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Loads of people are leaving London to move to Birmingham

Isabelle Aron

There's been a lot of talk about how many people are leaving London at the moment (spoiler: lots), but where are they all going? According to stats from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), folks who are tired of London (and life etc) are zooming up the M40 and settling down in Birmingham. 

The figures show that more than 6,000 people upped sticks and moved from London to Birmingham last year in search of cheaper pints and rent costs that won't make your eyes water (we're guessing). The second most popular destination for people leaving London was Brighton and Hove, with more than 5,000 people relocating there last year. And in third place? Thurrock in Essex, where local landmarks include a massive shopping centre and one half of the QEII bridge.

In other news, thirty-somethings are leaving London in record numbers

But for those sticking around in London, we've finally got a date for the Northern line night tube launch.

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