13 reasons why Bradford is the greatest city in the UK

Some wouldn’t agree, but as the City of my birth I have a soft spot. We still have much to shout about!


VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310W  Please Credit: Tim Green/Flickr Bradford is worth a second look (Picture: Tim Green/Flickr)

Bradford – it may not be the city that comes to everyone’s mind first as the greatest place in the UK.

But those of us who were born and raised there, or discovered it later in life, know it has a surprising amount to offer.

From its fantastic mix of famous sons and fabulous food to green spaces and culture – here’s why Bradford deserves a second look.

1. It’s given birth to some world class talent

This image released by Starpix shows members of One Direction, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, and Liam Payne at the  premiere of the film "One Direction:This Is Us," at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca) If it wasn’t for Bradford, these guys would be a man down for a start (Picture: AP)

David Hockney, the Bronte sisters, JB Priestley and Frederick Delius all hailed from Bradford, as does Dynamo and only One Direction’s Zayn Malik. It must be something in the Yorkshire Water.

2. Bradford invented school dinners

Friends forever! (Picture: PA) Hang on, where are the chips and lumpy custard? (Picture: PA)

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