Manchester has given the world many great things over the years. We have made significant contributions to the world of science, industry & production, fashion, music and so much more! Many notable and talented people love to boast about their roots in the rainy city, and even more love it as their home away from home. Here is a short list of what Manchester is famous for.
First things first, a team that has become a household name since they were founded in 1878. The club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910. You can’t mention the word Manchester anywhere in the world without a chorus of ‘Manchester United’ in reply. The iconic team has toured the globe winning countless accolades, cups, leagues and competitions making them one of the most notorious soccer teams in the world
One of the best draws to visit Manchester is our stunning architecture. We have minimal Georgian or Medieval architecture, instead we have a huge array of 19th and early 20th-century architecture styles. From the Beetham Tower and the Town Hall to the Lowry in Salford Quays and the Imperial War Museum North, there is somewhere beautiful to admire on every corner. Manchester canals are also a big attraction. The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36-mile-long waterway linking Manchester to the Irish Sea and if you love a scenic walk, there is no one where better.
The longest-running British Soap and another household name across the world, Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is set on the cobbled streets of Manchester. The soap tells the story of working-class people living in the fictional town of ‘Weatherfield’. The storylines are dramatic, often emotional and deal with many true to life events facing in British people. The popular soap has given us iconic characters like Ken & Deirdre Barlow, Hayley and Roy Cropper and of course Betty and her famous hotpot.
Did you know that Manchester has produced more rock stars per head than any other British city? Our city is a proud home to such musical legends as Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Joy Division (and New Order), The Happy Mondays, The 1975, The Hollies & The Ting Tings and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We can even claim ownership of one of the most popular boy bands in the world, Take That! You just have to stay out late and enjoy the live music available in many bars, pubs and venues across the city to see that music is alive and well in Manchester’s culture
Manchester was the heart and soul of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution, supplying the city, country and continent with fabrics. During this period the city earned a fitting nickname, ‘Cottonopolis’. Today the city has one of the most vibrant and fashion-forward shopping scenes in all of England. From trendy independent stores in the Northern Quarter to multi-million-pound chain clothing lines on the high street, Manchester has something for everyone. The city now offers university courses in Fashion production, buying and management, encouraging the coming generations to continue our textile heritage.
If you’d love to visit but don’t know where to start, we have plenty of blogs on things to see and do in the city. We also offer top-class accommodation in PREMIER SUITES hotel apartments in Manchester. Our suites are perfectly located to explore the city, enjoy a visit to the trendy Northern Quarter and indulge in some retail therapy. Contact our friendly team today to make your booking.