Manchester
Basic facts• Located in the north-west of England.• Population of 450,000.• 5th largest city in the UK.
Manchester in the past• Textile industry in the  Industrial revolution.   – One of the first cities to be     industrialis...
Manchester in the past• Vibrant music scene in  Manchester in 1980s and  1990s    – ‘Madchester’    – Famous bands of the ...
Manchester today• Now Manchester is more urban than  industrial.• Lots of contrast and diversity in the city:  different c...
High-street and independent storesCentral retail district• Lots of shops• Designer stores• Popular high street  brands.Nor...
Old and new architectureCathedralUrbis               Beetham Tower
Old and new architectureCentral Library                   Town HallSpinningfields
Cultural diversityGay Village and Canal Street   Chinatown
Sports in Manchester• Home to the best two teams in English  football.• Home of the British Olympic Cycling  Team.• Annual...
Legacy of the Commonwealth           Games
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Manchester

  1. 1. Manchester
  2. 2. Basic facts• Located in the north-west of England.• Population of 450,000.• 5th largest city in the UK.
  3. 3. Manchester in the past• Textile industry in the Industrial revolution. – One of the first cities to be industrialised. – One of the world’s largest marketplaces for cotton goods at this time – ‘Cottonopolis’. – Canals and train lines connected Manchester to Liverpool to transport goods worldwide.
  4. 4. Manchester in the past• Vibrant music scene in Manchester in 1980s and 1990s – ‘Madchester’ – Famous bands of the time such as ‘Joy Division’ and ‘Happy Mondays’ originated in Manchester. – They performed a mixture of alternative rock, psychedelic rock and dance music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-2i2SR_OsU
  5. 5. Manchester today• Now Manchester is more urban than industrial.• Lots of contrast and diversity in the city: different cultures, old and new buildings.• Important city for lots of sports, not just football.
  6. 6. High-street and independent storesCentral retail district• Lots of shops• Designer stores• Popular high street brands.Northern quarter• Independent shops, restaurants and cafés.
  7. 7. Old and new architectureCathedralUrbis Beetham Tower
  8. 8. Old and new architectureCentral Library Town HallSpinningfields
  9. 9. Cultural diversityGay Village and Canal Street Chinatown
  10. 10. Sports in Manchester• Home to the best two teams in English football.• Home of the British Olympic Cycling Team.• Annual Great Manchester Run – 10 km race.• Hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and most of the facilities are still in use today.
  11. 11. Legacy of the Commonwealth Games

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