Friday, May 13th, 2011
More on Manchester
Where to stay in Manchester
Unlike central London, staying in the heart of Manchester is an affordable option, with all the popular attractions nearby. Whether you’re after a hotel, apartment or comfortable backpacker hostel, Manchester has something to suit all budgets.
The Northern Quarter of the city is the place to stay for on trend cafes, shops and bars. The area around Oxford Road is busy area and home to the city’s three main universities – with plenty of student-friendly bars and accommodation on offer.
Just a few miles south of the city you will find the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Didsbury. Home to some of the cities best restaurants, this is the place to stay if you want to work your way through Manchester’s best menus.
Categorised as a temperate maritime climate, summers are typically warm and winters quite cold. Summer temperatures reach 19°C (66°F) during the day and fall to around 11°C (52°F) overnight. Winter days rarely climb above 7°C (44°F) and drop to lows of around 1°C (34°F) overnight. The region experiences slightly lower rainfall than the rest of England with around 70mm falling each month during summer and 66mm in winter.
Population: Approx. 464, 000
Time Zone: GMT + 0
Languages: English (official)
Currency: British Pound (GBP)
Currency Exchange: Purchase your euro cash and travellers cheques before you leave Australia
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