Manchester is a youthful, diverse, energetic city bursting with character.

It is the regional hub of northwest England and is the UK’s largest business and education area outside London. It is modern, thriving and has the cosmopolitan feel of a capital city. There is stunning architecture at every turn that superbly blends the modern with the traditional.

Manchester is one of the UK’s most influential cities and is famous for:

Atomic Theory: The atom was first split in Manchester in 1917, leading to the development of nuclear power and radiotherapy.

Votes for Women: Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the famous “suffragettes”, came from Manchester.

The Computer: Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, also came from Manchester.

Vimto: World famous drink developed in Manchester

The city is well known for its famous football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City. But there are world leading venues in other sports too such as cricket, badminton, squash and cycling.

There is much more to the city than sport though – it is the cultural centre of England’s north, with museums, libraries, business and arts facilities to rival the best in the country.

This rich heritage had worldwide appeal. It is the only UK city to feature in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 list.

It is also the only UK city in National Geographic’s influential ‘Best of the World’ list which annually sets out 25 of the must-see places to visit around the globe.

Manchester has ranked third best city in the World in the Time Out Index (Sept 2021)

In the heart of the city centre lies Abbey College Manchester, which is within easy walking distance of all these facilities and venues. A regular free bus service also runs through the city linking the four main railway stations.

Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester United
Manchester, UK – May 19 2018: The United Trinity bronze sculpture which composed with George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton in front of Old Trafford stadium

Etihad Stadium, Manchester City
Manchester, United Kingdom – May 19 2018: Manchester City Football Club founded in 1880 in Manchester, UK. which has the Etihad Stadium as its own home ground.

Manchester Airport is the largest outside London, with excellent communications worldwide, and the city is just a short journey from the beautiful countryside of the Peak District and the Lake District.

London Euston train station is 2 hours away.

The college enjoys strong links with the University of Manchester, which is the largest single campus university in the UK and one of the most respected. Other universities in the city include Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Please visit the following website for more information on everything Manchester has to offer as a city:

Abbey Manchester
Taster Morning, Wednesday 12th June