list after coming in at number 19 on last year’s directory.

TOP: Ancoats is still deemed to be the trendiest place in Manchester

TravelSupermarket insisted the guide – which also includes the trendiest spots in Europe – is intended to inspire holiday-makers.

Spokesperson Emma Grimster said: “After scoring the UK and Europe to find the most up and coming, independent areas, we hope the guide gives people ideas for new destinations to visit, at home or abroad.

“Taking a city break towards the start of the year can, in most cases, be the cheapest time to travel while demand is low.

“Wrap up warm and enjoy exploring somewhere new.”

This year London dominated the Hip Hangout Guide’s top 10, with Peckham, Stroud Green, Dalston and Clapton all scoring high.

However, the top spot was surprisingly taken by Montpelier in Bristol. 

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