Middlesbrough, UK- Interesting Facts you Need to Know about the City

Middlesbrough is a big industrial town situated on the south bank of the River Tees in the North Yorkshire in the north-east of England.  It is located at the center of Teesside and the Tees Valley and offers access to North York Moors. It was founded in the year 1830. The town is managed by a unitary authority called Middlesbrough Borough Council.

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom: Know more about the City-

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Middlesbrough is known to be one of the most affordable towns to live in the UK and students get good discounts on almost everything. It is a leading progressive, cosmopolitan yet cultural location to live and work.

Student Accommodation

Middlesbrough is home to the Teesside University and offers great value for money accommodation as per the budget and requirement of the students. Also, the university-managed accommodation includes internet access in the rental package. If you apply timely, the university guarantees you a place in the university accommodation on campus.

You can choose from the different types of accommodation available as per your budget and needs.

Accommodation Costs: The cost of accommodation at the university campus and at the private accommodation is given below:

Number of university beds 1,302
Typical annual cost of university accommodation* £3,000–£4,400
Average annual cost of private accommodation* £3,600–£4,800

Cost of Living:

Middlesbrough is known to be one of the most affordable places to live in the UK. As per the recent, study, In Middlesbrough, one would need around 2,487.70£ to maintain the same standard of life that one can have with around 4,400.00£ in London.

Find below the Indices Difference between Middlesbrough and The London:

Indices Difference
Consumer Prices in Middlesbrough are around 22.17% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Middlesbrough are around 43.46% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Middlesbrough are around 70.44% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Middlesbrough are around 23.03% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Middlesbrough are around 14.14% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Middlesbrough is around 16.15% higher than in London

Part-Time Jobs:

There are number of opportunities available for students who want to work part-time. Many students opt to work as student mentors and ambassadors who are required to work at the University events and coordinate with different schools and colleges all across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire. Working with university helps you attain solid work experience flexibly and locally.

Travel and Transport

  • Middlesbrough is known to have good road links and the town is well served by public transport.
  • National Express and Megabus are the long distance bus service providers, Middlesbrough Railway Station connects the town to the major cities as Leeds, York, Liverpool, and Manchester.
  • The Durham Tees Valley Airport is also not far and at a small distance of just 8 miles from Middlesbrough.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The town offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs, and hosts many live music & dance concerts.
  • There are also ten-pin bowling & multi-screen cinemas at the Teesside Shopping Park.
  • The town hall and theatr is host to comedy, music, dance, and drama whilst the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art exhibits works of modern and contemporary art.
  • Popular festivals in the town include Middlesbrough Mela, Christmas festivities and also Animex which is an annual international animation festival.


  • The town is home to the renowned football team, Middlesbrough FC, established at the Riverside Stadium on the banks of the River Tees.
  • The town also hosts several road races during the year which includes the annual Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k.
  • The town is also home to a skate park, cycle circuit and the university’s Olympia sports complex offers up-to-date facilities including squash courts & large sports halls.


  • Middlesbrough is named as the retail hub of the ‘Tees Valley’ with many good shopping areas like the Linthorpe Road area, award-winning Psyche department store and also the host of other unique designer boutiques.
  • Baker Street is the Middlesbrough’s new independent quarter and home to a wide variety of fashion and vintage shops.


Middlesbrough experiences a typical oceanic climate like rest of the UK. It is one of the relatively drier parts of the country and receives on an average 574 millimeters of rain a year. The temperatures soar to as high as 20 °C (68 °F) during summer months of July and August and dip to as low as 0 °C (32 °F) in the month of December and January.