• Spotlight: Manchester
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.

Natures Beauty 

RHS (no, not RetirementHomesearch) Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time. The former site of Worsley New Hall, in Salford, is a heritage landscape that’s being transformed into an iconic RHS Garden. Its an area dedicated to beautiful greenery, where you can take lovely walks and enjoy mother nature. Take a stop at the café to refuel yourself before soaking in more of this diverse place. From the Chinese Streamside garden to the Woodland play for the children, RHS Garden has something for the whole family to enjoy. 

Shopping Spree 

You can certainly shop till you drop in Manchester, with the city boasting an array of shopping centers for you to choose from. A day in itself, the Arndale a huge selection of exciting shops from the leading high street names such as Apple, Monki, River Island and Topshop to lots of smaller, stylish specialists and food outlets – and all under one roof. The Trafford Center has it all in one place! Why not catch the latest blockbuster at ODEON IMAX, go deep underwater at SEA LIFE or explore LEGOLAND Discovery Centre? Finally, you can truly spoil yourself at Selfridges. Selfridges Exchange Square is located in the heart of the city and offers a luxury shopping experience, home to the most sought-after and exclusive designer brands in the world. 

Fabulous Food

If alternative is what you’re after, Manchester offers the best of classic favourite, and unique quirky food establishments to keep you wanting more! For a taste of world foods, The Sparrow offers flavours of Eastern Europe with a lovely British twist! For music and food, why not visit Refuge by Volta, this eatery has an eclectic range of small and large plates designed for sharing. With the theme around ‘vibes’ and good food, RBV is sure not to disappoint. For yummy Middle Eastern food, you can’t miss Dishoom, expect Indian street food and traditional dishes inspired by the old Irani cafés of Mumbai. Humble, hearty, and spicy, this is comfort food at its best.

First-Class Football

Home to two of the biggest clubs in the world, Manchester United and Manchester City are two of the most highly decorated football teams around and you can enjoy the history of these clubs by visiting the iconic National Football Museum. Delve into the social history and culture of the much-loved sport, with fascinating objects and changing exhibitions showing how football became the nations top sport. Test your skills at everything from penalty kicks and clever tricks to commentating and get your photograph with the museum’s Premier League trophy.

At Retirement Homesearch, we have a range of wonderful Manchester based retirement apartments for you to choose from, if you’d like to experience the captivating arts, cultural foods and vibrant living that Manchester has to offer, get in touch!

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