Key to the City™, Manchester.

Manchester, Salford and Greater Manchester

Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square
Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square (Photo: Not So Big Media)

This great Victorian city of the industrial revolution, Manchester has grown from a market town to become the trading heart of Britain. It is now at the centre of the north of England and becoming one of the UK's most iconic cities.

Manchester and the surrounding region is undergoing many changes. Hotels are springing up in old abandoned warehouses, office blocks and new developments such as the MediaCityUK in Salford Quays and the Trafford Centre are creating new leisure destinations.

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The Lowdown on Manchester

Market Street, Manchester
Market Street, Manchester

Information to get you started

Manchester is a creative city and the second biggest city centre in the country after London. Known for its trading background, the city was at the centre of the industrial revolution. In this section we'll give you an outline of how the city works.

The Manchester Story

Market Place, Manchester
Market Place, Manchester

Famous places and faces

Knowing the story of Manchester will hopefully help you enjoy the city more. In this section we will dive into the past, including Manchester's origins as a trading centre, and look at the people of Manchester who made the city famous. More articles coming soon.

Manchester Civic Pride

Exchange Square, Manchester

Articles and news stories

This is our news and features section. In the coming months we hope to feature articles about Manchester from local writers, bloggers and journalists. We hope that this will give visitors a better insight to the city.

Manchester Amenities

Deansgate, Manchester

Local facilities

In this section we'll look at what useful amenities are available including wifi, communication, media, health and safety.