Oldham Area Guide

Oldham is a large greater Manchester town just 7 miles north-east of Manchester City Centre. Oldham is a growingly popular place to live thanks to its wide variety of things to do, excellent transport links and close proximity to more rural areas!


Things to do in Oldham

Whatever the occasion, Oldham has something for you. If you’re more of the sporty type, the modern leisure centre will be right up your street – equipped with a gym, pool, sports hall and more! If the gym isn’t cutting it for you there’s Summit Up Climbing, which is a state of the art indoor climbing facility. The town centre houses an Odeon cinema so you’ll never miss the new releases.

If you’re a football fan, you’re in luck. Oldham has it’s very own team with a home stadium, Boundary Park, that holds up to 13,512 fans.

Things you didn’t know about Oldham

Both Brian Cox and Phillip Schofield were born in Oldham!

Schools in Oldham

There are several nurseries dotted throughout Oldham all with outstanding ratings. Oldham primary schools are also plentiful and are rated as good and outstanding.

  • Corpus Christi RC Primary School
  • Christ Church CofE Primary School
  • St. Theresa’s RC Primary School
  • Hey-with-Zion Primary School
  • St Matthew’s CofE Primary School


Oldham is situated 40 minutes from Manchester city center and is well connected to the M60. Although there is no train station in Oldham, it is well connected to the Metrolink tram network and has a bus station in the town center that offers routes across the northwest.


Oldham was Winston Churchill's first seat as MP.

Eating and drinking

Looking for somewhere with atmosphere? Molino Lounge is situated in Oldham town center and provides food all day. If you’re looking for a great Italian, Stocco is the place to be! Rated best in Oldham, you’re guaranteed to get an authentic experience.

If you’re interested in nightlife, then Liquid & Envy is for you. With dance tracks and affordable drinks, it’s a great place to make a night memorable.


Spindles Town Square is an indoor shopping center in the heart of Oldham and hosts all the big high street names such as The Body Shop, Pandora, Next and well-known food outlets. As well as high street stores, Oldham has a different type of market almost every day of the week! With stalls selling fresh meat, fashion and Caribbean cuisine, there’s bound to be something for everyone.