Safe staycations in Manchester

Welcome back to Manchester

With the weather warming up and the city raring to go, there’s plenty to do when you stay in Manchester. In between takeaway picnics and pavement pints, here are a few places you might like to check out.

Yes, it’s true and we couldn’t be happier – we’re open!

Unlike hotels, we’re ready to welcome leisure guests right away. That’s because all our apartments are self-contained and self-catering, and our top-notch cleaning team is taking extra care to keep your space both sparkling and safe.

All our neighbourhoods are starting to buzz again, so we’re giving you a taste of what there is to see and do these days. We’ve already covered London. Next up, Manchester…

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Open Monday to Saturday, the home of Manchester’s artistic community is an oasis of calm and beauty, just five minutes from the city’s main shopping streets. It’s a gorgeous Victorian building that’s been converted into retail and studio spaces filled with makers and crafts. There’s also a brilliant programme of exhibitions and workshops, so you might even pick up a new skill or two.

 

Skyliner Street Art Tour: The Modern History of the Northern Quarter 

To get an alternative feel for your new neighbourhood, try a Skyline tour. They’re award-winning for a reason. The guides are brilliant, and the routes are a little off the beaten track, with a fresh take on the history and landmarks, a focus on sustainable tourism and a hearty dose of Mancunian pride.

 

Cutting Room Square in Ancoats

One of the city’s favourite hotspots for al fresco everything, this beautiful square is home to all kinds of neighbourhood favourites. The vibe is laid back and welcoming – we love The Counter House for brunch, Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza for dinner and Elnecot for drinks in between.

 

Canal Street

Manchester’s iconic LGBT village is a colourful, joyous place to saunter in the sunshine. The Rochdale Canal runs right through it, with cafés, bars, restaurants and green spaces to lounge in and soak up the vibrancy. It’s also just a quick walk from Chinatown, so you can get your dim sum fix at the same time.

 

Cotton Field Park

If a waterside stroll with takeaway coffee sounds good, head to Cotton Fields Park in New Islington. This new eco-park is blossoming, with a new body of water, a boardwalk, an urban beach and little islands, one of which is going to be an orchard. The perfect place to reconnect with nature at the heart of city life.

 

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