Guess which Wirral seaside town is officially one of the best places to live in Britain?

By Emma Gunby at

West Kirby has been named as one of the best places to live in Britain, by The Sunday Times.

It was hailed as one of the best places to live in the Northwest region, alongside Knutsford, Chester and Lymm.

The paper described West Kirby as “a properly posh little seaside town” and highlighted its sunsets and walks to Hilbre Island among its many charms.


View of Middle Eye from Hilbre Island

It also praised West Kirby’s two highly-regarded grammar schools and its family-friendly restaurants, The Viking and Hickorys (as well as the now, sadly, closed Curios).

Hickory’s Smokehouse – Google Street View image

Overall, Bristol was named as the best place to live in the UK and Knutsford was crowned the regional winner for the North West.

The judging is performed by a Sunday Times panel who look at all the statistics from crime rates to the weather.

Read more in today’s Sunday Times (please note you’ll need a subscription to view the article)