Manchester/Universities

The view down Oxford Road
The University of Manchester

The Universities Corridor is in the south of Manchester. It covers the corridor around the Oxford Road and the Wilmslow Road, from the A57(M) south down through Rusholme to Fallowfield and the areas immediately either side bounded by the A34 and A5103. The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University - the city's two large universities - are located within this locale.

There are three distinct areas here:

The fantasy writer Jeff Noon set most of his works in some future version of this area.

Get in

By bus

Buses from Piccadilly Gardens travelling down Oxford Road are generally the cheapest, a (brown, white, and orange) Finglands bus will cost you £1.20, a (blue and yellow) Magic Bus £1.30 as well.

Any 42, 41, 43, 142, 143 bus from Piccadilly Gardens or on the Oxford Road will go down the Oxford Road passing the universities, Rusholme, and Fallowfield. The number 50 runs along Anson Road. The 147 runs from the South exit of Piccadilly station, past the University of Manchester (North and South campus), Manchester Metropolitan University and the Manchester Royal Infirmary, but only during the week day time.

By car

There are two main roads between the centre of Manchester and Rusholme and Fallowfield. Wilmslow Road and Anson Road (Oxford Road and Upper Brook Street towards the centre).

On foot

Fallowfield is just a few minutes walk south of Rusholme and the famous Curry Mile. Just walk down the Wilmslow Road.

By taxi

A Black Cab Taxi from Piccadilly station should cost around £6.00; from Oxford Road Station around £5.00; from the airport £17.00 (although the 43A and 45A buses both travel between the airport and the centre of Manchester through Rusholme for about £2.50 - £3.00).

By train

There is a main rail station on Oxford Road, walking due south from it for 30 minutes will find you at the top of Rusholme, 45 minutes in Fallowfield.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Around the Universities:

In Rusholme:

Manchester's Curry Mile

In Fallowfield:

Drink

In the University area:

Fallowfield is heavy with drunken students at night, so if you want a quiet drink, this is not the place to go. However, if you don't mind students, there are some decent prices to be had.

Rusholme tends to be slightly less heavy at night and there are less students (and more curry restaurants nearby).

Sleep

Connect

There are a number of internet cafes on Wilmslow Road: One called Link Up located between Banff Road and Gt. Western Street. There are a handful of others in a row of converted terrace houses between Gt. Western Street and Dagenham Road. There is also a British Telecom Broadband Telephone box further south between Thurloe Street and Grandale Street.

Telegeneration provides wireless access at a number of near-by pubs and Bed and Breakfasts on and around Oxford Road/Wilmslow Road, the closest being at Luther King House.

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