Located just south of the city of Manchester, Wilmslow lies in Cheshire and is one of the most affluent parts of the county. Known for being the home of numerous Premiership football players and business moguls, Wilmslow has some of the most expensive houses in the region. The area is the site of the discovery of Lindow Man, a fossil from the Iron Age, while other areas of interest like St. Bartholomew’s Church also attract a lot of visitors. Some of the famous people who live/have lived in the area include Alan Turing, Sir Alex Ferguson, Michael Rother, Alan Garner and many members of the Manchester United and Manchester City football teams.
The town has a thriving commercial sector with a number of executive suites and office spaces that are occupied by the likes of financial consultants, secretarial services, translation companies and software development firms. Umbro has its headquarters in the area. Event management companies, public relation firms and marketing consultants are also based in the town. Also based in Wilmslow you will find Royal London Mutual Insurance as well as the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Wilmslow offers a variety of entertainment venues including the likes of The Cornerhouse, which provides a multi-screen cinema experience. The Green Room is a major venue for stage productions in the area while MEN Arena is a popular live-music venue in the vicinity. The area has many restaurants catering for a variety of tastes including Stolen Lamb, which has Greek food on the menu, and Heddy’s Restaurant, which has a combination of Armenian and Middle-Eastern cooking. Ayo Gurkhali serves up tasty Nepalese cuisine while Sahara is the place to try Syrian and Lebanese cooking.
Wilmslow Railway Station is connected via the Styal Line to Manchester Airport, while the Crewe-Manchester Line takes commuters to Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station. Manchester Airport is just a short distance from Wilmslow, providing easy access to air travel. The road network provides adequate connectivity for bus, coach and taxi services, as well as for drivers, with the A538, A555 and A38 connecting the town to other major cities in the county.