Manchester is a metropolitan district of Greater Manchester, England and is known to have the second largest urban zone in the United Kingdom, as well as having stunning boutique hotels. Thanks to size and population, but more importantly the richness in culture and history, Manchester is ranked Second City of the UK. The interesting contrast between Victorian and contemporary architecture is very eye-catching. Also a characteristic of Manchester is the extensive use of the well known red brick. Manchester has also a celebrated musical scene. Many bands have emerged there from, but today it is also enjoyable to experience performances at the Manchester Opera House, the Palace Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Lowry Centre. The electrifying night life has expanded and drastically transformed offering breweries in bars, public open houses and clubs. Manchester has one of the best bus networks, there are over 50 private bus companies operating in Greater Manchester. Transporting voyagers in the business district the zero-fare bus service called Metroshuttle is part of the First Manchester transports company. The boutique hotel to go to in Manchester is the ABode Manchester.