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Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester

The Original Modern City

  1. FIVE things you can do in Greater Manchester this week (28 November – 4 December)

    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. 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

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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. Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour VR Pep
    The Manchester City Stadium Tour is the most immersive tour experience in Premier League football. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you and your loved ones sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  3. Rhino Experience
    With over 500 different animal species in our 125 acres, you’re sure to have great day out full of adventure.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  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 202231 Dec 2022
  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. 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
  7. Snow Storm 2 performers
    Following on from last year’s skate away success! We bring you an all-NEW VIP show... SNOW STORM 2!
    1. 25 Nov 20222 Jan 2023
  8. Dunham Hall lit up by the Christmas lights trail
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year when more than a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Dunham Massey.
    1. 18 Nov 20222 Jan 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 202231 Dec 2022
  11. Grade II listed Edwardian building exuding elegance and style.
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  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. 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
  15. Inside Manchester Arndale
    The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  16. Mancunian gifts and souvenirs featuring the Manchester Bee, inspirational Mancunians and famous quotes.
    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. 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 202231 Dec 2022
  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 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
  24. Shallow Focus Photo of Believe in the Magic of Christmas Signage
    Join Peter Pan as he sets sail on a brand-new adventure next Christmas.
    1. 10 Dec 202231 Dec 2022
  25. MAMMA MIA!
    Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!
    1. 31 Jan 202311 Feb 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 202231 Dec 2022
  28. Wales countryside overlooking Snowdon
    Explore the mountains, marvels, and myths of North Wales and Chester with Rabbies.
    1. 1 Apr 202231 Dec 2022
  29. 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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