Looking for your new home in England? Here are some of country’s biggest and brightest cities.
London – population 7 million
Huge and sprawling, this economic powerhouse is a mecca for career opportunities. Myriad restaurants, endless museums, sports galore and shopping to rival Paris and New York are all draws. The only downside is its high property costs.
Birmingham – population 1 million
A key player in the Industrial revolution, this progressive city in the West Midlands is now an important commercial hub. Boutique shopping, a strong arts and culture scene and a modern outlook make it a great place to live.
Leeds – population 726,000
Bursting with universities, sports and buzzing nightlife, this metropolitan Yorkshire city is a top contender for settling down. Close to historic York, its diverse mix of architecture means you can pick your preferred home: modern, Georgian or Victorian.
Sheffield – Population 530,000
Rolling hills and nearby peaks give this former steel-smelting city the most stunning vistas around. Public sector and tech jobs make for a strong economy. Love soccer, hiking and climbing? Sheffield is great for outdoorsy residents.
Liverpool – population 467,000
The Beatles, soccer and a zest for culture. This port city is a tourism hub with numerous accolades as a City of Culture, unsurprising given the significant growth of its knowledge economy.
Manchester – Population 430,000
Home of Manchester United and a former textiles city, Manchester’s a thriving place beloved by tourists and locals alike. A city of contrasts, it’s got a rough-around-of-edges charm many love.
Bristol – population 399,000
Bristol is often dubbed UK’s best place to live, and is known for its beautiful scenery, great shopping and top-notch social scene. Good schools, low unemployment and picturesque houses cement its place as one of England’s best places to live.