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The West End of Adelaide makes Lonely Planet’s cool list

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Lonely Planet ranks Adelaide’s West End as one of three Australian neighbourhoods to visit right now.

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Adelaide is laid out on a strict grid of streets with King William Street running from north to south down the middle, dividing the east and the west. The East End of Adelaide, which has successfully transformed into a dining hub along Rundle Street and Hutt Street, has long been regarded the place to go for a civilised night out – well away from the rowdier crowd along the western Hindley Street.

But the West End has changed in the past five years, luring the small bar scene and food lovers to the other side of town. Lonely Planet has cottoned on – their APAC Media Spokesperson and Sales & Marketing Director Chris Zeiher is an Adelaide boy – and have ranked the west as the best.

“Previously maligned for its salacious past, Adelaide’s West End is no longer a no-go zone,” says Chris while promoting the guidebook’s latest launches.

He suggests a wander down pedestrian friendly laneways home to award-winning bars and restaurants such as Pink Moon Saloon, or sample freshly farmed Coffin Bay oysters at Adelaide Central Market. Or a visit to the “futuristic SAMHRI building and marvel at its dramatic juxtaposition to the colonial beauty of the precinct’s other architectural gems such as Adelaide’s GPO”.

“The West End has emerged as a traveller triple threat offering visitors brilliant experiences morning, noon and night.

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