Manchester has come a long way to become a sophisticated destination. Its industrial past, independent musical and sporting legacy has been transformed in recent decades to become one of the top vibrant, hipster cities to visit.
England’s “capital of the north” has asserted its position as the cultural powerhouse. Even if you have visited Manchester several times or lived here for years, there is always something new to discover. There’s always something going on, whether it is a Premier League football match or a new music venue. New bars and restaurants are opening every week, serving everything. Local artists’ boutiques compete for shoppers with high-street stores.
One of the best things about this place is its diversity. Ultra-modern buildings share Manchester’s skyline with imposing Neo-gothic structures.
It’s no surprise it attracts a multicultural and creative talent populations with fresh ideas.
Over the past few years many people have begun taking an interest in how they can reduce their carbon footprint. This is reflected in their consumption habits and of course on the city itself. As a result in 2015 Manchester voted the world’s 14th most sustainable city. I think it is really quite an achievement!
Experience the atmosphere!
Flat and compact, best explored on foot. Keep in mind the weather may be unreliable. The quickest way to get around wider is by tram or by hybrid bus.
If you're in the mood stop at the beautiful John Rylands Library.
It is more like a castle (or cathedral).
Take a moment to marvel at the astonishing Chetham's Library which is the oldest free public reference library in the UK.
Manchester Art Gallery is housed in a former Victorian fish and poultry market. Great place to catch an interesting contemporary art exhibition.
For vintage clothing, local design products, records, books and artisan food and drink, hit the Northern Quarter. Manchester’s hipster neighborhood where you’ll find changing street art, as well as a huge array of great cafes, eateries, vibrant bars, underground basement clubs and creative independent shops, art galleries.
You can’t forget, inhabitants passion for Football. With two of England’s top Premier League teams (Manchester United and Manchester City), you can’t come to the city and not to attend to a football game. Buy your tickets in advance.
It is highly recommended to make a stadium tour as well at Old Trafford.
The home of Manchester United.
History and pride is rich within these walls, and your experience here will leave you with a sense of respect for this legendary team.