United by its love for the game and home to much beloved football clubs Manchester United and Manchester City, Manchester is a bubbling city where football, music, art, and heritage reigns. Dubbed “Cottonopolis” in the 18th Century for its rise as the world’s top cotton-producing city, the city has since earned another title as the “Capital of the North” due to its presence as the second largest city in United Kingdom after London. In the years after, the city emerged as the epicentre of the British music scene, promoting rock and roll music and churning out bands such as Simply Red, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, and more. Till this day, one of the city’s most popular music festivals is “In The City”, a five-day expo that has launched the careers of renowned bands Radiohead and Coldplay. Continuing in the hedonistic footsteps of rock and roll, the city gained an epicurean reputation for its variety of restaurants and watering holes that seem to fill every nook and cranny. Add in its penchant for housing a thriving retail industry, and there is very little that a traveller besieged by wanderlust can do to resist the city. It would be remiss to visit Manchester without a trip to the National Football Museum, the world’s biggest football museum, The Lowry, a cultural centre that holds a number of art galleries, restaurants, and museums, and the historic Castlefield district, known for its distinctive Roman influences, for memories that will last a lifetime.
Take a tour of the Manchester City Football Club Stadium and The Manchester Museum, visit the John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral, and Manchester Art Gallery, and more.