Manchester Voted Number 2 Most Hipster City in the UK
We've cracked the hipster formula, apparently
It's official: Manchester has been named the #2 most hipster city in the UK, just scraping the heels of Brighton and Hove, which has been listed as #1.
As reported by the Metro, the research looked into 446 cities across 20 countries, working out a formula for what constitutes ‘hipster’ - because that’s apparently really easily quantifiable now.
The fascinating thing is that our biggest city - London - does not even get a look-in to the top 100 cities. As a comparison, New York didn’t get into the top 100 either.
The research was conducted by MoveHub, who said that although London and New York are very well-known 'hipster hideouts', it’s almost impossible for them to rank highly because of population density.
'The Hipster method' relies the tally up below to dictate how hipster a city really is. So basically, this is how they work it out: The number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents if the area has population above 150,000 (the more total shops etc, the higher the hipster score)
Brighton has 37 vegan eateries, 125 coffee shops and nine record shops per 100,000 people in the British seaside spot, making it top the charts for Hipster-ville. Across the world, Manchester actually ranks 27th (2nd in the UK) AND then Edinburgh in 32nd globally (But 3rd in the UK).
Here is the top ranking hipster cities in the UK...
- Brighton and Hove
- Bristol Cardiff
- Milton Keynes