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Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, with a unique character all of its own. Manchester welcomes visitors with its fine traditions of culture, music, sport and top class events. The city's vitality is expressed through its fascinating history, interactive attractions, magnificent architecture and most of all, the spirit of its people, ensuring that there’s always something to do in the Greater Manchester region.

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Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre
Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester

The Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour offers a behind the scenes look at the world's most iconic stadium: the Old Trafford. Come and sit in the managers' seat in the dugout, walk through the players' tunnel towards the hallowed turf, and find the seat of your favourite player in the dressing room. Get a feel for life in the Premier League and immerse yourself in an unrivalled story, the greatest football story ever told. Manchester United welcomes groups of all sizes, from all over the world every day to the home of Manchester United, from individuals and families to international group tours, providing the same world-class experience to all.

Manchester City Football Club
Etihad Stadium, Rowsley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Go behind the scenes at the world's fastest-growing football club. On the Stadium and Club Tour, a professional guide will navigate an unforgettable and all-encompassing tour of the club and Etihad Stadium, which captures the very essence of Manchester City. The tour will showcase the pride, passion, and heritage of the football Club. It shows how everything that happens on and off the pitch contributes to making Manchester City the club it is today. Visitors can see how it feels to be grilled by the media in the press conference room hot seat, visit the inner sanctum of the City dressing room, and walk down the tunnel imagining the roar of 55,000 supporters cheering on their heroes. Finally, take in the view from new manager Pep Guardiola's seat in the dug-out - there's the opportunity to experience everything. Outside of the football season, the stadium hosts major national and international football events as well as summer concerts. Stadium tours are available, and the club has an excellent museum packed full of football memorabilia.

Hard Rock Cafe
The Printworks, Manchester

Located in the city centre, the UK's largest Hard Rock serves what can only be described as "The Official Food of Rock", generous drinks and an awe-inspiring collection of rock memorabilia. Visit Hard Rock Cafe Manchester for a family-friendly dining experience that truly rocks! They're conveniently situated within The Printworks entertainment complex, close to the Arndale Shopping Centre and opposite the National Football Museum, so drop in and see how they can rock your world! The venue has an awe-inspiring collection of unique rock memorabilia, with priceless pieces from The Beatles, Oasis and Elvis adorning the walls. Their Rock Shop stocks a wide range of official Hard Rock Cafe Manchester merchandise from T-shirts to glassware and umbrellas for you to buy as a memento of your visit to our beautiful city.

Sapporo Teppanyaki
91-93 Liverpool Road, Manchester

Teppanyaki is a staple of Japanese cuisine, a way of cooking using an iron griddle. At Sapporo Teppanyaki the chefs will entertain you with a show as they prepare your meal in front of your very eyes. To complete your Japanese experience Sake and Japanese cocktails, beers and whiskeys are to be found on the drinks menu.

Manchester Arndale
Market Street, Manchester

When it comes to shopping, it has to be Manchester Arndale. Find a huge selection of exciting shops from the leading high street names such as Apple, Next, River Island, Topshop and Wallis to lots of smaller, stylish specialists and food outlets - and all under one roof. Manchester Arndale is the Manchester city centre shopping centre. Located close to bus, tram and train networks it's easy to get to and, more importantly, easy to get home from when you've got mountains of shopping to carry home.

Northern Quarter

If you are looking for the very latest street fashion, you should head for Oldham Street, the main street in Northern Quarter. It houses shops like Arc Gallery Store, where many young designers and artists exhibit their wares. Northern Quarter also has many small record shops and interior design shops for people who have an eye for trends. Artisans work at the Manchester Craft Centre in Oak Street. Affleck’s Palace, on Church Street, is also worth a visit if you are interested in design. Many of the leading young names in Manchester are brought together in this four-storey building.

Manchester Airport (MAN)

With three terminals handling over 23 million passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway for the North. Sixty-five airlines ensure Manchester Airport is directly connected to over 200 destinations, and no more than one-stop away from anywhere in the world. The airport has a combined railway and bus station, with departures to Manchester and the rest of the country. The train to Manchester Piccadilly takes about 20 minutes. Airport buses to Manchester depart every half hour. Taxis and car hire companies are also available at the airport. Direct trams link the airport to the city centre and Victoria station — your gateway to national rail services — every 12-15 minutes. Remember to purchase tickets from the machines on all platforms prior to boarding or tap in using your contactless card or device, making sure to tap out when you finish your journey. For weekend trips, multiple destinations, or family travel, consider a Travelcard for great value.

Public Transport

Thanks to an integrated transport network Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors. As England's Gateway to the North, travel around Northern England is easy too, and Manchester Airport is easily accessible from Manchester city centre. Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you’re here thanks to the fleet of buses, trams and trains available. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice. If you're driving into the city, there are a number of car parks available, or if you're wanting to explore the wider region, car hire is a popular choice for travellers. And for those on a flying visit, there are a number of secure places to leave your luggage.

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