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Manchester, one of the most well-known cities in the UK with many famous attractions to offer. The city is a place of diversity with over 200 languages spoken and an estimation of over half of adults are multilingual. As a whole Manchester is a place that celebrates creativity and difference

Sightseeing

There are plenty of things to see and do in Manchester. From visiting museums and art galleries, to taking in the historic buildings and buzz of the city.

Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange Theatre offers many different plays performed in the round, a different experience to the normal stage type where the audience sit in front of the stage. The plays performed there usually show the diversity through the actors who play the parts for example one play recently performed there had a cast of people with disabilities. The best part is that for students you can see the play at a discounted price of £7 on weekdays.

Premiership Football

Manchester is home to two Premier League teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Both stadiums are incredible worthy of going on one of the many tours they offer to look around them and see the team’s history.

The National Football Museum located in the centre of Manchester. It offers interactive activities, learning about the history of football and all your favourite teams for free.

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Social Events

The city has a fantastic nightlife for students including The Northern Quarter , The Printworks, and Canal Street

In many of the clubs and bars it showcases the world renowned music scene, so even if you don’t drink you can still enjoy the music and dance culture that Manchester is so famously known for.

Manchester has many different music venues like Manchester Arena and Manchester Academy attracting popular bands/singers. Other places, more likely to showcase up and coming entertainment are Band On The Wall and The Mint Lounge.

 

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Food

Food culture in Manchester is growing, and is quickly makings its name as a great foodie destination.

Head to the The Northern Quarter to experience hipster bars and restaurants ,that are always starting new foodie trends for people to try.

There are some more expensive cuisines for a fine dining experience in The Triangle and Spinningfields. There are cheaper places to eat around, such as fast food in and around The Arndale.

Manchester is home to the second largest China Town in the UK, as well as having many international restaurants. These are especially showcased in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, annually in Autumn.

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Shopping

There is something for everyone in Manchester for shopping, with plenty of both high street shops and vintage independents.

Near Exchange Square you will find many upmarket stores such as Selfridges for designer goods. For a non-high street experience you could go to the Northern Quarter for classic vintage items or unique styles.

There is also a larger shopping centre a bus journey away called the Trafford Centre, where you will find a range of stores in the second largest shopping centre in the UK.

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Transport

Getting around the city is simple. You can easily walk or ride a bike. Even if you don’t own a bike the scheme ‘Mobike’ allows you to hire a bike and travel in the provided bike lanes.

Other transportations are tram (metrolink), train, bus or car for longer distances. By train its only 2 hours to visit London, the top tourist place of the UK and capital.

Manchester International Airport is only 8 miles from Manchester City centre, and from here you can travel to most countries throughout the world, including other UK destinations.

 

 

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