Local Area


Manchester is a truly vibrant city with so much to do and see.

Manchester City Centre is only 1.5 miles from Montauban House Apartments.

Manchester has something for everyone with an abundance of sporting and music events throughout the year, to shopping, fine dining, nightlife, culture and family fun.

Cultural Activities included Manchester Museum, the National Football Museum, Manchester Art Gallery and the one of our favourites the Museum of Science and Industry.


Manchester is home to two of the biggest football clubs in the world, Manchester United and Manchester City but if football is not your thing, Sale Sharks’ grounds are located in Eccles, Old Trafford Cricket Grounds is close to Manchester United and the Velodrome attracts avid cycling fans.

Both Manchester United and Old Trafford Cricket Grounds are in walking distance.

Manchester United is only 1.8 miles away

Old Trafford Cricket Grounds is only 1.5 miles.


Manchester has 55 shops per square kilometre which is almost twice much as London so why go anywhere else?!

Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre is in the centre Manchester and has over 200 shops to chose from as well as being located close to Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

Intu Trafford Centre located in Trafford City, not only offers shopping but entertainment for the kids too with it’s IMAX cinema, miniature golf course, laser quest, Sealife and Lego Discovery.

Tourist Attractions

One of the best ways to see Manchester is to book open-air bus and canal tours which are both fantastic ways to see what this vibrant city has to offer.


Manchester is well known for it’s nightlife and you’ll be spoilt for choice with an outstanding range of bars, pubs and clubs to suit any mood, fancy or budget.

Manchester city centre loosely falls into 11 different drinking districts, each with a name well known to locals and taxi drivers, making it easy to ask directions whilst walking from one district to another.

Each district offers a very different experience and attracts a different crowd adding to an overall vibrant nightlife. Of course, it is still possible to have a great night out without even leaving one street, let alone a district.

Restaurant Scene

Manchester has become a hot spot for restaurant openings and there is a huge choice of restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Restaurants include the popular 20 Stories Restaurant which offers spectacular views over the city and the recently opened The Ivy – Manchester, both attract local celebrities and footballers. In October 2019, Manchester earned it’s first Michelin star restaurant in 40 years, Mana, located in Ancoats.

Music & Festivals

Manchester is hugely renowned for it’s music scene and hosts concerts and music festivals throughout the year. The biggest music festival in the calendar is Parklife which is a 2 day festival and is usually held on the first or second weekend in June and attracts some big acts.

Manchester Pride is a colourful and fun event celebrating the LGBT community and also attracting huge crowds and is held every year during the August Bank Holiday.

Music venues include the MEN Arena and Apollo. Concerts are also held at Old Trafford Cricket Grounds, Manchester United Stadium and Manchester City Stadium during the summer.