The accolades just keep on coming for Manchester, with it already being named one of the best cities for street art and home to one of the world’s best cocktail bars, and now crowned one of the friendliest cities. Based on those achievements, Manchester is clearly doing something right.
We can’t deny the fact that we’re a friendly bunch. Whether it be the old lady at the bus stop who’ll tell you her whole life story, a barista who remembers your regular order and asks how you are getting on, or a random person who helped direct you when you once took a wrong turn.
Manchester knocked the majority of the cities in the UK out of the park by coming out almost on top of the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Choice Awards for being the friendliest, beating off competition from the likes of Liverpool, Belfast and Cardiff to secure second place out of the five cities published from their survey.
Condé Nast Traveller wrote: “The world’s first industrial city and home to the UK’s first ever working canal, Manchester has come a long way so the 19th century, though it still retains its historical charm and nods to its heritage can be spotted around the city. In and among the modern shopping destinations, an exciting arts and culture scene and a foodie scene that is continually reinventing itself, we defy you to be immune to this Northern city’s charm. ”
To add to the commendations for Manchester, the city was also ranked one of the best in the UK in the magazine’s Reader Choice Awards. Scored out of 100, Manchester received a score of 82.22 and came in sixth place, being pipped by Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, with Glasgow and Cambridge nabbing second and first places. Another Manchester accolade in the Condé Nast list was seeing Hotel Brooklyn represent the city as one of the best hotels in the UK.