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{{London2012|Old Trafford}}'''South Manchester''' covers the south of Manchester as far south as the M60. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of [[Lancashire]]. It contains amongst others, the following neighbourhoods:
*'''South Didsbury''' Historically, this was the home of many of the wealth merchants who traded in the city and is an area with strong Jewish links. It was further developed as railways grew with much more housing built in the 1930s. It is one of the most up-market and expensive residential districts within Manchester. here you will find a mixed academic cosmopolitan community with a smattering of media stars. It offers a wide selection of bars, cafes and restaurants and looks and feels more like an English village than a suburban district.*'''Hulme:' covers '' is at the south heart of Manchester 's counterculture, the area had suffered badly from inept town planning throughout the 1970s until early 1990s. Regeneration of old housing has improved the appearance of the district.It is one of the birth places of the European dance scene and home to a vibrant multi-cultural population of artists, punks, anarchists, environmental activists and party people.*'''Moss Side:''' Just to the west of Rusholme, is home to a large African and West Indian community a lively an yet tough area is worth a visit for its Caribbean cuisine and pubs.*'''Old Trafford:''' Notable for two large sporting venues: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, and Old Trafford Football Ground that belongs to Manchester United Football Club. It is also within walking distance of the glamorous [[Manchester/Salford_Quays|Salford Quays]] redevelopment.*[[Whalley Range]]: Referred to as far south "Leafy Whalley Range" is one of Manchester's first and finest suburbs started in the early 1830s, built by local banker and businessman Samuel Brooks as "a desirable estate for gentlemen and their families". Here you will find Grand Victorian houses within beautiful tree-lined streets that border Alexandra Park.*'''Chorlton-Cum-Hardy''': Known as Chorlton is one of the M60hippest suburbs of Manchester and residential area of choice for the city's arts, theatre, and music crowd. It contains amongst othersoffers a wide range of continental-style cafe bars and eateries with trendy shopping around Beech Road and Chorlton Green.*'''Withington''': Is a diverse district housing a mixture of "professionals" and "students" and close to the University of Manchester and the Manchester Metropolitan University.*'''Rusholme''': A multi-cultural community, home to the following neighbourhoods:largest concentration of South Asian restaurants in Manchester known as the "Curry Mile" (along Wilmslow Road). Here you find cuisine from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, North Africa and the Middle East.
*'''Didsbury'''
*'''Hulme:''' With not such a bad reputation as Moss Side, Hulme is the heart of Manchester's counterculture, although it may not seem like much to a lonely backpacker. The area has suffered the consequences of inept town planning since back to back terraced housing was knocked down to build concrete blocks in the 1970s and the concrete was knocked down in the 1990s. Now gentrification is slowly taking affect and pushing local people out of the area. Up until the mid 1990s this was a hotbed of squatting. It is one of the birth places of the European dance scene and home to many artists, punks, anarchists, environmental activists, free party people and generally unwashed never-do-good trouble makers, as well as vibrant multicultural community. A scene which can be difficult but rewarding to hook up with.
*'''Moss Side:''' Just to the west of Rusholme, Moss Side is another multicultural community. This area has a very bad reputation due to a history of gang violence. However, it is worth a visit, for its Caribbean take-aways and pubs as well as Alexandra Park, a beautiful large victorian park.
*'''Old Trafford:''' Notable for two large sporting venues: Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Old Trafford Football Ground. It is also within walking distance of the glamorous [[Manchester/Salford_Quays|Salford Quays]] redevelopment.
*[[Whalley Range]] is a locality about 2 miles South South West of Manchester City Center. Known locally as "Leafy Whalley Range" is one of Manchester's first suburbs, built by Manchester banker and businessman Samuel Brooks as "a desirable estate for gentlemen and their families".
==Get in==
Around Old Trafford the use of public transport is highly recommended for visitors===By Air===Manchester International Airport, known locally as the roads can take 3 hours Ringway, is located to clear after big events such as a football match! Local travellers can take the South of Greater Manchester Metrolinkand offers Domestic, getting off at Old Trafford European and Intercontinental flights. Direct trains serve Salford Crescent from the Airport's railway station. This is located right next However, to reach most parts of the cricket groundcity, whilst the football ground is best option would be to take a train to Manchester city centre and take a tram from Piccadilly, a 10 minute walk up train from Piccadilly or Victoria to the road. There are services every 6-12 minutesrelevant suburban stop, or a bus.
