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Manchester United Kingdom, Greater Manchester

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  • Shopping (8192)
  • Nightlife (3791)
  • Soccer (2138)
  • Live Music (1662)
  • Clothes Shopping (1553)
  • Food (1397)
  • Restaurants (1351)
  • Theater (752)
  • Bars (734)
  • Entertainment (722)

Manchester was highly rated for soccer by 18 guests from the United States!

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Manchester.

Susan, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

Shops are amazing in Manchester, all near to each other which help tired legs. Plenty of places to eat. Christmas market is so pretty. Bus service is very good.
Trafford centre is awesome. The decorations are fantastic. The atmosphere is lovely, and well signposted as it's so easy for a country bumkin to get lost in there. Plenty of facilities to use. Just great. Even my husband loves it there. A fab way to spend a few days in Winter.

Is there more to shopping in Manchester than just brand-name stores?

Jane, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Harvey Nichols is a must. Very different to other department stores. All the staff help each other & nothing is too much trouble. We shopped, had our nails & face done & then ate in the restaurant - absolutely perfect

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Manchester?

kathleen, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

Lee Evan's playing live in the Phones 4 U Arena
Coronation Street tour
Go karting at Daytona Motorsport

Why do you recommend Manchester for food?

Tiina, Finland

7 days ago Report

modern British (gastro)pub food is just so tasty and well prepared, classics with or without a twist. places like The Old Monkey.

Did the theater performances in Manchester live up to their reputation?

Kenneth, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

I went to Manchester for the sole purpose of seeing The seekers at the Bridgewater Hall. I thoroughly enjoyed the show in what is a great theatre. After the show I felt perfectly safe returning to my hotel.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Manchester?

Richard, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

Expensive bars.
Doing your research before you go out so you don't spend a fortune trying to have a good time jumping from location to location.

What makes the people from Manchester so friendly? Tell us your story.

Rosemary, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

When at the Arena for Caro Emerald's concert the lower steps have no hand rail and a kind gentlemen helped me down to my seat and a helpful lady helped me up the steps afterwards both were spontaneous. Also at the concert I met a friendly couple who bought me a couple of drinks as my flask had been confiscated and they were great company all evening
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Manchester?

Tiina, Finland

7 days ago Report

free routes cover quite a lot, trams fun and again useful. trains to airport provide good service for travelers. all public transport easy to use.

What makes Manchester one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Bernie, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Excellent venue for theatres, arena, good transport, rail, trams. Restaurant were within easy walking distant, good variety of cuisine. We were approached on two separate occasions by official guides around the city. Asking us were we lost, and did we need any help. (They did say and show us they were official, saying there are many of them around ) This was brilliant, we have never met guides before in any city.

What makes the Christmas markets so magical in Manchester?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

This was the second year we have visited the markets. We were glad that we came on a Friday as Saturday was chaotic but gave us the opportunity to visit shops on the outskirts that we may have missed

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Stephen, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

Manchester has some fantastic places to eat. Try anywhere in Chinatown, or my personal favourite The Grill On The Alley (pre booking essential) if you are a steak lover.

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Manchester?

Nick, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Sinclairs Oyster Bar, great beer at reasonable prices

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Manchester?

Debra, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

By vising the Cathedral, we were fortunate enough to arrive when an ordination was taking place and were able to stand and watch the proceedings. We also returned later in the day when it was quieter and a 30 min play was about to start which was wonderful.

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Manchester?

Rosemary, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Great concerts at the Arena (Caro Emerald and her musicians were absolutely brilliant) and The Apollo and excellent classical music at the Bridgwater Hall and the Royal Northern College of music

Where's the best place to go dancing in Manchester?

Anonymous, Unknown location

6 days ago Report

Warehouse project, factory

What did you discover about the museums in Manchester that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Tiina, Finland

7 days ago Report

museum events, get current information, like soccer practise at the Football Museum. hands on activities for kids at for example Manchester Art Museum, active experiencing like Museum of Industry and Science MOSI, Manchester Museum. and much, much more.

How can you enjoy the sights in Manchester while avoiding the crowds?

Fiona, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Plan out in advance, avoid going on days that Man city or Man UTD have a home game otherwise you'll be stuck in traffic

What makes fine dining in Manchester stand out?

Dan, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

lots of individual eateries

What is it in Manchester that makes history come to life?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Old buildings and The People's Museum.
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What makes Manchester the best place to max out your credit cards?

Nicola, United Kingdom

26 days ago Report

The best top brand shops outside of London and all in a compact city centre

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