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    Interesting read about Londoners who leave http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37385265
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    Birmingham is a toilet. And imagine having to listen to that accent all day every day?
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    (Original post by viffer)
    Birmingham is a toilet. And imagine having to listen to that accent all day every day?
    If Birmingham is a toilet then London is a long-drop the Monday after a Glastonbury weekend.
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    (Original post by Rock Fan)
    Interesting read about Londoners who leave http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37385265
    But why would they leave London for Birmingham of all places which lacks culture, identity has no decent architecture just concrete. Surly Londoners would go to cities with culture like York, Edinburgh or Blackpool, they have identity, nice architecture and culture.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    But why would they leave London for Birmingham of all places which lacks culture, identity has no decent architecture just concrete. Surly Londoners would go to cities with culture like York, Edinburgh or Blackpool, they have identity, nice architecture and culture.
    :lolwut:
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    :lolwut:
    Unless that's a cunning parody of Blackadder, it's yet more twoddle from our resident numpty.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    But why would they leave London for Birmingham of all places which lacks culture, identity has no decent architecture just concrete. Surly Londoners would go to cities with culture like York, Edinburgh or Blackpool, they have identity, nice architecture and culture.
    Jobs and cost of living.

    York - Very expensive for the North, city itself is pretty small so not that many employment opportunities

    Edinburgh - Good for job opportunities, especially in IT, and decent city for an ex-Londoner to flee to. However there is a major housing shortage and rent prices are massively inflated to other places in Scotland/North of England/Midlands so not such good value

    Blackpool - Seriously? It's a dump, no jobs, high unemployment and crimerate, people are leaving the place, its heyday was about 30-40 years ago.

    At the end of the day people don't really care that much about architecture/culture. There are plenty of awful looking areas in parts of London. The things that really matter to ex-Londoners in no particular order are:

    - Job prospects
    - Rent prices/cost of buying a house
    - Transport/Travel connections (mainline railway station/motorway links)
    - Cost/quality of living on a non-London salary
    - Stuff to do (you'd probably expect ex-Londoners to gravitate towards cities like Birmingham/Manchester/Leeds etc)
    (Original post by Drewski)
    Unless that's a cunning parody of Blackadder, it's yet more twoddle from our resident numpty.
    Have I missed a Hull joke or something?
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    (Original post by ManiaMuse)
    Have I missed a Hull joke or something?
    No, but dropping Blackpool in there is akin to that, hence why I said parody rather than copy.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    But why would they leave London for Birmingham of all places which lacks culture, identity has no decent architecture just concrete. Surly Londoners would go to cities with culture like York, Edinburgh or Blackpool, they have identity, nice architecture and culture.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bi...35NRBiCojHM%3A

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bi...6X75RunMqkM%3A

    Yeah definetely no good architecture.
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    (Original post by ManiaMuse)
    Jobs and cost of living.

    York - Very expensive for the North, city itself is pretty small so not that many employment opportunities

    Edinburgh - Good for job opportunities, especially in IT, and decent city for an ex-Londoner to flee to. However there is a major housing shortage and rent prices are massively inflated to other places in Scotland/North of England/Midlands so not such good value

    Blackpool - Seriously? It's a dump, no jobs, high unemployment and crimerate, people are leaving the place, its heyday was about 30-40 years ago.

    At the end of the day people don't really care that much about architecture/culture. There are plenty of awful looking areas in parts of London. The things that really matter to ex-Londoners in no particular order are:

    - Job prospects
    - Rent prices/cost of buying a house
    - Transport/Travel connections (mainline railway station/motorway links)
    - Cost/quality of living on a non-London salary
    - Stuff to do (you'd probably expect ex-Londoners to gravitate towards cities like Birmingham/Manchester/Leeds etc)

    Have I missed a Hull joke or something?
    Blackpool has been regarded as the London of the North (my ex Geography teacher said similar). Like London, Blackpool has a massive tourist footfall, second to London, you are probably more likely to see a Japanese or Swiss tourist taking photos in Blackpool than anywhere else outside London or Edinburgh.

    Where London has its red buses Blackpool has its trams.
    Where London has its palaces, Blackpool has its massive piers.
    Where London has its Shard Blackpool has always had its tower, tallest building in Britain.

    In all Blackpool has identity, if you look at a general stereotype of Britain you will see Blackpool tower alongside Big Ben. You won't however see that giant silver blister that is the bull ring in Birmingham. Just what were they thinking when they thought it would be cool to design a shopping mall to look like a giant infected blister lol?

    It's these similarities that make Blackpool a likely destination for Londoners. People prefer to move from like to like.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    But why would they leave London for Birmingham of all places which lacks culture, identity has no decent architecture just concrete. Surly Londoners would go to cities with culture like York, Edinburgh or Blackpool, they have identity, nice architecture and culture.
    Umm? York and Edinburgh maybe but Blackpool? The place is a dump, devoid of any awesome architecture and culture :laugh:

    Decent if you live in Lancashire and you want to go on rollercoasters but not much else
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Blackpool has been regarded as the London of the North.
    By people from Blackpool.

    Nobody else.


    Everybody else thinks - correctly - that it's an obsolete ****hole.
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    (Original post by ManiaMuse)
    If Birmingham is a toilet then London is a long-drop the Monday after a Glastonbury weekend.
    That does not constitute a denial
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    By people from Blackpool.
    Or people who've never actually been to Blackpool.
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    Or people who've never actually been to Blackpool.
    Lucky, lucky people.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    But why would they leave London for Birmingham of all places which lacks culture, identity has no decent architecture just concrete. Surly Londoners would go to cities with culture like York, Edinburgh or Blackpool, they have identity, nice architecture and culture.
    What about Birmingham's canals? Do the waters works that run right through the centre of the city and mean waterside properties are affordable for even modestly paid people not count as "architecture".
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Blackpool has been regarded as the London of the North (my ex Geography teacher said similar). Like London, Blackpool has a massive tourist footfall, second to London, you are probably more likely to see a Japanese or Swiss tourist taking photos in Blackpool than anywhere else outside London or Edinburgh.

    Where London has its red buses Blackpool has its trams.
    Where London has its palaces, Blackpool has its massive piers.
    Where London has its Shard Blackpool has always had its tower, tallest building in Britain.

    In all Blackpool has identity, if you look at a general stereotype of Britain you will see Blackpool tower alongside Big Ben. You won't however see that giant silver blister that is the bull ring in Birmingham. Just what were they thinking when they thought it would be cool to design a shopping mall to look like a giant infected blister lol?

    It's these similarities that make Blackpool a likely destination for Londoners. People prefer to move from like to like.
    You're really comparing blackpool to london? You must be trolling.London is a global city on par with the likes of new york and Shanghai.Blackpool is a small town with some average roller coasters,a rip off tower and some crappy lights.They dont compare.Even a little bit.
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    Yep Brum has some lovely architecture beats York and Edinburgh and Blackpool.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/asha-l...-rNDH4c-rPU5Qe

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceb...-aCQa6u-q2X1Z9


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lastye...7-2ECQCE-fu1ve
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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bi...1sqomdQOQgM%3A
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bi...OUt6EYNtscM%3A
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bi...sVd0AZL27FM%3A
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bi...frdM2Far5vM%3A

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bi...u5dY5YwYnUM%3A

    Defintely beats blackpool.What does blackpool actually have? Edingburgh probably does beat it to be fair but Ive never actually been.I imagine its pretty cold though and probably a pain if you want to travel internationally.
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    (Original post by ManiaMuse)
    If Birmingham is a toilet then London is a long-drop the Monday after a Glastonbury weekend.
    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    :lolwut:
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