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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 £39 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 £94 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 £48 per night
1.8 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 £25 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||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||February–April|
|Average weekend price||£119 per night|
|Average weekday price||£92 per night|
|Typical stay||1 night|
Truly magnificent city, which has it all. Restaurants for everyone's taste, or pocket. Pubs, clubs, nighclubs, museums, sporting landmarks. The city oozes culture at every turn, and is a paradise for the shopper.
We designed our own craft ale trail around the Northern Quarter of Manchester and it could have gone on forever - there is so much to see and do! We started off at the Greater Manchester Police museum (free entry, but only open on a Tuesday) which was great! The volunteers are ex-police officers so their knowledge knows no bounds! Then we visited Port Street, Terrace NQ and 57 Marble Street for a cheeky pint. Our favourite was Cane & Grain - fantastic vibe, great food and great beer! We'd love to go back there again. We had food at Brewski on Mosley Street before attending a gig at the Albert Hall finishing off at BrewDog before ending up back at our hotel :) A great over-nighter and everything in walking distance - perfect!
We were visiting Manchester for a performance of ‘Back to the Future’ at The Opera House. We met up with friends and family first at Bill’s Restaurant nearby. It was a really good meal, great company and atmosphere. It wasn’t cheap but Manchester is still buzzing despite everything. The restaurant is cosy but with a very smart interior. Friendly efficient service and good value for money. The theatre afterwards was a real treat. Again full to capacity. Good seats on Row M. The Show was tremendous and one of the best we’ve seen. We are regular theatre goers so we recognise a great performance when we see one. 10/10 to Manchester all round!
Manchester in general was okay, saw a great show, ate well. Lots of homeless people around though and very dirty with public urination a common sight. Friendly people in many of the places we visited and places we ate. Glad we visited, but also glad to be going home. I foolishly didn’t check the reviews on the hotel we booked and was a source of amusement for the people we talked to. Sachas is apparently notorious and also a pay by the hour establishment apparently. Avoid!!
Amazing range of restaurants,bars ,pubs and cafes.Shopping areas have a variety of bespoke shops.Art galleries,libraries, museums and theatres have exhibitions which are regularly updated. A friendly vibe about the whole city. Transport links around the city are good,but can walk to most places.
It was our first trip to Manchester, we stayed nearer to Victoria Station but explored a lot and saw a concert at the arena. We would definitely recommend as there is something for everyone - from shopping to amazing food places (HipHop ChipShop 😍) also plenty Im terms of museums and galleries. Would recommend checking out Chetham’s library tours and the Cathedral - beautiful buildings and history. The only negative or down side as with any city centre is there were some questionable areas/alleys google maps tries to take you through when navigating further out. Overall a great trip!
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