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About Manchester

Synonymous with Beckham’s football club, Manchester is more than just being home to Manchester United Club and Manchester City Club: It’s where historic buildings take over the town square and several museums and galleries are dotted across the city to add to its heritage. University students and football fans can be seen populating Manchester’s busiest areas that host both culinary wonders and quaint eateries. Trafford Centre is the icing on the cake to make sure you do not return empty handed from your holiday!

Things to Do in Manchester

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Union Stadium or Trafford Stadium

Visit the stadium where millions of fans chant the name of of their beloved team, walk the passage way that players such as Sergio Aguero and David Beckham once walked before bringing home victory and delight yourselves to a world of memorabilia.

Things to Do in Manchester

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Play Factore at Trafford Quays Leisure Village

Ever wanted to try the tallest indoor slide in Europe? Now you can at Play Factore in Manchester! Enjoy laser tag, zip lining, and go-karting at this indoor facility when the weather is bad outside.

Things to Do in Manchester

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

LEGOLAND is exactly as advertised: A land of legos for the kiddies to disappear into a ball of Lego happiness, while parents can take a break in the cafe area. This discovery centre also caters to birthday parties.

Things to Do in Manchester

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SEALIFE Centre

Take an underwater tour and meet incredible marine animals like sharks, turtles, stingrays and more at the SEALIFE Centre at the Trafford Shopping Centre.

Things to Do in Manchester

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Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

This museum was originally an old railway building converted into a living memory of the industrial revolution. It's a great way to introduce families into the science, history, and industry of Manchester.

Restaurants in Manchester

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Ziya Asian Grill

Curating a menu of halal Indian street food, Ziya also serves delicious Chinese favorites, cooked up Indian style!

Beirut

Rump N Ribs

Dig into juicy and halal Aberdeen Angus beef steaks at Rumps N Ribs for the ultimate Manchester dinner.

Beirut

Chaophraya

Say 'sawadeekaa' to this halal Thai restaurant in the heart of Manchester that is sure to spice up your holiday.

Beirut

Beirut

If you're craving mezze platters and grilled meat, Beirut serves up authentic Lebanese food with the freshest ingredients.

Beirut

Cafe Istanbul

This establishment is one of the oldest Turkish restaurants in Manchester, dishing up Kebab Iskander since 1980!

Shopping in Manchester

Exchange Square

Just across from Manchester Arndale, and on the doorstep of restaurant complex the Corn Exchange, Exchange Square is home to the world-renowned department stores Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Adjoining New Cathedral Street is a treasure trove of designer brands including Burberry, UGG and Hugo Boss.

Exchange Square
Manchester Arndale

Manchester Arndale

Need to go on a shopping spree? The Manchester Arndale is perfect for a shopathon, with over 200 stores with the latest collection of fashion brands. Tie on your sports shoes and hit the ground running in this shopping paradise of high street names and main street fashion.

King Street

King Street

Fancy shopping for Hermes in historic buildings? Then King Street is your answer, with all your favourite designer stores housed in the most architecturally beautiful buildings in Manchester.

Intu Trafford Centre

Intu Trafford Centre

Get out of the city and head to the Italian-inspired Intu Tra, where shopping takes place under glass ceilings and heavenly murals. It's just a taxi trip away with all the exciting dining and shopping options to meet your every need.

Cheshire Oaks

Cheshire Oaks

Bargain hunters will love this outlet centre a little outside of the city. Cheshire Oaks offers everything from designer to homeware and the usual main street fashion, but at the tempting price of 60% off.

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Manchester is best seen on foot, so pack your comfortable shoes and prepare to hit the streets of this historic city and its neighbourhoods.

Best time to visit Manchester

summer

June to August

temperature
14° to 16°C

Summer: June and August when there's plenty of events on and it's warm out. The months between September and December is a last chance to visit before the cold winter between January and February.

Manchester facts

Languages

English, Urdu, Arabic

Currency

Pound sterling (GBP)

Transportation

Metro, buses, taxis

Population

520,200

Landmark

Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford

Airports

Manchester Airport (MAN)

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