Stockport is a well known town in Greater Manchester, located in the metropolitan borough of the same name. It is situated on the River Mersey, at the point where two other rivers – Goyt and Tame – meet. In the 16th century, the area was largely a centre for rope and hemp production. By the 18th century, the primary business in the area was silk manufacturing and hat making. Today, the town is not dependant on any single industry for its economy, but has a varied base, making it a prosperous and flourishing town. Great examples of its history can be witnessed in local attractions such as the Hat Works Museum, which has the distinction of being UK’s only dedicated hat museum. Other notable attractions include The Staircase House and Stockport Air Raid Shelters.
The predominant commercial district lies within Stockport town centre, with numerous serviced offices available to rent. The head offices of Morrells, Romec are in Stockport as are the UK headquarters of Adidas. The Peel Centre and the Merseyway Shopping Centre are major retail hub populated by numerous prominent brands.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Plaza is a must-visit entertainment venue in Stockport. Whether you go to enjoy the cinema or the wonderful theatre performances that are hosted regularly, you are certain to have an exciting time. The tea room on the premises is also an ideal place to put your feet up and experience the local tradition of afternoon tea. When it comes to eating out, Stockport offers a range of options that will leave diners spoilt for choice. Damson is renowned for its European and British fare, whereas Lebanese food lovers will cherish a meal at Jas Jas Jas Lebanese Restaurant.
Stockport railway station offers connections on the West Coast Main Line and destinations such as Aberdeen, Cardiff, Wales, Edinburgh, Shrewsbury, Cornwall, Birmingham and London. Local train services run to nearby Manchester and Macclesfield. Manchester International Airport is a short bus ride away and operates international and domestic flights.