Can’t decide between a culture holiday or a hip city getaway? London-based journalist Radhika Aligh discovered she could have it all in Tallinn’s close by neighbourhoods with very different vibes. ‘It’s that diversity that you can see in such a small city that’s fascinating,’ she explains. This is sightseeing the #EstonianWay.


Day one

To learn about the success of Estonia’s digital innovations, arrange a visit to the e-Estonia Showroom. Then, jump back in time in the Old Town with a dinner at Olde Hansa restaurant on the Town Hall Square.

Restaurant Kaerajaan

Restaurant Kaerajaan

Tallinn Old Town

Tallinn Old Town

Olde Hansa

Olde Hansa
Day two

Get a dose of culture at KUMU and Kadriorg art museums and the Maarjamäe History Museum. In the Pirita suburb, visit the TV Tower to walk around the edge 175 metres in the air. Next, enjoy a seaside dinner at top restaurant NOA.

Kumu Art Museum

Kumu Art Museum

Estonian History Museum – Maarjamäe Palace

Estonian History Museum – Maarjamäe Palace

Estonian Film Museum

Estonian Film Museum

Restaurant Maarjamäe

Restaurant Maarjamäe

Tallinn Television Tower

Tallinn Television Tower

Restaurant NOA

Restaurant NOA
Day three

Spend the morning at the Balti Jaam Market, then head to Telliskivi Creative City for lunch at F-hoone. Explore the nearby Seaplane Harbour maritime museum and end the day at one of the Rotermann Quarter’s many trendy restaurants.

Baltic Station Market

Baltic Station Market

Telliskivi Creative City

Telliskivi Creative City

Restaurant F-hoone

Restaurant F-hoone

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Platz restaurant

Platz restaurant


About Radhika Aligh

Radhika is a journalist, travel writer and videographer at the London Live Evening Standard. She can now add Estonia to the list of countries she’s reported on including Jordan, Uzbekistan, Colombia and more.