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  1. The Manchester Flower Show
    Celebrate the start of summer and the Queen’s Jubilee weekend at The Manchester Flower Show.
  2. FIVE things you can do in Greater Manchester this week (9 – 15 May)

    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 On page. 

  3. City Breaks in Manchester
    Explore Manchester with a city break and discover hidden treasures, intriguing history, fantastic food, and spectacular architecture.
  4. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  5. 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.
  6. Jubilee Celebration Events in Greater Manchester
    This year marks 70 years since our Queen was crowned, making her the first British Monarch to ever celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. To mark the occasion, we’ve been given an extra bank holiday on Friday 3 June and the late May bank holiday has been moved to Thursday 2 June, which for many of us means a four-day weekend. To celebrate, there will be many events taking place across the UK and of course, Greater Manchester is no exception.

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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. Dunham Himalyan Poppy
    Great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features like an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House. A winter garden containing almost 700 different plant species and a further 1,600 shrubs opened in 2009 .
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  3. The Spirit of Manchester Distillery
    Welcome to The Spirit of Manchester Distillery, the home to award-winning Manchester Gin, Manchester Spirit Vodka and One-Eyed Rebel.
  4. 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 202230 Sep 2022
  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. Castlefield Bowl
    Sounds of the City returns to Castlefield Bowl in June 2022 with another stellar line-up.
    1. 28 Jun 20228 Jul 2022
  7. Popcorn
    A sun-soaked bonanza of feel-good films, themed nights, singalongs and more is coming to Camelot this summer! Amidst the iconic castle of Camelot, visitors of all ages can enjoy a wide selection of great films at the drive-in cinema.
    1. 20 May 202225 Jun 2022
  8. Flashback Festival
    90’s kids, 00’s lovers, dancefloor heroes, and underground clubbers...It's time to go back.
    1. 21 May 2022
  9. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  10. INNSiDE Manchester stands in a stunning building in the vibrant First Street development. Its privileged location allows easy access to Manchester’s transport links, with access to both national rail stations and Manchester Airport. Located minutes from Manchester’s museum and shopping districts, INNSiDE Manchester offers the perfect place for both business and leisure travellers.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  11. Dakota Manchester Hotel
    Dakota is a lifestyle brand for the independent thinking, discerning traveller.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  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 202231 Dec 2022
  13. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  14. Inside Manchester Arndale
    The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  15. intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
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  16. Selfridges in Exchange Square
    Selfridges Exchange Square is located in the heart of the city and a luxury shopping experience, home to the most sought-after and exclusive designer brands in the world
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  17. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  18. Mount Street Dining Room & Bar at The Midland
    Mount Street Dining Room & Bar is a beautiful open space offering a variety of areas to sit back and relax. The menu offers unique dishes and fresh ingredients, fused with the international influences that shape modern-day Manchester.
    1. Presenting social dining at its finest, Dakota Bar & Grill brings feel-good food with a fabulous twist, impeccably served in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
    2. Winner of 'Best Luxury Restaurant’ in the UK at the British Restaurant Awards 2019, Peter Street Kitchen offers an exquisite selection of contemporary Japanese and Mexican small plates, complemented with the finest wines, sake and our signature cocktails in the heart of Manchester.
      1. Arts and Culture in Manchester
        From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
      2. Theatre in Manchester
        Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
      3. The Play That Goes Wrong
        Mischief’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning following its previous sell-out successes!
        1. 30 May 2022
        2. 31 May 2022
        3. 1 Jun 2022
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      4. Beauty and the beast at the palace theatre manchester
        Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, returns to the UK stage in 2021.
        1. 31 Mar 20224 Jun 2022
      5. Chicago
        The classic Broadway music about the 'Merry Murderesses' Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly.
        1. 23 May 2022
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        6. 28 May 2022
      6. 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.
      7. BusyBus' award-winning full day Lake District Adventure tour from Manchester.
        1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
      8. Wales countryside overlooking Snowdon
        Explore the mountains, marvels, and myths of North Wales and Chester with Rabbies.
        1. 1 Apr 202231 Dec 2022
      9. Peak District
        Experience the delights of Derbyshire with Rabbies on this day tour to the Peak District.
        1. 1 Apr 202231 Dec 2022

      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 202231 Dec 2022
      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 202231 Dec 2022

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