About Manchester UK
Situated in the North West of the United Kingdom around 50 miles from Leeds, Manchester is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom. From this particular location guests have the opportunity to gain easy access to the Pennines as well as a number of different scenic spots across Lancashire and the Ribble Valley.
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Manchester is of course known for some of its deep connections with music not to mention sport and culture. This includes Old Trafford home to Manchester United Football Club. With Sir Alex Ferguson handing over the reins after 26 years in charge, a new generation has certainly dawned on this northern footballing giant.
In addition to this, guests can enjoy cricket at the Old Trafford, where Lancashire play. Manchester is an extremely diverse city with a number of different communities and ethnic minorities living here.
Check out the infamous Curry Mile stretched along an 800 metre stretch of Rusholme as well as a trip to Chinatown, one of the largest Chinese communities in the country. This can be found around both George Street and Faulkner Street.
On the other hand, Manchester possesses a wonderful array of shops, bars and restaurants located around Deansgate. Here, guests will be able to explore all their favourite brand labels, designer names and boutique stores which now include Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the biggest Marks and Spencer department store in Europe!
It is also a thriving gay friendly area with numerous clubs and bars around Canal Street in the heart of what is known as Castlefield.
Manchester is where you fill one of the biggest groups of students and universities in the whole of the UK. This features the popular University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Other places of note that should be on the list include a trip to Manchester Town Hall, Salford Quays, the Imperial War Museum North, the Opera House Manchester, the Palace Theatre, the Whitworth Art Gallery and Bridgewater Hall among a host of fine museums.
The Manchester Evening News Arena is the place to experience a wide variety of concerts and events from show time boxing to Usher and more. For exhibitions go to Manchester Central on Petersfield in central Manchester.
If you want to splurge then check out the iconic Lowry Hotel close to Deansgate which offers luxury rooms to many celebs. Previous residents have included the England Football team and several major pop stars.
If your wallet does not stretch that far then you can always stay at more budget friendly hotels such as the Holiday Inn Express in the city centre, the excellent Heart apartment suites in Salford, Thistle, Manchester City Centre and the historic Midland Hotel or the Premier Inn near the popular shopping arcade known as the Printworks.
Manchester has plenty on offer to suit the most discerning of palates. Chinatown provides a range of excellent all you can eat buffets whilst Red Chilli on Portland Street delivers an array of Szechuan specialities.
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill close to Oxford Road is a popular haunt as is Italian venue Rosso owned by Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand which draws in the crowds.
If you feel like Greek then Dimitri's adjacent to the Beetham Tower is a perfect dining experience.
The main station is Manchester Piccadilly where guests can access a wide variety of trains to all major cities in the North and south.
From London, it takes less than two and a half hours whilst driving is around three and half hours thanks to the M1, M60 and M62 motorways. Manchester Airport is considered to be the biggest airport outside of the capital.
Top rated Manchester Hotels
A sophisticated and cosy luxury town house in the centre of Didsbury village
A well-established award winning 4 star serviced apartment venue in the heart of Manchester.
An urbal cool and stylish 4 star boutique in the heart of Canal Street
Superb 5 star luxury in the heart of Manchester City Centre