Manchester is the city of many beginnings. One of the first railway stations was built here, the first atom to be split was split here and the first stored program computer was developed here. If it’s to be your first trip to Manchester then put the task of hotel room booking to us at findmeahotelroom.com.
Manchester’s nightlife is renowned in the UK and has developed significantly since 1993 and now the city is home to over 500 licensed clubs, bars and pubs. As well as its nightlife Manchester is known for both of its premier league football clubs (Manchester united and Manchester city).
Manchester was a target for the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, due to it being the developer of many aircraft engines, and as a result suffered heavy damage from bombing. Over 30,000 buildings were damaged and over 300 people were killed. After the Blitz Manchester’s cotton trade began to fall but its port became the third largest in the UK. Yet as container ships got increasingly larger they couldn’t fit up Manchester’s canals any more so the port gradually died.
Manchester has made significant contributions to the music industry donating the talents of artists like Oasis, the Chemical Brothers, the Hollies and the Bee Gees. The main venue for Manchester’s pop music is the Manchester arena with over 21,000 seats. The Manchester Apollo and the Manchester Academy are slightly smaller pop music venues.
The producers of the popular TV soap coronation street have their headquarters in this city. One of the three main BBC centres is also in Manchester, which film such programmes as Mastermind and Real Story. Notable people from Manchester include Holliday Grainger, Nick Grimshaw, Danny Welbeck and Karl Pilkington.
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