Unashamedly one of Britain’s coolest cities
If you are flying into Manchester then this page will point you in the right direction. Manchester is a thoroughly 21st century sporting, shopping and clubbing mecca with influence far beyond its city limits. As a gateway to the whole English North-West, it’s the ideal place to begin – or end – a voyage of discovery around a fascinating corner of the UK.
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Shop till you drop at The Trafford Centre, with over 230 stores and 60 restaurants and cafés to choose from.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is a world class attraction, located in the heart of Manchester's cultural city centre, it's free entry and suitable for all ages!
Must eat at:
The multi award-winning Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode offers exciting and innovative European cuisine. The restaurant sources many of its ingredients locally, taking advantage of the finest produce Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire have to offer.
Must be there for:
The Manchester Derby. No, it isn’t a horse race, but one of the most historic fixtures in English football. The Derby pits the Reds against the Blues as United and City take each other on. The biggest challenge, however, might be getting a ticket for this hugely popular event!
- For an alternative take on the shopping scene, head to the Northern Quarter, which offers a Soho-like collection of artsy retailers, music stores and stylish retro boutiques.
- One of the best and quickest ways to get around the city is on the gleaming Metrolink – or tram – system. If you’re planning to make more than one journey in a day, it makes sense to buy a multi-journey Metromax ticket.