Reasons to Move to Manchester

The Reasons Manchester is a better place to live than London

Reasons to move to Manchester

Year on year more Londoners are choosing to move to Manchester. With the lure of stepping on to the property ladder with cheaper housing prices. Not just for the property market but a buzzing nightlife and music scene. Coupled with friendlier locals, Manchester is packed full of character. This makes “Cottonopolis” which is Manchester’s nickname from the industrial and textile revolution a massive draw for young professional go getters.
Served by an international airport with daily flights to more than 200 worldwide destinations. The airport serves the thriving north west in and around Manchester which is one of Europe’s biggest local economies. It is also a growing hotspot for tech and creative industries. If it’s TV you’re into MediaCity in Salford is home to many TV companies amongst them the BBC and ITV plus lots of creative and digital businesses.

Manchester People

The Mancunian also known as Manc’s are proper proud of their city. They are a creative pragmatic lot who have gifted the world an eclectic mix of stuff. This ranges from the Suffragette movement to modern computer science and Coronation Street. Manchester people are natural piss takers, so don’t be offended by a little gentle ribbing. Manc’s have an inimitable swagger that’s not condescending but welcoming and embracing to newcomers that arrive in their city. In London you will get a funny look if you give someone the time a day by talking to them. The people of Manchester are a different story they’ll talk to anyone. Mancunians are not all Scuttler’s like the Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel from Oasis. Sorted our kid you’re on the way to understanding the people of Manchester.

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Great Manchester areas from the Northern Quarter to Didsbury and Chorlton

Inspiring countryside nearby

Try and drive out of London for an hour and you will still be in London. Manchester on the other hand is within easy reach of some of the UK’s most gorgeous countryside and picturesque villages. There is an abundance of national parks within an hours drive of Manchester. The Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland the Peak District and the Lake District. North Wales is also close by where you will find enchanting castles and the spectacular landscape picturesque mountainous region of Snowdonia. Manchester provides all the benefits of living in a big city with access to wonderful rural locations aplenty, sorted on that score.

Student Metropolis

Manchester is a nirvana city for students and geared up to provide all the facilities to keep students happy and safe during their stay at uni. The region has one of the biggest student populations in the UK if not Europe. There are three major educational institutions, University of Manchester, MMU and the University of Salford. Which are among the top rated in the UK. It’s that good many graduates stay on after their studies with a growing number of jobs on offer in all sectors. Living cheap is a student prerogative and Manchester is a place where your student budget will go further than in the capitol.


Red or blue this is a city that is synonymous with top flight football. The home of Manchester City who are powering forward with a fantastic stadium and sublime playing style. Since being taken over by Sheikh Mansour’s who owns the Abu Dhabi United Group city have buckets of money to spend. Also Manchester United who have an unrivalled footballing history and a worldwide fan base. Between these two clubs they have won the Premier League more times than all London clubs combined. Englands National Football Museum is located in the Urbis building in Cathedral Gardens Manchester. A fitting place to have the footy museum with Manchester being the football capitol of England.

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Manchester City fans welcome the investment from Sheikh Mansour


Madchester is legendary for its musical creativity. For such a comparatively small city on the world scene they’ve smashed it. Where ever you go on the planet you’re bound to hear a tune that’s been composed by a Mancunian musician. You’ve got Oasis from Burnage and the Bee Gees from Chorlton the eclectic list goes on from The Smiths to the Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses. It gets embarrassing reeling off the prolific talent from this city, Nuff said.


If it’s a top night out you’re after then Manchester certainly delivers. It’s one of the countries liveliest night time cities buzzing with energy. Theres a massive and varied choice of bars, pubs, and night clubs in Manchester. Offering any kind of night you want. Whether you’re looking for a fancy dinner in Spinningfields or a trendy jazz club in the Northern Quarter. Or you could head to the suburbs for a traditional stye pub. Try Fallowfield and pop into the Friendship Inn or the Nelson in Didsbury for a nice cold pint.

The Cost of living

One of the main reasons for moving from London to Manchester has go to be the cost of living. If you can get a similar paying job in Manchester then you’re quids in. Property prices for renting and buying are far more affordable than the capitol. With on average Manchester being around 55% cheaper. In London most haven’t got a prospect of getting on the housing ladder. But you stand a decent chance in Manchester. The daily living costs are also about 15% less than London prices.

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Manchester’s Moving Company

Although in some aspects London cannot be beaten after all it is the capitol of our great nation. There is room in our hearts for both cities. If you are planning to relocate to Manchester from London. You can rely on Nicks Removals to make the move up North a smooth process and easier on your pocket than a London removal company.


