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Best things to do in Manchester

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Science Museum
“Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry documents 250 years of discoveries and innovations that began in Manchester and went on to influence the world. The museum also houses the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and first railway warehouse.”
98 locals recommend
Tanning Salon
“My favourite part of town. Home of independent shops, bars, restaurants and a large portion of Manchesters creative industries. Great for nightlife and daylife, from all day brunch to light night dive bars. ”
90 locals recommend
Stadium
“If you are a fan of football or a fan of Manchester United, this place is for you. Home games, stadium tours available, please check Old Trafford Stadium website for more information and prices. ”
68 locals recommend
University
“Museum that is next door to the University of Manchester. Free entry and hosts a lot of natural history. ”
41 locals recommend
Museum
“England’s national museum of football. It is based in the Urbis building in Manchester city centre, and preserves, conserves and displays important collections of football memorabilia.”
48 locals recommend
Train Station
“The iconic Old Trafford football ground, home to the world famous Manchester United football team.”
43 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Don't miss Manchester Art Gallery on Mosley street for some great modern art.”
49 locals recommend
Establishment
“It's the seat of the Manchester city football club and within 10 minutes walking distance from my flat .”
42 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Gorgeous cafe overlooking Whitworth park, lovely Gallery shop and showing interesting exhibitions. Perfect for a rainy day”
50 locals recommend
Establishment
“The MEN is the worlds busiest arena hosting some of the world's biggest music artists, comedians and other events. Check out the schedule and see if there is anything you fancy.”
36 locals recommend
Museum
“Architect Daniel Libeskind's astonishing building, an aluminium-clad landmark on the banks of the Manchester ship canal, could easily have overshadowed the content within. Brilliantly, it does not. Sloping floors and obtuse angles inside are a deliberately disorientating attack on the senses. Like Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin, the experience of the building itself establishes a state of mind that makes what you're seeing all the more effective. ”
42 locals recommend
Library
“For those who set eyes on Deansgate's The John Rylands Library for the first time, 'library' might not be the first word that comes to mind. This masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture looks more like a castle or cathedral.”
60 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Very cool multi purpose theatre/arthouse cinema/bar with different exhibitions regularly!”
48 locals recommend
Park
“Manchesters largest country park in the city, 10 mins drive away, lots of walks, lake, views, kiddies park, monuments, farm, garden centre, ice cream vans, - often hosting special events like concerts, fairgrounds, etc. Even the pope came here once!”
36 locals recommend
Premise
“Manchester Arndale is a large shopping centre in Manchester, England. The centre was built in the 1970s when many other cities were constructing large malls. Manchester Arndale is the largest of a chain of Arndale Centres built across the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. It was constructed in phases between 1972 and 1979, at a cost of £100 m.”
29 locals recommend
Tattoo Parlor
“Best place in Manc in my opinion. The entrance to is really hard to detect, watch out the bees shop on Oldham Street! Affleck's is upstair.”
46 locals recommend