Manchester is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom with a population of around 2.68 million. It is ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK right now. Below is a guide for nurses looking to move to Manchester.
Is it a good place to live?
Manchester is a bustling and lively city known for its unique and diverse character. It is famous for its social life, music scene and one of the biggest football teams in the world. Although English remains the official language, over 2000 languages are spoken in Manchester. There are thousands of world class restaurants, cafes and street stalls that reflect the city’s cultural diversity.
The housing costs in Manchester are cheaper than in London. However, the prices differ in each neighbourhood. For instance, a 1 bedroom apartment in the city centre will cost you around ₤500. The same will cost you around ₤850 in areas such as Potato Wharf and Castlefield. You always have the option to share a flat with your colleagues. This will help you settle in without burning a hole in your pocket.
How good is the transportation?
Manchester has an excellent transport system, which makes travelling around easy. You will find fleet buses, trams and trains to roam around. You will also have the Metroshuttle, where you get the free ‘hop on and hop off’ service. This service links the key railway stations, shopping districts and business hubs. People here also choose to walk, thanks to the compact nature of the city.
Which are the best stores to shop from?
Once you move to the city, there are tons of things you will need including furniture and apparel. There is no better place for shopping than Manchester.
Manchester Arndale is one the biggest shopping centres in Manchester with 240 odd retail shops. It has various high-end brands including Apple, and Marks and Spencers. There are a ton of local brands as well. There is something for everyone at Manchester Arndale.
Another great place to shop is The Northern Quarter. This place has a lovely bohemian vibe going on. It has tons of artistic shops where you can find creative things that will be great in your new space.
You also can’t miss The Barton Arcade. This shopping centre is a Victorian masterpiece. Built in 1870, it is both historically and architecturally appealing. You will get the best fashion clothing, jewellery and footwear for men and women at the Barton Arcade.
Which are the Well Known Street Food Markets?
One thing that you will notice in Manchester is that it has a great selection of markets. You will surely be spoiled with all the choices available to you. Compared to the other areas in the UK, Manchester is also quite affordable. From the Arndale market to hip shipping container market HATCH, to newcomer Society, Manchester has a wide variety of street-food markets to entice you.
So if you have been thinking about moving to Manchester, but were not sure, we hope the information we provided helps you to make the right decision. Global Nurse Force has nursing opportunities throughout Manchester and across the UK. If living and working in the UK is part of your plans, we can find you the perfect job and guide you every step of the way.
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