Tell us what you love about your hometown

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Love LondonThroughout the month of August we're celebrating all things London, after all it is where the famous QVC Towers are based and where we film seventeen hours of QVC a day to bring you the best in beauty, fashion, jewellery and much more.

But, although we're based in London, we reach an estimated 23.6 million homes every day across the UK, so we want to know what you love about your hometown.

Is it the friendly corner shop in your sleepy village or the bright lights of the city – we want to know, so simply leave your comment in the box below. 


Why our presenters love London

 Pipa Gordon

Pipa Gordon "For me this isn’t a cliché, I love London with my heart and soul! We moved away from the city four years ago and it has proven to be the most difficult transition for us and so we’re packing up and heading back to the big smoke…no escaping to the country for us, we’re coming home!"

Jill Franks 

Jill Franks "Having been tempted with the sights and lights of London from a very young age, to me it's what feels like home. With the hustle and bustle from the busy streets to the buzz of the beautiful architecture of theatres, and the delights of fashion just staring at you from the beautiful displayed shop windows looking like something out of a glossy copy of Vogue - I love it!"

Jilly Halliday

Jilly Halliday "The main reason I love London is the theatre. It's the best in the world! Even Broadway just doesn't have the same buzz about it as the West End. I spent a year and a half in the chorus of 42nd Street at Drury Lane when it very first opened – I was 19 and it was an incredible experience."

Debbie Flint

DebbieFlint "Not only did I go to uni at the London School of Economics, I spent my formative student years getting up to all sorts in London! From playing 'Hermia' at the Old Vic with the Young Shakespeare Company, to helping out at kids' auditions for Bugsy Malone and The Sound of Music, to attending broadcasting school in Greek St. I've worked at four different places in London, and have huge affection for the history and archaeology. Even having lived in London or near London for most of my life there's still so much I haven't done or seen!"

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24 Comments

  1. Lynn Bond August 3, 2010 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    hi for me its Stock port all the way ,and if you think Stockpot i have heard of that is always on Coronation Street, they nip to Stock port, we have one of the oldie’s Markets in the world its been there since 1200.and a beautiful Church St Marys in the market place.some parts of it have been there the same amount of time.I love my home town Stock port County are in the Guinness book of records for the Small’s crowd ever..And a bus ride to Manchester…

  2. Janet Hall August 3, 2010 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    I live on the famous Norfolk Broads, with Rollesby broad being about 500 metres from my house. It is used for sailing and many people throughout the year go there to feed the ducks and swans, nearby there is a Garden Centre and Tea rooms which get very busy. The actual village is very small with a small community of people. We have a village school and a small General store and Post office and a small Hotel and Pub. We also have a beautiful church called St George’s. I think it is perfect in every way and the people are all very friendly. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  3. Rosemary Prentice August 3, 2010 at 9:48 am -  Reply

    Not only do I live in Westminster I have worked for approximately 40 years in various Government Departments as a Personal Secretary along Whitehall and also close to our wonderful parks and wildlife, which have been the best antidote in a busy schedule. The history is its biggest fascination for me, and being where our Gracious Queen resides. You are reminded of this every time you hear the sound of horses coming past your window. Every monument and stone has a special significance. The wonderful architecture (Sir Christopher Wren -part of my family history), music and art all fascinate me as a well as the theatres and museums. The River runs through the centre like its life blood and I just love to sit and stare or cross over one of the bridges or take a short boat trip to the other side. I enjoyed several years working as a steward at the Royal Festival Hall where the world’s best musicians and music can be heard regularly. The King’s Road, Chelsea is my local shopping area, and there are plenty of shops, markets and open places to eat and chat with a friend, and nearby the old Botanical Gardens, and of course the Chelsea Flower Show in May.
    Taking visitors on tour of London you simply do not know where to begin or end!

  4. jenny wise August 3, 2010 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    Hi, I love Bournemouth, being close to the sea and the New forest. There is something for everyone with great walks, entertainment and night life and although it used to be considered only suitable for “newly weds and nearly deads” this certainly doesn’t apply now. Come and see for yourselves. It’s gorgeous!

  5. SJ August 3, 2010 at 10:42 am -  Reply

    I love cardiff, Its full of fantastic shops, a great night life and I feel at home in the city.

  6. Sheila Arden August 3, 2010 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    I love Lincoln. It’s really a city of two parts, uphill and down. In the city centre there are not only some of the bigger chain stores, but also the Brayford Wharf with all its ducks and swans and a variety of boats. Uphill of course there’s the Cathedral, Castle, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and then halfway our new museum called “The Collection”. There’s a variety of restaurants, coffee bars and shops as well, and I think it’s just about the right size – not too big or small. Although we don’t have huge entertainment places we have a historic theatre and drill hall for concerts and plays etc, and smaller venues scattered around. It’s a good place to just walk around in as well, even if you have nothing special in mind.

