Galleries & Museums
Home to world class museums and galleries a visit to Manchester should be on top of every’s art lovers list. See the amazing Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth for fine art. Visit the Manchester Museum with its ancient artefacts from all over the world. Not to forget the fantastic Imperial War Museum North which is worth for it futuristic architecture alone. Or the fabulous Science and Industry Museum which tells you all about how Manchester became the cotton capital of the world and the industrial powerhouse it still is. And find out everything you always wanted to know about English football at the National Football Museum.
So it’s easy to say that a rainy day in Manchester is not a big problem.
Day and Nightlife
Manchester is buzzing, vibrant and eclectic. Visit the Northern Quarter with its many independent shops, bars and restaurant. It’s an absolute heave for food lovers too. Try food from all around the world from fine dining restaurants to brilliant street food trucks. And if you like your curry, look no further than Manchester’s curry mile. The smile is overwhelming and tackles your taste buds right away.
Home to many vintage boutiques and fashion stores the Northern Quarter is the urban heart of the city. It is also the place to go for every record collector and hub of constant activity.
Head for the Gay Village for your night out. All around Canal Street there are dozens of pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants. We promise you a memorable night out!
Red or Blue? Manchester United or City, the rivalry dominates many Mancunians life. Both teams have an impressive history and are full of international superstars. Time your stay to see one of the play at home and talk to us if you require assistance buying a ticket. Or visit on non match days to get a good look behind the scenes. Both clubs offer guided stadium tours at Old Trafford and City Stadium.
Where to stay
Like any other metropolis Manchester is home to many international hotel chains and elegant boutique hotels. With one big difference! The prices which are fantastic value!
We recommend this selection including luxury, boutique, business and budget hotels.
Kimpton Clocktower – sleek stylish luxury from £65 pn
The Edwardian – grandeur classical luxury – from £99 pn
Hyatt Regency – modern upscale luxury – from £109 pn
Hilton Deansgate – contemporary first class – from £90 pn
Great John Street – uberstylish lavish boutique – from £170 pn
King Street Townhouse – trendy historical boutique – from £120 pn
Cow Hollow Hotel – super hip boutique – from £69 pn
Novotel Centre – relaxed business style – from £55 pn
Mercure Piccadilly – classic business style – from £53 pn
Ibis Portland Street – modern design budget – from £45 pn
Premier Inn Portland Street – no thrills standard budget – from £35 pn
Overall the quality is good but we recommend staying as central as possible. Manchester is very walkable so the more central you stay the better. Value for money is real seller and you will be surprised that a visit to Manchester is not breaking the bank. Just send us a quick mail with your dates and budgets and we arrange it for you. We also offer a best price guarantee. If you find a better rate than ours, we not only match, but better it!
And if you want to see the city through the eyes of a local blogger, then book yourself a walking tour. A great experience for any visitor who wants to feel the real vibe of Manchester.
What else? Loads! Manchester is great for shopping, it has got an opera, there are canal boat rides, an indoor ski centre and much more. Drop us a line and we tailor your weekend for you!
Or stay a bit longer and explore great nearby place such as Liverpool or Chester. Check out our blog post about the Best City Breaks in the North West.
See you in Manchester!
Brief Itinerary and Tour Highlights
- Personally vetted hotels
- Hands on travel advice
- Full itinerary planning and booking
- Walking Tours optional
- Airport pick ups on request
- Fully bonded and insured