Not to be fucked with.
Bradfordian: Bradford, mate.
Southerner: Ouch, I hear it's rough up there. If I were to venture into that particular area, I'd need to take my mummy for company.
Bradfordian: Fuck off, you soft southern cunt.
Popular misconceptions include that the city is small, unclean, unfriendly and unkept. Many even go as far to say as it is a suburb of Leeds. Bradford is the seventh biggest city in the country, has won awards for being the cleanest in the country, is one of the few remaining places that you can smile at somebody and they will smile back, and the city's Lister Park has recently been awarded the Best Park in the UK Award after a recent renovation.
Spontanious conversations occur with the people you least expect, people are genuine, care about how you are and are without doubt some of the most helpful around.
Whilst not renowned for its nightlife, Bradford doesn't fair too badly, with the Rock, Indie and Alternative scene firmly established at venues around the city including Bradford Rio, the Gasworks, the Market Tavern, Exchange Bar and Delius, all of which are amazing, excusing the sticky...
Bradford is home to a diverse community of people, which is evidenced in the range of cuisine available at the various eateries in the city. It is perhaps most noted for the many eateries selling cuisine from South Asia, although curry is by no means the only dish on the menu, as many restaurants exist in the district with a wide choice of food.
Bradford has a perhaps undeserved reputation amongst British citizens as a city of decline and misery, however, a visit or two to the many attractions of the city should soon put this misguided vision right.
The best plan that Bradford council had for one corner of the town was to knock it down. Which they did.
Now the best idea they are currently building is a pond in the centre of town, which one week after the fanfares and grand openings of it, will be full of crisp packets, used johnnies and dead tramps. Quite how the planning is improving things, we don;t know, but it certainly has help shift the European anti-depressant mountain thanks to all the depressed souls littering the town.
You want somewhere nice to visit? Go to Leeds or Halifax. Want to see a basement that has taken 3 years to build or the remains of a dead beggar next to a skip? Come visit the sights of 'sunny' Bradford
Ironically has a monument in the middle of the town centre from the German city of Hamm.