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City guide – Manchester, England


Commonly called the second city of the United Kingdom, many regular visitors would rather travel to Manchester than any other city in England. Known worldwide for its major football clubs, Manchester also houses a lively music scene, plus architectural delights like the Gothic John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral and Arley Hall & Gardens – a wondrous Victorian mansion. Several shopping centres ensure that you can find souvenirs in boutiques, designer and high street stores, while restaurants like Manchester House Restaurant and Lounge and The French Restaurant, where many celebrities including Posh and Becks have dined, are difficult to rival.           
 

History

Manchester is described by many historians as the world's first industrial city due to its role in cotton and coal production in the late 1700s. The building of Bridgewater Canal, one of England's first canals, helped hasten the transportation of these products into Manchester in 1761. When the canal was finished, Manchester had yet to open its first school, library or theatre, and the city's population was just 22,000 in 1773. By 1823, that figure jumped to around 108,000, and it would peak at 766,000 in 1931.
 

Things to see and do

Music
The music scene in Manchester has helped shape the careers of some of the world's most beloved musicians including the Bee Gees, Oasis and Morrissey. In the spring of 1965, three bands from Manchester — the Dreamers, Herman's Hermits, and Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders — filled the top three spots of the Billboard Hot 100.

Much of the world's most popular music today is regularly performed at the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena, one of the planet's busiest facilities along with London's O2 Arena and Madison Square Garden in New York. Many of the more than 250 events that take place at Manchester Arena every year are musical concerts.

Live shows also take place in front of tens of thousands of people at Old Trafford cricket ground and the City of Manchester Stadium, while some of the more intimate concert venues here include the O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester Academy and Manchester Central.
 

Football

This football-mad city is enviable as the home of some pretty incredible football history as well as a pair of famous modern-era clubs. In 1888, the world's first professional league was founded at the Royal Hotel in Manchester. Years later, Manchester United and Manchester City combined to win seven of eight Premier League titles from the 2006-07 season through to the 2013-14 campaign. City plays two miles east of the centre at the City of Manchester Stadium, and United's Old Trafford is three miles to the west.

Annual festivals


Sporting events
Several fun festivals take place in Manchester so you might want to want to schedule your trip to coincide with them. Sports fans should consider attending the British National Squash Championships, which are held at the National Squash Centre every February. Those with Irish blood, or those who simply want to be Irish for a couple of weeks, are encouraged to visit during the Manchester Irish Festival in March – its St. Patrick's Day parade is especially popular.

Runners can join 38,000 likeminded people for the Great Manchester Run, a 10-kilometre race held every May, while the Great Manchester Cycle race takes place on a 13-mile course in June.

Arts and cultural events


The Manchester International, a cultural gathering focused on new art, is held in June and July every other year. Party enthusiasts will want to make the trip to Manchester at some point between September and New Year's Day to take in the Warehouse Project and the tremendous industrial energy that surrounds this special club night in the city.  

Climate

Contrary to popular belief, it actually rains less in Manchester than it does in the United Kingdom in general; Manchester's annual rainfall totals 1,125 millimetres. High temperatures in the summer usually reach 21 degrees Celsius while winter temperatures normally stay just above the freezing mark. Snow falls here between November and February – although it doesn’t occur every year.

Getting to Manchester

Manchester Airport is the country's largest outside of the London metropolitan area, and it serves passengers flying in from major cities situated throughout Europe and the world. Some of the most popular airlines that serve this airport include easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair and Thomas Cook Airlines. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of its terminals, and many business travellers enjoy spending time in the Escape Lounges.

Those using public transportation can get into the city by taking one of the trains that depart Manchester Airport railway station, which is conveniently situated between Terminals 1 and 2. Once in the city, you will find that it is very easy to get around by using public transportation.

Manchester Metrolink will be the country's largest tram network once renovations are completed in 2016; Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria are two of England's busiest railway stations. Several bus companies provide further transportation options for those looking to get around Manchester.

