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Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester

The Original Modern City

  1. Victoria Baths interior

    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. 

  2. 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.
  3. City Breaks in Manchester
    Explore Manchester with a city break and discover hidden treasures, intriguing history, fantastic food, and spectacular architecture.
  4. 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.
  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. 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

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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. RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop
    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  3. I'm A Celebrity Jungle Challenge, Manchester, sign
    An epic adventure awaits as TV favourite, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, brings the ultimate jungle encounter to Manchester with the £multi-million I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge.
    1. Treasure Hunt Manchester people looking for clues
      Treasure Hunt Manchester will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    2. What's on in Manchester
      Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
    3. The Art of Banksy protest
      A blockbuster exhibition with 145 iconic pieces from private collections across the globe creating the world’s largest touring collection of authenticated and unique Banksy artworks.
      1. 21 Oct 20228 Jan 2023
    4. 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 Fleetwood Mac at Manchester Cathedral under the gentle glow of candlelight.
      1. 30 Sep 2022
    5. Wand and spellbook
      A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.
      1. 16 Oct 20224 Dec 2022
    6. Where to Stay in Manchester
      Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
    7. Dakota Manchester Hotel
      Dakota is a lifestyle brand for the independent thinking, discerning traveller.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    8. Grade II listed Edwardian building exuding elegance and style.
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    9. 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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    10. Shopping in Manchester
      Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
    11. 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 202231 Dec 2022
    12. intu Trafford Centre
      Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
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    13. Mancunian gifts and souvenirs featuring the Manchester Bee, inspirational Mancunians and famous quotes.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    14. Food and Drink in Manchester
      Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
    15. Founded by two entrepreneurial brothers, Zouk is a multi-award-winning restaurant that is refreshing Indian and Pakistani cooking for the health conscious diner with a menu and atmosphere infused with vitality, fun and passion.
    16. The Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    17. Sushi
      Sushi Mami combines a modern and elegant interior with traditional elements. Their simple mission is to spoil all sushi lovers with freshly made sushi, sashimi, crispy tempura dishes, sizzling teppanyaki, Japanese wok and homemade desserts in a relaxing atmosphere.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
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    18. Arts and Culture in Manchester
      From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
    19. Theatre in Manchester
      Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
    20. Mrs. Doubtfire
      A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the musical comedy we need right now.
      1. 2 Sep 20221 Oct 2022
    21. Saturday Night Fever
      Experience the best selling Bee Gees soundtrack live on stage in this spectacularly reimagined music and dance extravaganza.
      1. 27 Sep 2022
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    22. The Lion King
      Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. It reinvents the film for a whole new audience.
      1. 27 Oct 202219 Feb 2023
    23. 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.
    24. BusyBus' award-winning full day Lake District Adventure tour from Manchester.
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    25. Wales countryside overlooking Snowdon
      Explore the mountains, marvels, and myths of North Wales and Chester with Rabbies.
      1. 1 Apr 202231 Dec 2022
    26. 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
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    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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