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Liverpool voted best city for nightlife in the UK

Night owls are heading north for the best open-late destinations, with London among the top 10 places for nightlife, according to a travellers' poll.
Liverpool and Manchester are the best nightlife places in the UK, reviews on the website of TripAdvisor showed.
And only two of the top 10 in the nightlife list were southern England destinations.
London was in third position, with Brighton fifth in a list that also included Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Belfast, Blackpool and Edinburgh.
TripAdvisor spokeswoman Emma Shaw said: "Liverpudlians should be thrilled their city has been crowned Britain's best nightlife destination.
"The city boasts thriving live music and comedy scenes, along with great clubs, bars and restaurants."
TripAdvisor added: "Despite being world-renowned for its extensive club scene, endless pubs and great bars, London was beaten by the lively north in the nightlife stakes.
"To be named Britain's third-best nightlife destination is an impressive finish, but lovers of London may have expected it to be placed higher."
These were Britain's best nightlife destinations based on TripAdvisor reviews submitted between January 1 and September 16 this year:

1. Liverpool,
2. Manchester,
3. London,
4. Glasgow,
5. Brighton,
6. Leeds,
7. Cardiff,
8. Belfast,
9. Blackpool,
10.Edinburgh.

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Really surprised that Newcastle doesn't even feature in the top ten!!! :eek: Also, Manchester is good but not THAT good to be 2nd and better than London!!!:confused:

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Reply 1
Liverpool and Manchester might top some list, but London is the most beautiful and greatest city in England if not the world.
Reply 2
Original post by Chillaxer
Liverpool and Manchester might top some list, but London is the most beautiful and greatest city in England if not the world.


It's definitely not the most beautiful city in the world.
Reply 3
Original post by No Man
It's definitely not the most beautiful city in the world.


To be honest with you, I love Paris more, and get happier when I go there, and agree entirely that it's overrated in some ways, it's certainly not beautiful as such. But it's got a grandeur and buzz to it, people/culture wise.
To be fair, I watch too much Eastenders though, and read Dickens et al, have a romantic view of it, not exactly anywhere near the real London which seems a bit more up it's own arse.

But overall, it's still way better than the likes of L'pool and Manc IMO.
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I grew up in Liverpool, but lived in Newcastle for the past 4 years... there's no doubting that Newcastle is so much better for a night out imo :smile:

Liverpudlians?? Pretty sure that should be scousers lol
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Reply 5
Newcastle is the place to be for a night out. Who ever made this list obviously was too "posh" to visit the toon.
Reply 6
aaaah, im applying at Liverpool and wanted to know whether the nightlife was good? this maaaay have clarified it! haha..

p.s. i live in London, right in the centre of it.. near Green Park tube station..

its alot of things, but BEAUTIFUL is NOT one of them.
Original post by PwnArtist
Newcastle is the place to be for a night out. Who ever made this list obviously was too "posh" to visit the toon.


U got that right!! :biggrin:
Reply 8
Original post by Chillaxer

But overall, it's still way better than the likes of L'pool and Manc IMO.


In terms of beauty and architecture, despite the obvious gems it has, it is behind Newcastle, Liverpool, Durham, York and Bath at the very least.

Original post by PwnArtist
Newcastle is the place to be for a night out. Who ever made this list obviously was too "posh" to visit the toon.


Newcastle does have a middle class, as I'm sure you're aware :p: The city has become a popular city break amongst the middle classes seeking culture, as well as those just looking for a piss up. It's been well praised in middle class tabloids over the last six to ten years.

It wasn't compiled by a single person but rather a collection of tripadvistor reviews.
Newcastle didn't even make the list? What the actual feck?! :colonhash:
Original post by River85
In terms of beauty and architecture, despite the obvious gems it has, it is behind Newcastle, Liverpool, Durham, York and Bath at the very least.
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It's got better weather, and it's got a scale and buzz to it. Even when it's not beautiful it's got so much character, and variety, like in East London by the river/city/Holborn/Bloomsbury etc. Bath is twee, I could have gone to uni there, I found it depressing. Though I love th country up there, there's nowhere to me, citywise up north that really feels that as good to be in like London.
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Original post by RainbowDoll
Newcastle didn't even make the list? What the actual feck?! :colonhash:


Isn't that just hen nights and chavs?
Reply 12
Original post by Chillaxer
Isn't that just hen nights and chavs?


well said.
Original post by Chillaxer
Isn't that just hen nights and chavs?


