UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

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Glasgow
7
47%
Edinburgh
8
53%
 
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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby Butch Manly » 23 Feb 2018, 20:11

Having spent but a night or two in each, Glasgow grabbed me by the lapels and snogged me, good-style. Edinburgh didn't.
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Postby Butch Manly » 23 Feb 2018, 20:13

Not sure how much the supermarkets are clogged up with foreign shit, like.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 23 Feb 2018, 20:14

Go to Glasgow. Edinburgh is only about an hour away anyway.
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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby Goat Boy » 23 Feb 2018, 20:18

German Dave wrote:Having spent but a night or two in each, Glasgow grabbed me by the lapels and snogged me, good-style. Edinburgh didn't.


God bless Edinburgh
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Re: UK cities ranking

Postby Toby » 23 Feb 2018, 20:26

The Modernist wrote:
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Brighton – I lived there for a while and have really fond memories of it. I worked for a clairvoyant - not always easy. I have a massive soft spot for Brighton novels. If ever I had to countenance living in Blighty again, I would gravitate towards Brighton.


It's not what it was sadly. You can still have a fun night out there though.


Yeah it's been gentrified a lot - the price for being an hour from London and by the sea.

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Postby Toby » 23 Feb 2018, 20:26

The Modernist wrote:
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Brighton – I lived there for a while and have really fond memories of it. I worked for a clairvoyant - not always easy. I have a massive soft spot for Brighton novels. If ever I had to countenance living in Blighty again, I would gravitate towards Brighton.


It's not what it was sadly. You can still have a fun night out there though.


Yeah it's been gentrified a lot - the price for being an hour from London and by the sea.

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Postby The Modernist » 23 Feb 2018, 20:40

German Dave wrote:Having spent but a night or two in each, Glasgow grabbed me by the lapels and snogged me, good-style. Edinburgh didn't.


I had the same experience.

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Postby Toby » 23 Feb 2018, 20:42

Edinburgh is the scottish equivalent of Tunbridge Wells isn't it?

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Postby PENK » 23 Feb 2018, 20:52

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What strange magic are they doing in Wakefield?
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 23 Feb 2018, 20:58

joklend wrote:Edinburgh is a lesser Newcastle on a hill.

I thought you'd insist there was no place in the world lesser than Newcastle :o
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Postby joklend » 23 Feb 2018, 21:47

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joklend wrote:Edinburgh is a lesser Newcastle on a hill.

I thought you'd insist there was no place in the world lesser than Newcastle :o


Seriously, I've mentioned a few times that studying for my postgrad there gave me a new-found respect for the place. Topographically it's fascinating, with medieval, Victorian and postwar architecture falling on top of each other. It was already well established as a city long before the industrial revolution and most of the industrial areas it grew from were outsourced around it (other than Sandgate and the locomotive factories). I just wouldn't call it my home.

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Postby joklend » 23 Feb 2018, 21:51

Toby wrote:Edinburgh is the scottish equivalent of Tunbridge Wells isn't it?


Never met the woman, wouldn't know.

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Postby Butch Manly » 24 Feb 2018, 07:47

The Modernist wrote:
German Dave wrote:Having spent but a night or two in each, Glasgow grabbed me by the lapels and snogged me, good-style. Edinburgh didn't.


I had the same experience.


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Postby clive gash » 24 Feb 2018, 08:54

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Postby Jeemo » 24 Feb 2018, 09:05

Well, if I stayed in or was from Glasgow maybe but....
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Postby Goat Boy » 24 Feb 2018, 10:05

Toby wrote:Edinburgh is the scottish equivalent of Tunbridge Wells isn't it?


How do you mean?
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Postby Rayge » 24 Feb 2018, 10:46

Goat Boy wrote:
Toby wrote:Edinburgh is the scottish equivalent of Tunbridge Wells isn't it?


How do you mean?


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Not getting at you Toby, that was always the way it was portrayed when I was growing up/a young man. 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' was as much of a stock figure as The Man on the Clapham Omnibus (everyman) or a Covent Garden porter (swearyman)
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Postby PENK » 24 Feb 2018, 11:18

Goat Boy wrote:
Toby wrote:Edinburgh is the scottish equivalent of Tunbridge Wells isn't it?


How do you mean?


Both have a lot of sandstone architecture.
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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby Goat Boy » 24 Feb 2018, 12:09

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Super-Jank wrote:Quite soon I have to decide between Edinburgh and Glasgow for my next home.

I've been offered summer work in both places and everybody tells me Edinburgh is more beautiful - but it's also more expensive, has all the twee touristy shit, and it's shit for gigs. It sounds to me a bit like Prague - full of history but culturally stagnant.

Glasgow is gritty and a REAL BIG CITY. And the West End is great.

Go to Lerwick.


Or Dundee.

The twee touristy shit is really just around the Royal Mile and nobody local goes there anyway. Glasgow is way better for gigs but, let's face it, 99% of them you'd have no interest in anyway. It used to bother me when I first moved down but then I was still listening to more new music and wanting to go to gigs more. These days I'm less bothered by it. If a band I really like are playing in Glasgow I can always drive through or get the train. It's not ideal but it's only an hour away.

I don't think Edinburgh is culturally stagnant at all and it's not like Glasgow is New York you know?

If you want gritty I can recommend Muirhouse or Pilton.
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Postby Goat Boy » 24 Feb 2018, 12:13

PENK wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
Toby wrote:Edinburgh is the scottish equivalent of Tunbridge Wells isn't it?


How do you mean?


Both have a lot of sandstone architecture.


Ahhhhhh!

A lot of people mischaracterise Edinburgh you know.
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