Manchester, United Kingdom

Known for its football club and music scene, which featured such groups as The Smiths and Oasis, this center for sports and the arts is a popular and friendly city. The northern capital of England stood the industrial decline, bombing (in WWII and fighting the Irish Republican Army), and now has become a cosmopolitan city with more than two million inhabitants. Manchester public transport system includes a bus depot and tram network. The main attractions are the Art Gallery Lowry, mall Affleck's Palace and Canal Street gay settlement.