Preston named as ‘Man Cave capital of the North West’

Posted on - 30th March, 2024 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
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Preston has been named as the Man Cave capital of the North West based on a fondness for searching the phrase online.


Analysis by Mobile Annexe has revealed that the most searches for man caves online in the North West was by people in Preston.

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A man cave, which has seen a rise in popularity over the past few years, is a room or part of a home used to relax, pursue hobbies, or work out.

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Last year people in the UK searched for man caves (and 652 related key words), an average of 85,000 times a month.


Take the population into account, that’s an average of 840 searches per 100 thousand residents a month – the highest in the North West.

When compared to the rest of the UK, Preston came in fifth place.

Gary Clayden-Smith, from Mobile Annexe, said: “With a rise in homeworking following lockdown and Covid, it’s understandable that people want a dedicated place to escape work. 

“A man cave can be the ultimate place to do this, a place to escape and connect with your inner child – whether that’s through gaming, creating, or even just playing. 

“I’m not surprised at all that interest remains high as, after all, who doesn’t like a bit of me time.” 

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