Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood

Welcome to the Neighbourhood


MediaCityUK is THE perfect place that offers something for everyone. Whether you are running along the canal, enjoying coffee with friends, seeking retail therapy, trying your hand at paddle-boarding, or wandering through the latest art exhibit, The Green Rooms, situated in the heart of MediaCityUK, offers it all – a truly immersive live, work, and play experience, all wrapped up in one convenient location accessible from downtown Manchester with a short tram ride.


Over 7,000 people choose to call this unique and vibrant neighbourhood “home”. Everyone from young media professionals to artistic creative types to families and everyone in between is welcome and enjoys living here. The Green Rooms @MediaCityUK offers you the chance to be a part of this thriving international, innovative, and creative community.

Something for the Mind

Art & Culture

Revel in the latest art exhibitions or unforgettable theatre performances at The Lowery. Enjoy history at the Imperial War Museum. Be a part of the live audience on set at one of BBC’s, ITV’s, or Channel 4’s latest shows. Or take a behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC and Coronation Street. There is enough here to stimulate your mind.

Something for the Soul

Food & Beverages

Searching for that early morning coffee, looking for a place to catch up with friends or fancying a delicious meal, the area has it all. Enjoy coffee at Grindsmith or Costa. Catch up with friends over a drink or two at Box on The Docks, The Botanist, The Alchemist and The Dockyard or try one of the delicious restaurants in the area including Vertigo, Wagamama or Marco’s New York Italian.

Something for the Body

Sports &
Outdoor Activities


Dive headfirst into watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, or paddle boarding at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre nearby or strap on your goggles with your new friends at Uswim’s open water swimming sessions. If you prefer land, then kick a football or shoot some hoops at The Pitch Media City, complete with a floodlit 3G surface.


Catch a Manchester United game at the Old Trafford which is just 20 minutes away. Get some fresh air and take in those breathtaking views by hiking at one of four national parks, all within an hour’s drive from The Green Rooms.

Something for the Spirit

Retail & Amenities


There is always an opportunity for retail therapy near The Green Rooms. Rummage through the aisles of the latest fashion outlets at Trafford Centre or catch the latest movie at the Quayside MediaCityUK. Take the afternoon off and enjoy the award-winning food, beverage, arts and crafts from local producers at the monthly Maker’s Markets.


Try some of the local fresh produce, artisan breads, delicatessen, and hand craft cheeses that the vendors bring to MediaCityUK. Something for everyone here!

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Features of the MediaCityUK neighbourhood