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Manchester United Kingdom, Greater Manchester

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (7619)
  • Nightlife (3483)
  • Soccer (1902)
  • Live Music (1430)
  • Clothes Shopping (1406)
  • Food (1243)
  • Restaurants (1196)
  • Entertainment (672)
  • Bars (670)
  • Theater (659)

Manchester was highly rated for soccer by 17 guests from the United States!

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

Mary
Mary, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

If you stay in a Hotel on Portland St shopping and eating are right on your doorstep .Resteraunts and great eateries are really inexpensive and good value for money. It,s nice to have so many shops and eateries within walking distance, shopping isn't so stressful then.

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

Jane
Jane, United Kingdom

18 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
kathleen, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

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

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

Kenneth
Kenneth, United Kingdom

25 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.

Why do you recommend Manchester for food?

Tiina
Tiina, Finland

13 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.

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

Rosemary
Rosemary, United Kingdom

4 hours 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

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

Richard
Richard, United Kingdom

15 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.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 146 endorsements
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Manchester?

Tiina
Tiina, Finland

13 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.

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

Debra
Debra, United Kingdom

29 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.

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

Stephen
Stephen, United Kingdom

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

Bernie
Bernie, United Kingdom

28 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.

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

Warehouse project, factory

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

By doing your shopping during the weekdays for example monday or friday morning during the summer holidays.
  • Luxury Brand Shopping 355 endorsements
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What makes Manchester the best place to max out your credit cards?

Nicola
Nicola, United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

The best top brand shops outside of London and all in a compact city centre
  • Culturally Diverse Food 225 endorsements
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Manchester has to offer?

Andrew
Andrew, Guernsey

7 days ago Report

Walk around and explore. The transport facilities are excellent so you can cover a lot of ground. My favourite restaurant was a West Indian at the end of Portland street. Great food, highly impressive service and very different. I wish I could remember the name, I'll be going back when I bisit again

What makes fine dining in Manchester stand out?

Dan
Dan, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

lots of individual eateries

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

Tiina
Tiina, Finland

13 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.

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Manchester?

Natasha
Natasha, Ireland

11 days ago Report

There all so close service is excellent

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

Rosemary
Rosemary, United Kingdom

4 hours 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
  • Christmas Markets 191 endorsements
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What makes the Christmas markets so magical in Manchester?

Anonymous, Unknown location

1 day 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

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