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The regeneration is ongoing and some areas of the city do resemble vast building sites, but if you look around there is plenty of wonderful architecture and fascinating areas to be found. On the whole Manchester is a city that respects and caters for the young and young at heart and those with any sort of artistic bent cannot help but be inspired by it. In short Manchester is quite possibly the most happening city in England.

Hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2002 has help the city’s profile no end and the City of Manchester Stadium is certainly destined to attract visitors from around the world. The cities other international sporting success, Manchester United are also a great attraction as fans travel from the four corners of the world to visit the hallowed ground known as Old Trafford. The city’s other recent success is the Lowry a state of the art gallery and exhibition centre built for the Millennium celebrations and home to some of the most revered and controversial pieces of art in the world.

Of course Manchester being Manchester most visitors come for the nightlife, which is rivalled only by London and Edinburgh. What makes Manchester different is the citizens’ love of their own culture something that seems to be reflected in many of the and clubs across the vast city. Once the industrial centre of the British Empire the city has a thoroughly cosmopolitan population, which becomes strikingly apparent when you look what the city has to offer in the way of entertainment from Reggae concerts to Blues and Jazz Clubs, state of the art dance clubs to retro bars and live music venues the choice is wonderfully eclectic. In turn the food available is also wildly varied – Chinese, Jamaican, Italian, Indian, Mexican you name it. The City still has some way to go but Mancunians being what they are you just know that in just a few years Manchester will have been completely transformed from an industrial wasteland to one of the premiere destinations on the tourist map.

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