Manchester is an exciting and vibrant city in the north-west of England, with plenty to offer to everyone. Having started as a small medieval town, Manchester underwent massive growth during the Industrial Revolution due to the manufacture of textiles in the area. Modern-day Manchester bears the marks of its industrial past in the form of beautiful Victorian architecture throughout the city. Shoppers will delight in the range of fantastic independent shops throughout the city, as well as the high-street brands on offer in the Trafford Centre and Arndale. Foodies can visit the city's large range of restaurants, serving cuisine from all around the world and with several restaurants having received Michelin Stars. The arty will delight in visiting the Chinese Arts Centre or the Manchester Art Gallery, whilst those looking for a little history can visit the Greater Manchester Police Museum or the Museum of Science and Industry, amongst the other fantastic museums in the city. Sporty types will enjoy the gyms and leisure centres throughout the city, as well as taking part in more adventurous activities at the city's indoor skate park and climbing centres. Those looking for a fantastic nightlife will also not be disappointed by the range of pubs, bars and clubs that Manchester has on offer, whilst families will be delighted by the excellent independent and state schools of the city. Properties to rent in Manchester include Victorian-style terraced houses, modern flats and expansive family homes, and everything in between.