New York City Guide

Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in Manhattan


New York is a city of hectic and exciting extremes: wind tunnel avenues and skyscrapers are cosied up to Sunday afternoon-type bars and cafés. The metropolis is a must-see for those who love culture, history, food and nightlife – and it’s a delight for architectural devotees who simply enjoy pounding the miles of pavement in a grid-like structure that ensures getting lost isn’t an option.

And with Norwegian ( offering flights to New York from three UK airports from as little as £69 one way, there’s even less excuse not to hope across the pond for a visit.

Enjoy a white Russian or an espresso martini 22 floors up at Westlight, the rooftop bar at the William Vale hotel, which offers one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. Open daily, 4pm-12am.


Visit the Independent for Rachael Revesz’ guide to Manhattan