How to Make the Most Out of a Visit to Manchester

How to Make the Most Out of a Visit to Manchester

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Whether it is your first trip to the northern powerhouse, or you’ve visited before, we’re going to help you get the most out of your time in Manchester.

One of England’s most vibrant city’s, full of creativity, beautiful architecture and famous for an incredible football club – this place really does have something for everyone!

Spend your time visiting the Old Trafford Stadium and relive some of Ryan Giggs’ best moments. Or wander around the award-winning Whitworth Gallery as you take in world-class art from the likes of Andy Warhol. If music is more your thing, Manchester has multiple venues from massive arenas to smaller halls housing A-list musicians to more local-favourites.

Typically, as Christmas approaches, thousands of people head to the city to experience the festive spirit of the Christmas markets where you can relax, sip mulled wine and enjoy the countdown to spending time with friends and family. From hand-crafted stalls to huge shopping malls, Manchester has all the shopping you will need too.

The atmosphere of this city is electric, so it’s no wonder it attracts millions of young professionals, students, and tourists every year! If you fancy a trip to the north of England, Manchester is the place to be.

Read on to find out some of the reasons why people are flocking to this thriving destination.

Great City for Business

It is one of the best northern cities for young professionals starting out in their career. Manchester is home to many businesses and big brand names which is perfect for graduates and those looking to climb the corporate ladder. For those in fashion, Manchester houses some of the best-known labels such as Missguided, Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing.

Since the redevelopment of Greater Manchester’s unique waterfront, Salford Quays, the area has transformed into a world-class business, cultural and residential place. The regeneration scheme introduced the exciting MediaCityUK where TV giants BBC and ITV set up home, attracting even more people to the city.  

Affordable Accommodation

For those looking to reside in the city, the accommodation prices in Manchester compared to prices in London are a huge reason why people flock to Manchester instead of the capital. The heart of the north has everything to offer but is seen to be more affordable. There has been a considerable increase in demand for people wanting to stay and live in the city, catching the attention of property investors from all around the globe.

Local property company RWinvest recognised the surge in demand and recently opened another office in Manchester to deliver properties in the northern hotspots. With several new developments already in place, there should be plenty of places for young professionals, tourists, and students to choose from.

Great Social Scene 

Lastly, how could we not include the Mancunians friendly hospitality? Northerners are known for being warm and more than willing to stop and chat, whether you’re looking for directions or wanting to make some new friends. The people of Manchester also love their food and fancy restaurants. There’s no end of choices when it comes to dining out with friends and loved ones, regardless of if you’re in the mood for Indian, Chinese, Italian or Lebanese. It’ll come as no surprise that Manchester really comes to life at night. So, if you’re looking to be invited to the latest party, you’ll want to head to the Northern Quarter or Spinningfields for some of the trendiest bars and cocktail lounges the city has to offer!

If you’re looking for more northern places to visit, check out our post on neighbouring city Liverpool where there are even more things to explore!

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