Manchester

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's brilliant for dining out, as it offers ranges of food cultures such as Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, etc. Or just typical English dishes, so it can suit anyone's preferred food palette. The one and only flaw I would say is how busy Manchester can be, which can't be helped but it doesn't stop it from making the experience a tad uncomfortable.

Anonymous

Manchester is the heart of everything, the food, entertainment and shopping experience is endless you can have hours of fun either for some self alone time or with friends and family

Anonymous

To start I'd say the nights out in Manchester are amazing, well much better than what I intilally expected. Always busy and not boring which is a good thing. I do however think the price of most places for drinks are a little pricey as s student but what can ya do. Shopping in Manchester is great, lots on offer and considering you have the Arndale or Trafford centre you don't need much more places to shop! I recently went to junkyard golf which was good , you just drink and play mini golf what else could you want. I'd recommend doing this as it's not too expensive and it is good fun. Going out to eat in Manchester is also good, lots to offer in terms of different cuisines, you can also find some hidden gems sometimes which make super tasty food. Only annoyance I have is transport which is currently an issue seemingly with the train strikes going on recently it is annoying but not much can be done.

Anonymous

Great nights out (Warehouse or Fifth recommended), wide variety of food, amazing shopping for all the family!!

Anonymous

Went to Manchester over Christmas and was wonderful. Manchester have some amazing Christmas markets across the Cory, selling a great range of food and drink and cute little stalls. Never felt so festive! The city centre has everything you need, could spend all day in the Arndale shopping centre! Looks lovely this time of year too. Went to Cosmo buffet for food and that is definitely a 5 star from me! Food from around the globe and all you can eat for £15 each, never left somewhere so full, loved the day out and will definitely return.

Anonymous

Manchester is a great city to live in. There Are plenty of different atmospheres to experience, from chilled out cafes and bars to lively venues with gigs and shows. With places like the northern quarter and Spinningfields being so close yet so different culturally it's easy to have a good variety in a small amount of time. There are also small towns like Withington nearby and student populated areas like Fallowfield.

Anonymous

Nice city full of many things to do, can do anything from going to local parks or shopping in the town centre. Overall very diverse and full of many different cultures and languages from across the world, would definitely recommend living here to anyone applying to any unis in Manchester as you won't regret it.

Anonymous

Amazing food, very diverse and had everything for everyone. Very friendly people and everyone wants to talk to each other.

Anonymous

Manchester is a great city to go to for University. It has a really good night life, shopping and restaurants. The universities are both really good academic institutes with a really good range of courses and facilities.

Anonymous

It was good the food was great I had fun at the night club there was a lot of people dancing in the club also there was lot of cool shop around the area it fun place to hang out

Anonymous

Lots of restaurants and shops to choose from, a wide variety of people and cultures but sometimes expensive .

Anonymous

Manchester has got great night life, from late night drinks and food to bowling and mini golf, so you're never bored here. Would prefer if more shops were 24 hours though.

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