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Tom Norwood's Top 5

Manchester Craft & Design Centre resident Tom Norwood shares his Top 5 things to do in Manchester.


Manchester Craft & Design Centre

There is so much to see and do. Do a bit of shopping or visit the lovely cafe to grab a bit of food. On a nice day the outdoor seating area is a beautiful place to sit and relax.


The Kings Arms

A nice little pub with character and you can get a good beer in there.


Band on the Wall

If you would like to sample a bit of live music or attend one of the many events going on, visit this famous Manchester institution.


Canal Network

There is an extensive canal network throughout Manchester that has recently been through a period of improvement. Plenty of heritage to see and a great day out.


Whitworth Art Gallery

It has a wide selection of permanent and visiting exhibitions and a nice cafe. The park outside is also great.