Welcome to Manchester
We welcome delegates attending the EACH congress and conference in Manchester this year. Manchester has reinvented itself as a truly contemporary metropolis, with modern landmark buildings, a great art and culture scene, great bars and world-class hospitality. With a history as rich and diverse as Manchester’s, you will find world-class museums, galleries and attractions. Of course, Manchester is also home to the world famous football team – Manchester United.
The city is just a short trip from some of the world’s most beautiful countryside and historic towns. The Lake District, with its sixteen lakes, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales.
Just fifteen minutes from the city centre you will find the Quays – Manchester’s waterfront destination, where you can find architecture on both sides of the Manchester Ship Canal. On the one side there is the Lowry, home to the largest collection by artist L S Lowry, two theatres and a restaurant. On the other, the Imperial War Museum North with its breathtaking audio visual display. This is also the location of MediaCityUK – a global hub for the media and digital industries.
Elsewhere in Manchester, you will find exclusive up to the minute labels, designer boutiques and high street fashion nestled together. King Street and St Ann’s Square hosts many designer outlets. For something more cosmopolitan, head over to Exchange Square and the Triangle. Manchester is also home to the Trafford Centre – located approximately four miles from the city centre.
If the theatre is your passion, Manchester can rightly claim the title of the ‘West End of the North’ with its thirteen theatres covering a wide range of genres. Head for the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street or The Opera House on Quay Street. Other venues include the Royal Exchange Theatre, a modern theatre within the historic splendour of the Victorian Cotton Exchange building, the Library Theatre, beneath Manchester’s Central Library and the Bridgewater Hall, the current home of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the world famous Halle’ Orchestra.
Manchester also boasts over seven hundred eateries in over thirty cuisines. First class chefs, fresh local produce and great service combine to make eating out in Manchester a memorable experience. Whatever your budget, you are guaranteed a super stylish restaurant, café or bar to suit your taste.
We have put together an itinery list for those of you planning to spend some time in Manchester, which can be accessed here.
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