Find things to do in Manchester


A true Northern powerhouse, Manchester blends its history and modernity seamlessly as a city brimming with activity for residents and visitors alike.

While forged during the Industrial Revolution as the international centre of the cotton trade, Manchester – as with its urban contemporaries in the North, Leeds and Liverpool – has developed into a thriving modern city, with all the cosmopolitan trappings of great places to eat and drink, shop and take in the culture.

Manchester’s Craziest Urban Legends

Mancunians can be a superstitious bunch. This great Northern city that has split the atom and brewed the first Vimto has its fair share of myths and mysteries.  Here are just some of the eyebrow-raising urban legends in Manchester: The mystery of the moving statue ...

Super Street Food Vendors in Manchester

Manchester and street food go hand-in-hand. The pavements of this northern city are lined with pop-ups and peddlers offering some of the best cuisines this side of the Pennines.  From pizza to poutine, there's plenty of choice for even the pickiest of eaters. Here are...

8 of the Best Museums in Manchester

Rain, football, and museums. If there are three things Manchester has in abundance, it’s this trio. With such a wealth of museum options available, there’s never been a better time to swat up on some history and culture. Here are some of our favourite museums in...

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A Local's Eye View

Get the ‘local low-down’ on Manchester with insight into great things to see and do, as well as recommended places to eat, drink and dance in the 'powerhouse of the North'.

Daily Highlights Roundup

A seamless week’s feed of content, providing daily choices of restaurants, attractions and events in Manchester, as well as a spotlight on the best upcoming concerts, productions and more.

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Discover and book tables, takeaways, tickets, hotels, taxis and more in Manchester, all in the same place without leaving the app, or create and share plans to help maximise your time with friends.

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