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Discover Manchester's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife

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Last chance festive clubbing in Manchester

Fancy a last dance before the big day? Here's some to keep you going

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31 thrilling things to do in Manchester this week

All you need for a full week, plus some last minute shopping ideas too

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Disney’s 'Frozen' comes to Spinningfields Ice Rink

'Frozen' fans, we’ve only gone and found the best Christmas prezzie out there...

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Guerilla Eats brings us a beer bash for Christmas

Manchester’s street food collective Guerilla Eats are bringing us an Xmas Beer Bash

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Tickets on sale for Coronation Street Christmas party

Party on the most famous cobbles in the world

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Recommended events

Art

Aeolian Light

A beautiful light installation taking place on the plaza bwteen The Lowry and Lowry Outlet Mall

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Comedy

Barbara Nice's Christmas Cracker

Join local housewife superstar Mrs Barbara Nice in a seasonal selection box of fun and frolics

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Art

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War

A collection of paintings reflecting the artist's war years

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Music

The Hallé Carol Concert

A traditional selection of Christmas music featuring the Hallé choir, youth choir and children's choir

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Shopping and style

Christmas Markets

This year the sheds of wonder seem even more popular than ever

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Where to eat and drink in Manchester

Restaurants

The best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester

Coffee remains hot but tea's very cool these days. Here's where to get your hit of both

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Manchester's best burgers

Partial to a patty? Head to these and get your burger fix

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Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Manchester

From lovely locals to great gastros, make a beeline for these brilliant boozers

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Restaurants

The best restaurants in Manchester

Whatever tickles your culinary fancy, there are plenty of very good restaurants to get stuck into

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Bars and pubs

The best cocktail bars in Manchester

If creative concoctions are your thing, take a peek here and partake in a tipple or two

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Enjoy some Manchester culture

Things to Do

The best museums in Manchester

Delve deep and marvel at Manchester's vibrant cultural institutions 

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Things to Do

The best free things to do in Manchester

Explore these and have your fill of fun for a lot less lolly

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Things to Do

The best art galleries in Manchester

From the best of yesteryear to the mercilessly modern, Manchester has it all

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Things to Do

Top ten Manchester attractions

Check this out for our ten favourite places to visit in Manchester

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Theatre

The best theatres in Manchester

Find a stage to suit in the city with our pick of Manchester's best theatres

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More things to do in Manchester

Things to Do

Manchester events calendar

Diaries at the ready: check out the biggest events all-year-round

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Bars and pubs

The best craft beer bars in Manchester

If craft's your creed, head to these and worship at the altar of ale

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Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Manchester

Please your pocket by bagging a culinary bargain at these great spots

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Nightlife

The best clubs in Manchester

If there's one thing Manchester does well, it's clubbing

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Nightlife

The best comedy clubs in Manchester

Aching to be amused? Check these out, and have those sides split

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Travel

The best hotels in Manchester

Looking for somewhere to rest your head? Here's where to hit the hay

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