'Escaping the madness': steep rise in Londoners moving to northern England

Similar to Durham. Ye olde cathedral City on the river. Its actually quite nice.
I may want to move out of London in a year or so....but I'm not sure where to yet. Apparantly you shouldn't move from a city to a village when you get old it should be the other way around. So if I was to move from a world city I need to get the village right.
 
Similar to Durham. Ye olde cathedral City on the river. Its actually quite nice.
The cathedral is very similar to Durham as well. Worcester is surrounded on all sides by beautiful countryside, a pleasant climate for the UK, reasonably central for transport links, due to get a 3rd railway station any day now, and a fast growing student population bringing a bit of life to the city pubs, clubs and bars. I like it.
 

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I may want to move out of London in a year or so....but I'm not sure where to yet. Apparantly you shouldn't move from a city to a village when you get old it should be the other way around. So if I was to move from a world city I need to get the village right.
Depends what your budget is, but if I'd have had made a canny wedge on the London property market & looking for somewhere to retire, I'd probably be looking at Devon/Cornwall. But that's just me.
 
Depends what your budget is, but if I'd have had made a canny wedge on the London property market & looking for somewhere to retire, I'd probably be looking at Devon/Cornwall. But that's just me.
Good choices but too busy perhaps? Cornwall is a nightmare in the summer (though is my favourite county)
 

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The cathedral is very similar to Durham as well. Worcester is surrounded on all sides by beautiful countryside, a pleasant climate for the UK, reasonably central for transport links, due to get a 3rd railway station any day now, and a fast growing student population bringing a bit of life to the city pubs, clubs and bars. I like it.
We had one of our 'road trips' a few years back where Worcester was one of the stop offs. I liked it, lots of history & that, right up my street.
 
Depends what your budget is, but if I'd have had made a canny wedge on the London property market & looking for somewhere to retire, I'd probably be looking at Devon/Cornwall. But that's just me.
If I was to move in the UK, North Devon would be my choice. Round Braunton/Croyde way. Cornwall is cracking but just that bit harder to get to & from and rammed in the summer.
 
We had one of our 'road trips' a few years back where Worcester was one of the stop offs. I liked it, lots of history & that, right up my street.
Aye the civil war centre, the Commandery, is just down from the cathedral They do all kinds of reenactments. It's hilarious seeing someone in full-on Roundhead clobber staggering down the road with a pewter tankard in one hand and a pikestaff in the other as they do the pub crawl afterwards :lol:
 

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Neighbours kids all went down to London to work when they left university, one by one they’ve all returned when they’ve got married and kids have come along. Seems London is great for singles and newly weds but not for bringing up kids
Because housing prices are too expensive.
 
If you live in London and make a few quid and are with someone from the same neck of the woods as you are then it makes sense to move back when kids come along. Way more for your money, familiar with the area, family etc. And life much more chilled out.

I am doing the inverse; living in London and commuting north for the week. Got it the wrong way round.
You contracting in Whickham?
 

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