Self-titled ‘the greatest city in the world’ by local man Liam Gallagher, Manchester is the ‘capital of the North’ and you daren’t disagree. Exciting, multi-cultural, lively and bursting with character and opportunities; Manchester is one of the most exciting places in England where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and Oasis, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. Jam-packed with exciting bars and restaurants, Manchester is an ideal destination.
Food & Drink
Manchester has a great reputation for food and drink. There’s a burger for everyone at Burgerism in Salford, from double beef to chicken and with plenty of vegetarian options too, you’re certain to enjoy. If you don’t fancy burgers then why not try thai at the aptly named Try Thai located in Chinatown.
Many will travel from far away to experience The Manchester Special from Dishoom, but if you’re going to try this be sure to leave your belt at home.
For a sweet treat visit Shakedown, the waffles are to die for.
For something different, try Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill, inspired by the stylish high-end restaurants found in the dynamic, cosmopolitan cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The UK’s largest Hard Rock resides in Manchester, offering delicious food and an impressive collection of music memorabilia, you’d be silly not to pay a visit.
Enjoy a glass of wine in Waxy O'Connor's, a unique pub of three bars spread out over four levels all linked together by a maze of staircases and passages.
Visit the Northern Quarter, the most popular place to go for a drink in Manchester, with some of the city's best independent bars and traditional pubs to located here.
Getting around Manchester is a piece of cake, thanks to its extensive public transport links including buses, trams and trains. In the city centre there is a free ‘hop on, hop off’ bus which travels in circular routes linking all main rail stations, shopping areas and business districts. Alongside this there are also commercial buses helping you get around. Much like bikes in Amsterdam, trams are everywhere in Manchester, transporting you across Manchester and to popular attractions. Just head to the nearest stop and the next tram won’t be far away, just be sure to purchase a ticket before you board. In addition to the inter-city links, the rail network connects you to the neighbouring towns and districts of Greater Manchester.
Where to live in Manchester
What to do in Manchester
Manchester is bursting with attractions that offer great things to do for children and adults alike. An abundance of museums including Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, the Museum of Science and Industry, Imperial War Museum North, and the People's History Museum, as well as the fantastic National Football Museum are all located in Manchester and are all free admission.
Head to Salford and visit The Lowry, home to three stunning theatres and galleries.
There’s Knowsley Safari Park where you can experience an amazing Safari Drive. Manchester is famous for its Victorian Gothic architecture and The John Rylands Library is not to be missed.
They’re sports daft in Manchester and you’d be missing out if you didn’t grab a slice of the action at one of Manchester's world-famous football clubs. Just choose red or blue and visit a stadium tour at either Manchester United’s Old Trafford or Manchester City’s Etihad, or if Football isn’t your thing then you might prefer to check out world-class cricket at Emirates Old Trafford.
Manchester Arena is Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue, and plays host to singers, bands and shows year-round.