After a year-long delay due to the pandemic, Euro 2020 is finally upon us! At Buymobiles, we couldn’t be more excited to watch all the action. This tournament feels extra special with national restrictions beginning to lift, meaning we can once again enjoy socialising with friends and family in greater numbers.
That’s why we thought we’d research the best UK cities to watch Euro 2020, providing the ultimate guide for football fans, and those along for the ride, on where to go to get the ultimate viewing experience.
Our comprehensive research examined 28 UK cities with ratings based on several metrics including; mobile phone signal rating (to make sure fans can stay connected while they watch the big games), the average cost of a pint, top 10 venues ratings, the number of sun hours each city gets, and their individual ‘football mad’ rating - determined by Google trends data.
Check out the graphic below to see where your city ranks, and what bragging rights you’ll have in your football group chat.
Based on an average score combining each metric mentioned above, our research found the North West is the place to be to watch this summer's championships; as Manchester and Liverpool ranked first and second respectively.
Scotland also proved extremely successful based on our metrics, boasting two cities in the top five and three in the top ten! Edinburgh took the crown of being the best north of the border in third position, followed by Glasgow (fifth) and Aberdeen, which ranked a surprising ninth place thanks to its low cost of a pint and amazingly high amount of sun hours.
With Newcastle, Leeds, Belfast, Southampton and Sheffield making up the rest of the top ten there is quite an even split geographically throughout the UK, meaning you are never too far away from a great Euro 2020 experience.
The city that surprised us all though, is London, which has a much lower score than expected which ranked twelfth. We don’t like to speculate but we think the average cost of a pint may have something to do with this...
Birmingham ranked just behind London and Bristol (which ranked in nineteenth) also came as a shock. Bristol in particular was lower than expected for a city of its size. However, a lack of venues and poor signal rating let the west country powerhouse down on this occasion.
The two major cities in Wales didn’t fare well, with Cardiff in twenty-third place and Swansea in last position. While both can boast good phone signal ratings and cheap pints, venue ratings were low, plus Swansea had a severe lack of options when it comes to bars near the centre.
We hope this list provides avid football fans up and down the UK with the information they need to get the ultimate Euro 2020 experience. Whether it’s the number of sun hours, cost of a pint or good phone signal ratings ensuring you can celebrate with your mates, our research gives you the best locations to watch the games.
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