Top 50 Coolest places to live in the UK
We have conducted a national survey to discover the top 50 towns in the UK and the results are officially in...
We hope this information will help you discover the most breathtaking hidden gems in the UK, and if you happen to live in any of these areas, you've gained bragging rights for life!
Keep on reading to discover which UK town won 1st place, along with all the interesting facts you need on the top 10 towns in the UK.
Top 10 Coolest UK towns ranked by you
Along with 10 extra places!
We conducted a national survey to find out the coolest places to live in the UK in 2023, as voted for by the general public.
Polperro, Cornwall has officially been crowned the coolest place to live in the UK! Check out some interesting facts about the top 10 ranked places below.
Top 50 Coolest Places Ranked
|Greater London||Hackney Wick||25th|
|Lincolnshire||Canwick in Lincoln||29th|
|Nottinghamshire||Hockley in Nottingham||30th|
|Northamptonshire||Abington in Northampton||44th|
|Leicestershire||Clarendon Park in Leicester||45th|
|Country/ City||Coolest town/ Location|
|5th Liverpool||Baltic Triangle|
|11th Shropshire||Church Stretton|
|12th Glasgow||West End|
|25th Greater London||Hackney Wick|
|29th Lincolnshire||Canwick in Lincoln|
|30th Nottinghamshire||Hockley in Nottingham|
|31st Cheshire||Alderley Edge|
|33rd Dundee||Broughty Ferry|
|36th Hetfordshire||Bishop’s Stortford|
|38th Warwickshire||Leamington Spa|
|40th Rutland||Market Harborough|
|42nd Manchester||Northern Quarter|
|43rd Durham||Durham City|
|44th Northamptonshire||Abington in Northampton|
|45th Leicestershire||Clarendon Park in Leicester|
|46th Leeds||Chapel Allerton|
|49th Dorset||West Bay|
Read Below for more on the Top 10 Coolest Places to Live in The UK
1st: Cornwall – Polperro
While every inch of Cornwall is beautiful and it’s indeed very true, people who live in Cornwall really are living a different kind of life, Polperro – the fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall, topped our list of the 50 coolest places to live.
This popular hang-out for artists is the perfect palace to watch the sunset, grab some drinks and relax in a sleepy seaside village. From Looe Island to the Duloe Stone Circle, Heritage Museums and so much more. This is the perfect destination for a quick summer getaway.
2nd: Norfolk – Wells-next-the-sea
Coming in at second place is Wells-next-the-sea, one of the loveliest towns in Norfolk. From the sweeping sandy beaches to the colourful beach huts on the harbour, you can find crabbing stations for children opposite the finest fish & chips on the coast.
Wells is the perfect, family-friendly seaside location with their very own Carnival, which takes place annually for residents and visitors.
3rd: Buckinghamshire – Marlow
Bagging third place is Marlow in Buckinghamshire, which is without a doubt, one of the nicest locations on the River Thames. Known for its natural beauty, Marlow has a lovely town centre made up of historic streets, offering an array of shops, restaurants, wine bars and pubs, which all add to Marlow’s charm.
You’ll know you’ve hit Marlow when you see the town's landmark – the graceful suspension bridge with joins Buckinghamshire and Berkshire across the Thames.
4th: Lancashire – Morecambe
Coming in last but certainly not least, Morecambe offers a chance to enjoy the many pleasures of the seaside. Whether it's flying kites, enjoying the views across the bay or building sandcastles on the beautiful sandy beach, there's plenty to do for all the family in Morecambe.
Stroll across Morecambe’s award-winning promenade with an ice cream in hand, and don’t forget to visit the iconic Eric Morecambe Statue. Also, make sure to book afternoon tea at the 1930s Midland Hotel’s balcony and look over the bay for a romantic treat.
5th: Liverpool – Baltic Triangle
home to many of Liverpool’s independent traders and made up of bars, cafés, an urban garden, an exhibition space, a live music venue and many more quirky alternatives to your average city centre, the Baltic Triangle is the ultimate quick getaway.
If you're a Peaky Blinders mega fan, you're in luck. Although based in Birmingham, much of Peaky Blinders is filmed in the Baltic Triangle and the Peaky Blinders Bar is situated there, so make sure to pop in for a drink during your visit.
6th: Somerset - Bruton: Bruton is known for its excellent food, contemporary art and beautiful surrounding countryside.
7th: Edinburgh -Leith: This buzzing port district is home to hip creatives and trendy waterfront bistros. Plus, the movie Trainspotting was filmed there.
8th: Bristol - Harbourside: A vibrant neighbourhood centred around the Bristol Feeder Canal is most well known for its quayside eateries.
9th: Cambridgeshire - Ely: Rising above the Cambridgeshire fens, Ely is one of the smallest cathedral cities in the UK. Fun fact: did you know The Crown was shot there?
10th: Cumbria - Windermere: This is one of the Lake District's most popular tourist spots. The hit children's movies, Peter Rabbit and its sequel, were filmed there.