For football fan travellers a much more preferable and quick option Liverpool John Lennon Airport is rail: a dedicated station is right behind located approximately 30 miles to the football stadium's South stand, open only on matchdays: it is called West of Manchester United FC Halt station. Trains are provided and can be reached by Northern Rail and there are about 5 car, via the M62, or so services before by coach, which stops at Manchester Chorlton Street and after the match to Eccles without the mainline Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stationsneed for pre-booking. Tickets cost about £2.40 and the journey takes 10 minutesLiverpool Airport is served primarily by budget carriers.
Barton Aerodrome, between Eccles and Worsley, is now called City Airport. It contains the South Lancashire Aeroclub, which offer pleasure flights. ==See=By Train===  ===By Tram=== Around Old Trafford the use of public transport is highly recommended for visitors, as the roads can take 3 hours to clear after big events such as a football match! Local travellers can take the Manchester Metrolink, getting off at Old Trafford station. This is located right next to the cricket ground, whilst the football ground is a 10-minute walk up the road. There are services every 6-12 minutes. For football fan travellers a preferable and quicker option is rail: a dedicated station is right behind the football stadium's South stand, open only on matchdays: it is called Manchester United FC Halt station. Trains are provided by Northern Rail and there are about 5 or so services before and after the match to the mainline Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations. Tickets cost about £2.40 and the journey takes 10 minutes. ===By Bus===
Both the Old Trafford football and cricket grounds are very impressive buildings with a few sights, such as the Matt Busby statue, worth a look.
===DidsburyBy Car===
Historically, this was the home of many of the wealth merchants who traded in the city and is an area with strong Jewish links. It was further developed as railways grew with much more housing built in the 1930's. Now you will find a mixed academic cosmopolitan community with a smattering of media stars. The area is worth visiting for the remnants of an English village feel.==See==
Most buses from Oxford Road Both the Old Trafford football and cricket grounds are very impressive buildings with a few sights, such as the Wilmslow Road that carry on further south will bring you to DidsburyMatt Busby statue, worth a look.
Along Wilmslow Road you will find a small independent butcher, cheese merchant, and fishmongers. Heading a little further south past the shops will bring you to pubs clustered around the remnants of a village green, Parsonage Gardens, the lovely Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, and access to the semi-rural Mersey valley. Check out the small tea room in the Fletcher Moss Gardens (only open afternoons at the weekend).
==Do==
* Watch sport at '''Old Trafford''', see either '''Manchester United Football Club''', one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world or '''Lancashire Country Cricket Club'''.
:* <do name="Manchester United Football Club" alt="" address="" directions="A dedicated station is right behind the football stadium's South stand: it is called Manchester United FC Halt station. Trains are provided by Northern Rail and there are about five or so services before and after the match to the mainline Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations." phone="" url="http://www.manutd.com" hours="Open only on match days" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Generally, a very high quality of football. Tickets for matches against lesser opposition are quite easy to come by (the stadium holds around 75,000 people) and can be purchased from the club's official website or the Ticketing & Memebrship Office. League matches with the top clubs, Arsenal or Chelsea, and local rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as competitive matches against any of the big European teams (Barcelona, Inter Milan etc.) , will only very rarely be available on general sale.</do>
:* <do name="Lancashire Country Cricket Club" alt="" address="" directions="Take the Manchester Metrolink, getting off at Old Trafford station. This is located right next to the cricket ground. There are services every 6-12 minutes." phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lccc.co.uk" hours="" price=""></do>
==Eat==
At the football stadium, refreshments are available at half time: crisps, KitKat chunkies, pies, Pepsi, tea and coffee. A meal deal, with tea/coffee, pack of crisps and KitKat, costs £2.80 approx. The culinary delights of Rusholme's curry mile are no more than 30 mins away.*<eat name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat> 
==Drink==
* Manchester City Centre is 15 mins away by metro.
* <sleep name="Radisson Blu Manchester Airport" alt="" address="Chicago Avenue Manchester M90 3RA" directions="" phone="+44 161 490 5000" url="http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-manchesterairport" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The culinary delights Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport is the only hotel directly connected to the Manchester Airport terminals. There is easy access to popular city attractions, including the Manchester Museum of Rusholme's curry mile are no more Science and Industry, Manchester United Football Club and Manchester Evening News Arena.</sleep>*<sleep name="Airport Inn Manchester" alt="" address="Altrincham Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4LR" directions="" phone="+44 871 221 0247" url="http://www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/airport-inn-manchester/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The Airport Inn Manchester is ideally located at the runway, less than 30 mins away10 minutes from the Manchester Airport terminal. The hotel is in a great location for exploring Manchester. </sleep> 
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