Posted on January 10, 2018
#living #manchester 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


Need to unwind after a long week?

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Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Manchester Museum founded in 1867 is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester. It has around 360,000 visitors each year.
  • Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields. It was established on 15th September 1983.
  • People's History Museum (the National Museum of Labour Historyuntil 2001) in Manchester, is the United Kingdom's national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in the UK.
  • National Football Museum is a museum at the Urbis building in Manchester city centre, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret important collections of football memorabilia. The museum was moved from Preston to Manchester in 2012!
  • Greater Manchester Police Museum founded in 1981 is a former police station converted into a museum and archives detailing the history of policing in Greater Manchester.

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Attend a concert or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Palace Theatre, Manchester, is one of the main theatres in Manchester, England. It is situated on Oxford Street. The theatre, originally known as the Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street, opened on 18 May 1891.
  • Opera House in Quay Street, Manchester, is a commercial touring theatre that plays host to touring musicals, ballet, concerts and a Christmas pantomime. The Opera House is one of the main theatres in Manchester, England.
  • O2 Apollo Manchester (formerly known as Apollo Theatre, Manchester Apollo and Carling Apollo Manchester)opened in 1938 is a concert venue located in Ardwick Green, Manchester. Its original purpose was as a multi-purpose cinema and variety hall but in the 1970s it stopped presenting films and became solely a concert venue.
  • The Ritz is a live music venue on Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Built in 1927, the venue is famous for its sprung dance floor. Notable bands which have played at the venue include The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Dead Kennedys and many more.
  • 3MT Venue, also known just as 3MT, is the Three Minute Theatre in Afflecks Arcade, Oldham Street. It is a small, independent theatre, cinema and music venue established in 2010. It's repertoire concentrates on new drama, poetry and comedy.It has a licensed bar.

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Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of Manchester.

  • City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club. The first public event at the stadium was the opening ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games on 25 July 2002. Shortly after it was converted into a football stadium!
  • Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United. Old Trafford has been United's home ground since 1910 and is primarily used for football and rugby. It is currently the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom.
  • Manchester Velodrome is an indoor Olympic-standard cycle-racing track in Manchester, which opened in 1994. For 18 years from opening, it was the only indoor Olympic-standard track in the United Kingdom used for competitions and by the public alike.
  • Manchester Arena is an indoor arena in Manchester, the arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom. The arena opened in July 1995. It is used for various music performances, comedy shows and sports games including basketball, ice hockey, mixed martial arts and swimming competitions.
  • Manchester Regional Arena is a multipurpose stadium, opened in 2002. It was originally developed as the warm-up track for the 2002 Commonwealth Games but is now primarily used for athletics, football and rugby leagues.

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Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Manchester has it all!

  • Manchester International Festival is a biennial international arts festival, with a specific focus on original new work, held in the English city of Manchester. It was inaugurated in the year 2007 and has been going strong since!
  • Parklife is an independent music festival held annually in Manchester for a weekend in June. The festival sees performance line ups from different artists and various music genres like Indie, Dance, Electronic and Hip Hop.
  • Neighbourhood Festival is a rock and indie music festival in Manchester city centre, taking place across eleven venues, such as The Albert Hall, O2 Ritz, Deaf Institute and Sound Control. Bringing over 100 artists and bands from around the world to the city!
  • Manchester Food and Drink Festival is a nationally acclaimed event as is the UK's largest urban food and drink festival. It is celebrating it's astonishing 20th anniversary as it was inaugurated in 1998. The festival is held for 10--12 days in the month of September and October.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Manchester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George was completed in 1882. The height of the tower is a whopping 135ft. During the Manchester Blitz in 1940, a German bomb severely damaged the cathedral and it took almost 20 years to complete the repairs.
  • Chetham's Library in Manchester, is the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. It operates as an independent charity, open to readers and visitors free of charge.The library holds more than 100,000 volumes of printed books, of which 60,000 were published before 1851.
  • Manchester Art Gallery, formerly Manchester City Art Gallery, is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester. It is free to enter and open seven days a week. The gallery houses many works of local and international significance and has a collection of more than 25,000 objects.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Dim Sum Su at Deansgate, Manchester is an inexpensive Chinese restaurant that serves through the week from 12:00 pm --- 9:00 pm.
  • Gemini Café serves breakfast, brunch and pizza for under £10 per person on all days of the week from 8:00 am --- 5:00 pm.
  • Up In Your Grill, is a foodtruck fest held every friday (5:00 pm --- 12:00 a) and saturday (2:00 pm --- 12:00 am) with a variety of vendors and a price range of £10 and under at Brownsfield Mill, Tariff Street.
  • Falafel, open throughout the week from 12:30 pm --- 1:00 am at Ifco Centre, Wilmslow Road serves falafel as the name suggests in under £10 per person.
  • The 8th Day is a health market and cafe that serves healthy Vegetarian sweets, savouries and salads. Closed on Sunday and otherwise open from 9:00 am --- 7:00 pm. Avail student discounts and comfortably fill your tummy in under £10.


These coffee houses will make you forget Starbucks.

  • BonBon at Central Manchester
  • Takk at Central Manchester
  • Fig & Sparrow at Central Manchester
  • Caffeine & Co at Central Manchester


Fresh and trending!



These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Walgreens
  • Boots
  • Superdrugs

Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • 7 Eleven
  • Rite Aid
  • Cumberland Farms

Clothing (women & men)

  • Forever 21 at Rockingham Mall
  • Pop Couture at Crystal Avenue
  • Army Barracks at S Broadway
  • Deja Boutique at Mast Road
  • Rainbow at Haver Hill


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Bandbox Laundry and Dry Cleaners at Hathersage
  • New York Launderette & Dry Cleaners at Salford
  • Atlas Dry Cleaning & Laundrette & Tailoring at Wilmslow Road
  • The Washeteria at Stretford
  • Knoll Laundry at Salford

Food Delivery

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