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Reigate in Surrey Is The UK’s Most Romantic Town for Valentine's Day

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2013 10:30 GMT

Reigate in Surrey Is The UK’s Most Romantic Town

The most romantic town in the UK is Reigate in Surrey – where the couples spend nearly £200 on their loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

The sleepy Surrey commuter town, which is home to David Walliams and Dame Jude Dench, has turned out to be the hot-bed of romance where Romeos and their Juliets spend £197.95 on average on Feb 14th.

The survey data was compiled by online perfume retailer Escentual.com who conducted a nationwide market research on consumer spending at Valentines.

The findings showed that Reigate residents spend over four times the UK average spend of £43.68 on Valentines presents.

Wollaston in Northamptonshire came a close second, spending on average £180.50, and Oxted, also in Surrey scooped 3rd with an average spend of £126.

Escentual.com CEO Rakesh Aggarwal said: “The survey showed a huge difference in attitudes to romance across the country. Some areas like Reigate were extremely generous at Valentines – some other areas much less so.

“Most couples tend to start shopping for their presents on 31st January and next weekend and the week after will be peak sales weeks for perfume.”

Women in North Shields, won’t be so happy with Valentine’s gifts this year, the Tyne & Wear town was the lowest spending town in the UK with a lowly average spend of £11.95. Ilkeston in Derbyshire was the second lowest spending town, spending on average £12.05 and Sandwell in West Midlands third lowest with £12.48

Top 10 Highest Spending Towns in England and Wales

Town

County

Average amount spent on Valentine’s gifts (£)

Reigate

Surrey

197.95

Wollaston

Northamptonshire

180.50

Oxted

Surrey

126.00

Bromborough

Merseyside

120.00

Egham

Surrey

119.60

Bourne End

Buckinghamshire

106.50

Aveley

Essex

101.36

Yateley

Surrey

99.93

Marlow

Buckinghamshire

98.04

Holmfirth

West Yorkshire

96.50

Bottom 10 Spending Towns in England and Wales

Town

County

Average amount spent on Valentine’s gifts (£)

North Shields

Tyne and Wear

11.95

Ilkeston

Derbyshire

12.05

Sandwell

West Midlands

12.48

Bourne

Lincolnshire

12.85

Newmarket

Suffolk

14.25

Thorpe-Le-Soken

Essex

16.20

Hartlepool

Cleveland

16.35

Avon

Wiltshire

16.39

Weymouth

Dorset

16.90

Salisbury

Wiltshire

16.94


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