Discover everything that Manchester has to offer when you take a short break to this modern metropolis in north-west England.
It lays claim to being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and was a wealthy place until the decline of the cotton industry in the 1950’s. Many of its buildings hark back to its past, but recent regeneration of the city has seen the birth of many eye-catching and modern new architectural showpieces, including Urbis (Manchester’s Centre for Urban Culture) and Beetham Tower, the tallest building in the UK outside London.
But it’s not because of the architecture that the majority of visitors head for Manchester. This is a city made for living in, and from the bohemian Northern Quarter to the compact shopping streets of the city centre, you’ll find something to interest or excite you on every corner.
Each are has its own unique character – Chinatown, with its numerous restaurants serving up Eastern delights and its Ming Dynasty Imperial Arch, Exchange Square’s designer fashion boutiques and New Cathedral Street with Harvey Nichols as the jewel in its crown, The Gay Village’s warehouse bars, restaurants and nightclubs, and Castlefield, the attractive waterside district.
If you’ve been looking for nightlife on a UK break, then this is the place for you. Dance the night away in one of its clubs, party in a fun bar or simply sip a pint in a traditional English pub – all this and more is on offer in Manchester.
Add some culture to your Manchester short break and visit one of its theatres, the Opera House, a comedy club or see your favourite band at the G-Mex. This city’s geared up for a good time, and you’ll never be short of activities. Why not take in a football match while you’re in this football mad city? But the big decision is, City or United?