The local music scene has produced greats such as the Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis. The local football teams are among the best in Europe. And the local nightlife has to be experienced to be believed. Learn English in Manchester and discover one of Britain’s most popular student cities.
Manchester is a city with a swagger in its step. As one of Britain’s great industrial hubs, Manchester was among the most important cities during the days of the industrial revolution and the empire. Those days are now long gone and the city is finding new ways to assert itself nationally and internationally.
Eric Cantona, George Best and David Beckham made their names playing on the hallowed turf of Old Trafford. If you can’t get hold of tickets for the big match, you can cram yourself into one of the city’s busy pubs to catch the game: a unique experience in itself. But there’s another side to Manchester too. Just as the football teams produce great art on the pitch and local bands concoct classic songs across the city, there is a thriving theatre and arts scene. At the Royal Exchange Theatre, the actors move among the crowd from the round stage. The university brings people to Manchester from all over the world and many of them stay after studying, inspired by the creative atmosphere.
Manchester’s shops are fantastic, whether you want to pick up some familiar names at the Trafford Centre or dig through the bargains at Affleck’s Palace. Oldham Street has some superb bars and music shops, while there are plenty of nice spots to see around the canals. If you get hungry, Rusholme’s “curry mile” serves spicy Indian food 24 hours a day. Take an English course in Manchester and get stuck in!