Top 10 Best Cities in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a land of historical grandeur, pulsating culture, and some of the most iconic cities in the world. But which of these cities truly stands out? Which one makes you feel alive with its vibrant streets, makes you dream with its rich history, or simply makes you feel right at home with its warm hospitality?

Perhaps it's the metropolis of London with its grand bridges and illustrious monuments, or maybe the serene beauty of Edinburgh with its majestic castle. It could be the bustling streets of Manchester, the maritime charm of Bristol, or the rich musical heritage of Liverpool that tugs at your heart.
The Top Ten
1 London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable... read more

Capital of the UK, great culture, history, parks, and buildings. Old and modern buildings at the same time, high HDI (Human Development Index), and a lot of different demographics and nationalities. It is also very affluent in some areas. However, it does have its problems in some areas too: high crime rate, bad weather, poor areas, and more. However, I do think London is one of the greatest cities.

It breaks my heart not to see London at its rightful place. Beautiful, historical, charming, elegant. London is welcoming, has friendly, intelligent, funny individuals. It's the only place I can truly call home. It captured my heart the very first time my parents took me to visit at the age of seven. I now work in central London and adore every second I spend there. I even travel back at weekends just to be 'home' again. I would love to live and settle down there. It's the capital of England, Great Britain, and yes, the world!

2 Edinburgh Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is located in the southeastern part of the country. The city is best known for its historic and architectural landmarks, most notably the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Its annual Fringe Festival is the world's largest arts festival, drawing artists and... read more

Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the world (in my opinion). It has amazing attractions and monuments, and Edinburgh Castle is outstanding. It often holds a show called the 'Edinburgh Tattoo', and it is amazing. If you are ever looking for a day out, visit Edinburgh!

The most beautiful city in the U.K. London has the size, but Edinburgh is more of a looker.

Beautiful city. Kind locals and great shopping. Very clean and safe, even in the festival season.

3 Manchester

My family Hollingworth is from there. We even have a little part of it named Hollingworth. My family was the 1st family in America in 1607 Jamestown and started their journey from Manchester. I have never been to England, but I bet Manchester is the best.

I'm from Manchester, and I'm so glad I live here! It is amazingly homey and cosy!

Only one word is needed to prove that Manchester is one of the greatest cities in the world, not just the UK: Oasis. That is all.

4 Liverpool Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. As of 2018, the population is approximately 494,814.

Amazing City! By far the best place in the UK. Probably the best city for music in the world and has got loads of tourist attractions.

Really a beautiful city with free WiFi and a vibrant environment.

Best by far. Just see it at night.

5 Birmingham

Most underrated but up-and-coming city in the country.

6 Newcastle

It is a fantastic city - vibrant, interesting, and a lot bigger than you think if you explore it.

7 Leeds Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England, known for its role in the Industrial Revolution. The city has a rich history as a mill town and trading center. Modern Leeds is a hub of culture and commerce, characterized by Victorian buildings, such as the Leeds Corn Exchange and the Royal Armouries Museum... read more

I love this city the most. Its lights are amazing, and I think it's a great place to visit.

Leeds is surprisingly quite a nice place now, unlike what it used to be.

8 Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, is renowned for its industrial heritage and vibrant cultural scene. The city is home to impressive Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture, as well as modern landmarks like the Riverside Museum. Glasgow's music and arts scene thrives in venues like the Glasgow Royal... read more

Glasgow rules... True Scots live here!

9 York

I've been here. It's such a beautiful city. The downtown area consists of beautiful medieval architecture. The main showpiece is definitely the cathedral. The entrance to it is just grand, and the inside has a beautiful Nave. Views from the cathedral's tower are stunning. York also has a couple of interesting ruins, such as the ruins of an abbey located near the river. York was also a great city as it has a large train museum. I love York so much. I would definitely go back.

Beautiful, peaceful city. I love it!

10 Bristol

Bristol has become a lovely city to live in. Okay, the buses could be run better, but it is now a relaxing diverse city to be in with plenty of things to do for the whole family. As with any city, it has things that could be improved on, but I know that whatever I am going to do in my day, it's going to be a good day out, whether it is family-orientated or just adult entertainment. There are all kinds of festivals going on with a great atmosphere. We have the benefit of easy access to other nearby places like Clifton, Weston Super Mare, Gloucestershire, or Bath, or crossing the bridge to Wales for a complete change depending on how we feel. As Bristol is now, I am very happy to be here.

The Contenders
11 Nottingham
12 Sheffield

The peace gardens are the most beautiful thing in the evening.

13 Brighton
14 Bath

The most beautiful city in the world, without a doubt.

Best city in the world, hands down.

15 Cambridge
16 Southampton

Great history, great shopping, great green space, and great nightlife. However, it needs to make better use of tourists and advertise what's on more, as it is the busiest cruise port in Europe.
Surrounded by nice places like Winchester and the New Forest as well.

17 Hull
18 Cardiff

Beautiful coastal city. I felt totally safe walking around here as opposed to my home city, Birmingham.

19 Chichester

I love Chichester. It's my home. Also, there are beautiful buildings like the cathedral.

20 Blackpool

Great and wonderful place. Only that the trams are SOOO slow. Heck, the old ones are faster than the modern ones.

21 Leicester
22 Dundee
23 Oxford
24 Belfast Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, the second-largest city in Ireland after Dublin, and is situated around the River Lagan, which runs through the city.

Don't believe the horror stories. Most of the drama is gone. The only bad thing is the homophobic, anti-abortion government.

Yes, there may be a lot of dicks in Belfast, but there is everywhere in the world.

I'm so proud to say that I'm from Northern Ireland. We've had a very troubled path, and we've come such a long and glorious way.
They say home is where the heart is, and my heart truly and will always be in the heart of Northern Ireland.

25 Portsmouth

Very nice city. It has a great history and has easy connections to other areas. Beautiful surroundings as well.

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