These are the best places to live in the UK right now

Did your hometown make the list?


by Carl Smith |
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In a break from our usual celeb chatter, we thought we'd let you know that The Sunday Times has released its list of the best places to live in the UK right now; with York crowned 2018's winner.

Wanna know where the most desirable locations in the country are? Check out the full list below:


These are the best places to live in the UK right now

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The Sunday Times says: "The period buildings, meandering river and iconic Minster have ensured the city a billing in every Best Places list to date, but it now comes out in top spot due to its emergence as a mini metropolis, with trendy cafes and destination restaurants, innovative tech and media firms, and a dynamic workforce."

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Greater London: Bermondsey, Southwark

The guide claims the area 'reflects the rise of an area that epitomises the modern urban good life.'

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Midlands: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

The Sunday Times complimented Shipston-on-Stour on its 'thriving centre' and 'warm community spirit.'

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North and Northeast: Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

Tynemouth made the list thanks to its 'blissful scenery' and 'elegant architecture.'

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Northwest: Altrincham, Cheshire

"This must be the first time this slice of suburbia has ever been cool," claims the guide.

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Northern Ireland: Ballyhackamore, Belfast

The guide says: "There's an attractive swagger about Belfast, and there's nowhere more appealing to settle down and bring up the kids than Ballyhackamore, a once unheralded corner east of the centre."

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Scotland: Melrose

"There's the beautiful setting in the Eildon Hills, a dramatic ruined abbey, a handsome town centre of stone and pristine whitewash, and an array of prosperous local shops and restaurants," the guide reads.

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Southeast: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Berkhamsted's deemed an 'affluent and attractive' market town.

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Southwest: Frome, Somerset

"Young families and young fogies have flocked to independently minded Frome, with consequent property-price rises," says The Sunday Times.

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The East: Chelmsford, Essex

"It's just 35 minutes to London Liverpool Street, and this connectivity, coupled with affordable house prices, has helped make Chelmsford popular with commuters," the guide says of Chelmsford.

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Wales: Mumbles, Swansea

The Sunday Times included Mumbles on the list thanks to its recent 'facelift.'

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