This city is actually one of the most historic places in the world for rail travel. Liverpool Road railway station, which was open from 1830-44, served as a terminus for the oldest inter-city passenger railway in the world, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Once you have your travel dates in mind, use our search function to choose from a wide array of hotels situated in Greater Manchester.
 

Recently Rated Manchester Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre
4.3 / 5
12 reviews
4 stars £52.50
Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester
2.9 / 5
40 reviews
3 stars £37.50
Atrium by BridgeStreet Apartments
4.1 / 5
23 reviews
3 stars £53.34
Park Inn By Radisson Manchester City Centre
4.3 / 5
11 reviews
4 stars £56.67
The Birch Hotel
3.2 / 5
13 reviews
3 stars £32.78

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1 Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
2.9 / 5 106 reviews

Portland Street

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Central location makes grand hotel a standout in downtown ManchesterCentrally located, the Britannia Manchester hotel is an excellent choice for sightseeing and business travel in this vibrant...

Good Deal
Hotel was great price, great location and clean sheets. Perfect. Maybe a little tired and past its day but ticked all my boxes.
10 Mar 2015
Weekend break
Clean room, great shower and comfortable beds. Recommended for a weekend away. Corridor could do with a revampire but nothing a coat of paint couldn't fix. Fantastic location.
10 Feb 2015
Hotel only £78.75

2 The Midland Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 26 reviews

Peter Street

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Traditional retreat with up-to-date amenitiesThe Midland Hotel welcomes travellers with a seamless blend of old world charm and modern comforts in the heart of Manchester. An ideal base for...

Midland Manchester
No pool , no gym. This was reason I booked so disappointing.
9 Feb 2015
Fabulous
I have always stayed at The Hilton Never again .THE MIDLAND was fabulous from start to finish , look forward to staying again.
14 Dec 2014
Hotel only £28.49

3 Sachas Spa Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
1.9 / 5 23 reviews

Tib Street

FREE Wireless Internet in Public areas

Comfortable, convenient and affordable hotel near Piccadilly GardensCentrally located near Piccadilly Gardens and not far from Piccadilly Station, the economical Britannia Sachas Hotel City Centre...

Overnight stay
Room was basic, very noisy as there was party in next room so had no sleep, breakfast was cold, would not stay there again
12 Jan 2015
Big dissapointment
I'm afraid but won't recommend to say there. Room had no windows and really noisy air conditioning. Carpets were full of dust and require replacement. There was party downstairs and you can hear...
26 Aug 2014
Hotel only £57.60

4 Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

4 stars
3.7 / 5 31 reviews

3-5 Portland Street

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The Portland, Manchester in the city center is a top ranked leisure & business hotel in Manchester opposite Piccadilly Gardens and immediately near the Arndale Center. The Portland by Thistle,...

city break
lovely modern hotel,fresh and clean throughout ,staff very helpful and friendly and in ideal location..
4 Mar 2015
Girl's night
Booked this hotel as we just needed a room for the night and it needed to be central and reasonably priced. Hotel is in a great location and the room, whilst on the small side was perfectly clean...
16 Feb 2015
Hotel only £70.13

5 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly

3 stars
4.4 / 5 29 reviews

One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St.

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Contemporary sophistication in a central location at Piccadilly PlaceThe downtown Mint Hotel Manchester boasts an ideal location at Piccadilly Place, in the center of it all. Arts, cultural and...

Great location. Very good hotel
Ideal location if arriving by Train. Literally a 2 minute walk from Piccadilly Station. Room size was ok, but wouldn't want it any smaller. Loved the iMac tv/computer although it did crash a few...
4 Mar 2015
Perfect location with cool amenities
First of all, the cookies!! The hotel is basically across the street from the Picadilly train station, which is excellent...you can even avoid steps and street crossings altogether if you take the...
24 Jun 2014
Hotel only £32.50

6 Gardens Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 15 reviews

55 Piccadilly

FREE Wireless Internet

An affordable and convenient hotel overlooking Piccadilly GardensThe comfortable and affordable Gardens Hotel overlooks the lovely Piccadilly Gardens and is only a quarter mile from Piccadilly...

