Who knew Manchester was home to so many night owls? With more than 60% of Brits going on at least one night out a week, it is clear that nightlife is a huge part of British culture. Although New York is often referred to as the city that never sleeps, a recent survey has revealed a UK equivalent and it’s none other than Manchester.
Experts at BonusFinder have revealed that Manchester comes in the top position for night time activities in the UK with a score of 9.49 out of 10. With multiple pubs and clubs dotted around the Deansgate area as well as trendy and alternative venues in the Northern Quarter, Manchester is not short of nightlife.
Boasting 22 pubs, 54 clubs, three casinos and four dance clubs and discos, all per 100,000 people, you could say Manchester is absolutely thriving. However, the vibrant city is producing artificial brightness 45 times the natural brightness of the sky, suggesting a lot of night time activity.
Coming in second after Manchester was Newcastle upon Tyne (9.46), perhaps one of the cities most renowned for its boozy nightlife culture. It has 32 pubs and an impressive 66 clubs per 100,000 people, which is the most out of all the cities in the ranking.
In third place was Leeds (8.67) with 16 pubs and 35 clubs, alongside 2 dance clubs and discos and 2 casinos per 100,000 people. Also known for its nightlife, the city is producing artificial brightness 43 times the natural brightness of the sky, the second most of all cities in the ranking.
In fourth place was Nottingham (8.27) followed by Glasgow (7.79) in fifth place, sixth place is Edinburgh (7.58) in sixth place and Southampton (7.16) in seventh place. In order to gather the results for this survey on which city in the UK never sleeps, BonusFinder collected data on how many bars, pubs and clubs were in each city as well as light pollution levels.