Travel to Salford
Perched on the north-west shoulder of Manchester, Salford boasts over 30 miles of rivers and canals within its boundaries. In a city made up of 60 per cent green space, you'll find an eclectic mix of old and new; from charming villages to the MediaCity – the home of the BBC and Coronation Street.
So whether you're popping along for the day from Manchester
, or looking for cheap travel from other parts of the UK, grab yourself a car share and save money on your ride to Salford.
Nearby Manchester is renowned for its vibrant music scene, and the area's musical legacy also extends to Salford, in particular the Salford Lads Club on St Ignatus Walk – which formed the backdrop to one of the most iconic album covers in British music history. Every year, thousands of fans flock to the centre – which still serves as a community club – to re-enact the famous image from The Smith's 'The Queen is Dead' cover. You can also nip inside for a peak at some memorabilia and images relating to the band.
Elsewhere, the Working Class Movement Library
provides a fascinating insight into the history of Britain's working classes, from Trade Unions to music, art and industries.
No trip to Salford is complete without making use of its vast green spaces. A visit to the quaint village of Worsley
enables you to take a leisurely stroll along the stunning Bridgewater Canal, or simply kick back in one of the many cosy pubs and restaurants dotted around the village.
Taste of Salford
Even if you've never set foot in Salford before, chances are you've had a taste of its finest export. The Eccles cake was born in the nearby village of Eccles, and the sweet currant-filled pastry is now loved around the globe. Stop by Smiths on Church Road if you fancy trying it for yourself – it's particularly delicious with a spot of cheddar ice cream on the side.
You'll also find a host of bars and restaurants in the city's trendy Quays area, which is particularly popular during the warmer months when outdoor dining enables you to fully enjoy the canal views. The Terrace Restaurant is a great spot, whilst the WaterShard Café offers equally stunning views and easy access to the Imperial War Museum North.