Area Guide: Manchester




Manchester is a large major city situated in North West England region.
Manchester is known for its unique take on education and history; one example would be based in the Manchester Museum which displays works of archaeology and natural history from Egyptian mummies to dinosaurs.

Fast Fact: Did you know Manchester was famous for what they called a Chip Barm – known today as a chip butty which is essentially, a chip sandwich!


Manchester through the centuries

Manchester has developed a lot over the years, going from textile trade in the 16th century to a science, technology enriched city it’s known for today.

During the 16th century the wool trade was flourishing within Manchester providing the town with a great market. This allowed Manchester to begin to really transform and grow quickly and manufacture different resources to trade.

During 1620 Manchester’s growth had been given further impetus with the start of fustian weaving. During the fustian weaving period Manchester had grown heavily with a massive influx of Flemish populates who had founded fustian weaving.

During the industrial revolution. Manchester significantly flourished with the invention of the Watt steam Engine – created and developed by Richard Arkwright – which began the cotton mills industry. Due to the invention of the Watt steam Engine, cotton mills were built at a rapid rate throughout Manchester, allowing for a strong trade industry from Manchester. Manchester also had their grasp on the first telephone exchanges in Europe which opened in 1879.

Today, Manchester has become a thriving, tech-strong city within the UK. Boasting some of the best universities for chemistry and technology, the university attracts thousands of students from across the world year on year.


Easy Commute into Manchester

Virgin Trains to and fro London Euston.

Within the city, there are plenty of bus and tram links within Manchester allowing for easy commute throughout Manchester and neighbouring areas..

Places of interest:

  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • National Football Museum
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Heaton Park
  • Imperial War Museum North
  • Manchester Opera House
  • The Ritz
  • Belle Vue Stadium
  • Levenshulme
  • Band on the Wall

Local Authority:

Manchester City Council

Travelling by Car?:

Manchester  has plenty of roads coursing into the inner city, with roads such as the M60, M56, A57(M) and many more.

Travelling Abroad?:

If you are looking to travel into or out of Manchester via an airline then Manchester City Airport is the city’s main airport to use.

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