How to Spend a Weekend in Manchester

Welcome to Manchester, the industrial city that became cool. This city is a playground for arts and culture, fantastic food and drink, quirky shops and colourful street art. From the unique Northern Quarter to trendy Spinningfields to historic Castlefield, there’s plenty to see and do with your few days in town.


Get Cultured

Manchester is a hub of creativity and artsy sensibilities, with deep respect and memorialization of the past, which means museums and galleries everywhere! Think science, natural history, culture, antiquities, art galleries featuring the old and new, exhibitions, and so much more. Discover the history of women’s suffrage, wartime Britain and the Industrial Revolution, amongst many others.


Food and Drink

Then there is the truly spectacular food and drink scene that Manchester is renowned for. There are options for fine dining, indie cafes serving excellent coffee, bars and speakeasies hidden in unique places, and even beer micro-breweries. Our food highlights include Neapolitan pizza, authentic Indian, British traditional at a local warehouse or pub, and much more. There are truly flavours for every palate in Manchester.



Shopping is another of Manchesters’ famous attractions. Discover vintage treasures in the Northern Quarter, hunt for a great bargain on the high street, or splash the cash on designer goods in department stores. No matter what you want, Manchester has something for you.


Explore Street Art

Street art can be found all over Manchester, but the Northern Quarter is home to the best bits in areas including Port Street, Tariff Street and Thomas Street. Book a local tour to discover it all in a short space of time.


Visit Chinatown

Manchester’s Chinatown is known not just for great Chinese food but also Korean, Vietnamese, and so much more, so if you fancy Asian fare, head down. And if you fancy belting out a tune or two after, try one of the fabulous local karaoke bars scattered through the area.


Have a Night Out

Manchester nightlife is world renowned with clubbing institutions like The Warehouse Project for those who want to rave. If hipster bars are more your thing, try the Northern Quarter, or for glitz and glamour, head to Spinningfields. Canal Street is home to some of the most enthusiastic gay clubbing areas in Europe, perfect for a vibrant night out.


Catch a Gig

With a local musical legacy that includes Oasis, Joy Division, The Smiths, and so many others, it’s not surprising that people flock to the city for concerts. So look up your favourites to see who’s playing or catch a local band in venues around the city.


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