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Bristol named UK’s most artistic city

By bristol247, Thursday Apr 11, 2019

Bristol has come out on top in a survey of the UK’s most artistic cities, conducted by Premier Inn.

The results were compiled by totting up how well cities represented the arts, using the number of art galleries and museums, the average weekly number of live music gigs, the number of theatres, and the quantity of street art as a mark of each city’s artistic credentials. An artistic index was then calculated to take into consideration the size of the city itself.

The resulting number-crunching placed Bristol at the top of the league table of the UK’s most artistic cities, followed by Brighton, Manchester, London and Aberdeen.

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Brighton (street art on the Prince Albert pub, pictured) followed Bristol into second place in the survey of the UK’s most artistic cities

The full top 20:

1. Bristol
2. Brighton
3. Manchester
4. London
5. Glasgow
6. Aberdeen
7. Belfast
8. Liverpool
9. Newcastle
10. Nottingham
11. Cambridge
12. Oxford
13. Bath
14. Birmingham
15. Edinburgh
16. Southampton
17. Sheffield
18. Cardiff
19. Leeds
20. York

You can find the survey, and brief descriptions of the top five cities, at

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