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Industry and Tree Heritage

Our 4-hour ride on Virgin Trains took us to the city of Manchester, situated in the northwest of England. A city known for industry and green spaces preserving heritage trees, we enjoyed its two Premier Team stadiums: Man City’s Etihad, which we toured, and Man United’s Old Trafford.

10 boroughs of Greater Manchester
Basics
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Pound sterling £
  • When to go: Summer is ideal from June to August when the weather is warm, though rain is always possible;
    Fall is cooler from September-December but a pleasant time to enjoy football (soccer) and Christmas markets;
    Spring begins to warm from March to May after typically cold, wet winters
  • Airport: Manchester Airport at Ringway
  • Train Station: Manchester Picadilly
  • Transportation: Manchester Metrolink over-ground tram system makes the city very accessible
  • Neighborhoods: 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester

The tram system runs throughout much of the city of Manchester. For our day visit, we purchased 1-day anytime travelcards for zones 1 and 2 (located at any station). The cost for adults is £4.30 and £2.10 for children.

Manchester Metrolink map_March_2020

Manchester Explored

Kensington High Street

London Boroughs

It’s impossible to see all of London in a few days, but we worked to discover as much as possible on our trip to Northwestern Europe. London is the dynamic capital of the United Kingdom. Located in England, the metropolis of Greater London is divided into 33 boroughs. These smaller districts create manageable areas within…

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