Manchester Guides

Quick Facts:

  • Rough Location: Manchester, North-west England
  • Language: English
  • Population: 2.5 million
  • Nearest Airport: Manchester Airport
  • Nearest Train/Bus Station: Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria
  • When to visit: All year round
  • Best for: City Break, Music, Nightlife, Museums, Sport, Shopping

Main Districts

Northern Quarter

Manchester's trendier area, with bohemian bars, cheaper pints and a big arts scene.

Spinningfields

Manchester's business district, with more up market bars and restaurants.

Salford

Manchester's up and coming entertainment district.

Top Attractions

Old Trafford

Home to Manchester United, one of England’s most popular football teams. The stadium often hosts sell-out crowds.

Museum of Science and Industry

Dedicated to telling the story of Manchester’s achievements in science, technology and industry.

Beetham Tower

The skyscraper is Manchester’s tallest building and is one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe.

The Printworks

The city centre entertainment venue offering day time and evening entertainment with bars, restaurants and a cinema.

Best Places To Go Out

Manchester is so diverse it is hard to name all the popular restuarants, bars and clubs. Chinatown and the Curry Mile are certainly two areas that foodies should visit. A few of the most popular bars are listed below:

  • The Oasthouse: A traidional pub with a unique twist, hosting live music every night and outdoor events in the Summer
  • Albert Schloss: A barvarian-style bar and one of the city’s busiest.
  • Dog Bowl: The late night bowling venue brings an American diner vibe.
  • The liars club:  A tropical hideaway with an extensive cocktail menu.

Culture Spots

Manchester Cathedral

Central Library

The Lowry