Reviews

Anonymous

I have lived in manchester for the past 3 years and plan to stay in the city for an additional year after I graduate this summer. Manchester is a truly diverse city offering something for everything and I believe that this is what makes the city so great, it welcomes people from all walks of life and caters for each of those individuals. Something that stands out to me is the quality of education. From red brick universities to niche technology centres, Manchester is a hub for learning and education in the north. Retail is also something that stands out in the city. The Trafford centre and Arndale centre are every shopping lovers dream offering a mixture of high-street retail stores and more luxury high end designer outlets in department stores such as selfrdiges and Harvey Nichols. The sports facilities on offer are also impressive. With an abundance of choice you are never far away from a gym or leisure centre. Manchester is a city that prides itself on its footballing legacy with 2 leading premiership stadiums within a stones throw from the city centre, you are truly immersed in the strong footballing tradition the minute you enter the city. The transport system is overall is efficient, however I believe the rail system could be greatly improved between the city and more suburban areas. The nightlife in Manchester is varied and can cater for a range of budgets and music tastes. The more expensive bars and clubs are generally found in the spinningfields/deansgate districts. One thing that I feel is lacking are bars that are open till later. Many bars close at 12/1am and the only way to stay out later than that is by moving onto a club with later closing times. This is something that I find a problem as sometimes I do not wish to go clubbing! I feel that many of the clubs play 2 types of music: chart music or indie music. As a city that has a strong musical reputation it is frustrating to see many of the clubs limiting their events to this type of music. It would be great to see more techno, house, garage and grime events in the city. The gentrification of places such as Salford has been hugely beneficial for the city's economy in terms of business and has also afforded many opportunities for graduates. Manchester, I'm my opinion is the 2nd capital of the country and a city I'm proud to call my home.

Anonymous

Manchester is a very multicultural and diverse city. There is a lot to do here at very affordable prices. For the art lovers and cultural enthusiasts, we have various museums and galleries like the Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth Museum and Science and Industry Museum. Manchester also has a very buzzing music scene be it various local artists or international acts, you are bound to find music to suit all tastes here. It goes without saying the nightlife here is the best with every affordable rates for drinks and entry for clubs. This city is also delight for our foodies, with various cuisines available and many of the establishes London restaurants are also making their way up north to Manchester like Dishoom. Finally, it won't be right to talk about Manchester without mentioning the football scene here. Home to two of the biggest team City and United, Manchester is buzzing with football frenzy throughout the year and the National Football Museum only serves to add to this charm.

Anonymous

It's a very quiet city compared to London. Hahahahaha the best part is that it's alot cheaper in terms of cost of living and everything's available for people living in the Uni area. The only I thing I can't stand is the random following or talking with strange people sometimes but other than that, Manchester is great.

Anonymous

I love the nightlife in Manchester it is great for students as there is easily a club open every night during the week to attend therefore You can get cheap drinks easily throughout the week. The shopping centre in Manchester is big and full off many different shops offering a wide variety and culture

Anonymous

Manchester is a vibrant city offering a night out to suit everyone and a restaurant to suit your taste. If it's a bar crawl you want or a spot for brunch, the NQ is the place to go. Featuring unique individual shops that you can spend hours having a browse in. Restaurants don't come in short supply with every taste of the world spread amongst the city. From Thai to steak houses, from burgers to Mexican food. All offering friendly service and tasty food.

Anonymous

There are many places to go on nights out places for everyone. There is also multiple restaurants around the city for people to visit and try offering things for everyone.

Anonymous

Manchester is a great place! It really is the new London as everyone is saying but much cheaper and less congested. The nightlife is great (for both students, LGBT and pubs/bars), the Trafford Centre is great for shopping and also spending the day there as they have other entertainment (cinema, golf etc). The Curry Mile aka wilmslow road is great for food with its different cuisines for restaurant and takeaways.

Anonymous

Manchester is an amazing city to live in. Everyone, and I reinforce, everyone can do an activity that they enjoy in this city. Wether that is going out clubbing, going to gigs, museums, zoo's... you can find a little bit of everything. Unlike London, Manchester is extremely cheap for all that it offers and not so busy. Travelling in Manchester is so easy, affordable and convenient, most of the people are genuinely nice and trying to help. If I had to think of a negative thing to say about this city would be the weather. But then again that's the whole of England. Hopefully this helps.

Anonymous

Great food, a lot of cheap and quirky places to visit. The printworks is a good choice for a place to eat, its full of different restraunts.

