Manchester, this week’s destination on our road trip, is very well known for many things. For football-fans, it’s most likely to be the football club Manchester United that makes the city famous. But also scientists, historians, sociologists, and computer fans have reasons to know the city for something special within their field.

A few facts that you may not know about Machester:

Here are our recommendations for things to do in this wonderful city.

If the weather is nice, we suggest you take a stroll through these parks:

  • Heaton Park
    • Accessible from Manchester City Centre by Bus or Metrolink
    • The three main vehicular entrances are St Margaret’s Rd, Smithy Lodge and Sheepfoot Lane entrances


If you are less lucky with the weather, we can recommend these places to spend some free time:

  • The Cathedral
    • Exchange Station Approach, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX


Must-see-sights in the area:

  • Piccadilly Gardens should not be missed as it holds many events especially  throughout the summer and lots of promotions on its close-by restaurants and eateries. Tip: Our Manchester hotel overlooks Piccadilly Gardens and is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

  • Manchester Wheel - The 60m high, contemporary, big wheel has 42 capsules that seat up to eight people. Its spectacular views across Manchester and beyond are an unforgettable experience for all the family.

  • Granada Studios – The Manchester or Granada Studios are home to Granada Television, the ITV francise for North West England

  • China Town – One of the largest China Towns outside of China itself
  • Salford Quays – Waterfront destination with a mix of culture, retail and leisure offerings


Here are just a few of the varied, plentiful food offerings to chose from in Manchester:

Lunch Venues

  • Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, M1 1AD, Tel: 0161 828 8888
  • Nando’s, Manchester Arndale Centre, M4 3AQ, Tel: 0161 834 3073


Dinner Venues

  • Walrus (Northern Quarter), 78-88 High Street, M4 1ES, Tel: 0161 828 8700



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