- On January 5, 2018
Manchester is a great place to live, which is why it’s often top of the poll for best places to live in the UK. With its booming restaurant scene, dynamic culture, rocking music scene and amazing football teams, Manchester is quite simply an incredible place to be. Still not convinced? Here are 10 cool reasons why you need to be in Manchester.
1. It’s where you get your breakfast from
Whether that’s a nice bowl of cornflakes or the full English with black pudding, it all comes from Manchester. The Kellogg’s factory just next door to Old Trafford has been in operation since 1938 while Bury black pudding is regularly voted the best in the world.
2. You can test your boarding skills on real snow
It’s a fact: Manchester is home to Chill Factore with a 180m real ski slope – the longest in the UK.
3. The programmable computer was born in Manchester
The Small-Scale Experimental Machine, otherwise known as Baby, was built at the University of Manchester in 1948. No wonder the UoM has the third highest number of Nobel Prize winners (25) after Oxford and Cambridge. Oh, the atom was first split here, too.
4. It’s the home of M&S
The first M&S was opened by Michael Marks and Tom Spencer on Stretford Road in 1894.
5. It’s the birthplace of the Vegetarian movement
Over 200 years ago, the Reverend William Cowherd started preaching to his congregation about the benefits of a meat free diet. They were known as the Cowherdites and met in the Beefsteak Chapel.
6. It’s the only place in the world where you can take a degree in Mummy Studies
It’s true – the UoM even has a significant Mummy Tissue Bank.
7. It’s where Royce met Rolls
In 1904 engineer Henry Royce met car salesman Charles Rolls for lunch at the Midland Hotel. The rest is history, and one of the most iconic car marques ever.
8. The Curry Mile
At over half a mile it’s still one of the largest concentrations of Indian restaurants outside India.
9. It’s not as rainy as you think
In fact the average rainfall in Manchester is 806 mm as opposed to the national average of 1125 mm.
10. It’s got a rude name
The original Roman name, Mamucium, means ‘breast shaped hill’.
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