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26 Things That Will Make Londoners Say "Sod This, I'm Moving To Aberdeen"

Vegan macarons, cheap pints, and ​Game of Thrones​ style castles? It's a no-brainer.

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1. Think you have to live in London to go to fantastic restaurants? Think again.

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This tasty treat is a fancy steak pie from the Merchant Bistro, one of Aberdeen's best, classiest, and friendliest restaurants.

2. Vegans and vegetarians are well catered for too.

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This awesome chocolate raspberry cake and raspberry macaron from hip, healthy cafe Foodstory is completely vegan. And sexy.

3. Aberdeen is compact, pretty, and right by the sea.

Sick of having to take a three-hour round trip to see your friends? Move to Aberdeen, make new friends, and walk along the shore to see them instead.
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Sick of having to take a three-hour round trip to see your friends? Move to Aberdeen, make new friends, and walk along the shore to see them instead.

4. You'll actually be able to afford to buy a home.

The average price might still seem high at £218,445, but if you shop around you can snap up a fantastic flat like this one for as little as £85,000.
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The average price might still seem high at £218,445, but if you shop around you can snap up a fantastic flat like this one for as little as £85,000.

5. Renting is much cheaper in Aberdeen too.

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The average price for a pretty, city centre one bedroom flat like this is £682.14 in Aberdeen. It's a staggering £1,671.76 in central London!

6. Plus our houses are far cuter than anything you'd find in London.

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Why would you want to pay most of your annual salary to live in a soulless tower block when you could live in Footdee instead?

7. What will you do for a living? Hmm, dunno. Maybe work in one of the biggest industries in Scotland?

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Aberdeen has more energy jobs than you can shake a stick at, with renewables and green options gaining ground daily (if you don't want to work for an oil company).

8. And there are a bunch of science jobs as well.

This is the Rowett Research Institute, a world-famous scientific centre for food, health, and nutrition. It's produced three Nobel laureates.
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This is the Rowett Research Institute, a world-famous scientific centre for food, health, and nutrition. It's produced three Nobel laureates.

9. Commuting is actually pleasant if you live in Aberdeen.

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Do you want to cycle past sights like this, or turn yourself into human sausage meat on the crowded tube? It really is entirely up to you.

10. You won't have to give up your addiction to fancy markets.

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No, this isn't Borough Market or Spitalfields, it's the Aberdeen Country Fair.

11. Our parks are lush, bright, and lovely.

OK, so they're not quite as big or sprawling as Hyde Park, but they make up for their smaller size with oodles of charm.
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OK, so they're not quite as big or sprawling as Hyde Park, but they make up for their smaller size with oodles of charm.

12. Our architecture is unbelievable.

Marischal College > Houses of Parliament.
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Marischal College > Houses of Parliament.

13. And our bars are cool AF.

Edgy beer company Brewdog were founded in Aberdeenshire, so you can feel smug knowing that their flagship Gallowgate bar is better than the one in Soho.
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Edgy beer company Brewdog were founded in Aberdeenshire, so you can feel smug knowing that their flagship Gallowgate bar is better than the one in Soho.

14. Way more importantly, the average price of a pint is just £3.20, in London it's over £4.

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Think of all the 70ps you'll save! That'll help pay for your steak pies and macarons.

15. Like Game of Thrones? You'll practically be living on set if you move here.

Nearby Dunnottar Castle really should have been used as a filming location. It's basically a seaside version of Winterfell.
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Nearby Dunnottar Castle really should have been used as a filming location. It's basically a seaside version of Winterfell.

16. And there are tons of other gorgeous, easy day trips you can take as well.

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Sure, London has Brighton, but wouldn't you much rather go to Stonehaven and have an unbeatably awesome ice cream from Aunty Betty's instead?

17. We've got an epic cultural scene that definitely gives Edinburgh a run for its money.

There are nine festivals based in Aberdeen, including a Jazz Festival, Techfest, and Spectra light festival (pictured), which is definitely of the coolest.
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There are nine festivals based in Aberdeen, including a Jazz Festival, Techfest, and Spectra light festival (pictured), which is definitely of the coolest.

18. And we've got top notch museums.

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Like the world-class Aberdeen Maritime Museum, with its diving bells, big glass windows, and massive scale models of oil rigs.

19. You won't miss Harrods (or its stampeding tourist crowds) as our shops are just as glam.

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The £250 million Union Square Shopping Centre is one of the largest malls in the UK, coming in at a very spacious 700,000 square feet. It looks damn fine too.

20. And we've got a ton of quirky, independent, wee boutiques.

Like Eighty7 Design and Living.

21. The locals are very friendly.

You're actually allowed to make eye contact with people in Aberdeen without them feeling uncomfortable or shying away. Imagine that!
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You're actually allowed to make eye contact with people in Aberdeen without them feeling uncomfortable or shying away. Imagine that!

22. You can do awesome activities down at the beach.

You cannae beat a bit of kite surfing.
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You cannae beat a bit of kite surfing.

23. Or just grab a quick coffee.

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The weather's always this nice, honest.

24. And who needs the London Eye when you've got Codona's?

Their seaside big wheel is way prettier, and much more fun.
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Their seaside big wheel is way prettier, and much more fun.

25. When you put it together, there's no contest.

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Seriously, choosing Aberdeen is a total no brainer.

26. So come on everyone, what are you waiting for?

The first person to get here can have a free ice cream, pint, or hug.
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The first person to get here can have a free ice cream, pint, or hug.