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1. Posted by lovisarlid (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Hi there all Englishmen!!
I´m thinking of going to UK to work for a while . I would prefer working in some kind of retail store but of course jobs such as waitress are ok too. Where should I go?? I have only been in London which I loved but there are so many Swedes that go there. I want to go somewhere else! I´m thinking of going to Brighton..or maybe Edinburgh. Have you got any other ideeas??? It is important that it is easy to get a job, it shouldn´t be to expensive to live there, the people should be social and know how to have fun. There should be an nice and "cosy" atmosphere in the city and I would prefer if the city is not too big. I don´t like being dependent on busses, the underground, taxi etc. I like walking or riding my bike :)
I would be grateful for some help!!
/Lovisa 19 from Uppsala, Sweden

2. Posted by sheepie10 (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Hi there!
I am not an Englishman but my daughter was a student in Brighton for a year and loved it! Great place for shopping whith lots of small shops and nice streets. Life is quite expensive over there as it is so popular but it should be easy to find a job. Edinburgh is also a very nice town but a bit colder of cours. Aywhere in England you'll find people who are social and like to have fun!! And in Wales as well. You can consider Cardiff or Swansea too...

3. Posted by yoyola (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I lived in Canterbury for about 6 months and it is a very nice place. There is a university, so plenty of students to make the place more alive. Also it is a very touristic place (beautiful cathedral and lovely old town centre)and therefore there are plenty of shops and restaurants where you can work.

As it is not a very large town, it is very easy to go everywhere on foot or just by bus and you are only about 1.5H from London by coach or train. It is also not far from the coast so you can go to visit other nearby villages/towns that are quite pretty as well.
I found a job in my first week there. They just hang a sign on the shop window advertising if they need staff. Dead easy!

All the best!!!

Yoyola

4. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

Get yourself to MANCHESTER.....the place is fantastic....great night life and really good shopping...!

5. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

I lived in Salisbury which is next to Stonehenge for two years and I really liked it there. It's pretty central to some nice cities such as Southhampton, Bath and Bournemouth and about 1.5 hours from London. The city is very cosy, the people are friendly and there are a lot of tourists in the summer due to Stonehenge! South west England is lovely in general and people are friendly down there! Good luck!
Jannie

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting lovisarlid

Hi there all Englishmen!!
I´m thinking of going to Brighton..or maybe Edinburgh.
/Lovisa 19 from Uppsala, Sweden

I'm afraid the English aren't the best to advise you on Edinburgh! It's okay there, but I would suggest Glasgow - a much nicer and friendlier place! You need to check out the west end here - it's great - museums, art galleries, pubs, clubs, parks, whatever you want . . .

7. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

York is a fantastic place - great history and scenery near by.
Inverness is another good spot

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Mikey - your bias on Glasgow!! Edinburgh is lovely my sister lives there - lots to do and see and you can understand their accent easier than the Glaswegians!!

Bath is fabulous love the city wonderful place.

Newcastle upon Tyne is great for partying and fun.

The Lake District is beautiful for scenery, hills and dales and obviously the lakes!!

9. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 10y

England and cheap words are from different planets....

10. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

Mikey - your bias on Glasgow!! Edinburgh is lovely my sister lives there - lots to do and see and you can understand their accent easier than the Glaswegians!!

They may be easier to understand, but the Glaswegians are less likely to look at you like you're about to poo in their garden or something. Snobby people those Edinbuggers . . .