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41. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

Northerners are monkeys

but I'm only havin a bubble ;)

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42. Posted by MortNox (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

And Souterners are fairies? :)

43. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

I say choice 1) is Brighton, but I love it here.

then:

2) Leeds - friendly, lively, young
3) London - if you have some money you want to burn it's great
4) Manchester - just is
5) Newcastle - being developed well, lively, interesting

44. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting MortNox

And Souterners are fairies? :)

Someone told me they were shandy drinkers? ;) hehe

45. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting Mortnox
A lot of people on this thread seem to like Sheffield,

Actually, just me it seems. It's a one woman crusade. But surely people who don't like it here haven't been! Or, they have seen "The Full Monty" and think that's what its like!! (nb it was like that 20 years ago but dramatically changed now) I think Sheffield is a city for Living in and making home, with its friendliness, location, greenery etc. Erm, and probably financial investments the way property prices are zooming.

As for where not to live, Stoke On Trent (used to live near), Coventry (especially now the car industry is being screwed).

46. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

Maybe adding to Clarabell's end point, some places you might want to discount:

Milton Keynes

Swindon

47. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

I still stand firm in my belief that its never the place, but the people. And after being here for a cool 2 years, I now trust what they say about the fact that the further North you go in England, the nicer the people. No disrespect to Londoners and thereabouts...

After 14 months living and working in London; a week (each) in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow, Sunderland (south of Newcastle) and Milton Keynes, and about 7 months in Birmingham, I'd say the Brummies, Geordies and Scottish take the cake for making Birmingham, Newcastle and Edinburgh the cool cities they are ;)

But that's just me, speaking for my here and now. If I was 18, I'd want a town with loads of people my age to have a brilliant time with, the chance of getting a part time job to sustain my student-y lifestyle, with my Uni a bike ride away. So I'd go for Newquay or Edinburgh. Both have enough pubs per square metre to keep you hydrated, and the type of beautiful outdoors that make you glad you live there ;)

48. Posted by Argente (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Wow. Thanks everyone for all the great advice....im a little more confused.... So I think its time to plan a little trip to visit. I'm feeling a little biaised towards the North now as I like friendly people.. but I will make a jont down South as that is where my faimly is from. But Thanks and keep on fighting it out!

49. Posted by livitup11 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

There is a lot of good advice on this thread! Maybe some of you might be willing to help me out.

I am 19, and I am considering moving to the UK after graduating from college.

I really value cultural diversity- good restaurants, museums, universities, etc. Also, a little bit of natural beauty somewhere nearby is important. I'm not totally into the party scene, but a few good pubs nearby would be nice .

I would not mind in or near a city at all (actually I might prefer it), as long as the crime rate/cost of living isn't astronomical.

Thanks!

50. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting livitup11

I really value cultural diversity- good restaurants, museums, universities, etc. Also, a little bit of natural beauty somewhere nearby is important. I'm not totally into the party scene, but a few good pubs nearby would be nice .

I would not mind in or near a city at all (actually I might prefer it), as long as the crime rate/cost of living isn't astronomical.

Thanks!

Sheffield definatly ticks all these boxes, especially the one about being near to countryside! But I'll stop going on about it now!

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