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Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester

The Original Modern City

  1. What's on at the Opera House and Palace Theatre
    A list of events, shows and theatre productions taking place at the Palace Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From musicals to plays and a host of family entertainment.
  2. FIVE things you can do in Greater Manchester this week (6 - 12 February)

    Image: Illuminate, Gallery Oldham Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s O..

  3. Day Trips and Excursions from Manchester
    Find coach, rail and self-guided day trips and excursions from Manchester to Chester, The Lakes, York and more.
  4. Experiences You Can Book Now
    Book an activity in advance to make the most of your Manchester trip. Enjoy food and pub tours, family friendly attractions and football stadiums to name but a few.
  5. Family Friendly things to do in Manchester
    With a number of free museums in the city, and an array of things to do across the region, there's always a family friendly option to keep the little ones happy

Visit Manchester - The official tourism website for Greater Manchester

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  1. Things To Do in Manchester
    Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester and we've got them all listed here
  2. meetspace VR
    Team up to take down zombies or rogue drones at the world's first warehouse scale, multiplayer, free-roam virtual reality arcade right here in Manchester.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  3. Manchester River Cruises
    Manchester River Cruises run regular sightseeing trips from Salford Quays on board the dutch built 'Princess Katherine. The ultimate way to enjoy the historic Manchester Ship Canal and River Irwell.
    1. 1 Apr 202330 Sep 2023
  4. The Science and Industry Museum building
    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. What's on at Factory International
    Factory International will commission, produce and present an ambitious year-round programme of original creative work, music and special events by leading artists from across the globe.
  7. Manchester Film Festival
    Once again Manchester Film Festival will take place over a full week from 10th-19th March at the Odeon, Great Northern with a line-up of films from around the world.
    1. 10 Mar 202319 Mar 2023
  8. Piano surrounded with candles
    Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Manchester. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of ABBA at Manchester Cathedral under the gentle glow of candlelight.
    1. 17 Feb 2023
  9. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  10. Dakota Manchester Hotel
    Dakota is a lifestyle brand for the independent thinking, discerning traveller.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  11. The Midland hotel in Manchester
    Grade II listed Edwardian building exuding elegance and style.
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    3. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  12. The Edwardian Manchester
    Winner of ‘Leading Hotel of the Year 2019’, The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel brings redefined five-star luxury to the city’s beautiful Grade II*-listed Free Trade Hall.
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    3. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  13. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  14. Cheshire Oaks was the first and remains the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising of more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  15. Inside Manchester Arndale
    The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  16. Mancunian gifts and souvenirs featuring the Manchester Bee, inspirational Mancunians and famous quotes.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  17. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  18. Asha's
    Inspired by recipes discovered and cherished during Asha’s colourful career, Asha's signature dishes span Indian culinary traditions, from family favourites and sensational street food to the cuisine of royalty.
  19. The Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  20. Manchester's only distillery bar & restaurant
  21. Arts and Culture in Manchester
    From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
  22. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  23. The Rocky Horror Show on stage
    Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.
    1. 20 Feb 202325 Feb 2023
  24. Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard (Photograph of West End production) - 5385 - Photo by Paul Coltas
    The international, award-winning smash-hit musical The Bodyguard is back!
    1. 3 Apr 202315 Apr 2023
  25. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage
    Dirty Dancing returns to Manchester Palace following a season at London’s Dominion Theatre. Exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
    1. 30 May 20237 Jun 2023
  26. Day Trips and Excursions from Manchester
    Find coach, rail and self-guided day trips and excursions from Manchester to Chester, The Lakes, York and more.
  27. BusyBus' award-winning full day Lake District Adventure tour from Manchester.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  28. Wales countryside overlooking Snowdon
    Explore the mountains, marvels, and myths of North Wales and Chester with Rabbies.
    1. 1 Apr 202331 Dec 2023
  29. Peak District
    Experience the delights of Derbyshire with Rabbies on this day tour to the Peak District.
    1. 1 Apr 202331 Dec 2023

Your Manchester

Get to know the real Manchester from the people who experience it with our blogs

  1. A Northern Rail train
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  2. Avanti West Coast Train
    Avanti West Coast run the fastest trains out of London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly, with the journey taking just over two hours. Frequent services mean you can reach Manchester safely and in next to no time with a choice of Standard, Standard Premium or First Class travel.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023

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