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    Living in Manchester City Centre

    16th November 2021
    Living in Manchester City Centre - Victoria Riverside
    Living in Manchester City Centre - Victoria Riverside

    Recently voted the third best city in the world to live, coming only after San Francisco and Amsterdam (Time Out, 2021). Manchester is an incredible, high-spirited city. 

    An international hub, it is also the most culturally diverse city in Western Europe with over 200 languages being spoken. 

    Infamous for its friendliness, it is also known worldwide for its cultural events, music and sports just to name a few.


    City Centre

    Manchester’s city centre is a vibrant hub of restaurants, bars, and shopping. The high street is full of big brands and home to the largest inner-city shopping centre in the country – Manchester Arndale. 

    City living means you’re never short of activities to do. In addition to the places to eat, drink and shop in Manchester, there are a plethora of museums, galleries, and other venues. 


    Northern Quarter

    The Northern Quarter, known for being the artistic and colourful core of the city centre. It can be found a minute’s walk from the high street. 

    For those who live and breathe music, it’s likely a lot of your time will be spent here. There’s a multitude of venues that host gigs across the Northern Quarter. 

    In addition, the independent record shops around the NQ, mean you’ll be able to find some quality gems here. 

    The quirky and independent businesses don’t stop at music stores. Amongst the street art and cobbled streets you’ll find plenty of vintage shops, trendy bars and hipster brunch places.


    Green Quarter 

    The Green quarter is the part of the city that has all the benefits of living in Manchester city centre along with the bonus of green space and excellent travel connections. 

    Just north of Victoria train station, the Green Quarter part of the largest regeneration project Greater Manchester has ever seen. 

    As part of Victoria North’s housing and commercial development, the City River Park is currently under development. Aiming to interconnect the wider city-centre it offers a huge abundance of recreational green space.

    Home to the Manchester Jewish Museum, Irish World Heritage Centre and Museum of Transport, the Green Quarter has a rich history and quirky character.



    The epicentre of culture in the North, Manchester has the highest number of theatre seats per its population outside of London. 

    In addition, there are more than 30 museums and galleries throughout the city. With such variety on offer, there will always be an exhibition worthy of a visit. 

    Not limited to theatre, history and art, Manchester has many more cultural offerings. Hosting festivals that draw in visitors internationally including: Manchester food and drink festival, Manchester Jazz festival and Greater Manchester Fringe Festival. 



    The diversity of Manchester’s nightlife is hard to beat, making it one of the best cities for nightlife in the UK and even Europe. 

    Across the city’s neighbourhoods you will find a range of vibes, from lively clubs, to more sophisticated cocktail bars or live music venues. 

    With its rich musical heritage, Manchester is a staple for touring artists. From Manchester Arena to chilled and intimate smaller venues, if live music is your thing, so is Manchester’s nightlife. 



    Manchester has built a reputation for sport, with football taking centre stage. Home to the Premier League power houses Manchester United and Manchester City. 

    Also host to the National Centres for Cycling, Lacrosse, Squash, Taekwondo and Water Polo. Manchester has even been ranked 5th in the Worlds Ultimate sporting cities (Sports Business Magazine).


    Transport Links 

    In the North-West of England, Manchester city centre is incredibly connected to the rest of the UK and the world. 

    Manchester international airport can be reached in less than 20 minutes from the city centre. 

    Home to the world’s first railway, there are 92 stations in Greater Manchester. The city centre has three main stations: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria station, along with a Metrolink tram service. 

    Along with making travel around the city centre easier, the Metrolink also offers easy access to Salford Quays. With the likes of the BBC and ITV here, MediaCity attracts a huge number of young professionals to live in Manchester city centre.


    Located in the up-and-coming Green Quarter, properties at Victoria Riverside are now available to reserve. Part of the Victoria North regeneration project, the collection of apartments and townhomes offer an exciting addition to the Manchester property market.



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