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These days, Manchester is famous for more than just football and rock´n´ roll – even if these activities are still very important. Cool bars and shops nestle side-by-side in suburbs such as Northern Quarter, Castlefield and Gay Village.


Population 2.6 million
Currency British Pound, £1 = 100 pence
Opening hours Shops are usually open on Monday-Friday 10.00–20.00. Saturday 09.00– 19.00, Sunday 11.00–17.00.
Newspapers The Guardian
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Metro News (free)
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Piccadilly Plaza
Portland Street
Manchester, M1 4BT
+44 871 222 8223