A City of Two Halves
Enjoy the superb shopping, eating, drinking and nightlife in the city of Manchester.
With over 90 museums and art galleries, Manchester is the perfect place for an indulgent short break...
Inviting, original, edgy, happening, different: spend any time in Manchester and you’ll soon see it’s a place like no other. This free-spirited city demands your attention with a warm, no-nonsense welcome and a liberating open-mindedness that challenges you to take part. Bring us your ideas, your energy and your attitude and you’ll fit right in – that’s what makes our city uniquely Manchester....
Manchester is a dramatic mix of old and new. The futuristic design and innovative shapes of its contemporary architecture sit side by side with the spires and grinning gargoyles of its proud past
Funky. Fashionable. Chic. Sleek. Shopping in Manchester is an experience like no other. Seek out rare finds at Saturday’s Tib Street fashion market. Browse vintage boutiques and explore the record shops in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for one-off promos. For a more indulgent shop, head to the likes of Harvey Nichols’ and finish off with a cocktail.
Summer is all about al-fresco dining. Here are some of the best areas in Manchester to sit out in the sun (fingers crossed) and enjoy a bite to eat and a cool drink.
Oxford Road is home to Kro 2, which has one of the biggest outdoor spaces in the city, complete with heaters & covers for the cooler days. The menu includes Danish classics, and there’s everything from a light snack to a three course dinner. Pure Space sits just down Hulme Street near Oxford Road Station and combines the best food, drink, music, and atmosphere over its three floors. Its spectacular roof terrace is one of the main pulls and you might find it difficult to leave.