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What are the Best Cities to Live in England?

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131. Posted by ioanapopa1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I am new in England but I have visit a lot of places already. For me my favourite place to live is Cambridge. I think you are better in a city that is smaller than London because it is cleaner, easy to get in and out and the people I meet seem to know me better. It has history like London and good life in night time. Maybe the is not same choice a sLondon but the restaurants are always busy and popular. Many travelers come here too and go on the river 'punting'. This is a great day and you see all the university buildings very close.

I also went to Birmingham and was very surprised with the beauty of the buildings close to the centre. No traffic and big festival of food taking place. It was very many people there.

132. Posted by lily89 (Budding Member 50 posts) 6y

it depends on what you want, London is obviously the capital and if you have the money and can deal with the busy busy nature of it then go for it but it gets obviously cheaper and not as crazy the further north you go.

133. Posted by cimik (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi, so I've been reading this thread and everyone has given some really great opinions. I have some really great ideas but I need help narrowing them down. I'm 31 and looking to move to England near the end of this year. I'm looking for a nice town, not too expensive, either easily traversed on foot or good public transport, good pubs and restaurants but not a high student poputlation, I'm looking for something is little quieter. Thank you in advance

134. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

The further north you go, the cheaper it becomes. Somewhere along the north-east coast towards Scotland would be your best bet.
There are hundreds of small towns to choose from. As one of them, that has quite a bit going on - although its very flat and non-scenic inland, I'd suggest having a look around the Withernsea area. A little coastal town. It has employment prospects, a bit of a night life, no students, cheap accommodation and property and its central for much bigger towns too.
Just an idea, rather than a recommendation though.

135. Posted by cimik (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

That sounds great. I need to start somewhere :) Something small would be perfect. And cheap is definitely good. I will definitely do some reasearch on that. Thanks so much

136. Posted by wtribe (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

A nice city to live in is Portsmouth, it has lots going on, a decent night life, and its near the coast -snip- :):)

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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138. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 6y

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Wells. It's the smallest UK city (well, technically apart from the City of London) and is traditional and pretty. It is also, as far as I can think of, the only city without a university or university college, so you'd definitely avoid students! Decent pubs, not sure about restaurants...

139. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

[quote=magykal1]I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Wells. smallest UK city (well, technically apart from the City of London)

Not quite.
The smallest city in the UK is St. Asaph. Population under 4,000.... I think.

140. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 6y

Quite right Bob, I should have said English city. I'm guessing St Davids is probably smaller too.