MediaCity and The Quays

MediaCity & The Quays is an iconic waterfront destination positioned on the banks of the historic Manchester Ship Canal, in Salford, Greater Manchester.

It’s a place bursting with creativity and culture, boasting one of the UK’s most visited arts attractions - The Lowry and award-winning Imperial War Museum North. It’s home to the BBC and Coronation Street’s famous cobbled set and experience, while dock10 attracts TV show audiences all year round thanks to the many shows filmed here including The Voice and Countdown.

Expect a vibrant bar and restaurant scene including Quayside’s new Central Bay waterfront foodie destination – home to Kargo MKT, which champions up and coming culinary talent and with 20 independent kitchens makes it one of the largest food halls in the area neighbouring 11 Central a brand new microbrewery and bar. Across MediaCity & The Quays, there is a choice of popular names including wagamama, The Botanist, The Alchemist to Turtle Bay and Pizza Express. As well as the thriving food and drink scene, you can find a mix of high street brands and convenience-led stores within Quayside MediaCity.

MediaCity & The Quays’ wide, open spaces enables it to host an eclectic roster of events from immersive art installations to family orientated festivals. It’s easy to access too - located just 10 minutes from Manchester City Centre with fantastic transport links and three dedicated Metrolink stations (the biggest rail system in the UK) means it couldn’t be easier.

Things to do at MediaCity and The Quays

At MediaCity and The Quays you'll find a wealth of world-class entertainment, leisure and cultural facilities on offer.

The Lowry

A magnificent building alongside Salford Quays, inside visitors will find three stunning theatres…

IWM North

IWM North is part of Imperial War Museums – the world’s leading museum of war. Its…

What's on at MediaCity and The Quays

Stay in the know about the latest events and entertainment at MediaCity and The Quays, Greater Manchester's premier waterfront district. Don't miss out on the vibrant experiences that await you at The Quays.

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Hotels at MediaCity and The Quays

Find the perfect stay at MediaCity and The Quays in Greater Manchester. Explore a selection of exquisite hotels offering comfort, convenience, and stunning views of this vibrant waterfront district. Book your accommodation now for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the city.

Where to eat at MediaCity and The Quays

Indulge your taste buds at MediaCity and The Quays in Greater Manchester. Discover a diverse array of dining options, from waterfront cafes to fine dining restaurants, offering delectable cuisine and scenic views.

Café Rouge

Café Rouge opened back in 1989 and now has over 80 sites across the country. With a combination of…

Central Bay

Central Bay will be one of the biggest independent food and drink operations in the North; it will…

Kargo MKT

Explore Kargo MKT, a diverse food hall in Salford offering an array of local and international…

Getting To MediaCity and The Quays

You can get to The Quays in 15 minutes from Manchester City Centre by using the Metrolink trams. Use the Eccles line which stops at 'Salford Quays' or the Trafford Centre line which stops at the Imperial War Museum North.

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