About Manchester

Manchester combines opportunity, innovation, dynamism and belief in a strong community ethic and powerful partnerships like no city on earth. History has always been made in Manchester. The city balances its place as a regional hub and a global city, yet retains a deep connection to its neighbourhoods and residents through a sense of community, intimacy and variety that ensures that people feel valued.

The city, named the 8th best travel destination in the world by Lonely Planet, comprises enriching culture, shopping, vibrant nightlife and culinary class. In a cultural sense, Manchester has a visitor experience second to none. Hailed as a ‘dynamo of culture and the arts’ by Lonely Planet, It houses a rich variety of cultural venues; the National Football Museum at Urbis, the Imperial War Museum – North, the Lowry, the Museum of Science and Industry. Its cultural calendar includes the famous biannual Manchester International Festival, its Christmas Markets and its Literature, Jazz, Food and Science Festivals. Manchester is the proud home to a diverse range of cultural assets.

It is also home to luxury shopping, with high-end department stores such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in the city, alongside boutiques from designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Armani and Mulberry. It has shopping destinations such as the intu Trafford Centre and Manchester Arndale featuring a number of top high street brands and its independent district, Northern Quarter, houses bohemian and alternative retailers and the famous Affleck’s Palace.

Manchester also offers a unique blend of culinary tastes within the city. The Curry Mile in Rusholme offers unparalleled choice for South East Asian cuisine, where as in the city centre, Simon Rogan, Jamie Oliver and James Martin all call Manchester home through their restaurants in the city. Manchester also has the second largest Chinatown in the UK, outside of London. All in all, for all tastes, appetites and budgets, Manchester has a selection of eateries for every occasion.

Much like its diverse music scene, Manchester offers a diverse range of nightlife. From its craft beer scene to its trend-setting Deansgate Locks bars to its independent bars and clubs in the Northern Quarter, Manchester’s nightlife is as diverse as the city that contains it. Manchester caters for anyone and everyone and offers a once in a life experience for its 1 million yearly visitors.

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