Oh so only chavs and people who are on a hen night ever venture out to a bar in Newcastle? you've obviously never been.
Original post by RainbowDoll
Oh so only chavs and people who are on a hen night ever venture out to a bar in Newcastle? you've obviously never been.


Nah joking. I just can tolerate the weather in London as average, just enough blue sky to kepp me feeling alive, don't want to go too much further north where it just gets mood-sappingly grey skyed.
Reply 15
manchester is where its at
Reply 16
Original post by Chillaxer
It's got better weather, and it's got a scale and buzz to it. Even when it's not beautiful it's got so much character, and variety, like in East London by the river/city/Holborn/Bloomsbury etc. Bath is twee, I could have gone to uni there, I found it depressing. Though I love th country up there, there's nowhere to me, citywise up north that really feels that as good to be in like London.


Better weather than where? The difference in temperature between London and Newcastle isn't all that significant, you're talking a couple of degrees a lot of the time. Both are relatively dry cities.

Bath, in my opinion, has better weather than London. Seems to have less overcast days and certainly warmer.

London is, after all, a global city and the nation's capital. It is quite unfair to compare any city to it. But Newcastle, and other "provincial" major cities, still offer world class city experiences.

This "grim up north" weather stereotype is largely *******s to be honest. Having extensive experience of both London and Newcastle, you don't seem to have more overcast days in one over the other. The climate in the UK is more of an east/west split with both London and Newcastle in the (drier) east.

It gets foggy along the Tyne in the autumn, though, hence the famous song. But I'd rather have fog than London smog....

Original post by Chillaxer
Isn't that just hen nights and chavs?


It has a market for hen and stag nights, yes. But it is widely recognised as one of the country's leading cultural centres with the Baltic, Biscuit Factory, Laing, Great North Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Roman sites, Sage Music Centre, Theatre Royal and a fantastic music scene. It, was highlighted by Lonely Planet as one of the top cities in the world and its nightlife has been called the number one tourist attraction in the UK. Its nightlife is more than just stag and hen nights.

Original post by i Pav i
well said.


No.Considering the large, and very affluent, student population (Newcastle being quite a "rah" uni). That the city itself does have a middle class, and it is popular with older, middle class couples looking for a night out or cultural events, it is more than just a piss up for the chavish young.
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Original post by River85
Better weather than where? The difference in temperature between London and Newcastle isn't all that significant, you're talking a couple of degrees a lot of the time. Both are relatively dry cities.

Bath, in my opinion, has better weather than London. Seems to have less overcast days and certainly warmer.

London is, after all, a global city and the nation's capital. It is quite unfair to compare any city to it. But Newcastle, and other "provincial" major cities, still offer world class city experiences.

This "grim up north" weather stereotype is largely *******s to be honest. Having extensive experience of both London and Newcastle, you don't seem to have more overcast days in one over the other. The climate in the UK is more of an east/west split with both London and Newcastle in the (drier) east.

It gets foggy along the Tyne in the autumn, though, hence the famous song. But I'd rather have fog than London smog....



It has a market for hen and stag nights, yes. But it is widely recognised as one of the country's leading cultural centres with the Baltic, Biscuit Factory, Laing, Great North Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Roman sites, Sage Music Centre, Theatre Royal and a fantastic music scene. It, was highlighted by Lonely Planet as one of the top cities in the world and its nightlife has been called the number one tourist attraction in the UK. Its nightlife is more than just stag and hen nights.

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Yeah but it's not just what guides say, it's how you feel about it. It kight be similar temp wise(though actually London has a microclimate that makes it warmer cos it's so condensed. But there's still a lot more light skies down south, it's noticable(I lived in Edinburgh a good while) Bath is west country and when I've been out there it's been a lot more misty and grey than East Anglia, where I am, plus wetter. I agree about the east west split, had a sunny holiday in the peak district then corssed over into manchester, mid summer, and it was rainy and grim. Museums are fine, theatres etc. I dunno, but just regular life, like activities, people I prefer the south-east and London. More my culture.
Reply 18
Added to my potential university choices list.
Reply 19
Leeds should have been higher!! At least top 5!!!

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