Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, with a unique character all of its own. Manchester welcomes visitors with its fine traditions of culture, music, sport and top class events. Its vitality is expressed through its fascinating history, interactive attractions, magnificent architecture and most of all, the spirit of its people - ensuring that there’s always something to do in the Greater Manchester region.

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Manchester United Museum and Tour Centre
Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16 0RA

The Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour offers a behind the scenes look at the world's most iconic stadium: the Old Trafford. Come and sit in the managers' seat in the dugout, walk through the players' tunnel towards the hallowed turf, and find the seat of your favourite player in the dressing room. Get a feel for life in the Premier League and immerse yourself in an unrivalled story, the greatest football story ever told. Manchester United welcome groups of all sizes, from all over the world every day to the home of Manchester United, from individuals and families to international group tours, providing the same world-class experience to all.

Manchester City Football Club
Etihad Stadium, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 3FF

Go behind the scenes at the world's fastest growing football club. Stadium and Club Tour On the Stadium and Club Tour, a professional guide will navigate an unforgettable and all-encompassing tour of the club and Etihad Stadium, which captures the very essence of Manchester City. The tour will showcase the pride, the passion and the heritage of the football Club. It shows how everything that happens on and off the pitch contributes to making Manchester City the Club that it is today. Visitors can see how it feels to be grilled by the media in the press conference room hot seat, visit the inner sanctum of the City dressing room, and walk down the tunnel imagining the roar of 55,000 supporters cheering on their heroes. Finally, take in the view from new manager Pep Guardiola's seat in the dug-out - there's the opportunity to experience everything. Outside of the football season the stadium hosts major national and international football events as well as summer concerts. Stadium tours are available and the club has an excellent museum packed full of football memorabilia.

Yang Sing
34 Princess Street, Manchester

Located in the heart of Manchester’s Chinatown, serving exquisite dim sum and Cantonese cuisine, the Yang Sing offers cordial old school service; some contemporary takes on traditional Cantonese cooking and an enviable reputation as one of Manchester’s finest food institutions. Serving locally sourced produce and buying seasonally, Yang Sing is a grande dame of Manchester’s vibrant food and drink scene. What began as a small family affair in 1977 has grown to become synonymous with the cultural and culinary landscape of the city; serving classic favourites from sizzling black bean topside of beef with green peppers to signature, steamed wild seabass with spring onion and coriander. Gourmands and foodies travel from far and wide to sample Harry Yeung’s famed dim sum delights and also to indulge in the extensive wine list featuring many boutique and specialist wines. A warm and inviting restaurant, open daily from midday so whether you’re dropping in for a quick dim sum lunch with family and friends or entertaining guests with a lavish banquet in the private dining and events rooms, Yang Sing is there for your every occasion.

Unit 4, Mirabel Street, Manchester M3 1PJ

Umezushi is a gem in the Manchester culinary scene, hidden behind its nondescript doors. As the name might suggest, it is a Japanese restaurant, known for using only the freshest ingredients. Be sure to try the sushi and the tempura.

Manchester Arndale
Market St, Manchester

When it comes to shopping it has to be Manchester Arndale. Find a huge selection of exciting shops from the leading high street names such as Apple, Next, River Island, Topshop and Wallis to lots of smaller, stylish specialists and food outlets - and all under one roof. Manchester Arndale is the Manchester city centre shopping centre! Located close to bus, tram and train networks it's easy to get to and, more importantly, easy to get from when you've got mountains of shopping to carry home.

Northern Quarter

If you are looking for the very latest street fashion, you should head for Oldham Street, the main street in Northern Quarter. It houses shops like Arc Gallery Store, where many young designers and artists exhibit their wares. Northern Quarter also has many small record shops and interior design shops for people who have an eye for trends. Artisans work at the Manchester Craft Centre in Oak Street. Affleck’s Palace, on Church Street, is also worth a visit if you are interested in design. Many of the leading young names in Manchester are brought together in this four-storey building.


With three terminals handling over 23 million passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway for the North. Sixty-five airlines ensure Manchester Airport is directly connected to over 210 destinations including Beijing and Hong Kong, and no more than one-stop away from anywhere in the world. It has a combined railway and bus station, with departures to Manchester and the rest of the country. The train to Manchester Piccadilly takes about 20 minutes. Airport buses to Manchester depart every half hour. Taxis and car hire companies are also available at the airport.

Virgin Trains
Piccadilly Station, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 7RA

Virgin Trains will get travellers to Manchester in the quickest, most comfortable and most stylish way possible. With trains every 20 minutes and fares from £20 it couldn't be easier. Whether its some awesome shopping, or making a weekend out of Manchester, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Manchester Arndale or a visit to the Trafford Centre. Explore somewhere new this season with Virgin Trains.

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