Manchester City Centre
In the city centre
Amid the welcoming bustle of the city centre, Piccadilly Gardens is a green space with a difference. Redesigned by a Japanese architect, these 21st-century gardens are cool, modernistic and controversial. Take a bird’s-eye view from the Manchester Wheel, then steady the vertigo with a real ale at the KRO Bar.
Places to stay from £22 per night
4.2 miles from city centre
The streets of the outer suburb of Didsbury are peppered with Victorian mansions, homes of the mill owners who prospered there in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This district’s gracious, old-village atmosphere makes it the ideal place for quieter nights out in stylish surroundings. Pop in to the village for a choice selection of restaurants.
Places to stay from £35 per night
2.3 miles from city centre
Manchester United. For many, they are the only reason they have even heard of the city. The stadium stands like a sporting skyscraper, with upwards of 70,000 people regularly packing into the arena, turning the surrounding streets into a sea of red. Hungry on match day? Stop at one of the fish and chip shops for an English tradition.
Places to stay from £26 per night
2.7 miles from city centre
With a large student population, there’s always something afoot in Fallowfield. Local bars and restaurants specialise in catering for champagne lifestyles on lemonade wages. It's worth venturing here if only for is fabulous comedy club XS Malarkey. The atmosphere is young and lively but you don’t have to be a student to get a kick out of this area.
Places to stay from £40 per night
0.1 miles from city centre
Don’t dismiss Manchester’s most “alternative” quarter as merely a hipster’s paradise. Sample a dizzying range of beers – locally brewed and from all parts of the world – in Port Street Beer House. Then soak up the brews with a chewy, cheesy, crispy pizza in “Dough”. There’s lots to do in this night-owl’s hotspot.
Places to stay from £22 per night
0.8 miles from city centre
Tradition meets inner-city calm. That’s what you’ll find in Castlefield, another area which proudly demonstrates the proud canal based history of the city. Recent redevelopments have not detracted from the charming character of this part of the city, with the Bridgewater Canal and the red brick bridges in particular worth a special visit.
Places to stay from £42 per night
1.9 miles from city centre
Salford has arrived at last! Investment life-blood has transformed this urban wasteland into urbane sophisticate. The theatres and art galleries of the Lowry Centre – named for Salford’s most famed “matchstick men” painter – ensure that the area is beyond cool. And the presence of ITV and the BBC ensure the city’s role as MediaCity UK.
Places to stay from £29 per night
Manchester, the third largest city in England, is rooted in industry and expressionism. It was here where the Industrial Revolution began and where many of the UK’s most revered musical talents were born.
Today, this spirit lives on in a thriving media industry and an array of fascinating museums. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to get some perspective on the city’s industrial past and scientific achievements, or delve into the city's sporting history at the National Football Museum, which features exhibitions on the past and present day.
Those who want to catch a game should head straight for Old Trafford, home of the country’s biggest football club, Manchester United. If tickets aren’t available, be sure to take a stadium tour, or catch a game at the home ground of their rivals, Manchester City.
Manchester is also renowned for its nightlife and music culture. For a memorable night out, head to the bars and clubs of Oxford Road or the Northern Quarter to hear indie anthems and dance classics by the likes of Oasis and The Smiths – two of Manchester’s finest rock ‘n’ roll exports.
The city is well connected by trams, buses and trains to Manchester Piccadilly, the central train station.
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|Most popular time to visit||August–October|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Average weekend price||£88 per night|
|Average weekday price||£72 per night|
|Typical stay||1 night|
Enjoyed walking around the university. Delicious pub across the street from the hotel. Name: Revolution. Easy to get around. We walked everywhere. Hotel had umbrellas we could use ! The Royal Exchange Theatre was unbelievable. Saw a wonderful and very intense production, and I do mean INTENSE! Called "Parliament Square ". Whew!
Manchester is a very nice and diverse city. The city is vibrant beautiful places to see good restaurants and nice hotels but please STAY AWAY FROM THE MERCHANTS HOTEL. 1355 people rated it below the expected level. THE HOTEL ROOMS ARE NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.
Enjoyed the Ethiad , Arndale Centre & the Trafford Centre. Must say I was shocked at the number of people sleeping rough. When I was last there 2 years ago this was minimal. Pubs around the Britannia hotel are mostly night clubs etc but good location for buses / trains.
Tram system superb. €5 daily ticket amazing value. location of hotel to Old Trafford was perfect, roughly 10 mins walk. Exchange Quay Tram station less than 300 meters from hotel. People so friendly no matter where we went. Hotel room was comfortable, clean, stayed on 4th floor overlooking the quay and staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.
To go see Alddin ,at the Opera House and to have nice meal at the hotel.Everything is at walking distance. The only but and very sad to see even outside the Hotel and around the city centre the great number of homeless people sleeping rough, at this time of year.
Travelled to the Palace Hotel in Manchester to attend an event. Booked to stay overnight as the journey was too far to drive there and back in a day. Event wasn't quite as good as we hoped it would be but the evening was saved by the beautiful hotel and friendly staff. Restaurant was fully booked, so ordered room service as we didn't fancy venturing out in the rain. Food arrived promptly, was delicious and reasonably priced. When we checked out the next morning we travelled to the Trafford Centre for some shopping and would highly recommend a visit if you are in the vicinity.
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