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46 Reasons You Need To Move To Manchester

Spend a bit of time here, and you'll never want to leave.

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10. Because we're pretty good at football.

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Manchester is home to Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Wigan Athletic.

14. Because the theatre, ballet, and opera scenes are unbeatable.

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The Royal Exchange Theatre is particularly beautiful inside and has been a hub of storytelling in Manchester since 1976.

16. Because the beautiful Wolfson Reading Room in the Central Library is perfect for working and reading undisturbed.

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It also has drum kits and keyboards that you can practice on, if you have a library card.

18. Because wherever you go, you can spot architectural reminders of Manchester’s industrial past.

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Manchester was known as "Cottonopolis" or "Warehouse City" during the Victorian era, because it was the most productive centre for cotton processing in the UK.

19. Because Manchester has in incredibly rich musical heritage.

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The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, 10cc, Take That, Badly Drawn Boy, Doves, The Chemical Brothers, Mister Scruff, Buzzcocks, Cherry Ghost, Elbow, The Fall, Mock Turtles, I Am Kloot, M People, James, Oasis, Twisted Wheel, and so many more bands come from here.

24. Because there are plenty of literary delights to discover.

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Including the Anthony Burgess Foundation where you can visit the author's personal library and collection of original works, as well as his correspondence with famous figures like Stanley Kubrick, Graham Greene, and Angela Carter.

44. Because Manchester hosts independent music festival Parklife.

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It originally grew out of the Mad Ferrets festival and has grown to 70,000 people per day. It's now held in Heaton Park, Pretswich.

45. Because the nightlife is incredible and you can go to something new every night of the week.

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If you're after a really big night, try Warehouse Project. And if something a bit quirkier is your thing, Remake Remodel in Ruby Lounge is the night for you.

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