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Band on the Wall

Critics' choice

Band on the Wall, one of Manchester's best-loved music venues, has fought a long battle to get to where it is today. Although its musical pedigree dates...

25 Swan Street

Chinese Arts Centre

Critics' choice

Established in 1986, this organisation occupies a specially designed building that was opened in 2003 and now acts as a national centre for the promotion of...

Market Buildings

Hilton Chambers

Critics' choiceBudget

The Northern Quarter has little in the way of decent rooms, so hurray for Hilton Chambers. Part of the Hatters group, the accommodation falls somewhere...

15 Hilton Street


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

The Northern is a pub that emulates the quarter's ethos as well as its name - it's original, eclectic and innovative. The variety of evening entertainment...

56 Tib Street

Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar

Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

Under the stewardship of head chef Anthony Fielden, the Northern Quarter has firmly established itself as a prime Modern British/European proposition....

108 High Street


Critics' choice

If a giant piñata were to explode in Manchester, the results might resemble Oklahoma. Defying categorisation, this airy, wooden-floored shop-cum-café stocks...

74-76 High Street

Piccadilly Records

Critics' choice

A Manchester institution, Piccadilly is a much loved, old-fashioned independent record shop. As well as a huge choice of classic vinyl, it stocks the newest...

53 Oldham Street


Critics' choiceBudget
Restaurants & cafés

Manchester DJ Mr Scruff has long been famous for his fondness for tea, setting up a tea bar at all of his Keep It Unreal club nights. It was a natural next...

53-55 Thomas Street

This & That

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Restaurants & cafés

There's an enjoyable sense of the old school canteen about this curry café, with its plastic chairs and steaming bain-marie (across which you place your...

3 Soap Street

Thunder Egg

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This funky little gift shop looks like the inside of a Japanese teenager's bedroom. It's packed with Hello Kitty ephemera, funny cards, cute bags and even...

22 Oldham Street