Leeds has been named one of the most ‘creative cities’ in the UK

Gosh, aren’t we talented.

A new survey reveals our wonderful city of Leeds to be one of the most creative in the UK.

And we have to say, we absolutely agree.

Leeds’ newest title comes as Adobe Express recently-ran a survey of 2,000 UK adults, and learned that just one in six (15%) Brits are planning to take up a hobby as one of their new year’s resolutions in 2024.

The same survey found that more than two thirds (67%) of the nation declared themselves as ‘very creative’.

But which UK towns and cities officially lead the way on the creativity scale? 

Inside Leeds Art Gallery.
Image: The Hoot Leeds

Well, in a bid to find out, Adobe Express experts took a look at look a variety of factors, such as the number of jobs available in the art sector, the number of museums and galleries, and the number of notable artists born in each of the 30 towns or cities compared within the study, to come up with the top 10 list.

Leeds came in at a very respectable number 4, although we’d argue that it should’ve taken the top spot which was given to our Northern neighbours across the Pennines in Manchester.

Top 10 most creative cities in the UK

  1. Manchester
  2. Brighton and Hove
  3. Bristol
  4. Leeds
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Liverpool
  7. Newcastle
  8. Glasgow
  9. Norwich
  10. Nottingham

Manchester claimed the title with an overall creativity score of 8.7/10, with a whopping 111 notable creatives per 100,000 people as well as around 31 relevant job roles per 100,000 residents in the creative arts sector too.

Brighton and Hove follow close behind us in second place, with the rest of the top five being rounded out by Bristol, Leeds, and Edinburgh.

Image: The Hoot Leeds

Fellow Northern cities Liverpool and Newcastle also feature in the top 10.

At the other end of the spectrum, however, the UK’s least creative town out of all 30 locations analysed was found to be Northampton,with an overall creativity score of just 2.0/10, and it’s joined near the bottom of the list by other places such as Hull and Stoke-on-Trent.

Read more: New survey reveals Northerners to be the most likely to ‘pull a sickie’ at work

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