Manchester, one of our newest additions to the Dream Apartments family, opened its doors in June 2021, and we've compiled a list of the top reasons you won't want to miss out on visiting this lovely city.
It's no surprise that the city is being hailed as one of the greatest cities in the UK, thanks to recommendations from the legendary travel book Lonely Planet and the New York Times.
The nightlife is vibrant
The Hacienda's days are long gone, but its incredible spirit lives on through clubs like The Warehouse Project, which hosts some of the greatest names in dance music on a regular basis. Manchester's eclectic nightlife provides something for everyone, from trendy bars in the Northern Quarter to the glamour of Spinningfields.
The sporting events
Manchester City or Manchester United: which is better? Surprisingly, football isn't the only sport played here. Manchester now features world-class facilities such as the Manchester Aquatics Centre, Regional Athletics Arena, National Squash Centre, and Manchester Velodrome, thanks to the Commonwealth Games legacy. The Emirates Old Trafford cricket stadium, one of England's most well-known test venues, is also located in the city.
Food and drink
It's no secret that the food and beverage industry in Manchester is growing. With options ranging from gourmet dining at The French, Gaucho, and 20 Stories to indie cafe-bars in Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, the city's food culture has something to offer for every occasion and budget.
One of the city's newest and most fascinating restaurants, Tast, is a collaboration between Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez and Manchester City managers Pep Guardiola, Ferran Soriano, and Txiki Begiristain. Canto, established by El Gato Negro chef-patron Simon Shaw, is a new and unique Portuguese restaurant in Ancoats.
Galleries and museums
Manchester has a plethora of interesting and educational museums and galleries ranging from natural history to science and industry, with most of them being free to visit. From ancient times to the present, visitors to Manchester Museum may travel through the planet's history and population.
Stan the T Rex, a skeletal cast of a deadly dinosaur said to be 65-70 million years old, is the most well-known resident. At the Fossils display, visitors may meet him and his companion Percy the Plesiosaur. Maude, the Tigon of the Belle Vue Zoo, may also be met, and visitors can learn about Old Egypt and other ancient civilisations.
Culture and the arts
Thanks to the recent completion of the £25 million HOME Arts Facility on First Street and the £15 million refurbishments of The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester's cultural offering has never been greater.
Manchester hosts the Bee in the City trail, one of the UK's largest public art events, from July to September, which will fill the city with gigantic bee sculptures for tourists to uncover.