UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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Glasgow
7
47%
Edinburgh
8
53%
 
Total votes: 15

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Re: UK cities ranking

Postby The Modernist » 23 Feb 2018, 19:50

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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.

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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby joklend » 23 Feb 2018, 19:52

Edinburgh is a lesser Newcastle on a hill. The cathedral was surprisingly small. Glasgow I've not been to.

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Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 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 Tonto Papadopoulos » 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:
echolalia wrote:
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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The Modernist wrote:
echolalia wrote:
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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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

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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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

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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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

Darkness_Fish wrote:
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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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 24 Feb 2018, 07:47

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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 Pansy Puff » 24 Feb 2018, 08:00

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.

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Postby the gorton gollum » 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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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

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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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

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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