REVEALED - Manchester has THE hottest nightlife

REVEALED - Manchester has THE hottest nightlife photo Michael Discenza Unsplash

Manchester's thriving entertainment industry continues to impress as the city tops a ground-level survey designed to identify the UK's best night out.


Ideal Flatmate conducted a survey with 1,000 participants each being asked to rank (out of 10) what they thought of each area for nightlife.


# City District Nightlife
1 Greater Manchester Manchester 8.95
2 Sheffield City 8.21
3 London Camden 7.95
4 Bristol Clifton 7.63
5 Liverpool Central 7.61


Manchester has a rich history and is well known for its wide range of quality bars, from roof top cocktails to underground bass, it's a City that attracts a wide range of people for all occasions.


The average number of times we venture out is twice weekly, and we're spending £433 on average in total.


Cost of a Pint

London is around £4.50
Manchester is around £2.35
Leeds is around £2.44
Sheffield is around £2.14
Bristol is around £1.88
Liverpool is around £ 1.67
Glasgow is around £ 1.80



The results above were derived from a larger study which looks at the most 'up and coming' cities to live in. The index asked 100 residents from each UK city to rate each of their local boroughs on different aspects, such as nightlife, up-and-coming areas and the setting for young professionals. Up-and-coming refers to an area with the potential to attract new residents and businesses in the near future.


Top 5 up-and-coming...


Manchester city (Ranking 1/222) – With the average salary standing at £26,399,2 and a growing technology culture, it's no wonder that Manchester topped our list. With a local airport and a great nightlife, Manchester really lives up to its 'Northern Charm'. 

Camden (London) (Ranking 2/222)  – With an average salary of £23,1443 and easy access to London city centre, Camden seems to be attracting new residents on a daily basis.

Sheffield City (Ranking 3/222) – The steel city is well renowned for its great nightlife, music scene and friendly locals, and with an average salary of £24,288,4 it's hard to argue with Sheffield's place within the rankings.

Royal Borough of Greenwich (London) (Ranking 4/222) – The average wage for residents of Greenwich is less than most in London with most workers taking home £19,4525 per year. That being said, Greenwich boasts a wealth of attractions including the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime museum, making it a top spot for anyone looking to move.

Wetherby (Ranking 5/222) – This small market town located outside of Leeds attracts residents due to its quiet, friendly atmosphere and generous green space. Wetherby has a local reputation for being a prestigious area and is a perfect fit for residents looking to gain good access to Leeds city while still enjoying the countryside.


The bottom five...


Benwell and Scotswood (Newcastle) (Ranking 222/222) – The Newcastle borough located to the west of the city has been voted the least up-and-coming area of the UK with a score of 2.79 out of 10. Residents may feel the area is lagging behind others due to the area being known for its business park, rather than its atmosphere.


Blakelaw (Newcastle) (Ranking 221/222) – Making up 4.6% of Newcastle's population, Blakelaw only gained a rating of 2.88/10, making it the second least up-and-coming area of the UK.


Elswick (Newcastle) (Ranking 220/222) – Third to bottom of the list is Elswick of Newcastle. Located to the west of the city and bordering the River Tyne Elswick, it landed a rating of 2.89/10.


Govanhill (Galsgow) (Ranking 219/222) - With a population of just under 10,000 residents, Govanhill falls short of other Scottish boroughs receiving 3.01/10.


Park & Arbourthorne (Sheffield) (Ranking 218/222) – Surrounding Norfolk Heritage Park and located close to the city centre, it may come as a surprise to see that Park & Arbourthorne was voted the 5th least up-and-coming area of the UK with a rating of 3.11/10.


Tom Gatzen of Ideal Flatmate commented:

"It's fantastic to see Manchester voted as the most up-and-coming area of the UK, with a thriving economy in the north of England and cheaper living rates, it's no wonder people are looking to invest their time and money in these areas."