SOUTHAMPTON has the UK's nicest neighbourhoods, new research has revealed.

A nationwide survey has found that Southampton has the nicest neighbours with more than half of residents from the city saying that they had nice neighbours, well above the national average of 39 per cent.

Commissioned by McCarthy Stone, the research found that while over a third of the UK said that their neighbours were nice, the regional figures showed where neighbours had the seal of approval in the community.

More than half of those in Southampton said their nearest were nice, making it the city with the nation’s largest percentage of nice neighbours. In second place, is Plymouth with 48 per cent, followed closely by Glasgow in third place.

Fourth on the list is Brighton, with 45 per cent of its residents saying they live next to nice neighbours and Manchester taking fifth with 40 per cent.