MANCHESTER CITY GUIDE
The contagious energy of England's 'Capital of the North' makes it an unmissable spot for those visiting the UK.
From discovering Manchester's rich heritage, to visiting its world famous sporting venues and enjoying its bustling nightlife scene; you’ll find endless things to do in Manchester, a city full of undeniable charm.
The third most popular city to visit in the United Kingdom, Manchester was once the largest industrial centre in the world, and pays homage to its history thorough a number of fascinating museums and galleries.
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Manchester’s Museums & Stadiums
Over 2 million people a year visit Manchester's incredible museums and galleries, which house everything from historical artefacts to football memorabilia.
For those with a penchant for transport should head to the one-of-a-kind Museum of Transport held inside an old bus garage.
Families will love the chance to wander the interactive exhibitions of the Museum of Science & Industry and the regional branch of the Imperial War Museum.
Football fans are in for a treat, with Manchester boasting a National Football Museum and the home grounds of Manchester City at the Ethihad Stadium and Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Architecture & Culture In Manchester
Manchester is home to a diverse array of architectural styles that vary from super slick to the medieval.
Start your explorations with the impressive Neo-Gothic town hall in Albert Square, before heading off to the contemporary metallic structure of the Lowery Theatre and the Medieval Manchester Cathedral.
Bookworms should make sure to visit the gothic John Ryland's Library and the unassuming Chetham's Library, which was the historical site where Karl Marx wrote his famous Communist Manifesto.
Manchester’s Live Music
Manchester has been the birthplace to some of the most iconic British music, with groups such as Joy Division, The Verve, Oasis and The Smiths calling the city home.
You can experience the city's musical heritage at some of its most famous live music venues, such as the Royal Exchange building, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Academy or The Ritz.
Dance music aficionados should make sure to dance the night away at one of the city's biggest club nights, the legendary Warehouse Project.
Shopping In Manchester
The canal lined Northern Quarter is famous for its boutique shopping spots, with a style and atmosphere comparable to London's Soho.
With a proud musical heritage, there are a number of independent record stores around Manchester, one of the most famous and influential being Piccadilly Records. The Millennium Quarter is another shoppers paradise, stores such as Selfridges and The Triangle – worth a visit for the impressive building alone!
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