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Bookshelf

Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Livi Michael

Sam Stone

Sophie Hannah

Jonathan Kemp

Ted Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden) 

Anthony Burgess

Elizabeth Gaskell

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

The Tea Shop on the Corner

310 Ashton Rd

Failsworth

Manchester

M35 9HD

The Tea Cup Cafe

145 Moorside St

Droylsden

Manchester

M43 7HQ

Richmond Tea Rooms

46 Sackville St

Manchester

M1 3WF

Scrumptious Tea Room

8 Church Rd

Urmston

Manchester

M41 9BU

Vintage Ambiance

188 Monton Rd 

Eccles

Manchester

M30 9PY

Proper Tea

10 Cateaton St

Manchester

M3 1SQ

Hey Little Cupcake! 

2 Hardman St

Manchester

M3 3HF

The Vienna Coffee House

74 W Mosley St

Manchester

M2 3LW

Manchester

Famed for its cotton industry, Manchester contains much industrial heritage. The county of Greater Manchester is greatly urbanised with a large population and built-up areas.  This makes it a great place for enjoying historical attractions or for soaking up some culture in the numerous museums and galleries.

Places to visit

Museum of Science and Industry, The Lowry art gallery, the Imperial War Museum, Manchester Museum, The People's Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Heaton Park, Museum of Transport. 

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