Student life in Manchester

Eating out

As you might expect from such a multicultural city, there’s more to the city’s food scene than pies, chips and gravy. Chinatown and the Curry Mile in Rusholme are must-visits, while the city centre has a huge variety of restaurants to choose from. Sam’s Chop House and Gaucho’s are both popular food haunts. Vegetarians won’t go hungry either: there are cafes such as Earth Cafe and restaurants such as Greens in Didsbury offering tasty meat-free options.


Everything a shopaholic needs is here! The Trafford Centre is packed with high-street brands and is just 15 minutes outside the city centre. You can also find independent delights in the Northern Quarter’s boutiques. Affleck’s Palace is a labyrinth of market stalls and vintage shops. Bargain hunters and fashion fanatics have high-street stores aplenty in Market Street, the Triangle and the Arndale Shopping Centre.


You can’t beat Manchester for a great a night out- the city is teeming with bars, clubs, pubs and gigs to get stuck into. The Northern Quarter is a bohemian area with bars such as the Odd and Common, while on Deansgate Locks you’ll find more mainstream bars and clubs including Revolution. Head to colourful Canal Street for plenty of fun and friendly bars and clubs.

Around Oxford Road, you'll find the student party centre. Big Hands, the Temple of Convenience, The Footage and The Phoenix are handy for a fairly inexpensive night out.

Top places to visit

The streets of Manchester are heaving with culture and must-see attractions. Museums, galleries and theatres throughout the city, such as Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth Art Gallery, showcase the best of classic and contemporary art. For a seriously good night out, check out the Royal Exchange Theatre – students get reduced rates on these creative productions.

For more active thrills, Chill Factor is one of the country’s largest indoor snow slopes.

For more information, check out these five interesting facts about Manchester, or go to: and Time Out Manchester.

Student accommodation in Manchester

To help you make the most of student life in Manchester, our two properties are conveniently located opposite the University of Manchester campus and only a short walk from the city centre where you’ll find many of Manchester’s train stations, shopping centres, restaurants and pubs. You’ll also be within easy access of travelling to Manchester’s football stadiums, music venues and art galleries. Find out more about our student accommodation in Manchester and book a room today.