Looking for things to do in Manchester?
There are lots of things to do in Manchester, below is the tip of the iceberg, checkout the associated links for even more things to do in Manchester. The city is overflowing with entertainment for the whole family, museums, parks, historical buildings and theme parks nearby, Be it
historical, cultural, artistic, informative, social, relaxing or just plain fun then things to do in Manchester will keep you busy for a long time.
Artistically inclined? Then spend some time in The Lowry Centre full of Laurence Stephen Lowry paintings where the timeless matchstick people are waiting to be accessible to young and old. Also check-out the Chinese Arts Centre where you can broaden your cultural horizons.
How about watching a play at the Royal Exchange Theatre or take a tour to the many venues with a reputable tour guide company. Discover local heritage at the Central Library or Town Hall or experience the ultra-modern Urbis building.
Take a walk at the beautiful Heaton Park the backdrop for concerts and open-air theatre. This big green space offers some great views both over the city and towards the Pennines, and you can hire a rowing boat, take a walk in the woods, or just relax.Award-winning Manchester Art Gallery is best known for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, although its fine and decorative art collections cover all periods, from ancient pottery to contemporary art. Some 25,000 works are spread across three floors, including paintings, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, and even wallpaper and dolls houses.
The Gallery of Costume at Platt Hall in South Manchester has just enjoyed a £1 million facelift, and shows off more than 20,000 items of clothing and accessories from the 17th century to the present day. Discover what Victorian women wore when they went cycling or to play tennis, and cast your eyes over a Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn. Ranging from high fashion to the clothes of ordinary, working people, this amazing collection is regularly updated.
If you haven’t had enough of fashion after the Gallery of Costume, discover Manchester’s contemporary creative side in the Northern Quarter, home to boutiques, quirky designers, art galleries and trendy bars. It’s a great area to roam around enjoying some window-shopping, with a Flower Market in Piccadilly Gardens (Thursday – Saturday) and a Saturday Fashion Market.
Sip cocktails in luxury. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer impressive views of Manchester’s skyline at the luxurious Cloud 23 cocktail bar on the 23rd floor of the Hilton – and while drinks don’t come cheap, it’s well worth it for the stylish setting and the panoramic views.
For some alternative culture, track down Cornerhouse, a well-respected contemporary visual arts centre and art house cinema in the heart of the city. With three screens, three floors of exhibition space, and a popular bar on the ground floor, there’s always something entertaining happening here.
Talented students from the Royal Northern College of Music put on free concerts for members of the public, including orchestral performances at the college’s concert hall, and lunchtime recitals by soloists and small ensembles in lovely St Ann’s Church.
Lots of events retailers, restaurants and activities here at Spinningfields . Then there’s Piccadilly Gardens, Imperial War Museum, People’s History Museum, Museum of Science, Gay Village, The Comedy Store, Victoria Baths, The Runway Visitor Park, Chinatown, Manchester Evening News Arena, Palace Theatre, Manchester Visitors Centre, o2 Apollo Theatre, Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens, Heaton Park Golf Centre, the list goes on and can be seen in depth here!
So there you go! I know if you check-out the links you will find even more things to do and the above is just a snippet of the enjoyment that can be had in Manchester. Send me information on your own town or city if you would like me to post it.
See you soon,,, Jimi.