UK cities

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Manchester
20
11%
Glasgow
29
17%
Bristol
18
10%
Sheffield
8
5%
Edinburgh
38
22%
Liverpool
26
15%
Birmingham
6
3%
Leeds
12
7%
Newcastle
18
10%
 
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Re: UK cities

Postby The Red Heifer » 25 Mar 2014, 04:44

I've only been to Glasgow Liverpool and Leeds off the list! :lol: I will hopefully up that total when I am over in August!

Glasgow was absolutely superb though.
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UK cities

Postby Servicepwb » 21 Mar 2016, 19:12

A heads up. Theres a new TV series starting tonight on BBC2 at 7pm called Sea Cities and Plymouth is the first city to feature. It should be interesting

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Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Mar 2016, 20:15

Servicepwb wrote:A heads up. Theres a new TV series starting tonight on BBC2 at 7pm called Sea Cities and Plymouth is the first city to feature. It should be interesting


We popped over to Plymouth last week from South East Cornwall....visited Plymouth Hoe, which was really lovely. Obviously you Beatles fans will just know the photo I took....
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Re: UK cities

Postby Quaco » 23 Mar 2016, 19:25

Diamond Dog wrote:
Servicepwb wrote:A heads up. Theres a new TV series starting tonight on BBC2 at 7pm called Sea Cities and Plymouth is the first city to feature. It should be interesting


We popped over to Plymouth last week from South East Cornwall....visited Plymouth Hoe, which was really lovely. Obviously you Beatles fans will just know the photo I took....

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Re: UK cities

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 01 Apr 2016, 18:03

Plymouth is a great town.
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Re: UK cities

Postby The Great Defector » 03 May 2016, 20:57

I'm going to Bristol in a few weeks, and you guys rated it 6th? :?
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Postby inside-out fox » 04 May 2016, 00:31

It's in the South.
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Re: UK cities

Postby Jumper K » 04 May 2016, 07:29

*BEYOND BEE* wrote:It's in the South.

I think you'll find its in the West.

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Postby WG Kaspar » 04 May 2016, 07:32

Jumper K wrote:
*BEYOND BEE* wrote:It's in the South.

I think you'll find its in the West.

What he meant was it's not the North
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Postby The Great Defector » 04 May 2016, 15:03

Is this the English version of Lost?
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Re: UK cities

Postby Jumper K » 05 May 2016, 20:41

WG Kaspar wrote:
Jumper K wrote:
*BEYOND BEE* wrote:It's in the South.

I think you'll find its in the West.

What he meant was it's not the North

Fuck the North!

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Re: UK cities

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 May 2016, 01:44

Jumper K wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I think you'll find its in the West.

What he meant was it's not the North

Fuck the North!


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Re: UK cities

Postby jl » 02 Aug 2016, 18:40

Liverpool is my favourite city in the North and beats Manchester in atmosphere, architecture, pubs and everything you'd want in an English city. To its credit it seems to be more honest about the slave trade than other places as well. I'm certain that most of the derision it gets is based on historic prejudice against Irish immigrants.

Newcastle is quite handsome and has its quirks but it's very parochial. Its steep stony banks were built as a Norman fortress to subjugate the region and there's still that air of brutality. And I don't like how every Southerner who manages to make it up there turns into Jimmy Nail. My favourite place in the North East is Durham, I feel more at home there than anywhere else, I think.

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Re: UK cities

Postby jl » 02 Aug 2016, 18:52

I also don't like how Manchester gets to claim the industrial revolution as its own. It developed from it, it didn't create it.

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Postby inside-out fox » 15 Jul 2017, 09:43

I keep hearing good things about Glasgow now - how it's culturally more 'happening' than Edinburgh, and how the rents are much lower. And it's bigger and more varied.

Dougie? Anyone?
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Postby Goat Boy » 15 Jul 2017, 14:33

It is significantly cheaper and musically there is more going on. Gig wise Glasgow has been better for quite some time. I wouldn't say in general that culturally it's more interesting mind but it depends what you are into. Despite my reservations Edinburgh still has the festivals. If I was 21 I might prefer Glasgow but I'm not ken

Obviously I don't know what your budgets are but you will get more bang for your buck in Glasgow definitely and even if you were working in Edinburgh it's only an hr away by train so you could commute too.
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Postby hippopotamus » 15 Jul 2017, 17:00

John Onan wrote:I keep hearing good things about Glasgow now - how it's culturally more 'happening' than Edinburgh, and how the rents are much lower. And it's bigger and more varied.

Dougie? Anyone?


I can't talk too much about Edinburgh, really... I sort of thought like Dougie said, that I would end up taking the short train ride to Edinburgh for all my upper-echelon cultural needs, if I felt deprived in Glasgow. I've never felt deprived. Moving here from Dublin, which I think must be up there as one of the best cities for creative "buzz" or whatever that is that gives you new and interesting things to do and see all the time, I've felt it more than keeps up.
In fact, I'm not sure it lacks anything.

But then, how do you MEASURE culture?

I've lived here for 2 years, I keep getting surprised at things on offer. I also have to say, what I really like how it feels like it gets better all the time.
I'm honestly trying to be as objective as I can, but I really can't fault the lifestyle here.
It's cheap so that now everywhere I go is phenomenally expensive. I've never felt there's not much going on. I don't think it has that picture postcard perfect aesthetic that Edinburgh has, but it's lovely all over the place. There's always dozens of eating places i want to try, shows or gigs I want to go see... it's easy to get around. People are wonderful.
I think if given the choice again I would choose Glasgow over Edinburgh. It makes me more comfortable, somehow I feel it's more laid back and less on show. That's probably a made-up thing.
But I would choose Edinburgh or Glasgow over a lot of places.
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Re: UK cities

Postby inside-out fox » 15 Jul 2017, 23:15

Thanks, friends!

These days I'm kind of obsessed with this idea of ranking and rating UK cities. Of course any attempt to do that would mostly be subjective, but still...I'd like to land somewhere where I'm going to be happy.
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Postby inside-out fox » 15 Jul 2017, 23:27

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Oxford
Cambridge
Bath
Hereford
Plymouth
Exeter
Brighton
Canterbury
Salisbury
Winchester
Penzance


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OK! Thanks.

Maybe I'll do a tour one of these days. Take a little camera, go from town to town, pub to pub, interviewing people. That would be great, actually. Get funding from Channel 4 in advance, put together a docu - England's Dreamers.

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:lol: Absolutely!



We can start this September!
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Re: UK cities

Postby Goat Boy » 16 Jul 2017, 17:52

John Onan wrote:Thanks, friends!

These days I'm kind of obsessed with this idea of ranking and rating UK cities. Of course any attempt to do that would mostly be subjective, but still...I'd like to land somewhere where I'm going to be happy.


I know it sounds cliched as hell but life is too short to live somewhere you don't like. It really does make such a difference living in a city you love.

I think either Glasgow or Edinburgh would suit you but you might find that one can offer you a slightly better quality of life (I hate myself for even typing those words) than the other.
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