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Top recommendations from locals

“Elegant Spinningfields is the city’s financial centre and a popular destination for entertainment and shopping. Office workers pour into cocktail bars and chain restaurants in the evening, while locals seeking culture head to the imposing Manchester Opera House for musicals and concerts. Also in the area is the People's History Museum, focusing on Manchester’s working-class history.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Bavarian-style beer cellar for traditional German food and pilsner beers on tap and in bottles.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Old Trafford is the home of world-renowned soccer club, Manchester United. If you can’t get tickets on game days, the stadium is open for behind the scenes stadium tours and entrance to their museum and club shop.”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Variety choices of food, various cultures and tonnes of delicious cuisines.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“A popular name in the cinema world - see all the latest films here. About 20 minutes walk from Chatsworth House or about 5 mins drive traffic permitting in a car/taxi.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Manchester Piccadilly was at the heart of the industrial revolution when the railway came to the city in 1830. The potential to link the city with other industrial towns and cities made Manchester an important centre for railway investment, and its role as a hub continues to this day. The busiest of five stations in Manchester, with 14 platforms, Piccadilly opened in 1842. Passenger satisfaction levels are at 92 per cent as opposed to the 60 per cent national average, and 24.5 million passengers pass through the station annually. Basically if you need to take a train while in Manchester, this is the station to book from.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“A very local bar in Castlefield - a couple of mins walk along the canal from the Loft. A stunning venue that can get very busy at the weekend. A beautiful outdoor door space in the sunshine and great food in the busy restaurant”
  • 26 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Best place to do Shopping You can get all the essentials in one place! Situated at a short 15min walk”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Beautifully restored - Manchester Central Library is a beautiful circular building located next to the Town Hall.”
  • 31 locals recommend
“The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex in Dumplington, Greater Manchester.”
  • 29 locals recommend
“This beautiful academic establishment built in 1824 will help fulfill your dreams of visiting Hogwarts. The Harry Potter-esque building hides within its premises a Natural Science Museum that will not disappoint!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food Court
“Indoor food hall with amazing food stands and bars. Good if you can’t agree on what to eat”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is composed of a glamorous restaurant, lively bar and expansive rooftop terrace with unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline. From Lunch, Brunch, A La Carte and Afternoon Tea options, there is something for everyone to enjoy high above Manchester. The bar, serves signature cocktails, craft beer and experiments with local ingredients to provide the most unique tastes in the city.”
  • 23 locals recommend
“This cosy pub is a great place for hearty food or a few drinks. Located in Castlefield Basin offering great views.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“Old Trafford Cricket Ground often holds international cricket matches and is of course home the Lancashire county cricket club.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“2nd major train station. Both this and Piccadilly are now linked with the Tram service in the City. ”
  • 11 locals recommend