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The Task of Moving Home

Let’s be honest the process of moving your furniture and possessions during your home relocation is something that can cause headaches and potential back ache. Moving home takes you out of your comfortable everyday routine. It can throw up some surprise problems and hurdles that will have to overcome for a successful move.

It can be very expensive, which ever option you choose to conduct it. At any given time, thousands of Brits are planning to move home.

The first obstacle to overcome is getting your belongings from point A your present address to point B your new home. If you’re moving within Manchester or the same city the problem is less of a logistical effort. We are now all more transient so a long distant move is more common place than past times. So let’s take a look at the moving options across the home removal industry.

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Hiring A Removal Company

There is a massive industry of UK removal companies all ready to vie for the honour of carting your belongings. The removal and storage industry in the UK is worth up to £1 billion and depends on the strength of the housing market. So if houses are being bought and sold then the moving industry is strong.

The British Association of Removers (BAR) is a professional trade association that represents removal and storage services across the UK. There are other removal trade bodies in the UK that home movers can find a trusted removal company. Lots of removal companies are not members of a trade groups. If choosing an independent removal company that is not a member of a trade group check the companies history and conduct due diligence.

We are all used to shopping on comparison websites but did you know there are also many house removal comparison websites and transport bidding sites on the internet. These include which promise to save customers big savings on removals and courier jobs. is a websites for comparing removal quotes in Manchester and throughout the UK. They also provide ratings and reviews for the removal companies they have listed.

Removal Quotes

Accepting the lowest moving quote you get is not always the best objective. The old saying you get what you pay for can apply when hiring a removal company. It could possibly cost you thousands more in the end hiring an unprofessional company. Who do not know how to move furniture in the correct manner.
Reputable removal companies are easy to locate. You should expect to get similar quotes from movers who understand the quoting process and know what’s involved with your specific move. Getting extreme removal quote ranges is not uncommon in the removal industry.

When reaching out for removal quotes to save time compose an email with all your moving details. This will comprise of your start and destination addresses and an inventory of the belongings to be moved. It is best to be completely up front about any issues the removal guys will encounter when they arrive. For example if there is any stairs involved or lift issues. Will they have access to park the removal van.

Containerised Moving

Some moving companies provide an alternative to the traditional moving process. It’s less expensive to a full removal service but entails the customer doing the hard graft of loading and packing. A container of your desired load will be delivered to your home. You will have the responsibility of loading this container box with your belongings. The container can then be picked up with a specialised vehicle and delivered to your destination address This type of service is great if you also need storage the use of a storage facility. You must be prepared to lift all your heavy items. This may appear to be easy if you’re young and strong but there is a practised technique to furniture moving.

DIY Removals

Hiring a removal van is another option. In Manchester for instance Salford Van Hire rent out various size vans that are ideal for all types of moves. If you have the necessary documents such as driving license, proof of address dated within three months and driving license code from DVLA. This code lets the hire company know you’re driving history in regards of points. Depending on your move size help will be needed to load all your heavier furniture items. If your moving long distance it might be possible to get a one way van hire some van hire companies offer this but not all.

The costs you will have to consider are van hire, fuel, possible pay for helpers, food and drinks for energy levels! DIY moves will defiantly save you money but add to your workload.

Another option is to hire a man with a van. If you book an experienced man and van service you will get professional help with loading and packing the van.

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Things To Consider

Getting a removal quote online will require you to know the amount of stuff you are moving. This can be compiled in an inventory of furniture bags and boxes. Knowing your exact weight and cubic metres to be moved will help with acquiring accurate quotes.

Some removal companies will offer a packing service. This is a useful service if you can afford it, having all your belongings professionally packed is a great convenience. It will also ensure your belongings are fully insured.
If you pack yourself, some of the insurance cover may not apply to certain goods during your move. Insurance cover is something you should discuss with your chosen removal company. If you are packing yourself start collecting boxes. Use the correct size box for the items you are packing. Home moving kits can be purchased which contain all the materials you will need boxes, tape, bubble wrap etc.

UK long distance and European moves need more planning. Nipping back from Spain for something you have forgotten is not an option. Having a clearance out of unwanted belongings and furniture should be considered. Don’t pay to transport items you do not want or need.

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Having a moving plan with a checklist of things to be done is essential for a successful home move. The internet is chock full of moving tips and comprehensive guides so take advantage of them.

Moving home is going to be a big inconvenience to your routine. To minimise the disruption get your move organised and do your homework. This will let you take control and lessen the stress that inevitable.

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