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8,538,689 Services, Retail, Food Camden, Hackney, Stratford

London is a magnet for wealth, talent and tourism. From opulent West End retail to the financial might of the City and bohemian East London fashion, coffee houses and nightlife, it’s also a cultural and commercial kaleidoscope. The Global Power City Index ranks the UK’s capital as the world's best city for business, innovation and culture.

Popular businesses for sale in Greater London

Population Primary sectors Hotspots
2,547,700 Tech & Media, Contruction Manchester, Bolton, Oldham

Arguably the UK’s second city, Manchester offers vibrancy and cultural capital without London’s sky-high living costs. Part of the Northern Powerhouse, Greater Manchester is now home to more multi-millionaires than any region outside London and rated the UK’s second most globally influential city by the GaWC thinktank. The city is dynamic in digital/creative, financial, legal, biotech, advanced manufacturing, tourism and real-estate.

Popular businesses for sale in Greater Manchester

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1.2 million Manufacturing, Retail, Food Glasgow, Paisley, Clydebank

Post-industrial Glasgow has reinvented itself over the past 20 years. fDi Magazine ranked the city second for business friendliness among mid-sized European cities. Of its 1.7 million inhabitants, 41% are educated to graduate level and the city accounts for 35% of Scotland’s jobs. Glasgow also attracts 2.3 million visitors a year and generates £495 million in tourism revenue.

Popular businesses for sale in Glasgow

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1,135,700 Leisure Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay

Once famed for pottery, tin and copper Devon has England’s 19th largest economy and was voted the UK’s top place to live by Country Life Magazine readers. More than six million visitors flock to its sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorlands every year. Exeter and Plymouth are the county’s biggest cities, followed by Torquay and Paignton.

Popular businesses for sale in Devon

Population Primary sectors Hotspots
536,000 Leisure St Ives

Cornwall’s unique culture and spectacular landscape make it an ideal spot for tourists, with tourism accounting for almost a quarter of its economy. From Newquay’s lively shores to the New Eden Project, Cornwall is a great place to set up a business to serve its 530,000 residents and the five million tourists who visit annually.

Popular businesses for sale in Cornwall

Population Primary sectors Hotspots
482,005 Services, Retail, Leisure Old Town, New Town, Leith

Scotland’s capital is a powerhouse of the UK economy and an internationally-renowned tourist destination. Edinburgh’s various festivals bring a staggering 4.3 million visitors to the city every year, generating £100 million for local businesses. Edinburgh is also a highly educated city steeped in tech innovation and finance. fDi Magazine ranked the city top for business friendliness among mid-sized European cities.

Popular businesses for sale in Edinburgh

Population Primary sectors Hotspots
46,423,064 Leisure, Manufacturing Fuengirola, Benidorm, Canary Islands

Spain, which attracts 68 million tourists a year, has a lot more to offer British entrepreneurs keen to relocate to warmer climes than just coastal bars, shops and clubs. The Iberian country was ranked 10th in the world for infrastructure by the World Economic Forum, helping industries like renewable energy, technology, engineering and textiles to flourish.

Popular businesses for sale in Spain

Population Primary sectors Hotspots
46,423,064 Food, Leisure Nantes, Montpellier, Paris

France has the world’s sixth largest economy and number one tourist destination: Paris, which welcomes more than 32 million visitors a year. Beyond the capital in the north, the country also offers unrivalled wine routes and picturesque resorts in the south like St Tropez. Tourism aside, France relies heavily on its energy, engineering and agriculture sectors.

Popular businesses for sale in France

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