Manchester: everything you need to know

Manchester is located in the North West of England. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester had its golden days in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is now a vibrant and lively city that will delight music and science lovers.

 

There are so many things to do in Manchester, even when it rains! Whether you like history, street art or music, you will find amazing stuff to do in Manchester!

Plan your trip to Manchester

How to get there? Manchester is home to the biggest airport in the UK, outside of London. You will find flights to Manchester from anywhere in the world. The second best option to get to Manchester is by train. There are many trains that run between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly Station every day. It only takes a couple of hours!

 

How to get around? If you are planning on staying in the city, the best way to get around is by taking public transport. If you’d like to go on day trips, you can either book an organised tour or rent a car.

 

Accommodation in Manchester: There are many places to stay in Manchester. Ideally, you will want to stay in the city centre. You can see the full list of hotels and the latest prices here.

Things to know about Manchester

County: Lancashire

People: Mancunians

2h train to London

Symbol: Bee

Where is Manchester? Manchester is located in North West England. It’s the third biggest city in the UK.

 

Currency: Manchester is in the United-Kingdom. The currency in use is the British pound (GBP). If you need to exchange money, I particularly recommend using Transferwise. That’s the best way to save money on currency exchange.

 

Power plugs: In England, the power plugs and sockets are type G. They are only used in the UK and Ireland so if you are not from these countries you will need to have an adapter.

Manchester Travel Guides & Itineraries

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Things to do in Manchester

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One day in Manchester

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What to do in Manchester when it rains

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Language

Every city has some typical sayings, these things that you will hear nowhere else and Manchester is no exception! Here are a few sayings that you will be likely to hear in Manchester

Love

= darling, honey...

Example: Hi love, how are you doing today love?

Mint

= Good

Example: This pie is mint

Tea

= dinner

Example: What's for tea tonight?

A brew

= A coffee

Example: I need my brew in the morning

Discover Manchester's culture

Quizzes

How well do you know Manchester? Test your knowledge of the city with fun and interactive quizzes

Manchester Quizzes

Fun facts

Take a look at all the facts about Manchester. History, innovation, music, we tell you everything!

Manchester facts

Quotes

Take a look at the best quotes about Manchester! Everything that famous Mancunians think about their city is here!

Manchester Quotes

Famous Personalities

Learn about people either born in Manchester or that had an important influence on the city.

Manchester People

Black Pudding

Lancashire cheese

Vimto

Eccles cakes

Food

Discover the typical dishes from Manchester now!

Manchester food

Articles about Manchester

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One day in Manchester

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What to do in Manchester when it rains

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Theatre

Back to the future Musical Review, Manchester

Discover our full review of Back to the future musical in Manchester, England!

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Moose Coffee: American breakfast & Brunch in Manchester

Looking for a place that serves amazing brunches in Manchester, England? Moose Coffee is perfect!

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National Trust near Manchester

Want to make the best out of a sunny day in Manchester? Check out the best National Trust near Manchester! We tell you everything about them!

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Manchester Christmas Markets

Christmas is coming! Yaaaay! Check out our Manchester Christmas Markets guide. We tell you everything about the best Christmas markets in the UK!

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Manchester Public Transport

Get around Manchester easily with our Ultimate Guide to Manchester Public Transport.

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Things to do in Manchester

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Typical Manchester food

Want to discover the typical Manchester food? Head up this way and we will tell you everything! From breakfast to drinks, we selected the best of the Mancunian cuisine!

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Famous people from Manchester

Want to know more about the famous people who were born or lived in Manchester. They all changed and shaped Manchester in their own way. Music, science, literature... the people of Manchester have given so much to the world. Check them out!

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