Do you live and breathe London but can’t afford its astronomical rent prices … not to mention getting on the property ladder? In collaboration with Safestore, we’ve created the ultimate list of British cities you might consider buying a house in if you fancy the cosmopolitan lifestyle without the capital price tag.

Leeds

Ready to relocate to find your perfect location? Welcome to Leeds! This beautiful city located in the northern English county of Yorkshire and has the second largest economy in the UK, making it an excellent choice for anyone seeking a strong job market. You’ll also find the city boasts a rich cultural heritage, with plenty going on to keep you entertained. Plus, the average house price in Leeds stands at approximately £171,000.

Liverpool

Full of great people with even better things to do including exhibitions, shows, concerts and sporting events, Liverpool is a great place to live if you love socialising with your friends and meeting new ones. Liverpool is also the perfect destination for anyone looking to get their foot on the property ladder as it offers reasonable housing choices for less than £125,000.

Manchester

Did you know that Manchester has the highest proportion of 20-34-year-olds in the UK? This might be because of high volume of students who

graduate and decide to stay and enjoy the cosmopolitan aspects of Manchester living.

This beautiful major city of the northwest England is also an excellent choice for first time buyers, who can purchase a 2-bed apartment close to the town centre for as little as £180,000. Need we say more?

Cardiff

If you’re looking for a city that offers both decent nightlife and plenty to explore, then Cardiff is the place to go. Named as the UK’s most sociable city, Cardiff is a great alternative for those looking to get away from the overcrowded London.

Money-wise, the cost of renting in this welsh city are up to three times less than those in the capital..

Leicester

With the average house price of £176,000, Leicester is an exceptional and boutique place to live for anyone seeking an affordable housing as well as peaceful lifetime destination.

Recognised in 2017 as one of the best places to live in Britain, Leicester is well known for its low rent, beautiful green scenery and excellent range of pubs!

Emily Bennet