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161. Posted by tasneembegum (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Quoting Zoom

No, Listen to me

LONDON
LONDON
and
LONDON

MANCHESTER IS TOP! NOTHING CAN BEAT THAT! MANCHESTER RULES! IS THAT CLEAR

162. Posted by shopadvisor (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Quoting elizabeth93

Hi :) I'm from america and I've always been fascinated with england. I would love to live in a very down to earth country area with friendly people and quaint little shops. Somewhere I can have an old stone home and a large amount of land.
Any suggestions would be amazing!
Thank you!

Hi,
sounds like Cambridgeshire is your place IMO:)

163. Posted by shopadvisor (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Quoting tasneembegum

Quoting Zoom

No, Listen to me

LONDON
LONDON
and
LONDON

MANCHESTER IS TOP! NOTHING CAN BEAT THAT! MANCHESTER RULES! IS THAT CLEAR

Definitely NOT Manchester - with all its factories and pollution and sweat shops...

164. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 4y

Quoting shopadvisor

Quoting tasneembegum

Quoting Zoom

No, Listen to me

LONDON
LONDON
and
LONDON

MANCHESTER IS TOP! NOTHING CAN BEAT THAT! MANCHESTER RULES! IS THAT CLEAR

Definitely NOT Manchester - with all its factories and pollution and sweat shops...

Pollution are you serious???
Coming from someone that lives in London.

Pollution from what exactly??

And as for your comments about sweat shops and factories that just sound like a typical southerner sarcastic view.

165. Posted by Lambretta98 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

I'm a Londoner who has lived in Manchester,Newcastle ,Leeds and Sheffield in the North,and Bristol and Brighton for short periods....let me say this,London has everything you would expect of a big City,Manchester has a big reputation through Music and football but never stops raining and has some very troubles area's,Newcastle has a shirts off no knickers kind of vibe,Bristol is pleasant enough,and Leeds likes to believe its own hype,however,if you are genuinely looking for a place to live long term with no pretentions of grandeur ,then look no further than SHEFFIELD,it truly is England's jewel in the crown. This once industrial City has reinvented itself,the drive into Sheffield gives a false impression of what to expect,however,once you come to the South West of the City,it's wonderful stone built houses and truly superb parks and green spaces make the place exceptional,it's a ten minutes drive into the Peak District and some of the best countryside in England.Many Sussed people have moved from all over the uk to live here,it's a Mecca for Cyclists,Climbers and arty bohemian types,Ecclesall Road in the Hunters Bar area of the City is the place to be,where you will see the likes of the Arctic Monkeys,Pulp and many funky people relaxing in this very cosmopolitan area,do yourself a favour and visit this wonderful low key City,you won't regret it.

166. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 430 posts) 1y

Hey, Lambretta98, you don't work for Sheffield City Council's publicity department do you? ;)

167. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 330 posts) 1y

Quoting Borisborough

Hey, Lambretta98, you don't work for Sheffield City Council's publicity department do you? ;)

Haha! I have to say I was at Uni in Sheffield from 1997 to 2000 and then worked up there for a year after. I only really moved back home in 2001 as my mum was very ill. I still go back up every year to see friends up there who have stayed on. Sheffield I think has the highest proportion of students who go on to live in the city where they are based at Uni.

I have to agree, Sheffield is a fantastic city, the city centre has changed beyond recognition with a lot of money spent regenerating it and of course it has the Peak District on its door step.

It really is a fantastic place.

168. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 640 posts) 1y

Balancing out the Sheffield Fan Club, I don't think it has much for the traveller beyond being a university town. A fairly grim industrial city which has had a bit of a tidy up following its post-industrial decline in the 1980s. If you like the charm of gritty authentic pubs, it's worth a night out. Not really got any tourist sights, has some ok scenery nearby but nothing on the scale of Scotland, the Lakes or Snowdonia.

Just my opinion! :-)

169. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 430 posts) 1y

I studied at the university of Bradford and I loved the city, brilliant for a student - great curries, wonderful beer. But I'm not sure it's a top tourist destination either.

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