Manchester

Area Postcode M

Manchester has benefitted from both its size - which is normally under-represented due to city boundaries - and its multi-layered culture, from football, music and TV to numerous festivals and higher arts. The newly developed ‘media city’ not only adds some glamour, a credible hub away from London, but also technology and video game development. It has the UK’s third-ranked airport after Heathrow and Gatwick with a good range of international links, HS2 will give a further boost to this undisputed capital of the Northwest.