Do you love football? How about Manchester United? If you answered “yes” to both then that should be enough reason for you to pack your belongings and head on to Manchester, England. However, if you are still not convinced, below are a few more points to ponder on moving to Manchester.
One main draw of Manchester is the many wonderful sights. Just take a walk outside and you will see numerous magnificent landmarks. The buildings themselves are a sight to see. Many are made using the Victorian style while there is no shortage of contemporary architecture. It is like a hodgepodge of old and new. If you think the building facades are great, wait ‘til you get inside. The Manchester City Hall, for example, is an architectural wonder, but the interior is even more breathtaking.
Speaking of breathtaking, wander the city at night and you will be amazed at how it is spectacularly illuminated, especially if you view it from atop. While you are out for the night, sample a few glasses of their popular craft beer in any of the pubs, cafes and bars… Odd Bar. If you are looking for something quaint, the Old Wellington Inn allows you to enjoy your ale outdoors with the Grade II building built in 1552 as your background.
Whenever you feel like having some alone time or enjoying a book, head on to the Wolfson Reading Room in the Central Library. When you are in a new place, it pays to learn about its history. That is why you have to visit their award-winning museums and galleries, particularly the Manchester Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum and the Manchester Museum.
If you have aspirations of being a musician or just love the music scene, it may help with knowing Manchester has been home to some of the most famous musical artists including Bee Gees, Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, The Smiths and their former frontman Morrisey, The Stone Roses, Joy Division, New Order, Oasis, and The Chemical Brothers. Spend some nights in The Hacienda to get a feel for the famed “Madchester” scene. For those serious about pursuing their music, they just have to get into the Royal Northern College of Music.
If nightclubs are not your thing, you can still enjoy shows and concerts in places such as the Manchester Arena, which can seat more than 21,000 people. Even the Manchester Cathedral plays host to some musical events with the likes of Belle & Sebastian and The Fall among the lucky ones to play in this wondrous building.
Do you want to perform or act live in front of an audience? Wanna-be actors and actresses who dream of making it big in the industry come in droves to Manchester because of the opportunity the city offers. A handful of theatres, big and small, allow artists to showcase and improve on their talents. Among the performance venues here are the Royal Exchange, the Manchester Opera House, the Palace Theatre, and smaller stages like the Dancehouse, Contact Theatre, Studio Salford, and HOME, formerly the Library Theatre.
Other remarkable places in the city that will give you more reason to move here are the Manchester Cathedral, the numerous parks and reserves, including the Heaton Park and the Corlton Water Park, Boggart Hole Clough and Blackley Forest.
Of course, any conversation about Manchester will not be complete if there is no mention about the many stores they have. Fans of fashion will have a heyday looking for the latest craze, classic looks and vintage apparel. However, shopping in Manchester is not all about clothes and accessories. Here, you can find rare valuables such as vinyl records, Christmas decors, homewares, and anything you can think of.
Living in Manchester will allow you to get to know more about the city, the people, culture and everything else that has made Manchester so endearing to many. Alto Apartments provide you the opportunity to experience Manchester life with a new development rising in Spinningfields, and other developments such as The Wentwood and The Vaults are also fantastic homesteads for savvy urbanites.