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South Manchester covers the south of Manchester as far south as the M60. It contains amongst others, the following neighbourhoods:

  • Didsbury
  • Hulme
  • 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.
Travel Warning WARNING: Moss Side and surrounding areas unfortunately suffer from very high crime rates, due mostly to gang rivalries. Certain areas are highly unsafe. Travel in a locked car at night, avoid poorer areas, do not walk down any alleyways, keep to busier streets during the day.
  • Old Trafford

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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.

Most buses from Oxford Road and the Wilmslow Road that carry on further south will bring you to Didsbury.

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).


Old Trafford football stadium
  • 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.
  • Manchester United Football Club, (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.). Open only on match days. Generally, a very high quality of football.
  • Lancashire Country Cricket Club, (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.).






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