Discover live music, quirky shops and great outdoor activities in a friendly town that will quickly feel like home
Enjoy the close-knit community atmosphere of Middlesbrough, with all your favourite hangouts in walking distance. Become a regular at a local institution, Sticky Fingers, which hosts amazing live acts, while serving up some of the best authentic British pie and ale. For a more refined experience, sip tea from vintage china at quirky Minfika before strolling around the cool boutiques of Baker street.
The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art makes your new home a hotspot of innovation and contemporary culture. Look out for cutting edge sculptures scattered around the town and take inspiration from the numerous modern galleries and studios. Wander around Exchange Square taking in historic architecture, then rub shoulders with artists at modern art exhibitions at the amazing reclaimed post office. Explore historic collections at The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet and ancient artefacts at the Dorman Museum.
Take advantage of superb local facilities to keep fit and try out new activities. Visit the Saltersgill Sports Ground, bring out your team spirit with rowing at the River Tees Water Sports Centre or get into canoeing and kayaking. Keen cyclists will love the Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit and you can perfect your backhand on the excellent courts at Tennis World. If you prefer spectator sports, get hold of tickets for a professional league match and cheer on Middlesbrough FC at the Riverside Stadium.
Clear your busy head with some fresh air and a stroll around Albert Park. Show off your board skills in the skate-park, or even spend a sunny day splashing around on the boating lake.