Preston awarded top status for its city centre nightlife second year in a row

Posted on - 19th July, 2012 - 9:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Nightlife, Preston News

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Preston’s nightlife has been rated as one of the best in the country for the second year in a row.

The city centre has been earmarked for recognition in the Purple Flag awards – which seek to reward cities for their diverse clubs, pubs and bars.

Judges look for a mix of venues including clubs, cocktail bars, real ale pubs and even bingo.

Jessica Toomey, from Frog & Bucket comedy club and part of the team who led the bid for the Purple Flag, said: “I never doubted that Preston would get this accreditation again – Preston’s nightlife is brilliant. It’s vibrant, varied, safer than it’s ever been and the last year has seen massive investment in Preston’s night time businesses.

“The Purple Flag Group is planning a week of parties later in the year to celebrate what we’re all about and to introduce Preston’s nightlife to an even wider range of people. I hope to see you there.”


To win a Purple Flag the cities venues must show there is responsibility for the wellbeing of revellers, the centre is easy to get around and has a plan to improve it.

Other towns and cities winning the award include Manchester, Liverpool, Belfast, Oxford and Birmingham.

Check out our Preston Guide section, with info on eating, drinking and going out in the city.

What do you think of the nightlife of the city centre? Do you go out there? Let us know your views in the comments below

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