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Member Name: tasb_uk
Middlesbrough in General
Date: 15/03/02, updated on 15/03/02 (1270 review reads)
Advantages: Great nightlife, friendly people, lots to do
Disadvantages: pollution I suppose
I have lived in Middlesbrough all my life and I quite like living here despite what most people think.
Middlesbrough isnt massive but everything you need is in one place. Shops, parks, cinema, restaurants, car parking, train and bus station and pretty good night life.
I have to admit there are better places to shop in the north east but Middlesbrough has many shops for all kind of tastes. What really gets me about M,bro is the fact that it has 4 different shopping centres in 1 minutes walking distance of each other. This means we have 2 WHSmiths, 2 Internationales, 2 Principles, 2 Barretts, 2 Bay Trading etc etc. If only they could think of something new to put in Middlesbrough I am sure there are some more shops, arent there? One tip dont go shopping in Middlesbrough when there is a home match on, the stadium is just outside the town. There is no chance of getting parked and the traffic is a nightmare.
The restaurants in Middlesbrough are nice. They have a brilliant chinese called Peking Villa, its a family run business and it is a bit pricey but its well worth it. They have loads of pictures of all their customers including the funny Chubby Brown, and he likes his food so if he likes you will love it. Joe Rigatonnis (I think thats right) serve really nice Italian food and the restaurant is not right in the town centre so you dont get all the P**s heads coming in. They also employ alot of italian staff which can be a bit annoying because they do correct you if you pronounce the dish wrong. There are plenty more retaurants but I havent eaten in them put I've heard there all good.
The nightlife in Middlesbrough is excellent. It does get a bit crammed on the weekend because you get people coming from all round the Teesside area. Middlesbrough is not the biggest town but its bigger than say Stockton and Redcar. The pubs in M'bro are all reasonably priced and there are always some kind of offers going on so i
t can be a cheap night out. Most of the people in Middlesbrough are friendly and you are bound to meet someone new, there are the occasional fights but what town do you find where there isnt.
A new UGC cinema has just been built in the town centre. Its really smart and cheap compared to the other showcase cinema. Its even got a bar which most of you probably wont find surprising but I've never seen a cinema like it. Its got 3 floors and the seating is really roomy and comfortable. There is a McDonalds and Pizza Hut right outside the cinema and also a Video rental store which I havent been in and I really dont know why its there but it looks cool so I will leave it at that.
Middlesbrough also has a bit of history. You can find out all about Captain James Cook at Stuarts park which is a really nice quiet park. Its got a bit of wild life like peacocks and rabbits which are nice if you have children. Stuarts Park has no childrens playground because the person who built it said that there were to be no playground built I cant remember why, sorry, but it is nice for a quiet stroll on a Sunday afternoon.
Well thats it, I think Middlesbrough is well worth at least one visit, dont you?