About Manchester

About Manchester

Manchester Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. Manchester was the site of the world’s first railway station, hosted the first meeting of the Trades Union Congress and is where scientists first split the atom and developed the first programmable computer. It […]


At 53°28′0″N 2°14′0″W, 160 miles (257 km) northwest of London, Manchester lies in a bowl-shaped land area bordered to the north and east by the Pennines, a mountain chain that runs the length of northern England, and to the south by the Cheshire Plain. The city centre is on the east bank of the River Irwell, near its confluences with the Rivers Medlock………….


Manchester and North West England are served by Manchester Airport. The airport is the busiest airport in the country outside the London region making it the 4th busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger numbers, 3rd in terms of total aircraft movements and overall the 17th busiest airport in Europe as of 2009. Airline services exist too […]


MLA welcomes people from all sections of the community. In all aspects of College life we aim to provide and promote equal opportunities for potential and existing students and staff. We will pursue policies and establish practices which are non-discriminatory. We will seek to provide fair treatment for potential and existing staff and students and […]

Performing arts

Manchester has a thriving theatre, opera and dance scene, and is home to a number of large performance venues, including the Manchester Opera House, which feature large-scale touring shows and West End productions; the Palace Theatre; the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester’s former cotton exchange; and the Lowry Centre, a touring venue in Salford which often hosts performances by Opera […]


Manchester is well-known for being a city of sport. Two Premier League football clubs bear the city’s name, Manchester City and Manchester United, currently FA Cup holders and Premier League champions respectively. Manchester City’s ground is at the City of Manchester Stadium (near 48,000 capacity); Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, the largest club football ground in the United Kingdom, with a capacity […]