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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Gallery
“Gorgeous cafe overlooking Whitworth park, lovely Gallery shop and showing interesting exhibitions. Perfect for a rainy day”
  • 50 locals recommend
“Variety choices of food, various cultures and tonnes of delicious cuisines.”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Beautiful gallery set in the grounds of Whitworth Park. Mostly contemporary exhibitions but there is always a selection of their archives on display. Very good textile display from around the world. Recommend coffee or lunch in the cafe "cafe in the trees'. The cafe is situated in the new extension, which is a modern glass room situated amongst the tree tops in the park.”
  • 24 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“One of the nicest parks in Manchester to go for a run, sit on a bench and read a book, or just relax. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Lovely Victorian Park with a great Cooperative Cafe offering good food and coffee”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Parkland surrounding the Whitworth Art Gallery, also housing a cenotaph and statue of Edward VII.”
  • 3 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“The nearest big Sainsbury's store is in Fallowfied, the student village. You can walk there, or get the bus from Withington Library.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Amazing indian dishes, located on the curry mile, great restaurant, nice atmosphere and service.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Global dishes using local ingredients, including full breakfasts, plus quizzes and open mic nights.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Manchester's 'water palace' was previously a well-used public baths. Currently plays host to a wide range of markets, shows and other events throughout the year to raise funds for the on-going renovation work. Take a tour of the building or just wander around and enjoy the stunning tiles and stained glass - a really unique place. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Cheap and great supermarket open usually until 9pm except Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (5pm). ”
  • 5 locals recommend