The U.K. has been one of the most progressive places in the world—in terms of product qualities, lifestyle trends, the value of money, etc.

To know which specific cities really contribute to the progressiveness of its economy, researchers have conducted a study with regards to a city’s internet recognition level, most environment-friendly places, recycling rates, tourist visits, voter turnout, and other positive qualities that attribute to a city.

To give you an overview, here are the top 10 most progressive cities in the UK up to date:

  1. Oxford
  2. Brighton and Hove
  3. Bath
  4. London
  5. Cambridge
  6. Bristol
  7. Leeds
  8. Cardiff
  9. Exeter
  10. Leicester

It is not shocking that Oxford got first place. It is the most progressive city in the UK for four consecutive years now. London, which was in the fourth place happens to be first when it comes to the ranking of monthly tourist visits. It was also named as the best place to stay and to live in the UK.

As additional information, The City of Swansea has the least gaping gender pay gap (which is a great city attribute as well), Winchester City has the greatest voter turnout, and Wolverhampton has the greatest council diversity. For being the most environment-friendly city, St. Albans had the 18th place since it has the greatest recycling rates.

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