- On June 19, 2017
London is the nation’s capital – but let’s be honest, it’s hardly the be-all and end-all of the UK. After all, Manchester is the country’s second city and it’s just bustling with great things for people to see and do. Anyone who’s making the move from the south to the north should consider this when they start their new life in Greater Manchester. With this in mind, here are four great things you’ll discover when moving from London to Manchester.
Manchester will seem almost cheap as chips compared to the Big Smoke. Let’s start with house prices. On average it’ll cost a whopping £409,000 to buy a home in London. Meanwhile, an abode in Manchester will set you back just £153,000. The differences don’t end there either. In London a pint of beer will cost in the region of £3.95, whereas you’ll only have to part with £3.15 for the same drink in Manchester.
The Tube is an extremely divisive form of travel in London. Yes, it’s convenient and easily accessible. However, people rarely get a seat – especially around rush hour! It’s been revealed that around one million people use the Tube each day in the capital, while only a fraction of that figure uses the highly convenient Metrolink in Manchester. In total, the tram service is used by 34.3 million people a year. Only on the odd occasions will you find that you have to stand.
Manchester can lay claim to producing the likes of Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Take That. That’s a pretty impressive line-up in itself. The music scene is nothing short of astonishing as new and emerging artists try to crack smaller venues in the Northern Quarter, Chorlton and Middleton in their quest for chart success. Essentially, you never know when you might stumble upon the next Courteeners.
Home sweet home
It won’t take you long to switch your allegiance from London to Manchester. In the midst of your move, you’re welcome to lean on our affordable and accessible self-storage units based in the city centre and Middleton. These spaces can help you adjust to your new home while keeping your possessions safe and close by.