Local area guides

Everything you need to know about living in some of the UK's top towns and cities

Across the length and breadth of the UK there are a large number of towns and cities to suit all requirements and preferences. Our local area guides provide you with detailed information about what it's like to live in these top towns and cities, what you can expect to pay for property and bills such as council tax, how to get around using public transport, and the best places to enjoy a pint.

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Southampton

Southampton’s rich history is backed up by just how much it offers property buyers and renters – from its highly-regarded universities and teaching hospital to its glorious marina and stunning coastal properties.

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Cambridge

There’s much more to this great English city than education. Read our dedicated area guide for everything you need to know about living in Cambridge.

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Manchester

With the fifth largest population in the country, Manchester is a true powerhouse. Read our dedicated area guide for everything you need to know about living in Manchester.

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Glasgow

From a small rural settlement to Scotland’s largest city by population. Read our dedicated area guide for everything you need to know about living in Glasgow.

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Birmingham

An industrial powerhouse of the 18th century and now a hugely popular place to live. Read our dedicated area guide for everything you need to know about living in Birmingham.

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Leeds

When it comes to northern powerhouses, they don’t come much bigger than Leeds. Read our dedicated area guide for everything you need to know about living in Leeds.

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Plymouth

Plymouth is not only renowned for its maritime history – it’s also a stunning place to live. Read our dedicated area guide for everything you need to know about living in Plymouth.

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