Where to move in the UK?

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  1. chrispy179

    chrispy179 Senior member

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    Having lived in Montreal and Auckland we're looking for somewhere most like Montreal and LEAST like Auckland. Montreal was exciting and easy to get around and we've found Auckland to be a boring, sprawled, inconvenient, expensive shithole (sorry Aucklanders). My first choice would be Edinburgh based solely on the architecture and culture but my worry is that it is a bit small and opportunities might be limited. Manchester's new BBC development could be a good opportunity for me but the city itself seems very sprawled and ugly. London is only really an option if I'm able to obtain decent employment prior to moving there.

    Im pretty much still at square one and will probably have to wait til we are actually there to decide.
     


  2. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Edinburgh then. I believe most of the Scottish TV and radio is done in Glasgow but you can easily get the train every day.
     


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    Edinburgh is a beautiful city..

    Great rugby matches on tap too..:slayer
     


  4. MikeDT

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    Not where, but why would someone want to move to the UK?
     


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    The weather.
     


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    It's pot luck which City turns out to be the best for you. My immediate thoughts are that London would be the right place to go.
     


  7. lasbar

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    London is uber expensive , that's the problem..
     


  8. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Why?
     


  9. London Rudeboy

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    You don't need a car in London at all. Most people in London don't actually need cars and lots of people don't own them. That said it is extremely expensive. If I were to move back to the UK it would be to Liverpool or Inverness.
     
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    Inverness???
     


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    Oxford. London 1 hr.
    Brighton ditto.
     


  12. lasbar

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    Brighton and Oxford are brilliant town to live in ..

    I don't know enough about his particular line of work to advise him...

    Salisbury and Bath are beautiful too..

    Manchesterseems a good compromise.
     


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    chrispy179 Senior member

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    Brighton was also a consideration. Proximity to London and the sea is a big plus, but rent prices in Brighton seem quite high as well (still almost twice as much vs northern England and Scotland)
     


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    Never really liked brighton. Kind of bias because I live here, but I think Cambridge is really nice. My student accommodation in London is gonna be nearly 800 a month for an absolutely tiny room, London is ridiculously expensive.
     
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    It'll get even more expensive this year, 2012 Olympics. I'm staying where I am. :)
     
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