Manchester is one of the most amazing cities in the world in my opinion; there are an abundance of places to eat, shop and it has so many things to do with your family and friends. There are lots of events on all the time, a lot which are free and family friendly. The shopping is amazing! Manchester has a huge range of shops and is home to 2 out of 4 selfridges in the country. The Arndale and the Trafford centre are very poplular for a day out of shopping and other things such as cinema, arcades and things to eat. There are so many different places to go for nights out are, meaning there's something for absolutely everybody no matter what your music taste or preference - the northern quarter is a good alternative If you want something quirky and different. Manchester also has lots of small businesses, whether it's an antique shop or cafe, you'll find something you like. The value for money is a lot better than in the south, in places such as London. I would say the transport links are very good, rarely any problems and are dealt with efficiently usually.