Wadhurst in East Sussex has been named the best place to live in the UK, with London’s Crouch End named the best location in the capital.
The recommendations come via the annual Best Places To Live guide published by the Sunday Times, which shines a light on some of the best places to reside in the UK.
To compile the guide, expert judges visited all the locations and made their decision based on things like quality of schools and transport links to broadband speeds, culture, access to green spaces and the health of the high street.
These are the best places to live in the UK
Wadhurst, East Sussex
Wadhurst in East Sussex was the top place to live overall, according to the judges.
They said that the small market town offers ‘pretty much everything needed for modern life in miniature’.
The town, home to just 5,000 people, has been praised for its good schools, convenient transport links, variety of high street shops and ‘stunning scenery’.
Local residents were chuffed with the news and heartily agreed with the judges’ decision, praising the town’s community spirit.
‘What makes it really special is the community,’ a parish council spokesperson said. ‘We have lots of different village clubs and a really active community.
‘We are all helping each other out and during Covid that really came to the forefront, with lots of groups helping to get food and medicine to people.’
Below, here are the best places to live, according to the judges, set out by region.
First appear at The best places to live in the UK for 2023 revealed