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%
 
Total votes: 175

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Re: UK cities

Postby The Prof » 03 Aug 2011, 10:46

sensi wrote:
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The Rotunda :D


The Midland - a great Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

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Re: UK cities

Postby bhoywonder » 03 Aug 2011, 10:48

sensi wrote:
Leg of lamb wrote:Oh I have fond memories of Brum, but that might have been to do with the fact that I went just before Christmas and stayed with my best friend from uni (a local lad). We had a lovely curry, went to a lovely market that had taken over the city centre, then went back to watch Match of the Day at his lovely flat in lovely Moseley. I remember being seriously disheartened by the road situation, though. Some proper eyesore architecture going on.


The "German Market" they call it...it has a hog roast stall and a beer stall with a singing moose head :lol:...we go there every December when we go to drop off and pick up Christmas presents at my parent's house...


We have one of those in Bristol. Good sausages.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Leg of lamb » 03 Aug 2011, 11:09

The Birmingham one takes the concept of the German market to new heights. It completely blankets the city centre, with all sorts of beer, waffles and sausage vendors, toy stalls, sweet shops... well, it's pretty much like, um, a German market but much bigger. Worth an afternoon of anyone's time.
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Re: UK cities

Postby trans-chigley express » 03 Aug 2011, 11:19

The Prof wrote:
sensi wrote:
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The Rotunda :D


The Midland - a great Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

Which is British.

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Re: UK cities

Postby The Prof » 03 Aug 2011, 11:25

Is it?
Oh :oops:
I thought they just moved to Canary warf so they could buy Midland bank

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Re: UK cities

Postby trans-chigley express » 03 Aug 2011, 11:29

Found by a Scot for the good of the Empire. Jolly good show.

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Postby bhoywonder » 03 Aug 2011, 11:30

Leg of lamb wrote:The Birmingham one takes the concept of the German market to new heights. It completely blankets the city centre, with all sorts of beer, waffles and sausage vendors, toy stalls, sweet shops... well, it's pretty much like, um, a German market but much bigger. Worth an afternoon of anyone's time.


Sounds nice. The one in bristol's worth 5 minutes of anyone's time. If they have 10 minutes to kill :lol:

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Re: UK cities

Postby The Prof » 03 Aug 2011, 11:30

trans-chigley express wrote:Found by a Scot for the good of the Empire. Jolly good show.


Hurrah for us. That'll learn 'em

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Re: UK cities

Postby Arthur Crud » 03 Aug 2011, 13:28

Liverpool, Glasgow cos I've had such great times in those places in my life.

Birmingham cos of Roy Wood.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 05 Sep 2012, 17:16

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dang65 wrote:[ I'm attached to the UK in general though. I've found myself falling in love with this country more and more as I get older.


Same here.
When I was younger I used to be one of the "it's just another country" brigade. In fact I always saw myself living abroad when I was older. I'm the opposite now and have really got interested in the history of places too.
I've got a real hankering to move back to Kent. I'm not sure what it is.


I'm really keen to move back to the UK now. I've been living and working abroad for 20 years now - and it's actually starting to make no sense to be outside my own country.

It's not a simple task, moving back, for many reasons - but I'm thinking that next year I'll do it. If I don't, I'll be just another unhappy expat, bitching about bad service and talking about bad British comedies as if they were gold.

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Re: UK cities

Postby brotherlouie » 05 Sep 2012, 17:37

TheModernist wrote:Bristol has always appealed to me, though I've never been. But it's expensive isn't it?


I only read as far as this post. You are kidding, surely? It's two and a bit hours from Paddington. Just go.

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Re: UK cities

Postby The Prof » 05 Sep 2012, 17:56

brotherlouie wrote:
TheModernist wrote:Bristol has always appealed to me, though I've never been. But it's expensive isn't it?


I only read as far as this post. You are kidding, surely? It's two and a bit hours from Paddington. Just go.



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Re: UK cities

Postby brotherlouie » 05 Sep 2012, 17:59

I'm never going to Bristol. I bet it's all feather cuts and harringtons now.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Jumper k » 06 Sep 2012, 07:00

brotherlouie wrote:I'm never going to Bristol. I bet it's all feather cuts and harringtons now.

They'll never replace the smock and pudding basin. Just ask Bhoy.

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Re: UK cities

Postby bhoywonder » 06 Sep 2012, 09:23

Jumper k wrote:
brotherlouie wrote:I'm never going to Bristol. I bet it's all feather cuts and harringtons now.

They'll never replace the smock and pudding basin. Just ask Bhoy.


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Re: UK cities

Postby inthenextlife » 08 Sep 2012, 18:37

Footy wrote:
TopCat G wrote: Then you have the whole pissed fat birds stumbling around the Bigg Market flashing their tits.


Aye. They're hideous, aren't they?


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:lol: At least we don't have so many women with false tits in Manchester!

Actually...here's one of the biggest false tits in Manchester. Image
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Re: UK cities

Postby Ranking Ted » 13 Sep 2012, 23:49

Rather shamefully, I only know Glasgow, Edinburgh and London at all in terms of uk cities, so two of the list. All great, though. Glasgow is miles better than Funky suggests, although it does have its, er, unreconstructed parts. Its my home town, even though I've lived in Perthshire for around 15 years now and it's still a cracking place for a night (or day) out. Its also much prettier (in parts) than you may think. Edinburgh is very different, as has been said - it's much more compact although it also has the villagey type thing you get with London - ie areas like Stockbridge or Leith or the Old Town, with their own characters and vibe. I love it, which only proves I've been out of Glasgow a long time.

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Re: UK cities

Postby inthenextlife » 16 Sep 2012, 19:13

How the hell has Liverpool got more votes than Manchester?! Sheesh!
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Re: UK cities

Postby Toby » 17 Sep 2012, 12:03

I think Liverpool's a better city to visit as an outsider than Manchester. The history of the city is more appealing, especially with the Beatles.

That's not to denigrate Manchester, which I think is a great place, but I think from a tourism perspective - attractions and possibly the geography with the Mersey, Birkenhead, Anglican cathedral - it is the more likeable.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 17 Sep 2012, 14:34

Indeed.

And Scousers have less airs and graces than the Mancs.