Best known for its music scene and nightlife, Manchester has an atmosphere like no other. With three large universities and two world-renowned football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United, the city has an exciting and lively vibe 24 hours a day.
Home to the Arndale Centre, the city is a hotspot for shopping, full of independent, high-street and designer brands. Browse the vintage stores in the Northern Quarter or head to Spinningfields where you’ll find the likes of Mulberry, Flannels and Emporia Armani plus plenty of luxury boutiques and popular department stores.
Being well known for its nightlife, Manchester is of course home to some of the coolest rooftop bars, outdoor venues and popular drinking spots. With new arrivals such as The Ivy and 24 Stories, you can also head to the Hilton’s Cloud 23 where you can sit with a cocktail or enjoy afternoon tea overlooking the impressive views of the city.
People also visit Manchester from all over just for its range of food alone, with over 650 restaurants to choose from plus a whole host of cafes, takeaways and even street food vendors. Dine at the Michelin guide listed Asha’s for a fine dining Indian experience or grab food on the go from Northern Soul, Manchester’s favourite cheese toastie spot. Whatever takes your fancy you’ll be spoilt for choice as this diverse city is home to a whole host of cultures serving dishes from all over the world.
With a fantastic transport network, getting around the city is easy too. Hop on the tram and head to the Christmas markets at Albert Square or catch a bus to one of Manchester’s top attractions. From museums and art galleries to impressive libraries and parks, there really is something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the culture and buzz of one of the north’s biggest cities and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with everything it has to offer.