Not only is Manchester currently one of the best cities in the North for new and upcoming music and live performances from a variety of venues, Manchester has produced some of the greats, from Morrissey and The Bee Gees to Oasis and The Stone Roses.
Manchester has a rich variety of architectural styles and boasts the UK’s tallest building outside of London – a skyscraper hotel (The Hilton) that holds panoramic views of the city, as well as the UK’s oldest library (Chetham’s Library), dating back to 1653.
Often spoken about as ‘The Capital of the North’, Manchester has become the central city of trade, industry and education in the North, not to mention shopping, nightlife and national festivals and events.
As a more multicultural city than London, and the third the most ethnically diverse city in the world (after Paris and New York City), you will feel right at home here in Manchester. Over 200 languages are spoken within the city, and we boast some of the friendliest, warmest people in the country!
Manchester makes history! We are city in which the industrial revolution was started, the atom was split and the first computer built. Come to Manchester and you’ll also be able to visit the oldest public library in the English-speaking world!
If you fancy yourself a life in academia, Manchester is the city for you. Having the two most popular universities in the country, and over 350,000 students in the Manchester region, we have some of the world’s leading universities.
Home to two of Europe’s biggest football clubs; Manchester United and Manchester City, the city has become famous for its dedicated fans and love of sport. Also home to the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Sport is now part and parcel of the city.
Not only are we known for our historical canals and railways, we are also a city positioned perfectly for travelling around the country. We are well connected to all major cities, and if you ever get homesick, the airport is short bus ride away!
Manchester is a vibrant city where there’s always something going on! Whether you want to go shopping in the Trafford Centre, eating and drinking in traditional English pubs or clubbing at the world-famous Warehouse Project, Manchester is for you.
Whatever you like, whatever you want, Manchester is the city for you. The most multicultural, historical and vibrant city around! (And it’s much cheaper than the capital!) What more could you want…?!