Very friendly and helpfull staff, cheap cheerfull and local hotel
Very helpful and friendly staff. Room is basic and does the job. Hotel is very centrally located and is perfect for a budget seeker. There's even carpet on the walls of the lift for those who love...
24 Nov 2014
Weekend away
Great location in the middle of everything shops,bars easy to find . Only downside was the key card to our room it didn't work the whole time we were there wasn't so much of a problem until it came...
1 Jul 2014
Hotel only £75.00

7 The Place Aparthotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 31 reviews

Ducie Street, Piccadilly

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A hotel with a difference in the heart of ManchesterThe Place Apartment Hotel in the heart of Manchester is located in a Grade II listed building, which has been converted into luxury apartments....

Lovely Place to stay.
Stayed at The Place with my Mum and Sister to visit the Christmas Markets and do some Christmas shopping. Booked a two bedroom apartment and were amazed to be put in a family suite with 3 kingside...
16 Dec 2014
Great stay with the family
Staff very friendly and helpful. They books a restaurant for us and sorted the taxi and advised us on time to low to get through town. The rooms are perfect for families and the kids loved the...
1 Jun 2014
Hotel only £52.50

8 Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

4 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

Jurys Hotel

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Accommodation to suit business or pleasure in ManchesterThe Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre is located in the heart of this prosperous city and has both Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate...

All you need in the centre of town
As with all Jurys properties that I have stayed in this hotel ticks all the boxes - city centre location, wifi, good breakfast, friendly staff and a comfy bed. Always a surefire hit.
18 Mar 2015
Great location
Very close to shopping, trams and great places to eat. Service is great from all of the staff, very accommodating and helpful... thanks
12 Mar 2015
Hotel only £51.66

9 Arora Hotel Manchester

4 stars
4.3 / 5 30 reviews

18-24 Princess Street

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Sleek contemporary design inside a heritage exterior in ManchesterCentrally located on Princess Street, across from the Manchester Art Gallery, the Arora Hotel Manchester offers guests...

Great Hotel
This is a hotel with a great location and staff who can't so enough for you. Reception offered all sorts of information about Manchester which was most helpful. Breakfast had very good selection...
3 Mar 2015
business stay
great hotel - food a bit limited for vegetarians other wise great
9 Feb 2015
Hotel only £70.84

10 Macdonald Townhouse Manchester

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

101 Portland Street

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Renovations make this downtown Manchester boutique hotel shineThe renovated Macdonald Townhouse Manchester offers boutique hotel accommodations in the heart of downtown. Friendly service, stylish...

very lovely
hotel was fantastic. very posh very upperclass and worth the money. i would revisit
24 Jan 2015
Great location
Free bus to local attractions around the city centre made this a great place for us as I was recovering from a broken leg. Stairs up to reception difficult to manage but there is a lift which I...
10 Jun 2014
Hotel only £36.66

11 Stay Inn Hotel Manchester

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

55 Blackfriars Road

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Bed and breakfast hotel close to Manchester attractionsHolidaymakers looking for affordable accommodations while exploring Manchester find suitable retreat at Stay Inn Hotel Manchester. Guests at...

Perfect for the arena, but a bit out of town
Hotel is perfectly placed for those going to the arena, but might be a bit far from the centre of town, depends what you need the hotel for.
16 Feb 2015
ok room
the hotel is in walking distant of town and xmas market. was the best value hotel with free parking we could find the room is ok needs a really make over but does the job of somewhere to put head...
28 Dec 2014
Hotel only £56.25

12 City Stop Manchester

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

6-16 Dantzic Street

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Victoria Buildings is a stunning grade II listed property and provides beautiful contemporary apartments with a combination of the old exposed brickwork and new steelwork. The ideal place to stay...

