This cool city, and not just in the hip sense of the word, but because of the unpredictable British weather, is also firmly on the international map thanks to its two home-grown Premiership soccer teams - Manchester United and Manchester City.
No trip to Manchester would be complete without savouring the intense passion for sport at either Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium. Avid fans, or those new to the game, can learn more about the history and culture of soccer (or football as it’s called in Blighty) at the National Football Museum. With over 140,000 items, it houses the world’s greatest football collection.
There’s also plenty for history buffs, so take a step back in time and learn all about democracy in Britain and the lives of the working class at The People’s History Museum. To savour all things science, technology and industry visit the Museum of Science and Industry.
Foodies are well catered for in Manchester, so whether you prefer fine dining, good old-fashioned wholesome food or find your own hidden gem, it’s all covered.
Mancunians are known for being friendly, lively and witty, so it’s no surprise the city has a buzzing social scene. A night on the tiles, bar hopping the city’s cool areas of Deansgate, Castlefield and the bohemian atmosphere of The Northern Quarter, is a must.
Shopaholics rejoice, with all of the UK’s major high street department stores and shops on its doorstep, Manchester has it all when it comes to a retail fix. The Arndale Centre is the largest inner-city shopping centre in the UK and the Trafford Centre is only 5 miles west of the city.
Getting around Manchester city centre couldn’t be easier, you can walk, take the Metrolink light rail tram or hop on a free Metro shuttle bus which links the main train stations, car parks and shopping areas.
This city proves there’s more to England than London, so book one of our Manchester City hotels and your flight to Manchester with us and experience it for yourself.
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