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🐤🐤🐤 is voting Conservative
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:48
Winchester.

God's own city.
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:51
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Edinburgh or (if you can't stand being quite so north) Harrogate or (if you can't even stand being that far north) somewhere in the South Downs.
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:54
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Edinburgh has the best houses I think. Georgian as meant to be.

Winchester you hear about a lot but I've been and remember a few cobbled streets and a horrible shopping centre plonked in the middle. Didn't seem to have much going on but I could be wrong.
Pinkus
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:54
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Peterborough.

Fenland living is where it's at.
Osama
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:58
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is hugh selling already?
Mr Nonsekwita
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:58
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Flangeminster. Especially the Mingefield area.
Clergs (!)
Posted - 16 March 2017 13:59
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Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

even the words "market town" makes me want to vom
1g voted douche not turd sarni
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:01
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Say what you like about hyoo, he won't live anywhere unless he knows where the poundland and the iceland are.
Saillaw
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:02
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East Sussex or the southern part of Hampshire and Hamble, Warsash sort of area.
Excession
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:10
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Well that entirely means on what you mean by 'best' doesn't it?

Best nightlife/buzz of a big city?
Nicest village?
Town with least chavs?
Best work/life-balace for a commercial lawyer?
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:13
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Best. adj. The superlative of good. Of the highest excellence; surpassing all others in quality.
cІubman
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:14
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a five mile strip or so, either side of the A5 from Towcester to Hinkley

Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:19
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Watford Gap?
Keef has political fatigue
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:19
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Serge.

Outside. Now.
cІubman
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:20
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that does indeed cover the village of watford, which is really quite nice. and the services, but i wouldn't live at the services
Keef has political fatigue
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:21
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Winchester is in Hampshire, so I can only assume that was a joke there from ducks.

🐤🐤🐤 is voting Conservative
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:22
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No.
Keef has political fatigue
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:26
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Right.

The Georgian towns and cities are a good shout - Edinburgh and Bath etc. Bits of Oxford are lovely too.

strutter
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:32
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Why do you ask hyoobert - are you thinking of moving from the place you bought a fortnight back?
Merkz
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:34
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Peterborough

deffo
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:36
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Wango sun you seem inordinately prickly since I called you out as living behind a train station.
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:37
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North Oxford remains class but 1M per thousand sq ft? Jog onward.
1g voted douche not turd sarni
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:41
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"Wango sun you seem inordinately prickly since I called you out as living behind a train station."

Yes the train station that's 8 minutes walk away from where I live. Right behind it. 8 mins away. this is even lamer than your failed strutnonbaiting.
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:42
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Ooooh!
Pinkus
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:44
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My gaff overlooks several train lines. Why wouldn't that be a good thing? Trains are cool.
Merkz
Posted - 16 March 2017 14:45
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if you were unlucky enough to be commuting to London wtf would living near the station not be a good thing?
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 16 March 2017 15:28
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It's difficult isn't it? I would love to live in Edinburgh, but for those of us who are pretty much bound to London, we don't really have that option. I have been looking at moving out of the zones and have come to the conclusion that (bar a couple of small pockets) I have no idea why anyone wants to live anywhere around London other than the corridor between the M3 and the M23/A23
Bentines
Posted - 16 March 2017 15:35
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This thread AGAIN? Christ on a fucking spring.
bananaman returns
Posted - 16 March 2017 15:36
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"Winchester.

God's own city"

On the eight day God built an architecturally deficient city from whence colossal twats would migrate over vast distances to labour safe in the knowledge that they had paid London prices for a place whose greatest asset is access to the M3.
old git roundabout
Posted - 16 March 2017 16:03
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Nottingham - commuting in from one of the villages in the Vale of Belvoir, or off the Fosse on the way to Newark. Better still, Southwell.
In the Navy
Posted - 16 March 2017 16:30
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Edinburgh if you don't mind the dreich, windy winter days. Even still it's special, and in the summer it's a masterpiece.
Lydia
Posted - 16 March 2017 16:46
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It depends on what you are after, your life, hobbies, families. My sister went for Cambridge and my brother Harrogate.
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:25
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Cambridge is a place to live for one reason only and it ends in 'versity'.
B'A'M
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:28
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i thought the dance troupe Diversity were from London. that's certainly why I still live here
Weally Been
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:40
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7oaks

West Kent generally
Montagueh
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:46
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Not Tonbridge, though...
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:47
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Great school there. Well stellar.
Montagueh
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:48
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Agreed, but the town is a dump...
Weally Been
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:49
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Yes the best said of Tonbridge is it's better than Paddock Wood and that's not saying much
qualita oro
Posted - 16 March 2017 17:56
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Let's tun this.
Asturias es mi patria
Posted - 16 March 2017 18:07
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The Park, Nottingham

Roundhay, Leeds

Centre of Harrogate

Bath

The Georgian parts of Edinburgh are a good shout too
Asturias es mi patria
Posted - 16 March 2017 18:08
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Oh and Ayot St Lawrence, Herts .....obv
Elphi
Posted - 16 March 2017 18:11
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Jersey
Spadea ain't afraid of ya
Posted - 16 March 2017 19:00
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I have my eye on Rutland, probably around Oakham as a place to retire to.

