Guide to Living and Working in Belfast

There is always something to do when you live and work in Belfast. You will find activities to keep you and your family busy. @VisitBelfast tweeted saying “Discover the socially distanced family events happening in Belfast this Christmas! From walking trails to Santa experiences, read our top tips for festive family days out. See what’s on …” In addition to being a bustling, busy city Belfast also has a rich and exciting history for you to unlock.

Learn about the Titanic, go on a Game of Thrones tour, visit Belfast Gaol, experience incredible geology at Giant’s Causeway and try a delicious Irish stew. Read on to find out more about the delights awaiting you in Belfast.

You should be buzzing about your imminent move to Belfast. There are so many reasons that make it a brilliant place to live.

1. The people

Belfast locals are very friendly and have a great sense of humour. Belfast Live say that “There is no-where else in the world quite like Belfast and the craic is always mighty!” We are sure you will have made a whole host of new friends in no time.

2. The sport

Belfast’s sporting history is impressive, to say the least! The lively city has produced a long line of world-acclaimed sporting stars over the years.

Of course, at the top of the list of Belfast’s sporting children is George Best whose football talent made him a global name during his lifetime. So proud are Belfast natives of their sporting son, George Best, that they named the city airport after him.

There’s also Carl Frampton and Alex Higgins. Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins is one of only ten snooker players in history to complete snooker’s Triple Crown, winning the World Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters.

3. The nightlife

We’ve already said that Belfast locals are a lively, friendly bunch, so as you might imagine their nightlife is second to none! There are bars, nightclubs, pubs and great restaurants, and eateries spread across the city.

Our favourite is Margo, which is a “stylish underground bar [that] serves creative cocktails and a carefully curated range of spirits, beers, wines”.

4. The architecture

Lots of visitors to the city are surprised by how impressive Belfast’s architecture is and it’s not talked about as much as it should be.

Belfast has some incredible buildings that are well worth a visit. At the top of your list should be Belfast Castle (see pictured), Queen’s University and the Titanic Quarter.

5. The shopping

Like the architecture, Belfast’s incredible array of shops is something lots of visitors to the city are surprised by. If you are a fan of hitting the high street, then we recommend heading to Victoria Square where there are over 70 shops and restaurants for you to explore. The Dome, which is situated very nearby, is then worth a trip so that you can take in 360 degrees vi.

Whether you are moving to Belfast for work or study, we are sure that you will make nothing but great memories during your time there.

We at Innclusive are specialists at finding incredible short-term accommodation for people looking to relocate temporarily for work or study.

They can find options that mean that your new house or flat is so perfect for you that they become your home the second you arrive.

Let us find your new Belfast home. Get in touch today by calling Innclusive on 0208 159 1036.

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