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- Oxford has been named the UK city with the most gentlemen.
- It topped a survey of 2,000 people by Gentleman’s Journal.
- Despite being small, Oxford won by landslide, beating London.
Oxford has been named the British city with the most gentlemen, according to Gentleman’s Journal.
The men’s lifestyle magazine asked 2,000 individuals across the UK which city’s men they perceive as the most gentlemanly.
Oxford came out on top, with over half (54%) of all respondents either naming it their top or second choice.
With a population of around 160,000, Oxford is one of the UK’s smaller cities.
Nevertheless, the picturesque and historic city in the south of England stormed the vote and knocked all of the UK’s major cities into the shadows.
London – known for its crowds of bankers and city boys – came second, with 40% of respondents listing it as one of their top two. Manchester came third, with a vote of confidence from 19% of respondents, while other major cities like Birmingham and Leeds did not feature at all.
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The survey of cities with the most gentlemen was part of a wider study that looked at the most annoying traits displayed by British men.
Participants were provided with a list of traits, including immaturity and not participating in housework, and were asked to tick all of the traits that they thought British men were particularly guilty of.
Drinking too much and demonstrating “laddish” behaviour came out as the most unattractive trait, with 77% of respondents deeming it unattractive.
Not listening, a stereotypical complaint, was deemed unattractive by only 50% of respondents.