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This seaside resort has been named the UK's party capital

New research has revealed the country's best and worst cities for a night out

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton

Brits love a night on the lash. Whether you're into noughties cheese, heavy drum and bass or eighties soul, the UK has an abundance of fabulous venues to get you dancing. Of course, some cities do it better than others. If you're looking for a guaranteed good time, researchers at BonusFinder have crunched the all-important numbers to discover which part of Britain offers the very best night out. 

Scoring a perfect ten out of ten was Brighton and Hove. According to the research, the seaside resort contains 8.49 bars and nightclubs and 24.46 pubs per 10,000 residents. With a large student population and famously LGBTQ+ friendly vibe, the result doesn't come as much of a shock — and there are other recent studies to back it up

Following in second place was Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with a very respectable party score of 9.8. If you're up for a night on the Toon, you've got heaps of affordable options. The city has 6.29 clubs and bars per 10,000 people and (close your eyes, Londoners) the average pint costs just £4. 

The third best party hotspot was, perhaps surprisingly, the Yorkshire city of Doncaster. The average cost of a pint there is even cheaper at £3.75, which you can find at over 18 pubs per 10,000 people. 

London, on the other hand, was given a measly score of 5 out of ten, making it the worst UK city for a sesh. Bristol and Belfast were only slightly ahead with party scores of 6.88 and 6.94 respectively. 

Time Out after dark 

Here at Time Out, we know the Britain's nightlife isn't dead yet. Although the cost of living is changing the way we party, recent research found that the UK has the best nightclub in the whole world. We've listed the UK's most banging club nights, deep dived into the world of donk music, spotlighted the UK's best emerging DJs and investigated Britain's go-to party drug

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