Anonymous

Nightlife in Manchester is like no other city! From indie clubs to house and techno, Manchester has it all. Also great for bars, restaurants and most importantly... shopping. Manchester's arndale centre has everything you need, and just outside Manchester is one of Europe's top shopping destination- the Trafford centre.

Anonymous

I absolutely love Manchester! It is now my favourite city in the north west. When I was applying to university I always said I didn't want to be in Manchester however now I wouldn't wish to be anywhere else. The people, the food and the variety of shopping means there is something for everyone and I'm sure everyone will love it!!

Anonymous

Manchester is full of life. From nightlife to daytime activities there's always something to do, people to meet and stories to tell. People in Manchester are all so friendly and supportive even those that don't look it. Manchester is a diverse city and a great place to be.

Anonymous

Manchester is a city that is extremely multi-cultured and thrives in being a great city for students. There are many bars, clubs and also activities that are easily accessible and the prices are just excellent. The shopping is great, got everything from your top designers to your bargain stores. It is a city that caters for everybody no matter who you are. There are many great places to eat, if you're after healthy, clean food, then Manchester is a great city to be. Same as if you like the naughty treats (many dessert places).

Anonymous

Everything is amazing in the City of Manchester from the Shopping centres in the day to the amazing restaurants at night!

Anonymous

Manchester is the great northern powerhouse. Known as a smaller cheaper London, yet still with the hustle and bustle of a big city. Whatever your tastes, whatever you're into, you'll find something to suit you. Be it a night out, a shopping spree or a some fine dining, Manchester is the place to get your fix.

Anonymous

Overall Manchester has a wide range of shops for a variety of people, the high streets are modernised but they also have didn't catogeries. Something that I would advise to improve in Manchester is getting more bins throughout the city, especially in the city centre. As this will reduce the littering as people when busy or shopping don't like waiting over five minutes of walking for a bin. Moreover, for a city Manchester is reasonable for prices of things as they are just like smaller towns prices. For restaurants and night life Manchester is very popular as a lot of smaller town and outer town people come to enjoy a night to wine or dine or a party night in Manchester. As they deliver entertainment but also have posh and extravagant bars and nightclubs which people aren't use to and can enjoy. A development to the city could be the amount of transport to reduce the rush and arguements and violence. They should be more frequent transport provided so it isn't as busy and as they will be more frequent the queues won't be as excessive.

Anonymous

overall moving to manchester has been amazing, better than i assumed it would be. Public transport is very accommodating and for shopping couldn't be better there are many great locations. The food is also another great thing about manchester there are so many options to meet my dietary requirements and with uber eats and Deliveroo food is delivered to my door in less than an hour.

Anonymous

Manchester is an excellent city for students. The bus services are cheap, convenient and frequent. There are many options for night out with numerous clubs and bars, many of which are student friendly. Both the Trafford Center and Arndale are amazing places to shop and provide lots of places to eat out as well. Manchester is a generally well rounded place for a student to live in!

Anonymous

Good nights out - can go really cheap (printworks, deansgate locks) to moderate prices (Northen Quater) to expensive (spiningfields). Plenty places to eat of which NQ has more smaller individual places, Corn exchange has many different places of different cuisines and spiningfields has some great for dates. Plenty shopping places with a large Primark.

Anonymous

I have studied in Manchester for just over 2 years now and I absolutely love it. The shops have something for everyone, with high street shops and an area for vintage and record stores. The cafes are often bars or live music venues by night, and the variation of club nights is great. While it's a case of planning ahead as some venues really vary in environment and audience depending on the night, but there is always something to do and it's rare you'll have to pay entry, no more than £3 most of the time if you do. The rent is cheap, the people are friendly, the hospitality industry is buzzing and the art and music scenes are really lively. I don't know anyone who's lived in Manchester who ever wanted to leave!

Anonymous

Great night life, plenty of shopping locations and some iconic restaurants such as 20 stories and menagerie

Anonymous

All the benefits of living in a big city without the big city prices, cool city with lots to do and see.

Anonymous

There are plenty things to do in Manchester. Tons of restaurants to go to whenever you're hungry and when you're bored there's alot to do from bowling, cinemas, shopping etc...

Anonymous

Manchester never lacks for something to do, the night life has something for everyone, from comedy clubs and vibrant clubs at deansgate to boozy golf courses and bowling alleys at junkyard gold and dog bowl. Food wise you can't go wrong around the printworks area with a vast range of quality restaurants within printworks and just outside the urbis centre being high quality and affordable. On top of this shopping wise you'll find everything you'll need within the arndale and down market street, however if you want an all out shopping experience take a trip to the Trafford centre, one of the biggest in England, truly and entertaining day out.