Visitors to the Hidden Cities site will be able to see recommendations for restaurants, bars, museums, and more, compiled both by FT correspondents who’ve lived and worked in a city, as well as local experts and cultural figures. For Brussels, these include an introduction from FT Brussels bureau chief Peter Spiegel, FT editor Lionel Barber, Paul Dujardin (Director, Bozar), Alain Coumont (owner, Le Pain Quotidien), Ali Amar (writer), Jean van Roy (head brewer at Brasserie Cantillon), and Martine Reicherts (Director-General for Education and Culture, European Commission).
Hidden Cities will be brought to life through an interactive, mobile and desktop Google Maps experience where readers will have access to an enriched map of locations populated with recommendations from FT journalists and local cultural experts.Visitors can save recommendations on their own Google Maps app, straight from the articles, and filter the map based on time of day and activity of interest. The Hidden Cities site will be an ongoing resource, available perpetually online on desktop and mobile. Readers will also be able to discover Hidden Cities in a print supplement published in FT Weekend Magazine on October 31.