How to spend a weekend in Manchester | EUROtoday

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Manchester’s ornate listed buildings, red-brick cotton warehouses and weaver’s cottages are reminders of its industrial previous. But town’s ever-growing reputation means many are actually dwelling to luxurious accommodations, hip bars and imaginative eating places.

Creativity is a key a part of Manchester’s id, with musicians and artists from town being celebrated worldwide. This is proven in its thriving cultural establishments and reside music venues, plus cutting-edge occasions such because the Manchester International Festival. Manchester’s variety additionally signifies that, within the surprisingly compact metropolis centre, you possibly can stroll between Chinatown, the Gay Village and the Northern Quarter’s road artwork earlier than persevering with to Ancoats’ impartial eating places.

And whereas its two improbable soccer groups are synonymous with Manchester, did you additionally know that it’s a Unesco City of Literature and the birthplace of the suffragette motion? You’ll depart craving extra of town about which music mogul Tony Wilson mentioned: “This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”

Explore our interactive map under for all of the native highlights, and scroll down for our advised day-by-day abstract of one of the best issues to see and do.

For extra Manchester inspiration, see our guides to town’s greatest accommodations, eating places, bars and issues to do.