Long Melford voted Suffolk’s most stylish location for 2024, according to new survey
Long Melford voted Suffolk’s most stylish location for 2024, according to new survey

Long Melford has been named the most stylish place in Suffolk in the latest edition of an annual poll.

The historic village came first in the county in a survey conducted by online retailer Furniturebox to find the most stylish places in Britain.

The results were determined by the opinions of panels in every major city and county in the country, including Suffolk. A total of 5,000 people were surveyed.

Long Melford was voted the most stylish village in Suffolk for 2024 in a survey conducted by Furniturebox. Image: Canva Pro

Respondents were asked to rate filming locations based on the beauty of the buildings and scenery, the picturesqueness of their best features, and their popularity as a filming location.

As well as taking first place in Suffolk, Long Melford also performed well nationally, coming 11th overall in the final list of the country’s 60 most stylish places.


The survey results highlighted the village for its heritage sites – such as Kentwell Hall, Melford Hall and Holy Trinity Church – as well as a number of independent shops on the high street.

It also became known as a filming location for Love Joythe popular television series that aired on the BBC between 1986 and 1994.

Jules Stenson, spokesman for Furniturebox, said: “Long Melford is the most stylish place to live in Suffolk.

“All 60 places on the list would have been worthy winners and demonstrate why Britain is such a stylish country, loved by artists, filmmakers and tourists from around the world.

“It is interesting to see the impact Instagram has had in promoting tourism in many of our top 60 regions, particularly East Anglia.

“It is also enormously helpful for visitor numbers when a popular film or television show uses a city or village as a filming location.


“Most of the locations in the top 60 are not among the wealthiest or hottest in their area.”

Long Melford takes the top spot from Lavenham, which took the award for the county’s most stylish place in last year’s poll.

The full results of the survey can be found online at

Lavenham continues to perform well in the 2024 survey, coming third in Suffolk, with the nearby villages of Polstead and Cavendish coming fourth and fifth respectively.

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