Manchester will be celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with the return of its legendary Dragon Parade after a two year hiatus.
A warm welcome to I Love MCR.
Our skies may be grey but our city is vibrant and our people are as warm and friendly as they come.
Manchester always seems to be growing, with the added feeling that something exciting is just about to happen round the corner.
Manchester is the UK’s second city, but taking first prize as the most creative city in the world and the vanguard of world first innovations. We know about its colourful football clubs, its wonder-wall of great music, its contribution to both Marxism and free trade. We know it served as host to the birth of industry.
Contrary to popular belief, however, Manchester is not divided into quarters. It’s a diverse array of urban areas and districts – Greater Manchester is a sprawling pie-shaped constellation of boroughs and towns that stretch from Stockport in the south to Rochdale in the north.
Manchester is a city inhabiting a diverse pool of interesting individuals and extraordinary people. An embracing community and a social spirit feed an eclectic mix of retail, theatres, galleries, museums, and a smorgasbord of top restaurants, buzzing bars, hospitable hotels and exciting events.
Creative industries and independent manufacturers are on the rise, while tech start-ups are sprawling across the city. Meet the Manchester businesses – the makers and doers whose ingenuity is driving the new mechanisms of progress.
And please don’t forget to donate and fundraise what you are able to our Manchester charity foundation so that we can continue to successfully champion and support community activity and charity across our great city region.
Manchester’s population is approximately 600,000 people (2020).
There are about 2.8 million people living across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester is a city region made up of ten metropolitan boroughs including the City of Manchester, the City of Salford, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and Wigan.
Manchester is commonly known as the UK’s second city. Once an industrial powerhouse with a plethora of world-first inventions, it is now a major cultural hub, steeped in arts and famous for its music and glorious sporting history. More about Manchester history here.
Levenshulme, Ancoats, Altrincham and Ramsbottom were named among the best places to live, not just in Manchester but, in the UK by The Sunday Times. The Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper so it’s safe to say they know their onions.
This all depends on one’s personal taste and preferred cuisine. Luckily enough, Manchester is catching up to London as a food metropolis, and a destination for foodies disembarking from far and wide. Further proof of this is Mana restaurant in trendy Ancoats being awarded a Michelin Star. Explore Manchester restaurants here.
That’s a tough one when you consider that Manchester is a city that thinks a table is for dancing on. The most popular cocktail bar in the city centre is probably Albert’s Schloss, due to its size, sheer amount of social check-ins, and the wide range of entertainment on offer.
“MCR” is an acronym for the full word: “MANCHESTER”. Some might say “MCR” means Manchester City Region.
The I Love MCR Charity Foundation supports and raises funds for a diverse variety of Greater Manchester charities and causes. Furthermore, The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust was re-branded to ‘We Love MCR Charity’ because of the success and positive look and feel of the iconic I Love MCR brand. I Love MCR and We Love MCR Charity are in partnership to support communities and young people across the city.