cultivating culture

Manchester – like its passionate inhabitants – has always had a distinctive personality. From it’s industrial fame as ‘Cottonopolis’ to its thriving sport, music and cultural scene, this is a city that’s always bursting with energy.

Voted one of the most vibrant destinations in the UK, Manchester is a city alive with culture. A buzzing arts and music scene plays host to many unique events, such as the world famous Manchester International Festival, alongside a rich and constantly expanding offering of first-class culinary and leisure experiences.

It’s global sporting conquests, including Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC, complement one of the fastest growing economies in the UK.

Manchester City

Manchester was named among the world’s most liveable cities, most liveable city in the UK and one of the top globally, ahead of London, New York & Rome.

2016 Global Liveability Survey — The Economist Intelligence Unit

perfectly placed

Piccadilly Station

2 Minutes Walk

HS2 Rail link

2 Minutes Walk

Market Street

6 Minutes Walk

Spinningfields

6 Minutes Walk

Deansgate

9 Minutes Walk

  1. Midland Hotel
  2. Beetham Tower
  3. Manchester Town Hall
  4. Harvey Nichols
  5. Spinningfields
  6. Central Library
  7. Manchester Arndale Centre
  8. Urban Exchange
  9. Ethiad Statium
  10. University
  11. Oxygen Towers

first class connections

World Map

With the largest airport outside London, Manchester is the ideal touchpoint for connecting with key destinations inside and outside the UK.

well connected

AIR

Oxygen is just 20 minutes from Manchester Airport. A truly global hub, Manchester provides its 23.5million passengers with direct flights to 225 destinations, including the world’s most important cities. As well as 22 flights a week to Dubai – from operators including Emirates, Qatar and Etihad – there are 4 direct flights a week to Beijing and Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, and daily flights direct to Singapore with Singapore Airlines.

RAIL & HS2

Londons Airports and a host of other locations are easily accessed by Manchester’s excellent rail links. Being a key stop for HS2 and HS3 ensures that by 2026 London will be a 1 hour commute on the new High Speed Railway, HS2, while the city’s extensive tram network opens up the surrounding areas and beyond with a range of Northern Hub rail investment proposed for the near future.

ROAD & BUS

From its location at the centre of the UK, Manchester’s orbital and linear motorways connect it directly to the other key urban hubs of London, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool. Likewise the local bus network connects surrounding areas while national bus services go further afield.

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