shopping trip
great location right behind the arndale shopping centre and opposite the print works.lovely spacious rooms. extremely friendly reception staff and cleaners , rooms adequately furnished little...
19 Dec 2014
Excellent location
Great apartment in a brilliant location, right opposite Printworks and Arndale. Staff and check in fine. Clean spacious apartment, my only suggestion would be that considering there is a full size...
29 Apr 2014
Hotel only £59.33

13 Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Water Street

Rate includes breakfast

Stars, river views and luxury in the center of ManchesterAcross from the Granada Television Studios and a leisurely stroll to the Opera House and the Palace Theatre, the Manchester Marriott...

A great weekend spoilt.
We arrived at the front door and was met by a very courtious conseirge, the staff were excellent, the accomodation was excellent, the Hotel ammenities was excellent and we did not plan to have food...
27 May 2014
Hotel only £51.67

14 Holiday Inn Express MANCHESTER CC - OXFORD ROAD

3 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

2-4 Oxford Road

Enjoy a convenient city centre location at the sleek Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre-Oxford Road hotel. You can be at a sales pitch or the football pitch in minutes, as it's just a short...

Great Location, Helpful Staff
The hotel was in a perfect location for us - right on Oxford Road with easy access to trains and buses. It was simple to hop on a bus and see our daughter at University of Manchester and /or go the...
1 May 2014
20 Times 20 Times
The hotel was very central and if one wanted to bar hop, it was the right neighborhood. Parking is a block away and the staff was very helpful. Manchester is confusing to navigate but having a GPS...
31 Mar 2014
Hotel only £60.84

15 Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.1 / 5 15 reviews

London Road

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Elegant, modern luxury near Piccadilly Station in Manchester In the heart of the city, the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is sure to please. This landmark hotel offers contemporary elegance...

Weekend with my friend concert and shopping
I have stayed in this hotel many times! The location is perfect. I will deffinately stay here the next time I come to stay in Manchester. The only thing I will say against the hotel is that the...
3 Mar 2015
Lovely Mid-week Break
This is a well-run comfy and clean hotel. The rooms are spacious and well laid out. The hotel was spotless and room service do a great job here. The reception staff were friendly and well presented...
9 Feb 2015
Hotel only £46.44

16 Blue Rainbow ApartHotel Manchester High Street

5 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

58 High Street

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Fully renovated and newly opened in April 2012 our 19 one and two bedroom apartments are located in the heart of Manchester next to The Arndale Centre shopping centre, Print works leisure complex...

Double the space of a hotel
I booked a premium one bedroom apartment for two nights during a busy time in Manchester. I got a rate cheaper than a bog standard 3* star hotel and was pleased I made the choice I did. All the...
28 Jun 2014
Short notice hotel
The staff at the hotel lacked a lot of knowledge about the surrounding area but they were willing to help with internet searches and were very pleasant. The hotel is in an ideal location. Right...
28 Jan 2014
Hotel only £90.84

17 Hilton Manchester Deansgate

4 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

303 Deansgate

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Stunning views and contemporary style in Beetham Tower in ManchesterOccupying the lower 23 floors of the downtown Beetham Tower, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate offers stylish contemporary design...

fantastic hotel
It's a lovely hotel I enjoyed the stay and how close the city center to the hotel. There are parking close to the hotel and also there are Caffè shop and restaurants
14 Aug 2014
Reliable Hotel
Hilton reliability, excellent location for Manchester Central convention centre.
22 Jun 2013
Hotel only £90.84

18 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester

5 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Free Trade Hall

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Discover modern luxuries in historic building in the heart of the cityFree Trade Hall, home of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel, is counted among the most famous buildings in downtown...

Birthday celebration
I stayed here with my boyfriend for his birthday over the weekend. We arrived early around 1pm but was able to check in straight away, as we had paid for a business class room we expected a good...
12 Jan 2015
Best gain for price paid
Perfect location with walking distance to city center and picadilly train station
3 Jun 2014
Hotel only £53.13

19 Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 22 reviews

Portland Street

Rate includes up to 40% off, Breakfast and more

A beautifully equipped and luxurious stay in ManchesterThe Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is situated in the heart of the city centre, making it the perfect location to discover one of the...

