The Best UK Cities for Freelancers

 

If you’re considering a career change making the move to freelancing can be daunting, but over 1.4 million Brits are currently doing it. The lifestyle of a freelancer has numerous perks, allowing flexibility and the chance to work from home every day removing the cost of a commute. However, with so much freedom it’s hard to know where to set up shop.

To lay out the pros and cons if you’re looking to make a change, we have created a ranking of the best cities in the UK to make your home as a freelancer. In addition we spoke to current freelancers to uncover how they feel about their choice of working style, their favourite perks of this lifestyle and their biggest concerns.

So, which UK city makes the best home for freelancers? 

 

The Best UK Cities for Freelancers

 

While working independently as a freelancer has become increasingly popular in recent years, it may be difficult to know where to start when weighting up the pros and cons. The lifestyle affords many perks including the flexibility and the chance to work from home every day, but is location still important?  

We’ve put together a regional guide for any prospective freelancers to help with the change in work style so you can get the most out of the gig economy.

The Most Popular Freelance Careers

Understanding which of your skills are in demand is important when considering freelancing. We’ve uncovered the most popular sectors for freelancing based on regional data – see below to find out which job sectors show potential for growth and which have significant demand already.

 

The most popular freelance careers

 

Where is the Best City to Freelance?

With so much freedom it’s hard to know where to set up shop when considering a freelance career. To help you make your decision, we have created a ranking of the best cities in the UK to make your home as a freelancer.

If you’re a freelancer looking to move for work opportunities or want to compare your city with others we’ve analysed the top cities below.  

So, which UK city makes the best home for freelancers? 

 

Where is the best UK city to freelance?

 

What Do Freelancers Think?

We spoke to freelancers across the UK to find out how they got into freelancing, what they like best about it as well as what their biggest challenges are compared to a more conventional work style.

Find out below what freelancers said about their career choice.

 

What do freelancers think?

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