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.
Things to do near Manchester
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.