3 Scottish Cities Londoners Are Moving To

by | Nov 12, 2020 | Moving

After this past year, it’s no surprise that many Londoners are moving out of the city and up to Scotland, where you get more for your money, a whole new culture to enjoy, and beautiful places to explore on your doorstep. Here at Burke & Wills, we’ve seen a big spike in interest for relocations to Scottish cities like Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Here’s why these Scottish cities are appealing to so many Londoners:

1. Glasgow

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Glasgow is a forward-thinking, friendly port city that’s bursting with life and culture. There’s always something going on and loads of outgoing Glaswegians to make friends with.

The city centre is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, museums and galleries, or if you like things a bit quieter there are lots of green spaces, as well as the River Clyde to walk along.

For the football fans, it’s also home to the rival Scottish football clubs Celtic and Rangers.

Glasgow has a great subway and bus system that makes it easy to get around, and is also much cheaper than London in terms of living costs (rent is about 60% cheaper on average!).

2. Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is a charming and hilly Scottish city full of history and folklore. Set in the shadow of the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, you’re never far away from a piece of medieval history.

Despite its hills, Edinburgh is a very walkable city, and you can easily move between the city’s many parks, foodie hot spots, shops, tracks, museums and art galleries on foot.

It also has an excellent bus and tram system if you don’t feel like walking.

If you love getting outdoors, you have lots of walks and trails on your doorstep, including Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills.
And of course there are the famous festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe and Military Tattoo!

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3. Dundee

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Dundee is a lovely coastal city with a balance of modern culture and maritime history.

The small city centre has lots of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries, and if you walk to the waterfront you can find amazing gardens and the new V&A Museum of Design.

Dundee is a former whaling port, and RSS Discovery and HMS Unicorn are both docked there, so there’s lots to learn if you’re interested.

If you’re outdoorsy, you could spend your weekends water-skiing, boating or cycling the 26-mile Green Circular, which surrounds Dundee and passes through some lovely scenery.

You also have beaches nearby and even an extinct volcanic plug, where you can get amazing views of the city.

If you’re making the move from London to Glasgow, Edinburgh or Dundee, call Burke & Wills to make your relocation to Scotland stress-free.