Manchester is the birthplace of English football.
This is because the most successful football club in the history of English football – Manchester United originated here. Even today this team has huge fan base of 330 million supporters and is worth US$1.5 billion making Manchester a place of worship for English football fans.
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Guided by the ''Manchester brand'', the city abolished its reputation as an industrial city. In fact, Manchester is the first industrial hub in the world. It was a springboard for the 19th century Industrial Revolution and became a main focus for manufacturing. Today Manchester changed orientation to science industries, creative, cultural, media and communications making it the second main center to do business in the United Kingdom and the 12th best in Europe.
The burden of industrialization doesn't prevent Manchester from enjoying a vibrant cultural life - rivaling London. See it on your own in the city centre complete with famous brand stores like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Otherwise, visit the largest shopping mall in Europe at the Trafford Centre and if you are in the city in winter, keep in mind a buy at Christmas Markets in Albert and St Ann's squares.
For sightseeing Manchester is open regardless to seasons and weather all year round. Attractions include;
- Manchester Cathedral, the widest cathedral in England that leaves an unforgettable impression on tourists
- Manchester Town Hall, a neo-Gothic structure by Alfred Waterhouse and a symbol of city's prosperity
- Manchester Art Gallery, was designed by Sir Charles Barry, an architect of the Houses of Parliament
To understand this city better, you need more than a guided tour, but a good bite of its history. The past of Manchester dates back to 79 AD, when Agricola, a General built a wooden fort that later developed into an influential town thriving on commerce and trade. In 1637 it became an important producer of silk and wool. With the turn of the 18th century, Manchester was established as industrial hub. Later this reputation was shifted toward football leadership that still casts a shadow over significant part of city's culture – music.
In city's pubs is played everything from pop music to hard rock and once it was a leader of the American Billboard charts with such bands as Wayne Fontana, The Mindbenders and Herman's Hermits on the first places of the US Billboard top 100 for one week.
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