  7. Nicola Rippon August 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    My hometown is Derby and I love it! Firstly, being in the centre of the country, it is accessible from everywhere, and nothing is too far away. It is a fairly new city – the charter only being granted in 1977 – but one with a long and distinguished history. Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings & Normans have all settled here. It’s a wonderful vibrant multi-cultural city with plenty of good pubs serving real ale and lots of decent restaurants, bars & coffee shops. We have a fine Georgian Cathedral and many other lovely buildings and pleasant parks. We are the home of Royal Crown Derby and Rolls-Royce and our old silk mill was the first proper factory in the world.
    A great new, massive, shopping centre (for those things QVC do not sell, of course!) has just opened, but we also have plenty of quirky independent shops too! We are on the doorstep of the gorgeous Peak District and our mainline station in London is St Pancras International so, not only do we have a champagne bar right next to the platform, we are an easy stroll of a few yards to the Eurostar! But most of all, I love Derby because of its people – friendly and helpful by nature and generally unwilling to show off. In fact I’m breaking with local tradition just by writing this!

  8. Heidi Bradshaw August 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    Nottingham is my home town. I was born and raised here, but moved away in 1990, when I moved to the USA. After 10 years, I came home and I’ve never been happier. Our city is famous for Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest, the Olde Trip to Jerusalem (the world’s oldest pub, built into the rocks of Nottingham Castle), Nottingham Lace, Torvill and Dean, Brian Clough and more. We’ve got a great tram system, along with buses that take you all over the city and the shopping is fabulous!

  9. kriss booker August 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi my home town is Chesterfield the home of the famous Crooked Spire Beautiful tudor front buildings and great shopping centre

  10. Patricia Adair August 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    My hometown is Whitehaven in Cumbria. It is an old Gerorgian town on the edge of the Enlish lake district. It was one of the earliest planned towns in England and was once one of the most important ports in England. It is also the place where the last attempt to invade the English mainland was made in 1772. This was during the American War of Independence, when John Paul Jones (known as the father of the American Navy)attempted to burn all the ships in the harbour. We have had our share of tragedies, with mining disasters and more recently tragic shootings, but the people of this town always pull together, they are friendly, helpful and welcoming, and will do everything they can to help people. Someone is always organising a concert,prize bingo or another money making venture to raise funds for victims of some tragedy.I have lived in other parts of England and while I enjoyed my time there, it is nice to be back home in Whitehaven!

  11. Mrs Christine Harman August 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Although I live in london, My hometown is a little village in Ayrshire called Muirkirk. I love it and miss it loads its a very friendly village where everyone speaks to you and nothing is too much trouble.At Christmastime the whole village joins in and there are lights on every house. Growing up there was great. Happy Days.

  12. Lisa Andrews August 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    My home town is Farnborough, and it is famous for the airshow every two years

  13. Risa Walker August 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    My home town is the East End of London. I love the colourful history of it and the amazing characters you can still find living there. It has fantastic places to eat and drink and so many interesting shops/markets.

  14. deb August 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    THE TOON! Newcastle Upon Tyne for me. Great history, architecture, shopping to beat London and rival europe easily, our very own tube called the metro, which works, is quick and clean and not crammed, friendly people, proud but never patronising, excellent sense of humour, fairly large but easily accesible on foot. Near to the sea, near to countryside.Passionate place and passionate people. Fiercly independent and hanging onto its own identity when most places can be a bit monoculture now. Oh if forgot the nightlife! Come and see us!

  15. Akitadog August 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    I live in Northampton Town, its got everything you need from Theatres Shops and great sports Rugby The Saints, Cricket The Steel Backs and Football The Cobblers plus a University. Its an attractive town off junction 15 and 15a off the M1,and by train to London only 45 mins, in the centre of England with a great history once the shoe making capital of the world! lovely countryside and a great many parks in one of Englands largest towns. I have lived here for five years and the locals are friendly too!

