Aylesbury ranked 18 in a list that included Stratford upon Avon, St Ives and Cheltenham.
The report has this to say.. "David Bowie chose Aylesbury to reveal his album Hunky Dory for the first time, playing gigs at the Friars Club twice in the 1970s. The Queens Park Centre, which hosts more than 70 weekly workshops, is the largest independent arts centre in the UK. House prices Start at £324,950 for a three-bedroom home in Kingsfield Park."
Leeds, West Yorkshire topped the list. Here's what they had to say: "Leeds is home to Opera North and Northern Ballet, and, aptly enough for the birthplace of Alan Bennett, a handful of innovative theatres. The West Yorkshire Playhouse takes its shows to the West End. Sculpture lovers can enjoy the Henry Moore Institute in town and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in nearby Wakefield, where Barbara Hepworth was born.
The full list is available here: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/20-best-cultural-places-to-live-502rxdgjd