Wales is reported to have the UK’s fastest-growing digital economy outside of London, and this trend is certainly reflected in the wealth of digital- and technology-focused events and activities to be enjoyed in the Welsh capital. Wherever your passion lies, you’re certain to find online communities and regular real-world meetups for developers, UX’ers, Agile advocates, digital designers and more.
There are also a number of co-working spaces and laptop-friendly cafes available, if you’re looking for somewhere convenient, connected and cosy to get on with private projects.
With excellent provision for buses, trains, bikes and even boats, commuting in Cardiff doesn’t come with the hassle of some other cities.
If city living isn’t for you, though, there’s a variety of attractive alternatives in the surrounding towns and villages, most of which are only a 25-minute train ride away. With the M4 motorway on our doorstep it’s also easy to get to Bristol (less than an hour away), and you could be in London in just two hours.
The Severn bridge toll has also been recently reduced, and is set to be scrapped by the end of the year - so your commute might be a lot cheaper than you expect.
Cardiff’s selection of music venues provides huge variety for those looking for a fun night out, ranging from small, intimate gigs at places such as Clwb Ifor Bach, Fuel Rock Club and The Moon (all of which, incidentally, can be found right behind the office) through to headline acts at the Tramshed, Motorpoint Arena and Principality Stadium.
There are also numerous theatres, museums and galleries to keep you interested and entertained, as well as a host of fantastic (and often free) events that take place all year round such as the Cardiff Festival, Cardiff Bay Beach, the Christmas market, and Tafwyl, Cardiff’s Welsh arts and culture festival.
Cardiff may only have been a capital since 1955, but the city’s history goes back much further than that.
Evidence of a Roman fort can even be seen at Cardiff Castle, found in the very centre of the city and free to enter for those that live or work in Cardiff.
There can’t be that many people who can have their lunch next to an ancient keep!
Cardiff is in the middle of a growth spurt, with a raft of development projects underway that aim to cement the city’s place among Europe’s most successful cities.
Building work in areas such as Central Square and the Capital Quarter will introduce more businesses, homes and shops to the city - safeguarding the vibrant and lively feeling that attracts (and keeps) so many people here.