Alive with music venues, theatres, art galleries, shopping and sports, Manchester is one of the largest, most dynamic, exciting and multi-cultural cities in the UK.
Not only was Manchester voted the ‘Best UK City to Live In’ by the Global Liveability Survey in 2013, it also features in the ‘World’s Top 10 Friendliest Cities’ as chosen by users of international travel guide, Rough Guides, and is the only UK city to be listed in the ‘Top 10 Best Cities for 2016’ by Lonely Planet.
Perfect for music lovers, Manchester has a vibrant music scene and has produced the likes of Oasis, Take That, The Stone Roses, Elbow, The Doves, Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, and Badly Drawn Boy, to name a few. Famed for its music and football, it is also a world leader in innovation and technology, and was the world’s first industrial city. The University of Manchester ranks among the Top 100 worldwide, and the city itself is proud to be home to 20 Nobel Prize winners!
Easily accessible, Manchester Airport is the biggest UK airport outside of London, serving 225 destinations across the world. It is also well connected to the rest of the UK, with regular public transport services to major UK cities as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside. The city has three national parks on its doorsteps: the Peak District, the Lake District, and the Yorkshire Dales, making it the ideal place to learn English while experiencing both city and rural life.
An eclectic mix of creativity, art, education, innovation, technology, history and modernity all in one, it is full of open-minded and friendly people, so you will find it easy to meet new people and there will always be something to do!