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Manchester What's On, Entertainment, Tickets and Eating Out Guide

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

[@]Manchester a City of 'Quarters'

Manchester, the modern world’s first industrial city, has been built upon innovation, determination and the knowledge that there is world just outside its borders. Since the industrial revolution Manchester has seen an explosion in its communication, industry and its world standing.

Today this modern city is a diverse place for people wanting to live, work and play. It is divided into a series of, admittedly not very accurate, Quarters. These Quarters reflect the different elements of the city and show how it has developed over time into a major metropolis.

When visiting the city you are very likely to hear about, or be directed to any of these of these ‘Quarters’ and you can read about them in our introductions.

  • Bury Town

    Bury Town - Part of Historic Manchester

    Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip

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  • Castlefield

    Castlefield

    Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions

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  • China Town

    China Town - City Centre

    China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space

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  • Deansgate

    Deansgate

    Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eat

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  • Exchange Square

    Exchange Square

    This large square is a place where historical and modern combine to create an exciting district where food, drink, shopping and entertainment is paramount

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  • Northern Quarter

    The Northern Quarter

    Manchester's Northern Quarter is an ever changing-space with new investment almost everyday. With diverse bars, restaurants, tea houses, shopping and music venues

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  • The Gay Village - Canal St

    Manchester's Canal Street

    Canal Street is the world famous LGBT heart of Manchester. Take a walk through the Gay Village and drink in its atmosphere, or visit the many bars, clubs and shops

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  • Salford Quays

    Salford Quays and The Lowry

    Salford Quays and The Lowry, a 10 minute tram ride, is a complex of Theatres, Art Galleries, shops, a cinema and Media City home to the BBC, ITV and their studio tours

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  • Spiningfields

    Spiningfields

    Spiningfields 'The Avenue' featues quality brands such as Armani, Mulberry and Phillip Stoner Jewellers. Its restaurants are equally good like Australasia and the Manchester House

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  • University District

    Student and Universities

    The Universities are centred around Oxford Road and students are attracted from across the world to study here

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Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’

Bury Town - Part of Historic Manchester

Bury Town

Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip

Castlefield

Castlefield

Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions

China Town - City Centre

China Town

China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space

Deansgate

Deansgate

Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eat

Read About All Manchester‘s Quarters