Second only to London, Manchester’s China Town is well worth a visit. With Chinese supermarkets, shops, markets, restaurants and bakeries plus much more you’ll not want to miss a stroll around this beautifully decorated part of town. Obviously make sure you sample a bite to eat too!
Wheel of Manchester
Located in Piccadilly Gardens, the Wheel of Manchester make quite a statement - who needs the London Eye!? Stunning both day and night - get yourself down there!
Home of (arguably) the best football team in the world - Manchester United. It is the second largest football stadium in the UK. With games happening regularly you could always catch one whilst you’re there. Alternatively join one of the stadiums tours!
The UK’s longest indoor ski slope - Chill Factore presents many opportunities for a fun adventure afternoon. Housed there is two slopes, a luge track, snowplay and tubing areas. We have to admit it would be a pretty good activity to add into your weekend
The largest indoor arena in Europe (we can see Manchester is no stranger to record breaking venues). Since opening 20 years ago some of the biggest names in pop rock and dance music have played there. As well as being a host for many sporting and entertainment events. Venues don’t get better than this - so check out whose playing while you’re in Manchester!
Manchester is not one for doing things by half and the Trafford Centre is no exception. A massive indoor retail outlet on the outskirts of Manchester - you’ll need a whole day there to appreciate everything it has to offer. Marble pillars, chandeliers and even a replica indoor cruise ship (yep you read that correctly!) You could be fooled into thinking you’re on a film set!
Every high street name on a huge scale - most importantly indoors! A haven for shopping lovers, you will find anything and everything you could possibly need or want - even if you didn’t think you did! It even has its own food market for those important refreshments!
The Northern Quarter
To the edge of Piccadilly gardens you’ll find Manchester’s independent shops. Quirky boutiques, vintage bazaars, trendy bars and delicious eateries. A more peaceful and colourful experience than Arndale or the Trafford centre. Somewhere you can enjoy even if you don’t spend a penny!
For ease of location stick to the city centre. Popular both day and night - daytime for traditional pub food and a refreshing pint and night time for social drinks and late night dancing. There is something for everyone!
Perhaps the most popular nightlife area of Manchester presently. The Northern Quarter boasts a bohemian feels with independent bars and pubs. The best place to find live music also.
Manchester’s gay village is popular with every type of night clubber! You’re bound to have a whale of time here no matter what your sexuality. A friendly atmosphere where you’re guaranteed an amazing night out!