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Discover and rediscover what’s on in Manchester and declare your love for the city. Explore top things to do in Manchester and embrace the city’s diverse community, culture and lifestyle with the help of our inspiring Manchester news and cultural city guide.

Manchester is a vibrant word-class city, rich in social and cultural history. Unlike other metropolis, Manchester is an ever-morphing constellation of stories, personalities and moving parts which welcome everyone with open arms. This warm reception informs daily life and a unique civic pride. It’s expressed through the endearing custom of greeting strangers in the street and in the way coffee shops feel like laid back community lounges.

Whether you were born here or drawn here, Manchester is a multicultural city which welcomes people from all over the world with amenities for people of all backgrounds. It’s one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the world with more than 150 languages spoken.

Apart from Manchester music and football, the key to the city’s success on the world stage is its togetherness. The iconic I Love MCR® logo speaks an international language of love and has become a trusted symbol of civic pride, solidarity and unity adopted by Manchester people.

A city inhabiting a diverse smorgasbord of interesting individuals and extraordinary people. An embracing community and a social spirit feeds an eclectic mix of retail, theatres, galleries, museums, top restaurants, bars, hotels and exciting events.

What will Manchester do next? That’s up to you…

Embrace the city’s spontaneous spirit and you’ll discover plenty of hidden gems (and some secrets) among our Manchester news, reviews and recommendations.

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What is the population of Manchester city centre?
Manchester’s population is about 600,000 people in 2020.

What’s the population of Greater Manchester?
There’s about 2.8 million people living across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

What is Manchester best known for?
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.

Where’s the best place to live in Greater Manchester?
Levenshulme, Ancoats, Altrincham and Ramsbottom were named among 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 with a huge property, home and travel supplement, so it’s safe to say they know their onions.

What’s the best restaurant in Manchester?
That all depends on personal taste and cuisine preference. Luckily though, Manchester is catching up to London as food metropolis, and a destination for foodies from far and wide. Further proof of this is accolade of Mana restaurant in Ancoats being awarded a Michelin Star.

Is I Love MCR a charity?
The short answer is no. However, 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.

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