Visit Manchester

Manchester is an extremely vibrant and exciting city, home to many popular up and coming music artists and with an increasing student population.

The city grew significantly in the 19th century off the back of the industrial revolution, and has undergone significant rejuvenation and investment since the latter part of the 1990’s. In fact, Manchester is now one of the cultural capitals of the UK. There are numerous museums, including the Imperial War Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, and fantastic art galleries, including the Manchester Art Gallery, which contains a mix of both classic and contemporary art. Manchester is also home to numerous theatres and comedy clubs.

And of course, if you are a sports fan, Manchester is home to some of the biggest and most successful football clubs in the world. Whether you simply want to watch sport or get involved, there is the opportunity to do so. And if you are looking to spend the day shopping then Manchester has got you covered. There are premium department stores in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, independent stores in the Northern Quarter, and the world famous Trafford Centre, which is the second largest shopping centre in the UK.

Definitely worth visiting, Manchester provides the opportunity to do anything you would like in the city.

More Information

For more detailed information about the many great things Manchester has to offer, please feel free to visit the Manchester Tourist Board at

Getting to the city

From Crewe Station to Manchester Picadilly Station takes between 30 minutes to just over an hour, depending on how much you are willing to spend on a ticket. But Picadilly is only one of four main stations, which also include Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate stations. These are all in the city centre.

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Manchester has an excellent reputation for being one of the most varied culinary hot spots in the country. With such a diverse mix of cultures, it is no surprise that the city has an exciting restaurant scene. Whatever you crave, and whatever your budget, you’ll find something that suits you. From more up-market experiences such as Tattu, a chain with another restaurant in Birmingham, to a casual brunch in Pot Kettle Black cafe, where they serve tasty coffee and indulgent brunches.

For a walk in nature, try Alexandra Park or the Cathedral Gardens. These open green spaces provide a lovely rest from the big city. Walkden Gardens offer a charming walk under vine-covered arches and a Japanese garden, and performances are often held here, from live bands to Shakespeare. This is definitely somewhere to bear in mind when looking for a fun and unique way to spend an evening. In winter, Blackley forest provides a beautiful snowy walk through the enchanting trees.


If you are looking for a great night, then Manchester has you covered. With venues such as the 02 Apollo and the Manchester Arena amongst others, you can catch some of the biggest names. And there is a wide variety of other venues, where you can see new, independent acts. For a night on the town, there are clubs and pubs catering for every taste.

The Maker’s Market, in the Northern Quarter, has hosts of food and drink vendors, as well as many crafts, artists, designers or upcyclers selling their work. The Altrincham market rotates weekly between food, crafts, design and vintage, and it’s eatery is award winning. There are also night markets on Fridays in the Levenshulme market, and it is definitely worth exploring to see what you can find at one of these.

You can find out more on the visit Manchester website below