Manchester, a major UK city situated in North West England, has an estimated population of 586,100 in 2021. Its prominent location and transport links make it a favourable choice for investment and an excellent place to live and work. 

Manchester City Centre

Renowned for its history and culture

Once a place of the booming textile industry, Manchester is a prosperous cosmopolitan city, unofficially titled the second city of the UK. Reminders of the city’s rich history remain prevalent throughout Manchester, including stunning red-brick Victorian buildings and railway viaducts.

Manchester is a modern city and a hotspot of culture, musical exports, scientific output and social impact, and because of this has repeatedly won the title of the most liveable city in the UK. Due to its great reputation, Manchester attracts people from all over the world, with over 100 languages spoken in the city.

A centre for entertainment

It is home to two of the most famous football teams in the world: Manchester United and Manchester City. The teams contribute over £300 million to Manchester’s economy every year. Old Trafford stadium is the largest club football stadium in the UK.

The city is also famous for its iconic music scene – boasting everything from rock to opera and the classics. Homegrown bands include Oasis and The Stone Roses and it is considered the birthplace of indie music. The city is home to some monumental venues such as the AO Manchester Arena which hosts hugely popular gigs and events every year. 

Manchester tram

A well-connected city

Manchester is renowned for how well-connected it is, both within the city and to surrounding areas. Repeatedly labelled as the gateway to the north of England, Manchester sits near The Peak District, Lake District and the Pennines – offering a great mix of city and country life. 

Within the city, there is a Metrolink with over 93 stops – making it the largest light rail system in the country. Manchester train station is amongst these stops, which has trains running all over the country, including just a 2 ½ hour journey to London. It has been reported that more than 5.6 million journeys are made across Greater Manchester’s transport network each day, making it an extremely busy and well-connected city. 

Located in the city are also many green spaces, including parks and formula gardens and a newly revitalised urban realm.

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