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The European Cities Collection 2020

Published 24 Mar 2020, 15:27 GMT

From Bath to Berlin, the humble European coffeehouse is a living, breathing piece of cultural heritage. More than just places for cake and coffee, they’re beloved local institutions that have endured for centuries, spots where people have gathered beneath ornate lamps to leaf through newspapers, scribble into notebooks and have hushed conversations. In this issue ofthe European Cities Collection, we raise a glass — or rather, a coffee cup — to the cafe with our pick of some of the continent’s most illustrious spots, whether it’s for the history, design or first-class food and drink. 

Elsewhere, we reveal the best cities for architecture-lovers and see how Stockholm is streets ahead when it comes to a sustainable, green-minded future. We also hear how Europe’s rich and diverse cityscapes have inspired authors and, if you’re after more inspiration, the Directory — brought to you by our advertising partners — offers some of the finest hotels and experiences across Europe.

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