Fondly named Madchester in the 1980-90s, Manchester has a party scene like nowhere else, with some of the UK’s biggest music bands, most famous nightclubs and finest restaurants in its midst. Think Happy Mondays and Hacienda. While trends have moved on from psychedelic rock, Manchester still buzzes with places to eat, drink and dance. See our rundown of the city’s favourite haunts.
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, from French bistros and Italian trattorias to vegetarian heaven.
Whether you want to stay in the city centre, in one of Manchester’s leafy suburbs or in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, we have lots of hotels to choose from. If you need to be right on the doorstep, we have hotels next to Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium and Manchester Arena.