An insider's guide to Manchester & Salford

The crowned capital of the North, Manchester and neighbouring Salford are iconic, vibrant hubs, constantly growing in stature. Never standing still, Manchester and Salford continue to rapidly evolve into a Northern powerhouse, with an exponential rate of expansion beyond the city centre to creating exciting new destinations in their own right – just see Spinningfields and Media City UK.

Always an epicentre of music, hospitality, art, style, innovation, and entertainment, Manchester may not always see the sunshine, but its culture and warm inhabitants certainly shine bright.  Strap in as we give you whistle-stop tour of what makes this metropolis so special – as they say, “all that’s missing is a beach.”

We do things differently here

Anthony H Wilson

Places to eat

Manchester’s food and drink scene continues to boom as one of the best in the UK. Set yourself up for some sensational ‘scran’, with our essential guide to dining out in the city.

Our favourite restaurants in Manchester

Event Disco at New Maker Yards

PLUS New Maker Yards residents are spoilt with a rotating restaurant on the doorstep, courtesy of Get Living’s partnership with Event Disco!

Every Thursday you’ll be given a new, surprise menu to order from – no cuisine is off limits – then take a short stroll to Seven Bro7hers to collect, knowing that you’re helping meet Food Disco’s sustainable mission to reduce street congestion and pollution from deliveries. Sweet.

Places to drink

Manchester is the gift that keeps on giving, make no mistake about it, this is a city that knows how to have a good time. From friendly craft beer bars to elegant drinking dens and innovative mixologists shaking up a storm.

Top 10 places for a bevvy with pals

Places to go on a night out

The best nightlife in the UK? You’ll be completely spoilt for choice in Manchester. Home to some of the best British artists of all time, from The Smiths to the Stones Roses AND the most iconic music venues in the country.

6 Best spots to get your groove on

Places to shop

The Northern Quarter (NQ) is home to Manchester’s bohemian district, countless independent fashion stores, designers and record shops. While the central retail district and the Arndale centre has all the high-street, top name designers and its very own Selfridges.

7 Independent shops and markets

Arts, music, culture

A breeding ground for independent spirits and a beacon for international performances – it’s no wonder so many creative professionals are headed up north. From architecture, music, art and theatre, Manchester’s culture is renowned for its energy and excellence.

Places to immerse yourself in arts and culture

Fitness & wellbeing

Manchester has some of the country’s leading fitness facilities, there has never been a better time to explore what’s on offer and get in the best shape of your life.

6 Places to break a sweat and keep fit in Manchester

And there you have it – a flavour of Northern life in Manchester and Salford…

Just 10-minutes’ walk from Salford Central and Spinningfields, New Maker Yards has the best of both worlds, the buzz of two entertaining cities ready to explore and the calmness of the canal to retreat to. Take a tour of our neighbourhood and see our apartments to rent in Manchester.

It’s a place to live, work and meet friends, with a deep community feel, and professionally managed by an award-winning team.

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