National Football Museum & Printworks Manchester

National Football Museum & Printworks Manchester

Your best UK city shopping experience starts here at The Arndale Centre Manchester

Your best UK city shopping experience starts here at The Arndale Centre Manchester

The city of Manchester is a world class city famed for its football clubs, its nightlife and live music venues, its unique shopping experience, its sports facilities and premier museums and galleries. A former host of the Commonwealth Games and one of the country's great university cities, outside of the capital it's Manchester that attracts the largest number of visitors in the UK annually.

The city has a rich industrial and radical heritage explored in family friendly museums like the People's History Museum. A string of award-winning museums, galleries, theatres and an independent cinema cluster around the city centre. The National Football Museum is a recent additional to Manchester's superb choice of museums. Dining quarters are relaxed and informal, and include some of Britain's best curry houses along the 'Curry Mile' in the Rusholme area and a superb collection of Chinese restaurants, shops and food outlets in the city centre's Chinatown just behind the town hall.

Take in top West End shows at city centre theatres like the Opera House and The Palace Theatre or head to The Royal Exchange for cutting edge drama or the Corner House Cinema for a mix of world and classic cinema plus some great themed film festivals. Music venues in Manchester are almost as famous as some of the top stars that perform in them including the O2 Apollo Manchester and the Manchester Academy in University heartland on Oxford Road. Manchester also has its own landmark international concert venue - The Bridgewater Hall. The Hall hosts more than 250 performances annually across various music genres including classical music, jazz, pop and world music. Three resident orchestras also have a home here including the BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and the Hallé.

Manchester Pride Parade on Deansgate

Manchester Pride Parade on Deansgate

Take a tour of your favourite football stadium - either Manchester United or Manchester City. Both clubs offer fantastic stadium tours with on-site visitor centres and club memorabilia shops. More football club shops are in the city's Arndale shopping centre. Free museums and galleries are numerous across Manchester's city centre making it a great value city break.

Spectacular Victoriana and modern architecture are all around - the city has one of the most striking town halls in the country (designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed London's Natural History Museum). Contemporary gems include the National Football Museum building and down on the Salford Quays The Lowry and Imperial War Museum. So if you're looking for a super cool edge to your UK city break, Manchester has the attitude, the history, the arts, the icons and the attractions to back it up!

Accommodation in Manchester

  • Manchester   (5.2 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £39
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    Stylish Airport hotel only 3 miles from Manchester Airport with restaurants, bars, meeting rooms and 'Stay & Fly' packages. Popular wedding venue. WiFi throughout and pets welcome.
     
  • East Didsbury   (5.2 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £25
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    Budget Travelodge Manchester Didsbury Hotel with free parking for 50 cars. Ideal for business or leisure with WiFi, optional breakfast and easy access to the A34 adjacent.
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  • Manchester   (0.4 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £37
    per person
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    City centre Britannia Sachas Hotel in Manchester adjacent to Piccadilly Gardens & the Northern Quarter with indoor pool and health spa, conference suites, 2 restaurants and 3 bars.
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  • Manchester   (0.6 miles from the centre of Manchester)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £370
    Per week (sleep 2-4) discounts for longer stays
     
    Well equipped 1 or 2 bedroom apartments in Manchester close to Oxford Road Station & The Northern Quarter that are ideal for business or leisure. Long stays welcome. Sleep 1-6.
     
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  • Manchester   (0.5 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £12
    Per person per night (dorm room)
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    3 star hostel in Manchester’s thriving Northern Quarter. Free breakfast & free WiFi with private and shared en-suite rooms with a self-catering kitchen, games room, and TV lounge.
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  • Manchester   (0.4 miles from the centre of Manchester)
    Sleeps 2
    Prices from
    £118
    per night incl.VAT (4 NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY)
     
    Luxury serviced studio apartments in Manchester city centre. 24 hour reception & concierge, indoor pool, Jacuzzi & gym. Unlimited WiFi & valet parking. Minimum stay 4 nights.
     
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  • Manchester   (0.4 miles from the centre of Manchester)
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £350
    Per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 13 reviews
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    Two stylish luxury apartments in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, open plan with period features. Free WiFi. Perfect for business or leisure. Spa nearby. Sleep 4 & 10.
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  • Manchester   (0.3 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £25
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    Well appointed Travelodge hotel in Manchester close to Victoria Station & the Arndale Centre. Chargeable parking, bar/ cafe, meeting room & Wi-Fi service. Groups welcome.
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  • Manchester   (0.7 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £45
    Per room per night
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    Modern Manchester Travelodge hotel set close to Victoria Station and the Manchester Arena. Licensed bar/ cafe, ensuite double & family rooms, Wi-Fi & cash machine.
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