Manchester Local Information: 10 top things to know... more
1. History of Manchester
Manchester began its life as a district of Salford – medieval Manchester began to grow in the area that now houses the cathedral. There are plenty of listed buildings showing the city’s heritage over the years – ranging from manors to pubs. Trafford Park was the world’s first industrial park in the late 19th century, and this area of the city has a great history to tell...Read more
2. Now in Manchester
Manchester is famous across the world for Manchester United Football Club. Manchester City Football Club is also a big part of the city’s identity. The area of Trafford Park has been transformed and now houses The Quays, an area with entertainment venues; a museum; The Lowry Centre, containing theatres, restaurants and galleries; shops and water sport facilities. It is a live...Read more
3. Events in Manchester
The two major football clubs ensure football fixtures are at the top of the events calendar. There is always plenty of other major sporting events taking place in Manchester thanks to its Sportcity – this area houses Manchester City Football Club, the National Squash Centre, the 6,500 seat Manchester Regional Arena, English Institute of Sport, Manchester Velodrome and the Ten...Read more
4. Attractions in Manchester
Ancoats is the area of Manchester that still houses its historic mills and industrial buildings. This area was once known as the “workshop of the world”. The historical area of Castlefield houses the site of the 79AD Roman fort of Mamucium and the 1761 Bridgewater Canal – the world’s first true canal system. The People’s History museum does what it says – it tells t...Read more
5. Things To Do in Manchester
Guided walks, audio tours, ghost walks and canal tours are a great way to see the city of Manchester, and there are plenty of these to choose from. The Legoland Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre has fantastic Lego structures of well-known buildings, a hands-on area where visitors can explore and take part in activities, talks about Lego and a cinema. The Manchester Museum...Read more
6. Business in Manchester
There is no shortage of shopping facilities in Manchester. Among the main shopping centres are Manchester Arndale, The Trafford Centre, the Crompton Place Shopping Centre and the Market Place Shopping Centre. There are designer stores, high street names and vintage shops to choose from. Manchester’s Spinningfields is said to be one of Europe’s biggest city centre commercial...Read more
7. Transport in Manchester
There are trains to most major UK cities from Manchester’s four main train stations - Deansgate, Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Manchester Airport has flights all over the UK and worldwide. Manchester’s ring road connects to motorways leading in all directions and coaches run to all major cities in the UK.
8. Entertainment in Manchester
Music venues in Manchester include the Manchester Evening News Arena (MEN), Band on the Wall, Manchester Apollo, Manchester Academy and The Royal Northern College of Music, among many others. Theatres include the Palace Theatre, Contact Theatre and the Abraham Moss Theatre. There are also plenty of venues for comedy and the arts.
9. Famous Landmarks in Manchester
Manchester Town Hall is right in the city centre and one of its most significant landmarks. It was built in the 1870s and has amazing architecture, including a magnificent clock tower. The cathedral, John Rylands Library and Central Library are other important and well-known buildings in the city.
10. Interesting Facts about Manchester
More than 15 world records have been set at Manchester Velodrome since it opened in 1994.
You can save up to £25 when you buy balloons for a wedding, party or event at Celebration Party Shop in Manchester....
Get this offer
Hooley’s Driving School in Manchester offers some great discount prices for students: · Student lesson price: £19 per hour · Five lesson student block payment price: £18 per hour · 10 lesson student block payment price (10 hours or more paid in advance): £17 per hour
Get this offer
Cleaning With Care, a leading cleaning
company, offers you 10% off any Spring
Clean. This offer applies to all
domestic and commerci...
Free Business Health Check!...
Hooley’s Driving School in Manchester
offers some great discount prices for
students: · Student lesson price:
£19 per hour · F...
The Rug Seller UK offers free delivery
of all our rugs to the UK
mainland. Order your rug online now,
contact us or call in at our s...
A6 Windows is offering you a £20 high
street gift voucher. All you need to
do to claim your free gift voucher is
contact us for an ...
- See more offers
- Add an offer (advertisers only)
Top Business Reviews
02 June 2012 - 10 June 2012
Pride Games is the UK’s only sports event organised by the LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender) community, and aims to tackle homophobia in sport and encourage LGBT people to take part in sports. The Pride Games take place in June over a nine-day period at a ...more
27 October 2012 - 13 October 2017
Safestore Manchester Central provides customers with clean, dry and easily accessible storage solutions that can cater from small 12 sq ft to large 1000 sq ft spaces, making Safestore the perfect place for business, student, archive or domestic storage. Equipped with 24 ...more
10 June 2012
This new annual event in the city centre began in 2010. The first event took place on June 20, when 1,800 people from 90 different groups in the city took to the streets. Another 40,000 residents and visitors watched the parade as it worked its way through the city cent ...more
08 February 2013 - 09 February 2013
Assots. provides online shopping for leather handbags in uk. It includes across body bag, leather satchels from a great collection of bags and purses of high quality leather. More at: http://www.assots.com
- See more events
- Add an event
E Shisha Genie £0
E-Shisha Genie - Quickly becoming the new craze E-Shisha is giving users the choice to enjoy the social benefits craved by so many users of normal shi...
Self Hypnosis UK £n/a
Self Hypnosis UK provides a wide range of self hypnosis CDs. Highly experienced Sharon Shinwell is the voice. She has helped thousands who need help w...
- See more items
- Add an item
One of Manchester’s most critically acclaimed writers will be teaching the future writers of tomorrow with her new role at Manchester University. Author of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson, is the latest addition to the...
A hand-made stationery and paper dolls manufacturer that caters to ‘grumpy little girls’ is now launching a range especially for boys. Online company Cupcakes for Clara was founded by 29 year old Laura Clempson who created products around the...
Afflecks Palace is known to a generation of Mancunians as a mecca for off-beat, unique and individual items. Afflecks was re-launched in 1982 by James and Elaine Walsh who wanted to give independent entrepreneurs a place to start their careers....
Britain’s third biggest baby girl born naturally, baby Bethany Jane Turner arrived in a birthing pool at North Manchester General Hospital weighing in at an astonishing 12lb 6oz. She is the heaviest girl to ever arrive at the...
- See more blogs