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Welcome to Manchester

The Original Modern City

  1. Chinese New Year
    Celebrate Chinese New Year with a weekend packed full of fun and fortune on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February. Featuring: thousands of red lanterns, food, fireworks, a funfair and the legendary Dragon Parade. Plus traditional lion dancing, martial arts and crafts, red envelope giveaways and VIP shopping events.
  2. Sightseeing Manchester Tour Bus
    Discover Manchester with a 90 minute bus tour. The 15 stop hop-on hop-off tour takes you to Manchester’s key sights and runs every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Years Day.
    1. 14 Apr 201731 Mar 2018
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  3. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre

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  1. Things To See & Do in Manchester
    From events and attractions to museums and galleries, find things to do in Manchester
  2. The UK’s largest indoor play centre.
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  3. With 125 acres to explore, there are over 20,00 wonderful animals at the award winning Chester Zoo - voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity zoo.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
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    4. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  4. Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, has a distinguished tradition of hosting international and domestic cricket, with 2017 expected to be the biggest summer of cricket yet!
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    2. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2018
  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. Manchester's feminist festival highlighting the feminist journey, via 10 days of events, debate, music, art, gigs, profiles and more.
    1. 1 Mar 201811 Mar 2018
  7. gin festival
    The UK's first, biggest and best gin festival is making a visit to Manchester bringing an enormous variety of different gins!
    1. 23 Mar 201825 Mar 2018
    2. 29 Mar 20181 Apr 2018
  8. The First Team Experience Tour will give City fans the chance to see the inner workings of the impressive facility and gain a deeper insight into its first team and how players train and prepare for each match.
    1. 1 Feb 20181 Feb 2019
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  9. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  10. The Lowry Hotel is a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  11. The Principal Hotel Manchester
    A Grade II building recently added 18 new contemporary bedrooms taking the hotel up to 275 bedrooms.
    1. 1 Jan 201031 Dec 2012
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    7. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2018
  12. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  13. The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
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    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  14. intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  15. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  16. Arts and Culture in Manchester
    From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
  17. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  18. An ingenious and witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students.
    1. 4 Dec 20185 Jan 2019
  19. Experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion in a show that you will never forget.
    1. 19 Feb 201824 Feb 2018
  20.  Matilda the Musical
    Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production of Matilda The Musical will play at the Palace Theatre from Monday 18th September - Friday 24 November 2018.
    1. 18 Sep 201824 Nov 2018

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