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Beetham Tower

Attractions

Beetham Tower is one of the most prominent additions to Manchester in recent years. Its fame rests chiefly on its height - the 47-storey tower soars 561ft...

301-303 Deansgate
Major venue

Castlefield Gallery

Art, Attractions

An artist-run gallery specialising in the conceptual end of the creative scale, Castlefield Gallery frequently showcases emerging practitioners and new...

2 Hewitt Street
Free

CUBE Gallery

Art, Attractions

The once patchy Centre for the Urban Built Environment has improved in recent years, staging a series of cerebral exhibitions that range from conceptual art...

113-115 Portland Street
Free

International 3

Art, Attractions

An independent artist-run space, this one-room gallery presents a changing programme of high-quality contemporary and conceptual art.

8 Fairfield Street
Free

Manchester Central Convention Complex

Attractions

This site was the city's third main station (Central Station) in the late 19th century, which closed shortly after the railway line became obsolete in 1969....

Off Lower Mosley Street
Major venue

Richard Goodall Gallery

Art, Attractions

This commercial gallery's window display pulls in punters with its music and vintage posters and its so-hip-it-hurts illustrations, prints and graphic...

59 Thomas Street
Free

Salford Lads Club

Attractions

Featured on the cover of the Smiths' The Queen is Dead album, this registered charity, established in 1903, still fulfils its original function as a sports...

St Ignatius Walk
FreeMajor venue

Strangeways

Attractions

The intriguingly named Strangeways - officially HM Prison Manchester since the 1990s - owes its fame to the Smiths' 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come and...

1 Southall Street

University of Manchester

Attractions, Theatre

This sprawling academic complex is one of the country's largest educational establishments. Amid the beautiful collection of red-brick buildings and theatre...

Oxford Road

Victoria Station

Attractions

Signs of its former splendour remain - the lovely tiled map of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway on the entrance walls, the wood-panelled ticket offices...

Todd Street
Major venue

Whitworth Art Gallery

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions

The Whitworth has undergone something of a revolution of late. A new director has shaken up the old institution, fusing a rich, historic collection (of...

Oxford Road
Free