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141. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

In fact, the honour goes back to you.... St Davids has a population of under 2,000 ! !

142. Posted by liali (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

hi am very happy that i found this thread i really need a good advice here, am 21 Muslim girl from Kuwait ( coming along with gulf money ..... yep) what is the best city to continue my postgraduate studies in UK? am looking for great natural sights, friendly ppl ( most important factor as i choose UK in first place because ppl are more understanding of cultural and religious differences comparing to united states ) dont care about night life but will appreciate the good restaurants

143. Posted by Sallyxx (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I think generally speaking London isn't the best place to be a student - it's expensive, vast and campuses are very spread out or non-existent. But it really depends on what you're looking for. If you'd like to experience student life, then a uni with a campus or close-knit student community would be best. The whole of the UK is one great natural sight and people are generally considered to be friendlier the further north you go. Londoners are friendly enough, but it's a big city and you can get lost in the crowd - which of course has both advantages and disadvantages.

If you have extra gulf money to spend, you could come over and visit a few unis, that way you'll know which one feels "right".

144. Posted by N1U9F8C7 (Budding Member 47 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Best City i have ever been to in England is Newcastle.

Probably one of my favourite places in the entire world to be honest!!

145. Posted by darthvanderjon (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I believe Nottingham is the best city to live in England. I have stayed there for a year, and am in love with the culture and history of this place. Plus the pub this place has to offer, are amazing. The city has everything, and is a major tourist attraction because of the legends of Robin Hood and the cultural festival held there. The city is well connected with the rest of the country and has one of the largest airports in its vicinity, i.e East Midlands airport -snip-

If you are looking to shift, I'd definitely recommend Nottingham!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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147. Posted by mxmlln (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Finally finished reading this entire thread, so had to post something.
One of my main criteria for a place to live is that the total population within about 60 miles should be lower than 4 million. Some of these cities seem to go on forever, like Los Angeles where I'm from.

That being said, isn't Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Sheffield really just one big city? Don't people commute from Liverpool to Manchester for work everyday?

Also, there are a set of cities that meet my living criteria that no ones ever mentioned. What does everyone think of the following:

  1. Southampton (Somebody did mention Bournemouth)
  2. Plymouth
  3. Exeter
  4. Peterborough
  5. Ipswich
  6. Grimsby

Would appreciate if you kept this thread alive, forever...

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149. Posted by Craggy (Budding Member 43 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

That last list is a pretty sorry list, although out of them all Exeter is a pretty decent place.

Bournemouth is OK, certainly better than Southampton, which has a real bore factor!

150. Posted by Warrenjones (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I'd say try and visit a few different cities that can offer different things. London for culture, museums etc. Brighton for a seaside experience and then somewhere like Manchester for a night out on the booze!