The dynamic, fun and culture-packed city of Manchester is an exciting must-see place to visit during your next trip to the UK! There is always something going on in Manchester, whether it’s an international festival, a sporting event or a world-famous artist performing in one of the many music venues. Even if you have visited Manchester several times, there is always something new to discover.
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We have put together some of our favourite things to do and see in Manchester:
Held biennially, the Manchester International Festival turns the city into a world stage for the arts and artists from a spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. Manchester International Festival will return this summer for 18 extraordinary days in July of world premiere performances and special events in venues across Greater Manchester.
This trendy neighbourhood is buzzing with unique character and charm. Home to countless independent retail stores, record shops, coffee shops, cultural attractions, music venues, art installations, restaurants, and the world-famous indoor market - Afflecks Palace. Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the most popular place to go for a night out in Manchester with some of the best independent bars and restaurants in England. This electric, fun, unique, welcoming area of Manchester is a must-see!
Full of colour and flavour, Manchester’s Chinatown is the second largest in the UK and the third largest in Europe and is home to great shopping and amazing restaurants. No visit to Manchester’s Chinatown is complete without sitting down for an authentic Chinese meal. We are particularly fond of dim sum – bite-sized dumplings prepared in lots of ways. If you’re in Manchester in February, don’t miss the annual Chinese New Year festival, a highlight in the Manchester events calendar, it includes amazing food stalls and dancing Dragons in this famous parade!
No visit to Manchester would be complete without visiting the world’s biggest and best football museum. Fun for the whole family, discover everything you might want to know about the game, stadiums, clubs, players and more! Soak up the pressure of Old Trafford and test your skills at everything from penalty kicks and clever tricks, to goalkeeping and commentating!
Manchester’s uniquely contemporary waterfront destination, Salford Quays is home to some of the most spectacular attractions and iconic buildings in the UK. Visit The Lowry which boasts three stunning theatres alongside galleries showcasing artists of local, national and international renown. Enjoy the waterfront with city centre cruises and ship canal cruises. At Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, find a range of family-friendly activities and courses suitable for all ages and abilities from dingy sailing and windsurfing, to power boating, canoeing and more!
Youthful, diverse, energetic and bustling with character are just some of the ways we describe Manchester. Manchester city-centre is jam-packed with unique and fun things to do, places to stay, restaurants to enjoy and nightlife to experience. Hire one of our luxury SUVs, sports cars or saloons with Avis Prestige from either Manchester airport or our location in Manchester city-centre and explore Greater Manchester today!