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Simon Tetlow's Top 5

Head Gardener at Tatton Park Simon shares his favourite things to do in his beloved Manchester


Bridgewater Canal

Cycle down the canal, take in a nice view of Manchester past Old Trafford down through all the industry of Manchester, emerging out at Castlefield Basin. More info


Temple of Convenience

I would head here to enjoy a big fat pint of something Belgian and play some tunes on the jukebox - it's the best in Manchester. More info


Manchester Central Library

I went recently after it reopened and I was absolutely blown away by this amazing place. It's no longer a place to be shushed, you can make a racket and use all the interactive screens to explore the archives and information about the city. More info



Get a nice little cheap curry. It's very good, simple, authentic food that will cost you no more than about £4. More info


The Ritz

This is the best little venue in town. The former dance hall is a favourite or my mum's and a favourite of mine. Get to a gig there and you will feel the dancefloor bouncing up and down when you get into the music. More info