Tributes to Turing
The home of Alan Turing is marked with a blue heritage plaque, unveiled in 2004 to recognise Turing’s contributions to computer science and cryptography and mark the 50th anniversary of his death.
The plaque can be found at 43 Adlington Road, Wilmslow, accessible by train from Manchester city centre.
Another tribute to Turing can be found in Sackville Park, a short walk from the city centre. The Alan Turing memorial statue depicts Turing sitting on a bench holding an apple. The cast bronze statue was unveiled on 23rd June, Turing’s birthday, in 2001.
Restaurants, Shopping and Entertainment in Manchester
One of the UK’s leading cultural attractions, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is a museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. MOSI is located on Liverpool Road in Castlefield, close to Manchester city centre. Entry is free and opening hours are 10.00am-5.00pm every day.
The Curry Mile in Rusholme, a five-minute taxi ride or ten-minute bus from the city centre, is famous for its huge collection of Asian restaurants, the largest in the UK. It offers a wide variety of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi cuisine.
Manchester Chinatown, focused around Faulkner Street in the city centre, boasts a huge selection of restaurants, Oriental supermarkets and Chinese medicine shops.
Spinningfields is a large business, residential and retail development in the city centre. It is home to a number of restaurants and is within walking distance of the Town Hall.
The Trafford Centre is located approximately five miles from Manchester city centre. It is the largest shopping centre in the UK, with three floors, Europe’s largest food court and the UK’s busiest cinema.
The Arndale Centre is Europe’s largest city-centre shopping mall. It attracts 38 million visitors each year and is close to several other retail and entertainment areas, including the Triangle, the Printworks and the Northern Quarter.