Salford is one of the most up-and-coming cities in the UK, with developments such as MediaCityUK and Salford Quays spearheading the influx of development in the area. However, it may surprise you to find out that 60% of the 37 square miles of this city is made up of green space, such as countryside, parks and leafy canal trails. Home to L.S Lowry, a legendary artist who often featured his home city in his paintings, Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the most influential members of the suffragette movement, as well as stars such as Sir Ben Kingsley, Jason Manford and Paul Scholes – it is a city of creativity, determination and talent. If you are coming to stay at one of our Salford hotels, you can enjoy a variety of great places to eat and drink, fantastic entertainment spots, and historical and cultural landmarks and activities. Read our guide for a rundown on the best things to do and see here.
Things to do in Salford
Places to eat
From a modern British restaurant owned by a footballing legend, to delicious Italian eateries and an innovative ‘anti-café’ (where everything is free apart from the time you spend there), Salford’s food scene is bustling. Our guide picks out the best spots to grab a bite.
Nothing beats a good sale, right? At The Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford Quays, you can enjoy up to 70% off all of your favourite retail brands such as Next, Clarks and M&S, all year round! This modern indoor centre also has a range of food and drink outlets, as well as a theatre and gallery in the same building.
If that isn’t enough, head to Salford Shopping Centre in Pendleton where you can have your pick of over 70 high street favourites such as Boots, Home Bargains and Peacocks. This is another indoor shopping centre, with coffee shops, fast-food restaurants and supermarkets for you to enjoy.
Salford is one of the easiest cities to get to and get around, thanks to its excellent transport links. It is less than 10 miles from Manchester Airport, an international airport welcoming flights from all over the world. Check out our hotels near Manchester Airport to make your journey even easier.
It is also served by Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram system, which you can use to get in and out of the city from Manchester city centre. Or, If you are planning on travelling by train, there’s Salford Crescent Railway Station, a two-platform station which runs regular services to and from Manchester Piccadilly, a large train station with links to the rest of the England, Scotland and Wales.