Salford: The Ultimate Student City Guide

Salford is turning into one of the North’s leading destinations thanks to a host of new clubs, restaurants and other exciting developments all taking place in this fast-growing city. Manchester is right next door, but Salford has more than enough to keep you busy. Here’s the ultimate guide to this exciting city in 2019.

The North’s Coolest Nightlife

Two of the North-West’s most exciting nightclubs are based in Salford: Hidden at Downtex Mill and The White Hotel. These underground clubs play host to some of the biggest dance music events for miles around, and best of all, they’re only a few minutes walk from your new home. If you fancy something a bit more mainstream you’ll find plenty of stylish bars on Chapel Street, and the Kings Arms and The Eagle Inn are two of the city’s friendliest pubs with a great line-up of live music and comedy gigs. 

Fantastic Food

Chapel Street has seen a host of great restaurants and cafes pop up in recent years. Be sure to try the highly-regarded (and affordable) Italian food on offer at Vero Moderno, or grab a hangover-busting full English breakfast at Coffee’s Cafe – just a stone’s throw away. For something a little fancier, Spinningfields is a ten-minute walk away and jam-packed with restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. 

Amazing Arts Scene

In recent years, many of the cooler and more interesting art spaces have made their home in Salford. Islington Mill is an exciting creative space and arts hub – a perfect place to make new friends and express your inner artist. The new multi-million-pound complex HOME is a short walk away, and here you’ll find everything you could want from the worlds of cinema, theatre and art. 

Peaceful Parks

Salford has more green space than you’d expect. Your new home backs on to a pleasant small park, where you can work outside on sunny days, but follow the scenic River Irwell for a couple of minutes and you’ll reach the glorious Peel Park, which underwent a huge revamp a few years back. It’s perfect for a jog, a picnic or simply to meet one of the many happy dogs being walked around this vast park. 

Football Heaven

If you’re a football fan there’s nowhere better to live. Whether you’re a red or a blue, you can reach Manchester City and Manchester United’s grounds easily, and if you like to keep it local, Gary Neville’s Salford City FC are climbing the ranks at light-speed. For a deep dive into the rich history of football, you can check out the National Football Museum, just a 15-minute walk away. 

Legendary Landmarks

It’s not all about brand new developments, Salford has plenty of fascinating buildings to explore. The Grade II listed Salford Cathedral is one of the city’s most stunning structures, and if you cross the river you can visit the equally beautiful Manchester Cathedral. Fancy a day learning about the city’s illustrious past? Take a stroll through Peel Park and you’ll reach both the Working Class Movement Library and Salford Museum and Art Gallery

 

But this doesn’t scratch the surface of this exciting city. You’ll find something new on every corner in Salford – and best of all, you can access it all easily from Bramall Court.

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