Reasons to visit Manchester!
There are loads of things to do in this city – but make sure you don’t miss these.
All Star Lanes
All Star Lanes, on Deansgate, is a brilliant day or night out for the whole family, from the bowling to the delicious milkshakes and food, the friendly staff are experienced in keeping your young ones entertained!
The BBC Philharmonic is based at MediaCityUK in Salford and performs an annual season of concerts at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, as well as giving regular concerts in other venues across the north of England.
The well-informed and friendly tour guides will entertain and surprise you as you walk in the footsteps of your favourite stars. They’ll make sure that you see the most interesting areas available when you visit.
City Centre Cruises
This family-run company have operated passenger boats in Manchester for over 25 years and the two vessels are named after famous local people who were born, lived and worked in Manchester and Salford.
Dog Bowl has five full length ten pin bowling lanes plus a restaurant and bar. The Tex-Mex menu, offers a lovingly created selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads plus fajitas, wings and slow cooked meats.
Hallé, Manchester award-winning symphony orchestra, ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in the UK and around the world. Find them at The Bridgewater Hall.
Founded in 1972, Manchester Camerata is one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, renowned for dynamic performances, innovative collaborations and pioneering learning and participation work.
Manchester Food & Drink Festival
The Manchester Food & Drink Festival is an urban food and drink festival, there is no single location, rather the Festival takes over as much of the city with a huge programme of events taking place, both indoor and outdoor.
Manchester International Festival
Manchester International Festival takes place biennially. It is world’s first artist-led, commissioning festival that presents work from across the creative spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
Manchester Jazz Festival
Accessible to all and mostly free, the Manchester Jazz Festival features 10 days of contemporary jazz from the North West, the UK and abroad with national premières of original work and international debuts.
Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, the Manchester Pride creates space, whether virtual or physical, to enable individuals to embrace and explore their relationship with and heritage within the LGBT community.
Metrolink is Manchester’s iconic tram system and a speedy way to get around the city, it will also take you further afield to a wide range of destinations. It runs frequently so you don’t need a timetable and is fully accessible.
National Football Museum
The Museum explains how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. It also aims to explain why England is the home of football, the birthplace of the world’s most popular sport.
The Parklife Weekender is an independent music festival held annually in Manchester in Heaton Park. Born out of the Mad Ferret festival, it has since grown to around 70,000 people attending per day.
The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester’s international concert venue, offering the best in classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and more. Make the most of your visit with drinks or a pre-concert meal, or take time out to visit the gift shop.
A former public toilet, this subterranean bar is now one of the coolest places to hang out in Manchester. The shabby chic 70s NYC aesthetic entails a glossy black floor and jukebox crammed full of best loved bands.