AIRLINE: Singapore Airlines
DEAL: Fare Deals
FROM: Houston, Texas (IAH)
TO: Manchester, England
PRICE: from $3855 roundtrip
BOOK: until October 31, 2017
DEPART: September 25, 2017 – March 31, 2018
Manchester Hotel Deals
Manchester lies in the north west of England. The city proper has a population of around half a million, while the larger conurbation has over 2.7 million inhabitants.
Dubbed (unofficially) “The Capital of the North”, Manchester is known for its influence on the histories of industry and music, as well as its world-renowned sporting connections. It is seen by many as the ‘second city’ of the United Kingdom, and is home to the UK’s largest airport outside London. As the most visited city in England by overseas visitors aside from the capital, a multitude of shopping, cultural and entertainment facilities set out to charm travellers and students alike.
It is home to two of the largest universities in the UK. The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music. There is also The University of Salford, within one mile of the city centre, which is renowned as a European Centre of excellence in Media and well renowned for its healthcare courses. Together they create a body of over 86 000 students living full-time in the city.
Manchester United Football Club, the world’s most popular Football Club, is located in the borough of Trafford. The club is one of the most successful in England, and are the first English club to become European champions when they did it in 1968. They have a very heated rivalry with Liverpool FC, considered by most football fans to be the biggest rivalry in all of England; a rivalry which stems from the traditional city rivalry between Manchester and Liverpool since the Industrial Revolution, and further fuelled by the fact that both clubs are the most successful English clubs in European competition.
As you would expect from such a cosmopolitan city, Manchester has a huge selection of restaurants and eateries that serve a vast array of cuisines. Look hard enough and you will be able find any type of international and British food. It is also worth exploring some of the suburbs for superb, small independent bistros / restaurants. West Didsbury and Chorlton are noted for their large number of great eateries. In Ramsbottom Ransoms has won many awards both regionally and nationally. (wikitravel)