The only map you need for your bank holiday getaway! The places in Britain with the most pubs per square mile revealed
- A study analysed the addresses of over 51,000 pubs across the UK – and it’s Portsmouth that has the most
- The city on the south coast comes out on top with an average of 12 pubs per square mile
- Liverpool came second as it has almost 500 pubs in total, averaging at around 11 for every square mile
- When analysing 33 of the London boroughs, the City of London was top with 219 pubs per square mile
If boozing is your top priority for the bank holiday getaway then you might find yourself toasting this study.
It has revealed the places in Britain with the most pubs per square mile, as well as the London boroughs brimming with boozers.
And it’s Portsmouth that comes out on top with an average of 12 pubs packed into every square mile of the city.
This map, produced by research from Liberty Games, shows the pub capitals of the UK measured by the number of boozers per square mile
While coming in a close second is Liverpool, which averages around 11 pubs every square mile and has 500 in total.
In London, the most pubs are in the City, where there are a whopping 219 pubs per square mile.
The study, conducted by Liberty Games, analysed the addresses of 51,566 pubs across the country and then grouped them into council districts.
From this, researchers were then able to work out and map the number of pubs per square mile in each location.
The Ship Anson pub on Portsmouth sea front. The city has an average of 12 pubs packed into every square mile
The well-known Grapes pub in the historic Georgian Quarter of Liverpool. The city came second in the study with an average of 11 pubs per square mile
When looking at the UK as a whole, Portsmouth came out on top with almost double the number of pubs per square mile than London overall (though many of the capital’s boroughs soar far above Portsmouth’s total).
However, some of those boozers might be a bit busy, as the city ranks 190th on the list when it comes to pubs per person, with around eight pubs per 10,000 people compared to London’s 261 pubs per 10,000.
Third place is a tie between Bristol, Brighton and Hove, and Norwich, with all three spots having 10 pubs per square mile.
Researchers also mapped how many pubs per square mile are in each of London’s 33 council boroughs with the City of London coming out on top (marked by a number ‘1’ on the map)
But it is Brighton and Hove that has the most pubs per people out of all three.
However, at the other end of the spectrum, the Scottish Highlands only has 0.003 pubs per square mile.
But researchers point out that the area is almost 12,000 square miles in size.
Office workers drinking outside the Lord Aberconway pub in Liverpool Street in the City of London. The City has 219 pubs per square mile, according to Liberty Games’ research
The study also looked at London separately, analysing the pubs in 33 of the capital’s boroughs.
After the City of London in the ranking comes the borough of Westminster, with 46 pubs per square mile.
In third place sits Camden with a total of 278 pubs, averaging 33 boozers per square mile.
Click here to see an interactive version of the maps.
THE TOP TEN PLACES IN BRITAIN BASED ON PUBS PER SQUARE MILE
1. Portsmouth, 12 pubs per square mile
2. Liverpool, 11 pubs per square mile
3. Bristol, 10 pubs per square mile
4. Brighton and Hove, 10 pubs per square mile
5. Norwich, 10 pubs per square mile
6. Dundee, nine pubs per square mile
7. Manchester, nine pubs per square mile
8. Nottingham, nine pubs per square mile
9. Southampton, nine pubs per square mile
10. Dudley, eight pubs per square mile
Source: Liberty Games
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