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Roomzzz Manchester City
Roomzzz Manchester City
Roomzzz Manchester City
Roomzzz Manchester Victoria
Roomzzz Manchester Victoria
Roomzzz Manchester Victoria





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Visitor accommodation in Manchester halls of residence

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  • Great value and conveniently located accommodation for all visitors to Manchester
  • These self-catering single ensuite rooms are a comfortable and cost effective alternative to staying in a hostel or cheap Manchester hotel

Reviews for Manchester

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Great place to stay when in Manchester. Friendly and clean. We were going to a concert at the AO Arena which is a 2 minute walk from the hotel so couldn't have been better

Roomzzz Manchester Victoria

Manchester Visitor information

An Introduction to Manchester

Manchester is a city situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. Manchester was the site of the world's first railway station, hosted the first meeting of the Trade Union Congress and is where scientists first split the atom and developed the first programmable computer.

It is known for its music scene and its sporting connections. Manchester was the host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and its sports clubs include two Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Activities of interest in Manchester

Manchester’s city centre is less than one mile in diameter, making it extremely accessible to visitors.

Deansgate, King Street, the Arndale Centre and St Anne's Square offer designer boutiques and high street shops to satisfy all tastes. Manchester has over 500 bars and restaurants. From traditional pubs to jazz bars, trendy nightclubs to bistros and fine dining, Manchester offers an exceptional social scene.

The city also hosts a large number of cultural events at its many theatres and galleries, with musical theatre and plays at The Lowry Centre and The Royal Exchange, world renowned musical artists at the Bridgewater Hall and huge rock and pop concerts at the MEN Arena. The Manchester Art Gallery houses paintings and sculptures from the Pre-Raphaelites through to masterpieces of art and design of the 21st century. Its large number of museums includes The Transport Museum, The Pankhurst Centre and The Gallery of Costume, where clothing from 17th century to the present day can be seen. 

Getting to Manchester

Manchester is easy to reach from all parts of the UK and beyond due to good road, rail, bus and air links. Located on the M6, Manchester is easily accessible by car and is well-served by rail services too, with frequent services to and from London as well as regular links to the rest of the UK.

By Road: Manchester's ring road connects Manchester to motorways north, south, east and west.

By Rail: Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station is situated in the city centre. For all rail services throughout the UK - National Rail Enquiries. Tel. 08457 48 49 50 (24 Hours).

By Coach: Manchester Coach Station on Chorlton Street is centrally located for coaches and buses from all over the UK. National Express provides an extensive network of coach services to Manchester. Telephone 08705 808080 for information.

By Air: Manchester Airport is a 20 minute drive from the city centre. From the airport, trains to the city centre run every 15 minutes into Piccadilly train station; the average journey time is 20 minutes. Alternatively there are taxis to the city centre.

History of Manchester

The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian vicus associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established c. AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell.

Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began expanding around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The urbanisation of Manchester largely coincided with the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era, resulting in it becoming the world's first industrialised city. As the result of an early-19th century factory building boom, Manchester was transformed from a township into a major mill town, borough and was later granted honorific city status in 1853.

Manchester: the university

The University's history as an academic institution began in 1824 and is closely linked to Manchester's emergence as the world's first industrial city. The English chemist John Dalton, together with Manchester businessmen and industrialists, established the Mechanics' Institute (later to become UMIST) to ensure that workers could learn the basic principles of science. Similarly, John Owens, a Manchester textile merchant, left a bequest of £96,942 in 1846 for the purpose of founding a college for the education of males on non-sectarian lines. His trustees established Owens College at Manchester in 1851. It was initially housed in a building, complete with Adam staircase, on the corner of Quay Street and Byrom Street which had been the home of the philanthropist Richard Cobden, and subsequently was to house Manchester County Court. In 1873 it moved to new buildings at Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock and from 1880 it was a constituent college of the federal Victoria University. The university was established and granted a Royal Charter in 1880 to become England's first civic university.

25 Nobel Prize winners have either studied or conducted some of their work here: Rutherford began his work on splitting the atom here and the world's first modern computer also came into being at The Victoria University of Manchester.

Famous Alumni

Former students of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester include Sir Terry Leahy, the former Chief Executive of Tesco; TV newsreader Anna Ford; comedian Ben Elton; pioneer of flight Arthur Whitten-Brown; and novelist Anthony Burgess.

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