Much more than football

Think of Manchester, and you probably think of football; United and City, Beckham and Rooney. But it’s much, much more than that. Manchester is the second biggest city in the UK with a population of about 2.55 million.

It’s “the capital of the north”. In 2016 the city was named number eight in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Global Cities. The same year it was also named "Best UK city to live in" for a second year in a row.

A lot of money has been injected into Manchester in the last 15 years, transforming it into a modern, vibrant centre for culture, sport, music, science and shopping.

Manchester has produced some of the best British music - The Smiths, Stone Roses, Oasis, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division… and fabulous film makers like Danny Boyle and Mike Leigh.

But the best news is that the cost of living is much cheaper than London - about 25%–35% cheaper.