England's third-largest city is experiencing somewhat of a revival and has become a hip destination known for its cutting edge nightlife.
Town Hall Extension, Lloyd Street, Manchester
Tel (0161) 234 3157
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 10.30am-4pm
Plans for free citywide Wi-Fi access in Manchester seem to be put on hold. In the meantime, you can find free Wi-Fi access at the Cornerhouse (70 Oxford Street, Manchester), a cinema/cafe/art gallery complex, and the Soup Kitchen (33 Spear Street, Manchester).