If you’re considering where to go for your next city break, a weekend in Manchester should be top of everyone’s list. Not only does the city ooze creativity, it is full of interesting architecture and home to possibly the most famous football club in the world. If you’re looking for your perfect accommodation in Manchester, stay away from overpriced hotels. Choosing to stay in a serviced apartment in Manchester means you get more space, better facilities and better value for money than a traditional hotel stay. Here are our top 5 reasons why everyone should spend a weekend in Manchester.

Art & Culture

From natural history to science & industry and costume design to modern art, Manchester has a huge range of interesting and engaging museums to help you learn more about the city and our place and influence in the wider world. Not only does Manchester have an array of independent and interesting galleries and museums, we are also home to the award-winning Whitworth Gallery – a must see for anyone interested in all things art! Moreover, most of our cultural hotspots are free to visit and there really is something for everyone.

Pubs & Bars

Manchester comes to life at night and it’s when you’ll get a real feel of the vibrancy and excitement of our city. We are spoiled for choice when it comes to places to drink too, from traditional cozy pubs to high-end cocktail and gin bars, everyone will find a place they love! If you want to feel at home in a hipster spots, head for the indie cafe-bars of Ancoats and the Northern Quarter. For a more elegant experience, Spinningfields might suit you better. There are often live acts in various venues across town and most are free to enjoy. Canal Street is also home to one of the liveliest gay villages in Europe.


It probably doesn’t need to be said but Manchester is home to two of the best football teams in the world, Manchester City and Manchester United. Although the city has so much more to offer than world-class football, we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make up part of the charm and character of Manchester. A visit to United’s home ground, Old Trafford Stadium, isn’t the only sporting attraction to look forward to. The National Football Museum relocated to the city centre and is a must-see for fans of the beautiful game.


With a huge number of shopping areas of all varieties, you really can shop ‘til you drop in Manchester. You could be searching for a bargain in the vintage clothes, record and book shops of the Northern Quarter, keeping up with the latest fashions and high-street favourites in the Arndale Centre or treating yourself in the luxury designer shops and department stores of New Cathedral Street and Exchange Square. If you want it all under one roof, travel out of the city to the largest shopping mall in Europe, the INTU Trafford Centre.


Manchester can do fine dining very well indeed, but we also love a bit of home-style favourites, some of which you won’t find anywhere else in the world. From black puddings & pasty barms to Manchester caviar and the Manchester Egg, these dishes may not be fancy, but they make up a part of the traditional foodie scene of the North West. Manchester has dining options for absolutely all tastes, from traditional British food to a whole host of international restaurants dotted around the city. So, whether home-grown or fusion, carnivore or vegan Manchester has some of the best restaurants in the UK to suit you.

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