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These days, Manchester is famous for more than just football and rock´n´ roll – even if these activities are still very important. Cool bars and shops nestle side-by-side in suburbs such as Northern Quarter, Castlefield and Gay Village.
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Do and see
Famous for its music connections, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, New Order, Oasis, Simply Red, Badly Drawn Boy and many more, Manchester’s popular music scene won’t leave anyone disappointed. One of the City’s biggest music event is ’In The City,’ a five-day expo that attracts over 500 unsigned acts. In The City helped launch both Radiohead and Coldplay. There may be bitter rivalry, but love for the game unite Manchester’s football fans. There is Manchester City, Manchester United, as well as Bolton and Wigan. All teams provide the region with the highest quality football entertainment. Take a tour to The Etihad Stadium and The Old Trafford, or get hold of a ticket and watch one of the games live - you won’t regret it. The excitement is exhilarating, both in the stadium as well as the whole city.
If you have succeeded in getting hold of one of the 74,000 tickets to see Manchester United at Old Trafford, you are guaranteed good entertainment, irrespective of the team that you support. Another alternative is to see Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium, formerly known as The City of Manchester Stadium, and the new national football museum located in the city centre.
Manchester’s Chinese district is one of the largest in Europe. Top-class Chinese restaurants nestle side by side with real third-rate eating establishments. You will also find Korean, Thai and Indonesian shops and restaurants here.
National Football Museum
Manchester being a football city is of course also home to the world´s biggest football museum. Over six floors, drama, history, skill, style and passion is shown, all in the name of the game.
Whitworth Art Gallery
This gallery, located in connection with Manchester University campus, shows a big array of historic and modern art. It hosts temporary exhibitions at regular intervals and keeps the permanent collection alive.
Flecky Bennett's Manchester Ghost Walk
Spice up your city walk and go for a ghost walk. Actors will test your nerves during a 75 minutes promenade in the dark alleys of Manchester.
The area of Castlefield is a historic attraction you shouldn't miss. This is the Roman and industrial heart of the city. There are plenty to see and do here. Visit Castlefield Conservation Area and Roman fort, The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and The Castlefield Gallery. You also find lots of restaurants and bars.
Canal Cruise
A different way to see Manchester is from the water. Cruise along the Manchester Canals and see the most important sights of the city while eating your dinner or sipping a drink.
Heaton Park
For a day outside the council owned Heaton Park is a great option. Here you find plenty of family activities such as an animal centre, tram museum, bowling greens, golf course, boating lake, and horse riding. If you haven't brought your picnic basket there are cafés to solve that problem.
Manchester’s international airport is located 16 km south of the city. 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 20 minutes. Airport buses to Manchester depart every half hour. A taxi journey to central Manchester takes 25 minutes.
Public Transport
You can travel around Manchester by bus, train or tram (Metrolink). For a tourist, the easiest and cheapest way is to buy a Day Saver Ticket, which gives unlimited transport inside the city. Buy the ticket on board. The largest of the city’s three railway stations is Manchester Piccadilly in Fairfield Street. Trains depart for London from here.
The taxis licensed by the local council are the big black ones. When the taxi sign is lighted the taxi is free. Taxi drivers are generally given a ten percent tip. Be prepared to pay cash. Some cars accept credit cards, but it is best to confirm this before you start your journey.
Manchester Post Office is at 26 Spring Gardens. In addition, there are about 20 post offices, open Monday-Friday 09.00–17.30., Saturday 09.00–12.00.
Pharmacies are generally open from 09.00 – 18.00. There are no pharmacies in Manchester open around the clock, but there is an emergency number you can call at any time:
Country code: +44 Area code: 0161
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