Manchester Vs. London: The Best of Both Worlds

Manchester’s a city that captures your heart.

The people make the first impression. And if you’re moving from another city, the infrastructure, transport links, architecture and general atmosphere captivates you.

It has an economy bigger than Wales or Northern Ireland, and it’s expected job creation in Manchester could outpace Berlin, Tokyo and Paris by 2020.

So, this is a recruitment market you want to be part of. 

And guess what? HS2 is arriving soon, at a station near you. Meaning you’ll get from Manchester to London in one hours. Think about what you could get done in that time.

And arriving in the capital, yet more excitement awaits. London’s alive at all times of the day. Every day of the week. Every week of the year. It pulsates. There’s endless adventure to be had.

“And if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best of both though?

Have the choice of working between the two? 

Well, you asked for it.

Here are 6 companies that can offer you that fabulous northern charm as well as the hustle and bustle of London life.



London: Piccadilly Circus

The equivalent of Time Square in NY, Piccadilly Circus is always buzzing with activity.

You’ll be met every day by the glow of the famous Piccadilly Lights.

Plus you’ll never have to eat or drink the same place twice. China Town’s round the corner and there are copious amounts of bars and restaurants to pick from.

You could even go catch a show at Piccadilly Theatre after work.

Manchester: King Street

It doesn’t get much better than this. Based on King Street, Finatal are surrounded by the best restaurants, the best bars and the best shopping Manchester has to offer.

Need a dress or new outfit for the weekend? Pop down to road to Max Mara, Mulberry and Diesel.

That’ll sort you out.

Portfolio Group

Portfolio Group

London: Finsbury Square

Could you be better connected than Finsbury Square?

Walking distance to Liverpool Street and Moorgate. Access to the northern line, central line, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan line.

Around the corner from Old Spitalfields Market, you’ll be able to spend your commission on street food, jewellery and vintage clothes.

Manchester: Manchester Victoria

The Northern Quarter? Not what it used to be. Spinningfields? Too flashy. Deansgate?… ummm I’m alright thanks.

But a hidden railway arch on a run-down street? YAS!

Portfolio are around the corner from the hidden gem that is RedbankCo a new pop-up food incubator.

This spot is dedicated to up and coming food and brewery companies that want to introduce and share their products with Manchester.

As well as being within walking distance of RedbankCo for after work drinks and nibbles, Portfolio themselves are part of Manchester’s skyline. Based in the Peninsula building, they have fabulous views of the city.

Better Placed

Better Placed

London: Chancery Lane

You can’t get a better spot than Chancery Lane in London. Not that I’m biased. As Hunted is right around the corner.

With Grey’s Inn Gardens and Lincoln’s Inn Fields close at hand there are plenty of picnic spots for lunch time fresh air and head clearing walks after those tougher client meetings.

Manchester: Manchester Oxford Road

There’s plenty of bars and eateries on your doorstep here, which is imperative for winding down after a hard days recruiting!

Their riverside offices offer a number of private rooms for when you need to be free of distractions, a gym facilities and bar/breakout area… basically everything a successful recruiter should have close at hand.

Network Marketing

Network Marketing

London: Holborn

If you like history and culture then this is the perfect location for you. Based 5 mins walk from Covent Garden, you’ll not be short of museums, theatres and opera houses to visit.

Imagine being able to check out the Hunterian museum, October Gallery, British Museum, Top Secret Comedy Club after work.

You’ll never be bored again.

Manchester: Manchester Piccadilly

Had a bad day?

Shake things up after work. Based by Piccadilly station, you can pick from joining the Ghost Walk after work, or an escape room if you’re up for a challenge. And Manchester Art Gallery’s right there too.

Personally you’d find me at the Cat Café.

 Profiles Creative

Profiles Creative

London: Farringdon

This is the dream location for those commuting from greater London. You’ll have the freedom of being able to live out of the city. But will be at your desk in no time at all.

With links to St Albans, Brighton, Peterborough, Stevenage and Cambridge you’ll get the best of both worlds!

Manchester: Oxford Street

If you want to work in a building that’s the envy of all around. Then Churchgate House will not disappoint.

Grade II listed office building in the heart of busy Oxford Street. But don’t fear. With your own private courtyard, you’ll be able to escape the noise of the city and relax.

Plus fantastic public transport links will make your commute that little bit more bearable.


There’s more information on all of these great companies, on their Hunted profile. Just click their name, and apply anonymously to start your journey.