As beautiful as the iconic L.S.Lowry paintings of Salford are, thankfully it’s no longer quite this grim up north. Wonder what Lowry would make of the regeneration of Salford Quays? No longer a pretty desolate wasteland, it’s now home to the BBC North, the Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry. Plus a host of restaurants and bars.

2013-11-04_0002 2013-11-04_0003Planning a visit to Salford, Media City or Manchester? Check out The Lowry Hotel located on the banks of the River Irwell in the Chapel Wharf area on the Salford-Manchester boundary.