17 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Wonderful city vibrant loads of pubs and bitters easy to get along and well connected football crazy lots of fun and superb music Never a dull moment Ayaz Bilawala
I liked Manchester, a little bit of old and a little bit of new mixed. I stayed near the Manchester Arndale, which is a mall in center of town.
Manchester is a great city to visit. There is some fantastic shopping and the nightlife scene is second to none, especially for LGBT travelers. Check out the Gothic city hall and the huge Arndale Centre. A great place to take the kids is the museum of science and industry.
Despite a long history reaching back into Roman times, it wasn't until the 18th century and the Industrial Revolution that Manchester became a full-scale city. Since then it's added a metropolitan population of 2.5m+ and developed a vast cultural reach, maturing into what is arguably England's second city. Manchester and its people have always been able to move with the times and have shown resilience in the face of disaster. When huge swathes of the city were destroyed during the blitz and again in the 90s following the IRA bomb, Mancunians simply rebuilt, making their city better than ever before. Manchester is constantly, visibly evolving. Most people know about its thriving music scene, Victorian architecture and football fanaticism. However, recent years have seen the city add a lot more to its arsenal: there's finally a food scene to match its huge range of bars, a strong sense of different neighbourhood vibes and a public transport system that would be the envy of most American cities. Like most northern English cities, Manchester is generally a friendly place: you can expect warmth (though not weather-wise), humour and a great deal of heart.