Manchester has a vibe that is unrivalled by any other city in the UK. Simply walking down the main shopping street you are surrounded by live music, showcases of talents and most importantly any shop you could dream of. Moping is not acceptable in Manchester as there are plenty of activities and attractions which will satisfy anyone’s needs. If you’re planning a trip to Manchester and only have a limited amount of days, here are the top tourist attractions you should not miss out on.
#1 Manchester Evening News Arena
Once you arrive in Manchester you’ll find out that the Mancunians really do know how to host a great show. Being the largest indoor arena in Europe, the M.E.N has brought about the biggest names in show business and despite its size, entering the venue is easily done and there are plenty of friendly staff members ready to guide you to your seat. Join in the fun by booking an M.E.N ticket for a show of your choice before you leave your home town, and get the crowd cheering your name with a simple text to the overhead score boards.
Why not enjoy a fabulous cocktail at Cloud 23 located in one of the tallest building in Manchester, the Beetham Tower. This modern bar and restaurant provides stunning views through its floor-to-ceiling window across the ever changing skyline of the city. Spend a little time relaxing on your trip to Manchester and indulge in Cloud 23’s perfect, friendly environment.
#3 Manchester Gay Village
Manchester is a popular destination for gay and lesbian tourists from all over the world. Canal Street sits at the centre of Manchester’s Gay Village, and is home to a wide variety of gay bars, clubs and restaurants, which line the banks of the canal. Being one of the most successful gay villages in Europe, it has featured in many popular television shows such as Coronation Street. This area is an area known for its acceptance where people can enjoy a drink and take pleasure in the unique atmospheres, so if you want a trip away with a little difference Manchester Canal Street is the place to be.
#4 China town…in Manchester
Manchester Chinatown lies in the very heart of the city. The area boasts superb restaurants, Oriental supermarkets, Chinese medicine shops and casinos. China town offers you a taste of China in the centre of Manchester, not only is the food of in keeping with the Oriental theme, the surroundings and atmosphere are perfectly placed, ready for you pleasure.
#5 Manchester Museum
For those of you who enjoy history the Manchester Museum is ideal. Marvel at the ancient exhibits at Manchester Museum, which boasts one of the largest collections of Egyptian artefacts in Britain, with many of the objects dating back to 10,000 BC. If you think you’ve seen it all, you really haven’t until you visit the Museum of Manchester and its unique exhibitions.
So there you have it the top 5 attractions the Mancunians can enjoy anytime of the day, join in their extravagant nights out, their backtracking of time in the museums and their city of acceptance. Enjoy you visit to Manchester and don’t miss out on a single Mancunian adventure.
Author Rachel Coope is a Manchester resident which gives her all the time in the world to visit the top locations of Manchester. She loves to share any travel adivce and tips on behalf of Skyparksecure who provide top airport parking in Mnachester