The historic city of York has taken the top spot in a survey collated by YouGov. It was voted the most popular city in the UK, beating out other Yorkshire cities and England’s capital London. The great news is a big win for the north, which has stiff competition across the country.
The city scored a popularity rating of 73% and a 97% fame rating, which is how many people have heard of it. London, which came in 3rd place received a popularity rating of 66% and a 99% fame rating. The next Yorkshire city was Leeds in 20th place with a popularity rating of 44% and a fame rating of 97%.
The age group of people that voted for York was broken down as were 66% Millennials, 74% Gen X and 80% baby boomers. Whereas Leeds was broken down as 48% Millennials, 37% Gen X and 43% Baby Boomers showing a huge difference in the older generations between the two popular Yorkshire cities.
YouGov Ratings measures the UK’s cities popularity and fame every quarter.
This is just a line of accolades headed York’s way recently. It had the newly renovated York Malmaison featured in the Sunday Times Top 100.
It has had one of its restaurants gain a Michelin Star in this year’s guide. Roots, York which has Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks, who also owns The Black Swan at Oldstead at the helm.
The readers of Condé Nast Traveller voted the city ’10th best city’ in the UK in the list of best places to visit. Marks for such things as nightlife, restaurants, and friendliness were just some of the deciding factors in the ranking.
The Most Popular Cities In UK (YouGov)