  16. denise leech August 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

    Bore Da Powb, that’s hi everybody in welsh!!
    I have to say that having lived in London for many years and having friends there too, I love it and long to live there again one day, but for the moment I live in Cardiff which is my birthplace and hometown and I gotta say that its very up and coming these days. We make Dr Who, Torchwood and loads of other progs here, Casualty will be coming soon! We have a great heritage and culture for the theatre and the arts here too and of course we have Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Stereophonics, Duffy and the Manic Street Preachers to be proud of!! The shopping here is fab and there is plenty to do sightseeing the history, culture and beauty of Wales in general. Cardiff has loads to offer!! If you go down the road a few miles we have beaches and mountanous beautiful countryside, we also have Barry, from ‘Whats occurin?’ Gavin and Stacey fame. These days I think Cardiff ticks a load of boxes and although its not quite London yet its certainly getting there!!!!!! Come and see for yourselves sometime. xxxxx

  17. Canny Shopper August 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm -  Reply

    Although I’ve lived in London on a couple of previous occasions, I still feel you can’t beat my home town of Burry Port, South Wales. The harbour and beach are just a few moments walk from the centre, with spectacular panoramic views of the Gower peninsula. Five minutes drive away is an award winning country park with a further seven miles of golden sands and behind the town lies lush green open countryside. It’s just wonderful to look out of the window and watch the weather rolling in from the west, be it sunshine or rain clouds – the fresh air is amazingly invigorating. In spite of all this natural beauty around us, we’re well served with local transport, restaurants, pubs, recreational facilities, shops, schools, medical and veterinary services and nearby retail parks, as well as being situated smack bang on the Fishguard to London Paddington railway line and just a fifteen minute drive from the M4. Our neighbouring town of Kidwelly even boasts a mediaeval castle that was once inhabited by Henry VIII’s dad! Rugby fans have been indulged big time recently with the new state of the art Scarlets Stadium in nearby Llanelli (just 5 miles away). Burry Port may be a small town but it’s mightily big when it comes to a welcome. It’s impossible to walk down the road without someone saying “Hello” to you. Why not pay us a visit some time and enjoy the local town band, choirs and operatic productions?

  18. D.Roberts August 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Southport is wonderful! Lord St. is lined with magnificent trees. There are beautiful parks especially Hesketh Park which has hundreds of spectacular trees a large lake with every bird that loves water! The Marine lake is massive and splendid and we Have a wonderful annual flower show, an air show with the Red Arrows.It is where Bonaparte stayed and copied the grid plan for Paris. There are world famous golf courses. A lovely place to live…………

  19. Maggie August 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Middlesbrough. Our town gets so much bad press from every angle. Yes, we had lot’s of old school industry, that has been left to struggle. Most of the people here are passionate about our region which is warm and welcoming. Despite all the tv pictures of chemical towers, it’s only a 10 minute ride to the coast or to some of the most beautiful countryside. I guess we should be glad of all the negativity as it means we can keep this area a secret!

  20. Carolyn Wilson August 3, 2010 at 11:49 pm -  Reply

    I am an American from Florida. I have lived in Lincoln now permanently for the last four years and love it here. My village is a mile from town so if it snows I can always walk in with my friends. The people here are lovely to me. I think they just want to hear this southern accent!!!! I like the summers but I also like the winters when the leaves have fallen and you can see forever. We have a beautiful cathedral that you can see driving into Lincoln from miles away.
    I guess to make a long story short I just love England as a whole and enjoy every day.

  21. Debbie Callender August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    COVENTRY! The best thing is its just off Junction 3 of the M6, so it’s easy to escape!
    lol

  22. Andrea Cowling August 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Well i’m fortunate to Live in Cornwall, my town is Camborne. We have a statue of Richard Trevithick who invented the worlds first steam engine. We have a huge mining history and rich in minerals. Although my town is small, it has all the basics you need. You do not have to drive to see it, as you can walk around it in 20 minutes, I like the pace of life, no rat race here, just quality of life. The best part of being here is the beautiful surrounding coast. I’m never far from a beach, which has now become an all year round attraction. Did I forget the food? wow real Cornish pasties, not the pre
    _ packed fakes, cornish clotted cream and cream teas, as well as a host of homemade cornish goodies. Cornwall is great competiton most places in the world. Once you been you will always want to come back, loved by many!

  23. TRACY L August 5, 2010 at 12:06 am -  Reply

    liverpool- i have lived here all my life except for 18mths in australia. the people are friendly lots of shopping centres around the liverbirds and albert dock we had capital of culture and our waterfront is being revamped and is beginning to look amaqzing x

  24. Julie Comer August 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

    I’m very fortunate to live in a little town called Wootton Bassett. Until recently it was a secret known only to a few thousand locals who went about their daily business, looked out for each other and loved our little town. It seems to be worldwide famous now for the devastatingly sad repatriations of our brave troops. What you all see on the news is what we are fortunate to live with – kind, thoughtful and respectful people.

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