Amazing Things to do in Manchester
In 2015, the Global Liveability Survey voted Manchester as the UK’s best city to live in. For those who know the city, it is easy to see why. Manchester is a modern, vibrant place that is also steeped in history and culture.
If you’re considering visiting, or even moving to the city, you will never be short of finding things to do. As this guide will show, whatever your interests, Manchester has something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for, dive into our list of amazing things to do in Manchester.
Are you football crazy? If that’s the case, there can hardly be a city more steeped in footballing heritage. Manchester lives and breathes football, and in City and United, the area boasts two of the biggest teams in the world. If you have a passion for the beautiful game, both clubs run highly recommended stadium tours. Better still, why not go and watch a match?
For thirty years, the Cornerhouse cinema was a Mancunian institution. Serving as the bedrock of the city’s counterculture, the arthouse cinema was a meeting point and hangout for those who relished a taste of something a little different.
Although the Cornerhouse is no more, the good news is that it’s been replaced by the HOME complex. This £25 million project opened in May 2015 and describes itself as “a place for curiosity seekers, for lovers of the dramatic, the digital and the deeply engaging; for radicals and reciprocators”.
Does this sound like you? Maybe it’s time to go HOME.
Museums and Galleries
With Manchester’s rich history, it’s no surprise that the city is blessed with a diverse collection of museums and galleries.
Visit Manchester (the official tourist board for Manchester) lists 16 different museums in the city centre alone, so whether your interests lie in classic art, science, campaigns for social justice, football or engineering, you are sure to find a museum for you. Looking for ideas on where to start? We’ve handpicked some of our favourite Manchester museums and galleries below.
The Manchester Museum – Features galleries that focus on animal life, plants, rocks, minerals, and prehistoric life. There’s also an interesting aquarium and a vivarium.
Museum of Science and Industry – Visit MOSI and you’ll find a collection of stories about the ideas and technological advances that changed the world.
People’s History Museum – This museum highlights the history, not of kings and queens, but of the working class people of Britain.
Manchester Art Gallery – A stunning collection of exhibitions housed in one of the most impressive buildings in the city.
National Football Museum – The museum describes itself as ‘the world’s biggest and best football museum’. What more do you need to know?
Now, we forgive you if you don’t automatically connect Manchester with skiing or snowboarding, but believe it or not, the city is home to UK’s longest indoor slope.
This makes Chill FACTORe a must-see place for anybody looking for an action-packed day of exhilaration. Whether you are a novice on the slopes or an old hand used to the steeper, more difficult runs, there are activities for everyone to enjoy.
Manchester has a thriving nightlife scene that you should take time out to enjoy. Whether you are into real ale pubs or cutting-edge club nights, the city’s nightlife is varied enough to please everyone. Below we’ve listed some places you should really check out.
Gorilla – Located under the railway arches on Whitworth Street, the bar also acts as a kitchen, club area, and live venue for great acts.
Club 23 – Have a drink high up in the sky in Club 23, the bar situated on the 23rd floor of the iconic Beetham Tower. This stunning upmarket bar provides cocktails served against the backdrop of the best views in Manchester.
Canal Street – Manchester’s Gay Village is a beacon of celebration and a must for any visitor to the city. Canal Street can be found just south of Chinatown and is both a celebration of gay LGBT culture and the ideal location to party.
Mr Thomas’s Chophouse –This genuine Victorian Pub has been open since 1867. It boasts an interior that will transport you back through time, friendly staff and a great selection of wine and beers.
Believe us, this list is only the tip of the iceberg. If you are looking for fun and adventure in a vibrant city with great architecture, history and culture, Manchester is the place for you.
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