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Best City to Live in the UK - It has been voted ‘The best city to live in the UK’ in 2013 & 2015.

The best football teams going - Two of the biggest in the world

Mention Manchester to anyone around the world and the first thing people say is "United or City?".

Football Capital of the World - It is the football capital of the world.

The World's First Professional Football League was set up in 1888 in Manchester.

The music scene - Take That, Bee Gees, Happy Mondays, Oasis, Simply Red, Stone Roses, Chemical Brothers to name just a few of the Manchester legends & the world famous Halle Orchestra.

Manchester airport is the largest and busiest airport outside of London.

A taxi into Manchester City Centre from the airport takes just 20 minutes.

All the feeling of a huge city but the practicality of a smaller one.

You can walk across the city centre in 20 minutes.

Most Diverse City in Western Europe - With a population of 2.5 million, Manchester is the most

linguistically diverse city in Western Europe with 200 spoken languages.

You can talk to people on public transport and in shops - and they're friendly too!

Hotel rates are much cheaper than London with hotel rooms larger than just a box!

Manchester nightlife - The people are relaxed, great music, the alcohol flows freely & the nights are such fun.

The pubs are way nicer than London - with a warmth and charm that you'll never get down south.

World Famous "Curry Mile" -  where you can find over 70 South Asian cuisine restaurants.

It’s thought to be the largest concentration of South Asian restaurants outside the Indian subcontinent!

Affordable public transport like The Magic Bus - What other city in the world would have something called "The Magic Bus"!

The most beautiful library in the world

The first ever free public library, Chetham's Library opened in 1653.

Standing as the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, it holds over 100,000 books.

History is all around you in the architecture - The signs of the industrial revolution are everywhere.

Traditional red brick buildings perfectly mixed with the modern buildings.

World's First Industrial City - Manchester is the World’s first industrial city with a rich industrial heritage nicknamed as ‘Cottonopolis’ during the 19th century.

Rolls Royce - It’s where Rolls met Royce - Charles Rolls and Henry Royce first met in Manchester’s city centre Midland Hotel.

Rolls-Royce Limited was created over a famous lunch in Manchester in 1904, when car salesman Charles Rolls met engineer Henry Royce at The Midland Hotel.


Pride - People come from all over the world to enjoy Pride in this great city.


LGBT - Manchester was the first city in the world to commemorate it's LGBT past by commissioning a local artist to set rainbow tiles into flagstones across the city.

The canals - Perfect for a long walk, to sit beside during the summer or for a booze cruise.

‘Canal Mania’ began in 1761 when The Bridgewater Canal became the first man-made waterway in Britain.

The Atom was split - The atom was split for the first time ever by Ernest Rutherford.

 The first computer - In 1948 Manchester University professors developed the 1st computer to have a stored programme & memory.

Nicknamed ‘Baby’, it has made the computer what it is today.

Did you know this first ever commercial computer had a memory of 32 words?


World's First Passenger Train Station -  was founded in Manchester in 1830.

It was the first railway to rely exclusively on steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted.

The first to be entirely double tracked throughout its length; the first to have a signalling system;

the first to be fully timetabled; the first to be powered entirely by its own locomotive power;

and the first to carry mail. Phew, that’s a lot of firsts!


Railway Revolution - The Duke of Wellington opened the world’s first passenger railway in 1830.

The success of this Manchester to Liverpool railway started the railway revolution.

The Suffragettes - In 1903 Mancunian Emmeline Pankhurst found the Women’s Social & Political Union, known as the Suffragettes.

Emmeline dedicated her life to the campaign for women’s votes.

25 Nobel Prize Winners - 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied at The University of Manchester.

The Manchester Bee - Adopted by Manchester in the 19th Century, the Bee symbolises the industrious nature of the city & its people.

The bee can be found on many of Manchester’s famous streets and buildings, such as the Town Hall. You can see the Bee on the Town Halls facade and its famous mosaic floor. You never know where you might see one!

Above all else, though, Manchester is about the amazing people - Friendly. Funny. Creative. Resolute.

There’s just something about Manchester that’s indescribable

It’s the general buzz, the atmosphere, the vibe & genuine friendly people.

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