Louth is named in top 30 ‘coolest places’ to live in Britain

Louth is officially one of the 30 coolest places to live in Britain according to The Times.
Louth is officially one of the 30 coolest places to live in Britain according to The Times.

Louth is officially one of the 30 coolest places to live in Britain, following up Sunday’s listing by a leading national newspaper as 48th in the top 101 places to live in Britain.

According to The Times 30 Coolest Places To Live pullout feature today (Tuesday), Louth is the 12th on the list which looks for towns that are ‘upwardly mobile and have a certain swagger’.

This comes after in Sunday’s Sunday Times the town was named as one of two Lincolnshire towns to qualify as a ‘best place’ in the 101 top places listing.

According to the top 30 listing, Louth is ‘flourishing’.

“Forget trendy gewgaw shops - this good looking Georgian town is about food, from award-winning artisan cheese to rare-meat butchers and organic delis and bakeries,” it said.

It also lists actor Jim Broadbent as a nearby resident, while calling Louth ‘fundamentally a locals’ town’.

The newspaper used the assessments of housing experts and the latest house prices to create the list.

Louth mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders said: “We’ve always known Louth is a really great place to live and now it’s official.

“It’s really good news. Louth is a safe, clean town with lovely shops, good schools and a good culture.

“It has something for everyone and for all ages.”

Philip Norton, Baron Norton of Louth, the Conservative peer who was born in Louth, said he was ‘delighted, but not surprised’ by the news.

Also on the list are the likes of Glastonbury, Jesmond, Hebden Bridge, Folkestone and Leeds Dockside.

Read more on both listings in the Leader on Wednesday.

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