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.

Here are our favourite things to do in Manchester:

Best Cheap Eats in Manchester

Whether you're kicking off the weekend with a bit of nosh or keen for a quick bite on your work break, Manchester has plenty of cracking spots to fill up for less. Honest Crust Dough 'N' Co outing to the brilliant @honestcrustsourdoughpizza @mackiemayor amazing...

Free Things To Do In Manchester

Short of change? Here are a few things you can get up to in Manchester without spending a single penny. Make a day of it at the Quays A post shared by WHITE WAVES DANCER (@whitewavesdancer) on Mar 12, 2018 at 11:33am PDT From rundown portside to Manchester's premier...

A Brief History of Manchester

Manchester's history is one of trials and tribulations, of industry, science, football and music. The self-professed capital of the North is an eclectic mixing pot of cultures and influences; one that has been the birthplace of many of the nation's most impressive...

Cracking Places for Coffee In Manchester

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a good cup of coffee in Manchester. The self-professed capital of northern England is a plethora of espressos and flat whites. With so much range it can be a little daunting when it comes to choosing where to plonk...

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 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...

Guide to Manchester’s Christmas Markets

Streets lined with traditional chalets selling all manner of arts and crafts, alongside heaps of sweet treats that fill the air with the scent of Christmas; there is nothing more festive than Manchester's iconic German-style markets. Step into a winder wonderland of...

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Everything you need to plan your perfect trip to Manchester (find out more).

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 iconic northern city.

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.

Book Through The App

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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