As the world’s first industrialised city, Manchester’s roots are firmly fixed in innovation and business. A city with a confident voice, and a lustrous city scape, at any time of day, Manchester has a very strong, unique identity. It is recognised as the second largest hub in the UK and is a thrusting, bustling, multi-cultural metropolis offering endless cultural, musical and sporting attractions.
Comedy clubs, world famous museums, theatres, restaurants, shopping, parks, music venues… There are endless ways to pass the time in Manchester. The city has a first class sporting reputation, with Manchester City and Manchester United Football clubs both nearby. These are just some of the reasons why Manchester is one of the most popular cities in Europe.
Things you may not know about Manchester:
Manchester is the birthplace of Robert Peel, founder of the 1st Professional Public Police Force in the world
Manchester was originally called Derryfield
Home of Peter Roget, famous for his Thesaurus. He was also secretary of Manchester’s Portico Library, one of the finest subscription Victorian libraries in the country
Manchester’s Bridgewater Canal, 1st commercial canal in the world.
First free public library in the world
Birthplace of the world-famous Rolls-Royce company (Rolls and Royce met in Manchester’s Midland Hotel)
Home of the world-famous Halle Orchestra
Birthplace of the pop groups Oasis, The Smiths and many many more
Birthplace of the Computer. Based on the work of mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing
There is so much to explore during your stay at Oddfellows On The Park - are you sure one night is enough?