Inspirational city lauded by Manchester Confidential

12th of February, 2011 Bookmark and Share

Several of the top Manchester bars and clubs will be celebrated in an insider's list of things to see and do, which is being put together by lifestyle website Manchester Confidential.

Top city

The decision was triggered by the revelation that the city was included in the recent New York Times list, The 41 Places to Go in 2011. Manchester was named the world's 20th best destination, lower than Hyderabad in India but higher than of Estonia's capital city Talinn.

New York Times writer Charly Wilder elaborated on the inclusion of Manchester: "The cold and gritty factory city that famously inspired the post-industrial anguish of bands like Joy Division and The Smiths has transformed into a thriving cultural hub."

Madchester no more

The city was said to be full of 'Madchester' nostalgia, exemplified by Manchester legends such as FAC251 and The Deaf Institute. However, the three-decades-old Madchester scene is far from the most cutting-edge aspect of the city, contests Manchester Confidential. The news website has also decided to go a step further by publishing a new list, identifying the top 41 attractions in Greater Manchester in 2011. Both household names and unknown pleasures, such as underground Manchester bars and restaurants, will get their moment in the sun.

The list will be launched in early 2011 and readers will be able to have a good look on the website of Manchester Confidential. Confidential Publishing was founded in 2003 and its main site,, boasts 70,000 subscribers and 305,000 readers. Aimed at the metropolitan area's intelligent and educated readership, coverage includes food and drink, news, arts, entertainment, health and beauty, property and business.

Marcus Miles
Marcus Miles writes on behalf of theEword for several websites including Manchester Confidential, a leading site for culture and lifestyle in Manchester.