Leeds leads English night out

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Leeds has come a close second, behind Cardiff, in a survey of the best place in Britain for a great night out.

Socialites in the Welsh capital were found to attend 28% more events than the average, with those in Leeds coming second with 27%.

CitySocialising, a socialising network for meeting new people, looked at the social habits of 160,000 UK members throughout 2011.

But London, viewed by many as the UK’s social hub, came a lowly sixth in the ranking of scalable locations.

While it scored unremarkably on number of social events attended by users, it was by far the most prolific in terms of online interaction, with members sending more than double the average number of messages.

Glaswegians emerged as the wallflowers of the UK at 58% below the UK average number of social days and nights out attended.

Nottingham, at 52% below, and Birmingham at 47% below, were among the least sociable of the English cities.

Other cities that ranked as more sociable than the UK average included Newcastle (15%), Liverpool (13%), Bristol (7%), London (6%), Brighton (5%) and Manchester (1%).

Sanchita Saha, the site’s chief executive and founder, said: “Having an active social life is all about meeting new people, trying new things and discovering new places and we’ve found the best place to do this is Cardiff.

“Cardiff residents were well ahead of the UK average in terms of number of days and nights out they were having in 2011.”