Manchester

Review Breakdown

Transport
Nights Out
Shopping
Eating Out
Value for Money
Entertainment

Reviews

Anonymous

Manchester has some mad nights out and some amazing people, the restaurants and bars are great value for money and there is great music everywhere.

Anonymous

I love Manchester, the nights out are great if you know where to go you could end up having a great night with a small amount of money. Food in Manchester is also great, there are so many different places to choose from. Manchester is such a diverse area, no matter what kind of food you're after, you're probably going to find it.

Anonymous

The city of Manchester is one of my favorite cities I've been to. Being from the United States, I felt at home with the lively crowd and kind hospitality. There is always something fun going on, like crazy golf, soccer games, pop-up events, and amazing food festivals. Some of my favorite places to eat have been GRUB, Tapeo and Wine, and Saajan. Going out is fun no matter if you choose the city or a student area like Fallowfield, each has a few places to love. I have loved every second in my new city, and hope I can stay longer!

Anonymous

It doesn't really get better than manchester. As a student, the choice of restaurants, nightclubs, shopping (especially northern quarter for vintage clothes shopping etc.(Try afflecks) Chinatown is a great place to eat out, and Wasabi offers great prices for delicious Japanese quisine. There are also three decently sized supermarkets for exotic drinks, foods and snacks. For a healthy lifestyle, no matter where you live in Manchester, there are loads of gym facilities at discounted prices for students, the gym in fallowfields and the aquatic center are great choices.

Anonymous

In Manchester your imagination will run wild with things to do. As well all are food fanatics food to have in Manchester is a must do. From your cheap to expensive meals from your salads to your deserts Manchester in general is a fantastic place to be. In regards to shopping there is Trafford centre and arndale and oh wow the shopping possibilities are countless.

Anonymous

Manchester is a great city, especially for students. Value for money is pretty good if you know where you're looking. There's loads of great weekday food deals in the northern quarter and city centre and you can easily get something really good to eat for less than a fiver. For nights out Deansgate tends to be pricier and a lot of chains, outside the centre tends to be cheaper although there's some really great, more alternative night at places like soup kitchen in town. Recently the council have been moving the night scene away from student areas and the outskirts into the city centre so I'd recommend making the most of it before it's gone.

Ella Kimber

Manchester is hands down the best city in the UK - drinks are cheap, food is delicious and diverse, the arts and music scene is thriving, the Arndale and Trafford centre has all the shops you could need and you're only a short train away from the beautiful Peak District, what more could you want?!

Anonymous

Manchester is an amazing city for site seeing, shopping and it's vibe is a lot cheerful than other places in the UK.

Anonymous

Both football clubs easy to get to from the city centre, plenty great shops, bars and restaurants and something for everyone, mostly clean city centre and very welcoming. Perfect place for days and nights out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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