Study in Manchester
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester. It is the third largest urban area within United Kingdom. Manchester became a city in 1853. It was the world’s first industrial city.
The city of Manchester is notable for its architecture,culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact and sporting connection.
The historic city is situated in England's North West region in Lancashire, it is the third largest city in England after London and Birmingham and is known as the capital of the north. City centre includes the Northern Quarter, known for its quirky and alternative culture. The Millennium Quarter includes historic Manchester Cathedral, the Exchange Square development including the iconic Wheel of Manchester and Cathedral Gardens, an area of open space that includes walking areas and a water. The historic Castlefield area is located in the south west of the city and it is well known for the historic Roman Fort, canals, warehouses and bridges. At the heart of Manchester are Piccadilli Gardens. Few kilometers to the west of Manchester is Salford with its Salford Quays, where is the Lowry theatre, the Imperial War Museum North and a range of leisure and entertainment facilities.
The city is a home to one of the largest universities in the UK - and largest student populations in Europe. Manchester's universities are world-renowned. Manchester is host of very famous and popular Commonwealth Games. The legacy of games is recognizable across the city in the shape of major public sporting venues. The city is birthplace of two famous soccer clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United.
What to do and see: visit the official Manchester tourism website.
Be prepared, what is important to know about Manchester:
- Manchester Currency: GBP
- Manchester Telephone area code: +161
- Manchester Electricity (plug): Electricity in United Kingdom is 230 volts, frequency 50Hz, plug type G. Check out the type of plug.
- Manchester Annual events: The Big Whistle Festival (Feb), Chinese New Year Celebrations (Feb), Manchester Irish Festival (Mar), Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival (Mar), BUPA Great Manchester Run (May), Eurocultured Street Festival (May), Manchester Day Parade (Jun), Grillstock Festival (Jun), Manchester International Festival (Jul) and more.
- Manchester Public holidays: check out on Government website.
- Manchester Weather average:
Summer (Jun - Aug): 18ºC - 20ºC
Autumn (Sep - Nov): 17ºC - 9ºC
Winter (Dec - Feb): 6ºC - 8ºC
Spring (Mar - May): 9ºC - 16ºC
Find information about transports in Manchester on government website:
- In Manchester, cycling is common means of transport.
- Getting around Manchester: buses, Metrolink and train.
- Taxis can be hailed from the streets.
- Living expenses
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