Didsbury, Greater Manchester
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Didsbury is a suburb of Manchester located about 4.5 miles to the south of the city centre. The bohemian feel and unique atmosphere of the area is difficult to find outside of London and is practically unheard of in a suburb of its size. However, the extraordinary mix of celebrities, students and young artists that Didsbury attracts due to its excellent location and quality of life has helped to make this an important stopover on the way to Manchester. Historically a rural location, the entire area underwent major development during the Industrial Revolution and remains a vital commercial destination even today.
There are several industries that have a presence in Didsbury. The main employer in the area is the property industry, followed closely by the business services sector. Education, communication, health, manufacturing, retail, financial services and hospitality are the other main industries that employ people in the region. Most of the office space in the area is rented by businesses related to these industries. Didsbury Village is the predominant location for some excellent retail shopping, which attracts people from far and wide. Many independent stores can be found operating in Didsbury including MillyMog, The White Closet, Reserve Wine Shop and Rose and Lee Vintage Living.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre in Didsbury is a one-stop location for different types of day and night-time entertainment. You can visit the Cineworld Cinema to catch a movie, or spend hours at the Grosvenor Casino enjoying live entertainment shows or indulging in some high stake gaming. As far as dining options go, the number of cafes and restaurants in Didsbury will leave you thoroughly spoilt for choice. Zizzi and Fellicini are great options for Italian food, whereas La Tasca serves delicious tapas.
East Didsbury is the closest railway station and Burnage Station is also nearby. Numerous services on the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport can be accessed from either of these two stations. There are several bus routes that can be used to get to Manchester city centre as well as nearby locations. The nearest airport for domestic and international flights is Manchester Airport, which is well connected to the area by regular bus transfers.