The Universities Corridor is in the south of Manchester. It covers the corridor around the Oxford Road and the Wilmslow Road, from the A57(M) south down through Rusholme to Fallowfield and the areas immediately either side bounded by the A34 and A5103.

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The Curry Mile

A one mile long, neon light illuminated, stretch of Wilmslow Road with wall to wall curry houses, kebab shops, sari shops, and jewellery stores. The best curry in Manchester can be had here, but the community is an attraction in itself. Supposedly, this is the highest concentration of curry restaurants in the country. Most curry houses have early bird discounts of around 10-20% before 6PM and most do student discounts of around 10%. Be warned, waiters will come out of their restaurants to try and lure you in, but it's a good opportunity to try and barter a decent sized discount! Avoid during Eid celebrations, as the whole place is gridlocked.

SEE   —  Wilmslow Road

Manchester Museum

Manchester University's own museum is like a mini version of London's Natural History Museum and boasts real dinosaur skeletons (including Stan the T-Rex), Egyptian mummies, and architect Alfred Waterhouse's huge taxidermy collection, begun in 1888. Especially interesting is the Manchester Vivarium, the only legal zoo in Manchester, with the largest and most important collection of tree frogs in the world. Free; except for temporary exhibits - prices vary.


Manchester's contemporary arts and film centre. Daily showings of independent films and gallery space. The centre also houses a cafe bar and a restaurant. In 2012, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company merged to create HOME and they moved to the current site in April 2015.

Pizza Co

This small fast food restaurant is just across from Manchester Metropolitan University. Try their spicy chicken wings with fries, which are a hit among students in Manchester, for under £3. The spicy wings are very flavourful and are really not very spicy.

EAT   —  121 Oxford Road

Red Chilli

is of a very good standard and is unusual in Manchester in specializing in Beijing and the very spicy Szechuan cooking. It has a large Chinese following, which is always a good sign.

EAT   —  Oxford Rd

Tai Pan

This is an increasingly esteemed and popular restaurant outside Chinatown. Visit the huge, Hong Kong style restaurant M-F after 12:00 for half price dim sum.

Whitworth Art Gallery

Manchester University's art gallery combines more modern art than the Manchester Art Gallery with displays of watercolors, prints, textiles and wallpapers.

SEE   —  +44 161 275-7450 —  Map


Quite expensive, but a very cool place to eat. Fairly good food, but the place gets very busy around lunch and dinner time. Very popular with students.


Nice bar, with (surprisingly!) sofas and wooden floors. DJs on the weekends, also sells tickets to some of the bigger club nights in town.

Baa Bar

One of a handful in Manchester, a three story bar that serves food during the day and turns up the music in the evening.

The Rampant Lion

You pay for the privilege of not being on Wilmslow/Oxford Road in the drinks, but the food is very good for the price.

DRINK   —  Anson Road Hope Road

Kosmos Taverna

Good Greek food, but quite pricey. Not the most attractive interior, but good service and atmosphere.

Friendship Inn

Very nice pub with a good mix of students and locals. Serves good beer, but average food.

Platt Fields Park

See [ this webpage] for possible activities in the park.

The Osborne

The Osborne is a quiet Hydes pub hidden away from the main streets in Rusholme.

DRINK   —  Victory Street

The Orange Grove

Nice, relatively cheap pub, strict students-only policy. Serves good food.

Thai Banana

Thai restaurant. Nice atmosphere inside and pretty good Thai food.

Fuzion Noodle Bar

This Noodle Bar has very good, speedy pan-Asian noodles.

EAT   —  264 Wilmslow Rd

Queen of Hearts/Cheshire Cat

Cheap, but nothing special. (''Students only'')

Park Inn Manchester, Victoria Hotel

Situated in the Green Quarter area.


Vegetarian and vegan Restaurant.

The Palace Theatre

The main theatre in Manchester.

Luther King House

Bed and breakfast.

Shere Khan

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Lal Quila

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Al Nawaz

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Al Bilal

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