Sheffield vs Manchester vs Leeds

(Picture from BBC)
Apparently Sheffield has been chosed to represent the UK at Venice Biennale of Architecture (although I can’t really find it mentioned in its website).

I’ve lived in Sheffield for about 6 years now, plus a year back in 1996. I’ve always wondered why Leeds which is supposedly much smaller seemed more vibrant. The sidebar in the BBC article says it all: Sheffield is poorer, less educated, and shrinking working age population.

Personally, I love Sheffield, although it would be nice to have a Manchester-class airport with (almost) direct flights to Indonesia! Maybe some airline will start flying from Robin Hood.

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One thought on “Sheffield vs Manchester vs Leeds

  1. Leeds is far larger than Sheffield- 760,000 people in Leeds compared to around 500,000 in Sheffield. So it’s gonna be more vibrant anyway. Having said that, Sheffield is like a sleeping giant. Meadowhall has sucked the life out of Sheffield; it’s shopping is worse than many towns across the UK.

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