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Looking for an affordable, hip city in the UK.

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

A town with some of the cheapest property for sale/rent in England - right now, is Milton Keynes.

12. Posted by ems99 (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I would definitley say Bristol. Haha... you've started up some competition on the cities here!!

Bristol, because:

Rent will definitley be cheaper than London or Brighton
However, the weather will be the same as London or Brighton (the north, such as Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle are definitely colder cities to live in but still have LOADS going on.. especially Manchester... if you can deal with a few degrees cooler and more rain)
It's a very picturesque city (quite hilly, which makes for some good views), with loads of outdoor spaces and beautiful countryside in surrounding areas
It has fantastic nightlife as it has a University, so the city is always buzzing. Lots of people that go to University there even stay there during their summer/xmas breaks and lots of students end up moving to this city when they've finished studying...
It's got good public transport - which are buses. But definitely a walkable city
It has a bit of an arty / creative feel to it (similar to Brighton in this way)
It has an airport, so you can fly to many European cities
It is about 1.5hrs by train to London, direct and you can get some great train deals online sometimes
Some wicked little restaurants and cafes and good shopping too

good luck with the move! x

13. Posted by nancydrew (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I have similar values and my instant reaction was Glasgow or Liverpool.

I don't know much about the cities in the south of England.

Re weather in the UK, it can be quite varied. (At the moment it's snowing up North but not even close down south). In general the west coast (liverpool, manchester, glasgow) is mild but rainy, the east coast (edinburgh, newcastle) gives you freezing cold days but crisp and clear skies. The south is warmer. London is tropical in the summer: to be avoided if you dislike heat and crowds.

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15. Posted by LCJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Brighton or Liverpool, definitely! Brighton is so cool and very charming, and has some beautiful places along the beach.
Liverpool is in some aspects one of the new cultural centers of the UK, with a great nightlife, an unending list of peculiar things to see and do, and very easy to get around - both in the city itself and to the rest of the country.

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