Hi, my friend and I are teachers in our mid-20s and we are looking into moving to England in August to teach for a year. We were originally planning on looking for jobs in London, but because it is so expensive, I am worried we won't have much money to travel once we are there (especially on a teacher's salary), which kind of defeats the purpose of moving there in the first place. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any other good, but less expensive, places to live in England - the only cities I have been to are London and Manchester. We are looking for a place with a young population, lots to do, good night life, and good public transportation since we won't have a car. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
Leeds, Leeds, Leeds
Great city for the young and in the North too (the best place). Just about to graduate from uni here in july and i've had the best 3 years of my life and maybe will ever have. Headingley is full of students and young proffessionals, i recomend it to anyone.
Bath and Bristol are both really nice cities, with some great night life and fantastic countryside to explore nearby.
I agree that Leeds is a cool place to live, if you dont mind the grim northern ex industrial city vibe!
I think Newcastle and Edinburgh are good options in the north. Edinburgh is more expensive, but has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world!!
Birmingham i reccomend to you,this city has excellent nightlife in fact it has some of the best ive experienced than any other city as theres so many large chunks of areas in the centre with lots of diversity to choose from ,and theres always something around the corner to suprise you. and aswell as being cheaper than London, in Birmingham your smack bang in the middle of England with the beautiful national parks of north wales just beside you and your a bit closer to scotland which is an insentive to go and visit as trains and other forms of public transport are never far away.
Birmingham has a bit of a gloomy industrial feel to it aswell but once you learn a bit of the history ull appreciate the dark clouds above the city .
yeah id say Edinburgh is ur best option - Not in England - but has the best for nightlife and young population. are u concerned about job availability as well or just to party? Edinburgh maybe hard to find work, what kind of teaching are you intersted in? Public school maybe tough to find work in...unless you hav something lined up already.
Liverpool is amazing city for nightlife. Freindliest place in England I reckon.
Leeds and Edinburgh are both top choices - Edinburgh is an excellent city, but I would go for Leeds as it is a little bit younger and a little bit cheaper, and a little bit easier to see your friends in London (you're bound to have some)...
especially on a teacher's salary
Substitute teaching, whilst not glamorous, does actually pay quite well in the UK compared to other backpacker/unskilled jobs... you might be pleasantly surprised!