Manchester has reinvented itself in recent times as a capital of stylish entertainment, where sleek modern buildings now vie with monuments. Manchester is also home to the Premier League's giants making this a favourite for football fanatics. Famously friendly and energetic, Manchester keeps up a breathtakingly pacy social scene and buzzes with fashionable shopping, trendy bars and busy clubs giving this city all the ingredients needed for an exceptional weekend away. The city has a variety of activities to offer, from a range of fast and furious motor sports to refined cocktail and wine masterclasses.
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Top Activities in Manchester
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Why Have A Weekend In Manchester?
This vibrant city is bursting with energy and character and is renowned for being one of the friendliest cities in the UK. For the chic Manchester weekend, shop 'til you drop in more than 40 high profile fashion outlets in The Triangle, or discover the fresh new designers thriving in the Northern Quarter. You'll find eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, history, museums and galleries, arts and sports around every single corner.Make time to visit the legendary grounds of Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium and discover what makes football truly beautiful. Take in breathtaking architectural views around the city, and if you're a fan of arts and culture then you'll find no shortages of exhibitions and installations in Manchester.
May: The Crystal Maze
June: King Street Festival
July: Manchester International Festival
August: Caribbean Carnival
Daily Bus Ticket: £3.70
Daily Parking Price: £20
Uber is available
Train services available
Did You Know
Home to the world famous Curry Mile... It's about half actually
The most linguistically diverse city in Western Europe
The atom was split for the very first time here
Manchester is where Rolls met Royce
Best Place For A Beverage
Average Pint: £3.15
The Ape and Apple, John Dalton Street
The Liquor Store - Deansgate
Manchester is a brilliant city filled to the brim with culture, activities and a buzzing, busy atmosphere. With a seriously exciting food and drink scene, all you foodies can book your stay safely knowing you'll be well fed and educated in multiple cuisines. The city has a dining option to suit every visitor with whatever budget they might have. If you're a lover of South Asian and Middle East cuisines then you absolutely must check out the Curry Mile!