Originally Posted by Comfortably Numb
Yeah, there's only 2 or 3 areas of Manchester that should be avoided, and KCP is living in one of them.
The City centre itself is particularly trouble free. I've been going out in Manchester almost weekly for 11/12 years now, and apart from the riots 18 months ago (which were pretty much nationwide), there's rarely any trouble. It's the outlying scummy areas (Moss Side, Ashton, Droylsden) that see all the trouble.
Its like when I moved to Portsmouth, everyone said how rough it is but as long as you stay out of certain areas and don't make Guildhall Walk your chosen destination for a night out then you'll probably be absolutely fine.