Destination basics

Mild summers and cool winters. Manchester has a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year but that doesn’t damper Mancunians thriving spirits.

Festivals and events

Manchester is known for its world-class events and festivals, here are just a few:

Highlight: You may catch the next big gig as huge musical acts – New Order, Oasis, Simply Red and The Bee Gees all hailed from Manchester.

Manchester bustles with gastropubs, micro-breweries, funky bars and an emerging coffee culture to rival traditional afternoon tea. Pop-up markets, street food fairs and culinary destinations like the Corn Exchange provide cuisine on tap.

The city offers a great selection of halal, vegan and vegetarian options.

Highlight: For the spice adventurist, a stop at Curry Mile is a must. Feast on Pakistani, Indian, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi dishes.

The city boasts popular U.K. stores like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols as well as quirky and eclectic Afflecks for unique finds. A few others to consider:

Exchange Square for premium, upscale fashion.

Trafford Centre – high end at its best complete with imitation marble columns, flowing fountains and Royal inspired architecture, this shopping is fit for King or Queen.

The Northern Quarter – this bohemian enclave is filled with creative, artisan and International designers offering one-of-kind treasures.

Public transit is easily accessible and connects Manchester to all corners via buses, trams and trains. Manchester is also very walkable and bike friendly. A free hop on, hop off bus links all main rail stations, shopping and business districts.

Highlight: System One Travel card provides transferable passes for 1, 7 or 28 days.

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