Leeds Voted Second Best Night Out In UK

28 December 2011, 09:32 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

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%).