London is undoubtedly one of the most charming cities in the world. However, the rest of the UK is full of hidden gems as well. Read below for some inspiration of other areas where you can work and live:




Based in the East Midlands, Leicester lies on the River Soar at the edge of the National Forest. The city has great transport links, rich historical heritage, culture and outstanding natural beauty. Some of the most popular sights include Watermead Country Park, Brocks Hill Country Park, the National Space Centre and Leicester Market.


Kent is a county in the South East of the UK, also known as ‘the Garden of England’. Situated a stone’s throw from London, France and the rest of Europe, Kent offers historic towns, breath-taking countryside and beautiful sandy beaches. Why not consider Canterbury, a cathedral city with ancient walls and cobbled streets? Or how about Margate, a lovely town on the southeast coast with beautiful sandy beaches?


The UK’s second city has a lot to offer – from rich industrial heritage to beautiful scenery. Some of the highlights include Fletcher Moss Park, which also has botanical gardens; Castlefield, the city’s conservation area; and the canal, providing a wonderful view of Victorian Manchester.


Southampton is one of the most popular English seaside cities, boasting rich history and interesting activities. Points of interest include The Docks, the country’s premier cruise port; Hiller Gardens, Tudor House and Garden, encompassing over 900 years of history on one site; Itchen Valley Country Park; and SeaCity Museum, where you can find an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912.


Norfolk, a county in East Anglia, is famous for its incredible and vast countryside, gorgeous sandy beaches and historic towns. You can explore the man-made Broads and a national park with over 125 miles of waterways set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages. Great Yarmouth is a popular family holiday destination, offering long unspoiled sandy beaches. Norwich is a city combining modern and historic, with a lovely river at its heart. Did you know that Norwich was England’s first UNESCO City of Literature?


Bolton has a lot to offer, from museums filled with ancient artefacts to splendid countryside. Some of the city’s highlights include it’s industrial heritage; Barrow Bridge, a former industrial village and once the home of three mills and one chimney; and Doffcocker Nature Reserve.
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