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Things to do in Manchester - City Guide by IHG


Discover Manchester

One of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities in the United Kingdom, Manchester finds itself listed among the world's top destinations. It's the UK's most visited city after London and serves as England's unofficial “capital of the North.” As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester boasts extraordinary architecture and historic landmarks that balance nicely with its modern innovations and interactive attractions.


Top Manchester Guides

Given its status as one of the UK's most popular cities, you can rest assured that there's always something to explore in Manchester.


Music and Entertainment in Manchester

Whether you're interested in attending an impressive music event or educational cultural festival, you're sure to have a wonderful time in Manchester when you check out some of these top events around the city.



Top Manchester's landmarks

Check out these can't-miss attractions and landmarks in Manchester as you plan your trip.






Best places to eat in Manchester

While Manchester is perhaps best known for soccer and its legendary musical history, the city is also home to some of the best cuisine in the United Kingdom.




Day Trips nearby Manchester

Hire a driver, rent a car or take one of these day trips from Manchester by train to enjoy these top attractions and cities.


Short visit? Only 24-48 hours in Manchester

If you only have a short time to explore the city, discover the best things to do in Manchester.


Manchester Neighbourhoods

Whether you're searching for a taste of nightlife, live music, boutique shops or an aimless stroll, these Manchester neighborhoods are worth a visit.

Where to Stay

i. With more than 30 hotels throughout Manchester’s neighbourhoods, IHG has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station

Things to Do

With so much happening in this charming city, it's easy to find a variety of activities to enjoy on your next visit.

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Discover the city’s heritage and how it has grown to be the progressive hub it is today with the 90-minute Sightseeing Manchester hop-on hop-off bus tour.


The Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is the largest in the UK, doubling up as a live music and events venue at the iconic Printworks as well a much-loved American diner.


Have a smooth and stress-free sightseeing by pre-booking your private round-trip to and from the famous Red Devils’ Stadium - Old Trafford.


Wander through more of Weatherfield as Coronation Street The Tour takes you on a trip down the nation’s most famous street to discover the hidden world that lies behind the camera lens.


Experience some of the best restaurants throughout Manchester and book your reservation using OpenTable.