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Top 5 Things to do in Salford

Salford City Council round up the Top 5 things to do in the City of Salford.


The Lowry Hotel

This modern luxury 5 star hotel provides an unpretentious yet sleek location overlooking the River Irwell, with huge beds and ceiling to floor windows, this is most definitely the place to stay. You can eat in the River Restaurant choosing from specially selected modern British food or sip an indulgent cocktail in the River Bar and Terrace. More info.



MediaCityUK provides a purpose-built home for creative and digital businesses and includes major BBC and ITV departments. It is a destination in its own right and a great place to visit, with a vibrant range of bars, cafés and restaurants. The development's piazza, home to a year-long schedule of cultural and sporting events, has also been designed to accommodate over 5,000 people, making it a natural focal point both day and night. More info.


Salford Lads Club

Steeped in history this 113 year old original ‘Lads Club’ is definitely worth a visit. The doorway was used in the artwork for The Smiths album ‘The Queen is Dead.’ From the iconic exterior, inside you can find a restored original billiards room, a gym, a ballroom and a concert hall where former ‘lads’ Graham Nash and Allan Clarke of The Hollies learned to play the banjo and harmonica. Whether you are a Smiths fan or not this place is not to be missed. More info.



If you are looking for a village with a modern twist, then Monton is the place to go. From delicious brunches to speciality beers, the village offers a variety of independent boutiques, bistros, restaurants and specialist retailers. You can also enjoy a walk or cycle for two miles around the Monton Loopline, next to the historic Bridgewater Canal, along a recently improved former train-line. More info.


Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Salford Museum & Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire. You can also visit the famous Lark Hill Place; a Victorian street within the museum, pop into the café for a tasty treat or pick up a souvenir in the museum shop. Free to enter, this is a must visit experience to enjoy. More info.