If you need access to London, then Cobham, Surrey surely? End of thread.
Chambers
Posted - 16 March 2017 19:19
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I don't do stand-up much, unless extremely drunk, so it has to be Guildford.

Jersey is nice, I've lived there, but its a bit limiting. And its not in the UK.
Budgie Quay
Posted - 16 March 2017 21:40
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East Kent

Only affordable part of the country within an hour of London. Unlike Southern and Southeastern HS1 works a treat.

Most of it is perfectly decent with lovely countryside and good coast.

From an investment perspective its only a matter of time before it gets taken over by displaced professionals sick of paying half a bar for a former squat in Barking.
Bright Carver
Posted - 16 March 2017 21:44
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Chambers at The Comedy Store is not to be missed, folks.
Osama
Posted - 16 March 2017 22:16
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Take my mother in law...
hoolie is voting lib dem
Posted - 16 March 2017 22:22
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Guildford had the ugliest cathedral in England.

I'll admit the one in Bristol isn't special but that thing is gopping.
Briefs
Posted - 17 March 2017 00:18
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Vienna or Melbourne, depending on whether you believe Mercer or the Economist respectively.
Chambers
Posted - 17 March 2017 00:22
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Me at The Comedy Store? Now where could I find some good material for that?
Inhouse Hero
Posted - 17 March 2017 00:38
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Cardiff... genuinely surprisingly pleasant
Jonas
Posted - 17 March 2017 07:20
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Stamford is lovely. But there is nothing by way of any serious lawyering going on. So you are looking at a fairly long commute to find any decent work.
old git roundabout
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:08
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the interior of Guildford is rather fine - I like it.

Liverpool is worse.
Saillaw
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:19
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Budgie as a man who grew up on the fringes of West Kent I can tell you that the further east you go across Kent the greater the amount of security on properties due to the fact that East Kent is pretty popular with the criminal fraternity.
Weally Been
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:08
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I'm not going to slag anywhere in Kent off as I love all of it - ok maybe not swanley. You mentioned HS1 and I'm sure it has had benefits for East Kent but it's only actually transformationally fast from Ashford isn't it. Elsewhere it's a bit better than non HS1 alternative but really not much. Take note HS2 fans btw!
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:15
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And your nearest major town (if you are talking HS1 territory) is Ashford...
Lib-Dem-Cyp-ree-en
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:22
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Croydon - it's like a canal-free Venice, but with Nando's.
Budgie Quay
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:43
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Ashford is a dump. Hasnt even got a castle or cathedral. And sometimes you cant get a seat. You want to move further along the line. Still only about an hour.

The further you go the more transformative the house prices are. And the better the coast.

It helps to work at home a little. But doesnt everyone do that now?
camenbert
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:55
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anyone who says Guildford Cathedral presumably doesn't like Liverpool, Coventry (or Wellington) cathedrals. And doesn't like 1930s architecture. Actually, I think I'd put Peel Cathedral up there - cookie-cutter Victorian heavy-set sort-of gothic.

Which cathedral in Brizzle btw?
Chambers
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:03
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Guildford Cathedral is built in brick because it is the local building material.
felix1000
Posted - 17 March 2017 19:16
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OP,Solihull, Ahem!
Keef has political fatigue
Posted - 17 March 2017 19:22
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Gildlford cathedral is a bit of a joke. A post-war brick monstrosity built to support the case for a royal charter to get city status,

50 years on and it's still a town, and it's still a brick monstrosity.
camenbert
Posted - 17 March 2017 21:13
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started pre-war actually. and what chambo said. made from on (or near) site bricks.

pevsner is less rude about it than almost any other 20thC building. (apart from the now-demolished Godalming cop-shop - a 1960s concrete'n'blue brick thing - so I think he just put that one in to see if anyone was reading)
Chambers
Posted - 17 March 2017 22:23
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They didn't bother to apply for City status Nearing/Kaulback/Backhaul, or whatever your name is today.

Don't need to.
qualita oro
Posted - 19 March 2017 09:00
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Let's tun this for sundown.
DeadPartnerWalking
Posted - 19 March 2017 09:11
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depends what you're looking for innit? if you need to get to london then england's premier county (and the second most wooded) - Sussex - has plenty of great places to live. the isle of wight is a possible if you don't need to go to london much. highlands of scotland for scenery, escape, peace and quiet, and midges.
Keef has political fatigue
Posted - 19 March 2017 09:39
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Guildford has applied for city status several times Chambo m8.

IIRC correctly the last time they lost out to the fine City of Preston.

That's Preston. I'll just leave that one with you to mull over.
aviator
Posted - 19 March 2017 09:54
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North Hertfordshire.