York has the night life to beat them all, according to a new survey.
The city topped a poll of 50 towns and cities thanks to its proliferation of nightspots, the cost of a drink – and its safety record.
The survey was put together by Get Licensed, which said: “Looking at the largest towns and cities in the UK, we can reveal the overall best places for a night out and the best locations purely for safety and drinking.”
Topping the table – above such also rans as Leeds, Edinburgh and London, was York. The judges wrote:
York is the UK city with the best night out having received an Overall Night Out Score of 7.67 out of 10.
Famous for its excellent offering of pubs and bars, including some that are hundreds of years old and some of the most haunted venues in the country, York has a diverse and interesting nightlife that has something for everyone.
Combining this variety with some of the best scores in every safety category, York is a great night out where you can have fun without feeling unsafe or at risk.
York also came top as the safest place for a night out in Britain, scoring an impressive 9.66 out of 10. They said: “York scored well across the board when it came to safety, but particularly excelled at being a safe place for people to walk home at night, scoring 75.87 out 100 for that metric.
“It seems that York’s reputation for being a friendly city is well-founded, and the top spot in our ranking is equally well-earned.”
How they worked it out
They scored towns and cities on a number of criteria, including:
- the numbers of bars and clubs compared to the population
- the average price of a pint
- and a range of safety data.
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