London - I basically like it a lot because of all the history and arty fuffkin stuff, but I retain a provincial ...distrust... of it
Birmingham - only been on the canals. I like jewellery.
Glasgow - not been
Manchester - like it a LOT. Those 19th century industrial and municipal buildings, the art gallery, and my mum is from there
Liverpool - like it even more a LOT. For the Victorianness of the grand buildings. I just ignore the whole Beatles thing.
Edinburgh - it's interesting. Doesn't feel like a British city to me because of the dark stone. Spooky. Scariest ghost walk ever.
Bristol - great city. Ideally, I'd like somewhere like Cotham or Redlands in some beautiful converted flat, and buy lots of books and drink tea.
Sheffield - only been to the outskirts to visit Phil's son.
Newcastle - went when I was 15. It's probably changed since then. Not keen on string vests.
Hull - not been.
Leeds - I've been a few times. It's basically ugly and a real mish mash, but I really enjoyed the Royal Armouries.
Bradford - It's still got cobbled streets. It's got Bombay Stores. I don't mind it.
Belfast - not been, but very keen to go.
Brighton - love Brighton- my ex is from there, but we can ignore that too. Character, buzz, seaside, and a terrific vegetarian restaurant.
Nottingham - only been once with Phil. Nice trams, good museum in the Castle.
Leicester - I really liked it!
It was much nicer than expected.
Wolverhampton - not been. But I like wolves.
Cardiff - excellent city. Smart, friendly, wonderful museum with great art, desperate to go back and see Cardiff Castle.
Bournemouth - Is it a city? But it has my favourite English museum - The Russell-Cotes, which is this ott Victorian mansion filled with lovely art.
Portsmouth - a massive dump. But the dockyard museums are cracking.
Southampton - like a lot. There's nothing specially special about it, but it has everything you want, and beautiful countryside close at hand.
Coventry - also a massive dump, but I know a very cute King Charles spaniel who lives there.
Sunderland - not been
Reading - nothing to say
Preston - only driven through, but I have ancestral ties to the town.
Wakefield - not been
Plymouth - my birth city. I have a soft spot for it. It's mostly ugly but has some quaint bits, the Hoe is tremendous, and I got my wedding dress there.
Stoke - My dad and most of my ancestors on his side were Stokies. I've not been that often and it's pretty rough, but I like the idea of it anyway
Derby - only driven through.
Swansea - not been
York - what kind of maniac wouldn't love York? I could quite happily live there.
Peterborough - only driven through.
Oxford - not as nice as Cambridge, but nice enough.
Norwich - not been
Cambridge - nicer than Oxford, and it's the place from which the King's College Choir do their gorgeous Christmas Eve singing and that. Yum.
Exeter- shame it had the bejesus bombed out of it, but it's a good place to live. It has The Best Cathedral.
Canterbury- it's like a cross between York and Exeter. Good pubs.