Valentines weekend without the kids
Great location Only thing that let it down was size of room. We booked a pro alive room which shows a large room with settee at the end of bed for relaxing during our stay. We got a average sized...
17 Feb 2015
Awesome Stay
This hotel is located in a great area. You are right in the center of town and all the action. The rooms were nice and clean. The room service and friendly staff were exceptional!!
14 Nov 2014
Hotel only £41.00

20 Pendulum Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 20 reviews

Weston Bldg, Sackville Street

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Offering value, comfort and prime location in the heart of Manchester city centre, the Pendulum Hotel attracts a mixed crowd of smart savvy business travellers and city explorers seeking a dose of...

A very small room but the bed was very comfortable. No fridge but other than than that it was suitat
Friendly staff. It was fine and met our needs bar the lack of a fridge but all in all it is a nice place to stay at.
17 Jun 2014
Too hot
A converted Halls of Residence, rooms are small. The problem here is that there is no air conditioning and the windows only open a fraction. A small noisy fan is provided. There is no way I willl...
12 Jun 2014
Hotel only £56.67

21 Crowne Plaza MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

70 Shudehill

Lose yourself in a beautiful, modern settingWhether you're visiting for work or to explore the area, the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre gives you a chance to get to the heart of things. The...

Great weekend!
Brilliant stay from the moment of arrival. Nicest staff around and really nice room. Hotel ideally located and right beside a metro station aswell.
25 Nov 2014
Great city location
A very convenient central location, spotless rooms with a good range of facilities and services.
16 Aug 2014
Hotel only £53.34

22 Atrium by BridgeStreet Apartments

3 stars
4.1 / 5 23 reviews

74 Princess Street

Extended stay apartments offer home-like atmosphere in ManchesterFor extended stays in downtown Manchester, the Atrium by BridgeStreet Apartments is an excellent choice. This hotel, on the corner...

Ideal place for leisure stay
Very close to central railway and coach stations (for those who plan to travel further). China town is just round the corner. A few steps to National Gallery and other tourist attractions. Flat is...
28 Oct 2013
great
we came before noon time and got a vary nice and pleasent room. got tow fans , the days were hot. the staff was very kind and helpfull. more value for the money.
5 Aug 2013
Hotel only £74.16

23 Dreamhouse Apartments Manchester City Centre

4 stars
5.0 / 5

3/11 Liverpool Road

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In the heart of the city, Deansgate Apartments are surrounded by places to eat and shops. The financial district of Manchester is a short walk away which also makes these apartments an ideal base...

Hotel only £56.54

24 City Warehouse Aparthotel Manchester

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

6-14 Great Ancoats Street

FREE Wireless Internet

Located just a few minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens, in the heart of Manchester City Centre, the City Warehouse Apartment Hotel offers a superb alternative to traditional Hotel accommodation....

Goregous room and excellent staff
Couldn't have been more impressed by the staff in this hotel. They were beyond helpful, so welcoming and so friendly. They assistited us with any queries we had and could not have been faulted!...
25 Mar 2014
Great size apartment to hold our Christmas family gathering
We had a brilliant stay,and the staff could not have been more helpful. Bed a little too hard for me otherwise it would have been full marks for comfort. The 2 showers were fantastic, and the...
28 Dec 2013
Hotel only £65.83

25 Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 11 reviews

Blackfriars Street

Rate includes breakfast

Attractive, modern accommodations near Piccadilly Station and MEN ArenaClose to Piccadilly Station, the hub of downtown Manchester, is the contemporary Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel....

Convenient location and comfortable hotel
But best of all are the excellent staff - from the friendly and efficient reception and checkout to the excellent car service, we couldn't fault them. We were even guided to a good local restaurant...
21 Apr 2013