Manchester

Over the last few decades, Manchester has gone from strength to strength. Since the 1980’s, it has become the UK’s music pride and joy, introducing home-grown talent, such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, James to mention but a few.

However, the importance of Manchester started a very long time ago. During the Roman times Manchester, or Mamucium, was a Roman Fort, and reference to this time still remains today, as locals to Manchester as are called – Mancunians! In more recent history, Manchester boomed in the 19th century during the industrial revolution and since then has become the UK’s most visited city by foreign visitors.

For many, the attraction of Manchester is the legendary nightlife and the shopping scene, which gives London as run for its money. The cocktail of music and shopping is perfectly complimented with more than a splash of culture and Arts.

The Northern Quarter is an artist’s paradise and this is where you can find upcoming talents, and names to watch, or alternatively, just pick up a unique gift for a loved one.

If this is not enough, Manchester is home to one of the most notorious sporting rivalries in the country – Manchester United versus Manchester City! Not a football fan, no problem. Then instead of spending your time in the stands at Old Trafford, head to one of the many museums, galleries or theatres -you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Fancy a bit to eat, or just want to wile away the hours people watching with a drink? then explore the city’s wonderful selection of independent bar and restaurants. Manchester is a very multi-cultural city, so whichever cuisine you prefer, we’re sure Manchester can provide for you.

However much time you have in Manchester, you’ll experience a city that will tempt you back time and time again.

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Overlooked areas of Manchester

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Manchester Christmas Market

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Historical Sights in Manchester

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The Marble Arch Brewpub

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The Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar

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The Grill on the Alley

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Manchester’s Most Exclusive Bars

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The Printworks

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Museums in Manchester

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YUZU Manchester

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Zouk Manchester

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