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We love nothing more than going out to restaurants, bars and pubs. But if you’d rather stay at home in the current circumstances, by choice or necessity, meal kits have become the next best thing.

Explore and rediscover Manchester with I Love MCR

Discover and rediscover what’s on in Manchester and declare your love for the city.

Here you can explore the top things to do in Manchester and embrace the city’s diverse communityculture and lifestyle with the help of our inspiring Manchester news and a cultural city guide.

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

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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 are 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 so it’s safe to say they know their onions.

What’s the best restaurant in Manchester?

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

What’s the best bar in Manchester?

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 wide range of food and drink and entertainment on offer.

What does MCR stand for?

MCR is an acronym for the full word; Manchester. Some might say MCR means Manchester City Region.

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.