Romford is UK's love capital

Romford has been named the UK's most romantic town - based on new figures from Royal Mail on the number of items posted for Valentine's Day.

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Top 13: the UK's 'most romantic towns'

Here is Royal Mail's list of the most romantic towns and post-code areas in the UK.

They are based on an analysis of mail volumes in the run-up to Valentine's Day - comparing the amount of post on the 6th of February with the amount on the 13th - the day before the Feast of St Valentine.

  1. Romford (RM postcodes). 24.44% increase

  2. Ilford (IG postcodes). 24.44% increase

  3. East London (E postcodes). 24.44% increase

  4. Canterbury (CT postcodes). 19.46% increase

  5. Tonbridge (TN postcodes). 19.46% increase

  6. Dartford (DA postcodes). 19.46% increase

  1. Rochester (ME postcodes). 19.46% increase

  2. Hull (HU postcodes). 17.98% increase

  3. Derby (DE postcodes). 16.60% increase

  4. Harrogate (HG postcodes). 15.84% increase

  5. Leeds (LS postcodes). 15.84% increase

  6. Wakefield (WF postcodes). 15.84% increase

  7. Nottingham (NG postcodes). 12.91% increase

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