Manchester revels in its reputation as one of England's coolest, most cosmopolitan cities. It's a vibrant cultural melting pot, with a colourful Chinatown, a mind-blowing Indian dining scene, and one of the UK's largest LGBTQ+ communities. The neo-Gothic grandeur of Manchester Town Hall offers a reminder of the city's illustrious industrial past and serves as a striking counterpoint to modern structures in the skyline, like the dazzlingly futuristic Beetham Tower.

Many of the city’s historic mills have become independent art galleries, while grand Victorian markets host authentic cuisines from all over the world. Manchester’s nightlife is thrillingly eclectic, with all manner of trendsetting live music venues, chic cocktail bars and pulsing dance clubs to scope out. Of course, no trip to Manchester is complete without catching a football match or two. Every year, diehard fans flock to the city in droves to witness their idols in action at the Old Trafford and Etihad stadiums.

Activiteiten in Manchester

Uitgelichte verhalen & leuke dingen

There are many things to do in Manchester, commonly known as England’s second city. Once a powerhouse of industry, Manchester is now a major cultural hub with glorious sporting history, extensive libraries and eye-catching structures enlivening historical streets. Some of the UK’s most beautiful parks are in and around Manchester. Great for anyone looking to unwind or stay active, these parks have children's playgrounds, picnic tables, sports facilities, and dining...

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Uit eten in Manchester

When it comes to dining in Manchester, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The city’s food scene has seen significant changes over the years, now offering cuisines from all over the world. The Greater Manchester area does feature significant local specialities, such as black pudding, parched peas, and Eccles cake, but there’s also a range of British classics like scones, fish and chips, and the full English breakfast to enjoy.  If you’re...

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Winkelen in Manchester

Shopping in Manchester ranges from multi-storey malls and great-value outlet stores to designer boutiques and charming markets. While the city is most famous as a hub of culture, entertainment, and sports, there’s plenty of opportunities to snag a bargain or indulge in upmarket shopping. Manchester shopping malls house a good mix of international and classic British brands, as well as iconic department stores like Debenhams, Selfridges, and Marks & Spencer. If...

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Het nachtleven in Manchester

Nightlife in Manchester often highlights the city’s impressive live music heritage – some of the world’s biggest bands were formed here between the 1960s and 1990s. Each neighbourhood offers something different, so you’ll have ample places to spend a fun evening in the city. With one of the strongest nightlife scenes in the UK, many people head to Manchester for special events, such as The Warehouse Project with its series of...

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Nuttige informatie

This section of basic information about Manchester helps you get to know the city while planning your travel itinerary. The Industrial Revolution, football and music have all contributed to Manchester’s global fame. A city break will put you in the centre of Northwest England’s cosmopolitan life with its pioneering music scene, art galleries, museums, and football matches. Whether it’s your first holiday or you’re a regular visitor to Manchester, we’ve outlined...

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Accommodaties in Manchester

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