48 hours

If you're only in this city for 48 hours...

If you're only in this city for 48 hours...

You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.

Australasia

Australasia

At Australasia, Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours with European cooking tradition, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia’s strong ties with Japan also help determine the taste.

BBC Tours

BBC Tours

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.

Blue Daisy Cafe

Blue Daisy Cafe

At the Blue Daisy Cafe, breakfast is served all day including vegan and veggie brekkies. Lunch is all about the deli counter, filled each day with lovingly handmade salads, soups, sandwiches, and daily specials.

Bonbon Chocolate Boutique

Bon Bon Boutique

Bonbon Chocolate Boutique is an artisan chocolatier and café, selling fine chocolates, truffles and treats. It offers a unique experience, being the only chocolatier in Manchester to sell handmade chocolates produced on the premises.

Carluccio’s

Carluccio’s

Carluccio’s is an Italian restaurant located in Spinningfields, at the heart of the financial district. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers diners a broad range of classic Italian food.

Dive NQ

Dive NQ

Dive NQ have taken the dive bar concept and put their own twist on it to make it a truly unique experience right in the heart of the Northern Quarter, with live DJs, entertainment and sports to drinks and bites.

Épernay

Épernay

Épernay pride themselves on delivering the highest of quality in their products. All of the Champagne, wine and cocktails have been hand picked through an extensive process in order to deliver a touch of luxury.

IMAX

IMAX

IMAX is an entertainment experience so real you feel it in your bones, so magical it takes you to places you have never been: so all-encompassing you’re not just peeking through the window, but part of the action.

IWM North

IWM North

Visit Imperial War Museum to discover fascinating stories about people who have been affected by war. Personal experiences are revealed with over 1400 objects, daily tours and uniquely immersive and interactive displays.

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

Home to The University of Manchester Library’s world-class Special Collections. These collections feature over 1.4 million items spanning five thousand years and include rare books, maps, manuscripts and visual archives.

Manchester City Football Club

MCFC

Walk in the footsteps of your favourite players with a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium at Manchester City Football Club. You will experience all of this with the help of an expert professional guide from the club.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Home to 18 studios housing 30+ designer-makers who design, create and make a variety of handmade work, from textiles and ceramics to pewter and paint, all of which can be bought on-site from the maker themselves.

Manchester United Football Club

Manchester United Football Club

The story of Manchester United Football Club is unlike any other club in the world. Only at the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves.

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre is the premier venue for live theatre, and is proud to be able to bring you a wide range of top-quality productions that reflect the diversity of taste in the audience, offering the very best in live entertainment!

Rice ‘n’ Three

Rice ’n’ Three

Rice ‘n’ Three has a renowned homely atmosphere which welcomes you upon entry. The menu provides a variety of dishes daily, from meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and lentils with prices to suit every budget.

Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre

Resembling a lunar space craft set down amidst the glass domes and towering columns of this Grade 2-listed building, the Royal Exchange is the largest Theatre in the round in the country, seating up to 750 people on three levels.

San Carlo

San Carlo

No themes, and based on authentic modern Italy, San Carlo provides the very best in true Italian dining. The chic decor at San Carlo is the perfect setting for intimate evening meals and cocktails and light bites with friends and family.

Sugar Junction

Sugar Junction

Sugar Junction is a cafe that was born from a passion of baking, a love for good wholesome food, excellent coffee, beautiful tea, enthusiasm for beautifully unique drinks and of course, a love for everything vintage.

The Lowry

The Lowry

The Lowry offers a year-round programme of world-class theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy, digital and visual art. At the heart of what they do is a commitment to the local communities – especially young people.

The Press Club

The Press Club

The Press Club is concealed behind an unassuming glass door on Queen Street. Originally intended as a drinking establishment for late-finishing journalists, this club still opens until 6am each and every night.

The Printworks

The Printworks

The Printworks, located on Withy Grove, is a buzzing, state of the art entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester, home to a range of restaurants, bars and clubs along side an IMAX Cinema and gym.