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Cultural Attractions In Manchester City Centre

Author : Jamie Simpson

Manchester City is known to be the world's first industrial city. This metropolitan city has a great deal of history along with interesting attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. Many people find the area so fascinating that they look for flats to rent in Manchester after realizing they are intrigued by what they want to do and to see in the future.

The Manchester city centre offers the Manchester Arndale. This is a huge shopping centre with more than 240 shops and department stores. It offers the largest inner-city shopping centre in the UK. Aside from the many shops, the complex also offers a number of restaurants, bars, clubs, as well as a 19-screen cinema complex. It is home to the only I-Max cinema in the North West.

While visiting in the Manchester city centre visitors also enjoy going to the Salford Keys. Not only will you find a wonderful mixture of culture you will also find a number of retail stores while strolling around the continually evolving waterfront. Not far from this location is the Manchester Millennium Bridge. Completed at the turn of the century it links the Trafford Wharfside with the Lowry Centre. It has the ability to be raised or lowered in just a span of three minutes.

In the heart of Manchester you will also find the People's History Museum. This huge building is dedicated to how the people and their work have changed through the years. This is the only museum located in the city centre. It is also the first building constructed from a Cor-Ten metal shell to be built in Britain. The 1384 square metres of exhibition space offers displays of nearly 1500 historic objects. Visitors can stroll through the different exhibits and then stop by the cafe which reports to have the sunniest riverside terrace in Manchester.

Some people look for flats to rent in Manchester that are located near Whythenshawe Hall. This is the location of the original house built by Robert Tatton in the 1540's. The location consists of 275 acres of park and gardens. Many of the rooms maintain their original features. This includes magnificent fireplaces along with a unique grandfather clock. The area also contains a number of playing fields as well as tennis courts.

Visitors looking for a unique way of seeing Manchester enjoy the views from The Wheel of Manchester. This is a 60m ride in the sky. The unique ride offers 42 different capsules. Each capsule seats up to eight people. There is access for people with disabilities as well as those using a wheelchair. It also offers the luxury of air conditioning and heating. Visitors choosing to go first class can join the VIP capsule which offers champagne.

Another interesting area to visit is the Manchester Art Gallery. The gallery contains more than 25,000 pieces of art that span six centuries. These basically include the old favourites which includes some of the best known and respected pieces of art. There is also a fascinating collection entitled "Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery." This is an amazing and unique gallery which visitors find fascinating.

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