Mumbai City Guide

Frenzied Mumbai is a city worth taking the time to get to know. From beautiful hotels to the best restaurants, let our insider guide take you under its skin

Art deco architecture, palm-fringed promenades, unfettered views of the Indian Ocean, and pure, unadulterated chaos. Mumbai is vast, relentless, beautiful and brilliant, its multi-faceted neighbourhoods spanning everything from the cool cafes and restaurants of Bandra to the Bollywood star-spotting on Juhu Beach.

The whirlwind energy of the Indian capital can be divisive: for many, it’s a destination to be ticked off a bucket list as a place to ‘experience’, rather than enjoy. But those that brave the chaos (and the heat) will be richly rewarded.


Beautiful stays abound in Mumbai, where five-star hotels jostle with cool boutique hotspots. These are the best in the city

"Mumbai means as many things as the number of people who live here, and at a population of 20 million, that's really saying something"

A local writer pens a love letter to the Indian metropolis


Whether it’s a hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood favourite or a fine-dining rooftop restaurant, eating is taken very seriously in Mumbai

Art & culture

Mumbai’s diverse cultural scene oscillates from Bollywood to publishing, fashion and art. The city is home to an impressive array of galleries, brimming with compelling contemporary art

Bars & nightlife

The best bars in Mumbai range from glitzy rooftop cocktails to lively neighbourhood dives, and boom with a mix of independent and resilient artists

Remote working

From cool cafes to boutique co-working spaces, here’s where to find a desk for remote working in Mumbai


The designers, artists, chefs and more, shaping the city’s palpable creative energy.


Creative neighbourhoods


When to visit


Getting to Mumbai


Getting Around


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