City of music, sport, science, culture, history, art, food, shops, pubs, clubs and altogether ‘cool’, this is Manchester. It’s one of the most exciting cities in the UK and you’re about to explore it! We’ve put together this handy guide to help you plan, book and navigate your trip to the bright lights of the north. It includes everything you might need - from where to stay, shop, eat and drink through to what’s fun and how to get around. Whatever part of town you find yourself in, there’ll be a friendly team waiting to look after you at a Premier Inn hotel.
As capital of the north-west, Manchester is suitably brimming with things to do and places to see. Whether it’s art or sport, culture or comedy, music or shops, Manchester has it all. Check out our guide to things to do in Manchester.
Home of Judi Dench, Peter Kay and Take That, Manchester produces some of the nation’s best artistic talent – and here’s where to catch the show.
Manchester is shopper’s heaven, with designer brands and department stores, high street staples and factory outlets. Best of all are the cool ‘n’ quirky independents.
Whether indulging in culture or amusing the kids, you’re in the right city. Choose from art galleries, science museums and stadium tours. Or simply wander the Victorian streets.
If you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle, you’ll find beautiful countryside, charming seaside towns and world-class theme parks waiting to be explored.
Etihad Stadium goes by several names, including Eastlands and City of Manchester Stadium. It's home ground to Manchester City FC which moved from Maine Road in 2003.
Nicknamed ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ by footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton, even if you’re not a football fan, this historic stadium is well worth a visit.
Mike Fearnley from our Manchester Portland Street Premier Inn tells us why he loves his hometown of Manchester. From the quirky Northern Quarter to the upmarket Deansgate Lock, there’s something for everyone. And getting around the city is easy with the trams and Metro Shuttle.
Synonymous with some of the UK’s biggest music bands, most famous nightclubs and finest restaurants, there’s no shortage of places to eat, drink and dance in this buzzing city. See our rundown of Manchester’s favourite brunch, lunch and well-into-the-night spots.
Known for its neon-lit curry mile and lantern-lit Chinatown, Manchester is also home to the UK’s first Michelin star restaurant and some seriously good pub food. Discover our pick of the city’s best eateries.
Welcoming and multicultural, it’s no wonder so many choose to spend their student days in Manchester. With more than 80,000 people enrolled at Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan or Salford universities, the city has one largest student populations in Europe.
Located on the south side of the city, the University of Manchester has bags of history. You can’t fail to be impressed by both the beautiful listed buildings and its academic heritage – it’s spawned 25 Nobel-Prize winners.
With a history of higher education dating back to 1824, Manchester Met is home to the prestigious Manchester School of Art (where Lowry studied) and the equally well-thought of Manchester School of Theatre.
The University of Salford has provided career-focused courses since the Industrial Revolution. There are three campuses with a free shuttle bus that runs between them. The largest, Peel Park, is less than two miles from the city centre.