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Antony Cotton's Top 5

Coronation Street actor & Elbow fan Antony Cotton shares his recommendations of places to visit in the city

1.

The Castle Hotel

This historical Northern Quarter pub is a favourite with Manchester's creative communities and music lovers.

2.

Australasia

Try this subterranean Spinningfields restaurant for a special occasion, it has a gigantic glass entrance on Deansgate.

3.

Almost Famous

A speakeasy style burger bar in the Northern Quarter, a great option for budget dining.

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4.

Canal Street

A whole area in the city, the centre of gay life in Manchester and the filming location for Queer as Folk. Pay a visit to Velvet which is one of the few remaining original bars.

5.

Old Trafford Football Ground

Watch the 'greatest football team in the world' Manchester United, or take a tour of the football ground.