Manchester as a whole is a beacon of arts and culture, most noticeably artistically, architecturally, theatrically and musically. There are hundreds of music venues, theatres, galleries and museums you can visit throughout the city.
The best of both worlds
Located on the River Irwell, the city centre is right on your doorstep. With its unique artistic, architectural and multi-cultural history, Manchester has frequently been named one of the best cities in the world. Whether you’re career focused, or you live for the weekend, everything you could possibly need is on your doorstep. Also thanks to the city’s public transport links such as the metrolink and bus route you can travel anywhere you like with ease.
Manchester has internationally renowned restaurants, a packed theatre, cinema and music scene as well as numerous places you can shop till you drop. When night falls, grab a drink at one of the trendy bars in the eclectic northern quarter, chic Deansgate locks or Salford’s trendy Media City. Living at Dock 5 means you’ll always have plans for Friday night…and the rest of the week too!
However, life is all about balance. Dock 5 doesn’t just offer you connectivity to the hum of the city, the peace and quiet of open green spaces is right on your doorstep too. You’ll be living in one of the greenest areas of the city so you can enjoy waterfront strolls to relax and recharge, but always feel a part of a cosmopolitan cultural city.
From gigs and galleries to finding your new local, here’s our guide to what’s happening in the neighbourhood.
From the Trafford Centre, to the Arndale Centre and the thousands of independent retailers, you are spoiled for choice by what’s on offer. Major brands to niche start-ups, you will be able to find whatever you are looking for.
With a vibrant food and drink scene, eating out has never been better. Restaurants like Mana, our Michelin starred restaurant, alongside culinary havens like The Corn Exchange and Spinningfields, put Manchester firmly on the global food map. However, exploring the boutique indie restaurants, hidden cafés, bustling local food markets and quirky pop-ups will ensure you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Iconic red versus blue. The city of Manchester United or City is deeply passionate about football, and all other types of sports. There are plenty of clubs in Ordsall and the surrounding area if you have a passion, and not to mention Old Trafford is just over the River Irwell.
There’s plenty to do, but how will you get there we hear you ask? There’s plenty of transport connections to get you from A to B. Trams take you anywhere in the city, including the airport and there are excellent bus, train and taxi services.