This randomizer picks a random city in England. The generator includes all 55 official cities of England (plus London).

This random generator selects random cities in England. If you want to find cities in the whole of the United Kingdom, use my Random City in the United Kingdom generator. You can find dozens of other randomizers on the Random Generators page.

The generator is based on the most recent list of English cities. The list includes three towns that were recognized as cities in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This generator only includes places with the official status of a city. I made an exception with London, though. London is not officially a city. Instead, it is a collection of places that includes two smaller cities (the City of London and the City of Westminster) as well as other locations.

Random City in England Generator

Click the button below to pick your random English city! The results include the populations of the cities in 2022 as listed on UK Population Data’s website.

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English City FAQ

Now that we’re focusing on English cities, I thought I’d fill the rest of this page with Google’s most popular questions about the cities of England.

What is the Meaning of a City in English?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, city means either a large town or “any town in the UK that has a cathedral”.

According to the UK Parliament, “city status in the UK can be associated with having a cathedral or a university, a particular form of local government, or having a large population”, though in the end, the status of a city is formally granted by a monarch.

How Many Cities Are There in England?

There are 55 cities in England and 80 cities in all of the United Kingdom. Four of those cities are located in British Overseas Territories.

8 British towns were promoted as cities in 2022. Three of those places – Clochester , Doncaster and Milton Keynes – are in England.

Is London a City in England?

The London you’re thinking of is not an official city. To make things confusing, the Greater London includes a city called the City of London – though it’s only a smaller financial district with a population of 10,000 people.

What is the Cheapest City in England?

Carlisle was the cheapest city to live in England. Bradford took the second place. The ranking by Halifax is based on home prices in 2021.

What is the Best City to Live in England?

The annual Happy at Home Index asks over 20,000 British people about different aspects of their surroundings. In 2022, St Ives – a small town in South West England – was the happiest place to live in the United Kingdom.

St Ives is not a city, though. In the poll, the best city to live in England was Worcester in West England. Overall, Worcester placed on the 15th spot of best places to live in Great Britain.

I’m assuming that most of you are actually looking for cities in all of the United Kingdom. To solve the issue, I created random destination pickers for both regions.

The picture at the top is from Brandon Hill in Bristol, an English city I visited during my 2-year trip around the world.