Designed by Jonathan Adler, this set of four coasters will add a touch of glamour. 1/11 Where to buy in 2020: 10 commuter towns to watch . Benefitting from numerous Norman, Georgian and Roman buildings and ruins, the city attracts tourists from both within the UK and abroad. The town itself is a vibrant centre for art and the creatives. Travel might be off the table for a while but this extra large picnic blanket is one way to explore the UK (or plan your next escape) without leaving home. The pretty resort attracts a young crowd who have been priced out of London, so you’re certain to find plenty of city commuters dotted between the picturesque beach huts. The picturesque seaside town of Whitstable in Kent, which is about 1hr 15m from London by train, places top with an overall score of 81.91 out of 100. We're dotty for this spotted picnic blanket from Emma Bridgewater. Most of the places on our list are, unsurprisingly, coastal towns, but there's an outlier (you'll never guess), which proves that you can live in the UK and enjoy sunny summers. While Whitstable, famous for its rainbow-hued beach huts, was crowned the overall winner, Seaford in East Sussex wasn't far behind. How The Pandemic Is Changing ‘Dating’ For Commitment-... Money Diary: A Telecare Operator & Student In Edinburgh On 22k, 12 Space-Saving Buys To Ease Sharing The Kitchen In Lockdown, Renter-Friendly Ways To Cover Up The Ugly Bits In Your Home, The Murano Mushroom Lamp Is Peak 2020 Homeware, 5 DIY Gifts Which Are Small Enough To Post, These Are The World’s Best Cities To Live In & Visit For 2021, Extremely Chic Glassware To Make At-Home Drinks Feel Special, 7 Women Selling Vintage Treasures On Insta To Up Your Homeware Game. The striking design is perfect for nature-lovers and it's made in Britain for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. This beautiful coral picnic blanket made from 100% British new wool shows off a classic herringbone design, with a cream edge and fringe. Now boasting a number of chic eateries, galleries, vintage shops and chilled-out cafés, Margate has started to attract those who want to escape cities but don’t quite want to run off to the country yet. Brighton has established itself as one of the most popular seaside towns in recent years. Created by the Ordnance Survey, it's an extra large picnic blanket that's waterproof, lightweight and easy to pack away in its own little sack. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Aberdeen is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We love this hand-made black and white style. Taking the second spot, this Sussex gem was found to have some of best water quality, plus less rainfall. Alamy Stock Photo. The coast is made up of long, wide stretches of golden sand. After months and years of careful plotting, planning and dreaming, retirement can be thrilling and daunting in equal measures. Here’s our list of the best places to retire in the UK. The pandemic has prompted many to think about their homes and whether they want to stay where they are long-term. We love this green ombre vase, perfecting for blending in with a stylish interiors scheme. Take a look at the full findings below... Dave Sayce, Managing Director at Compare My Move, says: "Increasing numbers of people are looking to ditch their lives in the city and relocate, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic, with many choosing to move closer to the coast in search of a more laidback way of life by the sea. A number of shops ensure everyone is catered for. House Beautiful participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. We use cookies. The average house prize there is £394,403 – quite a lot above the. Most people in Aberdeen work in the oil industry, so the city is expensive for a non-capital, but there are some places that offer great value – mainly due to the university and its student population. Go for tropical fun with this summer picnic blanket from Nicola Spring. It has a waterproof backing and carry handles for a great investment rug. Like this article? Even though Portsmouth is a modern city now, it does still celebrate its roots. Regular investment in the town means there’s always something new popping up in the area, with the most famous being the towering i360 observation tower which opened in 2016. It even has 'button holes' for you to peg it down in the garden. There are lots of things to do in the area with cultural hangouts aplenty, live music venues, two cathedrals, an unrivalled nightlife, exciting festivals and a myriad of other events throughout the year. They may not have the whitest sand or the most crystal blue sea, nor may there be many days of the year you can sit on the beach and catch some rays, but there’s no denying that they do have a certain charm. Britain’s LGBTQ capital has kept onto its boho atmosphere, boasting some of the best independent shops for all tastes and interests, as well as high-end boutiques and of course chain stores in the centre. Adorn with playful prints, this tea towel set is the perfect gift for someone who has just moved home. It had the highest earnings than any other town, with the average salary coming in at £34,705, plus the top score for sea water cleanliness. The sweeping beaches, coastal cliffs and panoramic skies that line the other side of the city provide a magical escape from the metropolis. Those wishing to spend a little could visit such places as Coastal Creatives, a boutique gallery where you can buy art and jewellery made by local artists. But these spots have seen some of the biggest rises in house prices. ‘Lockdown has changed what a number of home-hunters are now looking for from their next home, and while some are looking for more space or a bigger garden, others are now contemplating a move to the seaside.’. 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We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Roll it up, carry it and lay it down easily - we love this beautiful herringbone picnic blanket that's affordable too. Whether you've got a pooch in tow or not, this picnic rug's sure to attract the attention of fellow animal lovers. #jurassiccoast #swanage #swcoastpath #visitdorsetofficial #sunrisephotography #dorset #visitswanage, A post shared by Visit Swanage (@loveswanage) on Aug 1, 2020 at 8:18am PDT, This year has made us seriously question our lifestyle choices. The UK’s weather may bear the brunt of jokes across the world, but British coastal towns are some of the best in the world. We like this one that's waterproof and anti-fungal, while reversible too. The classic fleece material feels relaxing and there's a waterproof backing for whatever the weather brought the day before. We're certain it will make a well-received housewarming gift.