Your ultimate guide to Manchester

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

The best street food in Manchester

Our top five places to eat when you're out on the street

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Cup North celebrates the delights of coffee

Nothing knows how to party like a cappucino. Coffee gets its own party all weekend.

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16 thrilling things to do this week

Halloween is a time of mischief and there's plenty of it about this week...

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Grimmfest presents sci-fi double bills at MOSI

It's Grimmfest up North with three sci-fi double screenings including 'Brazil' and 'Alien'

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In pictures: adidas Spezial

Smitten with sneakers? Check out rare and vintage kicks at this new exhibition

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Recommended events

Things to Do

Halloween events in Manchester

Take your pick from zombie chases, ghoulish club nights and eerie events

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Nightlife

Soul:ution

Expect the best in deep and dark drum 'n' bass from special guest Doc Scott

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Art

Revolution In The Bedroom: Video Gaming

It's your last chance to see this exploration of the origins of computer games

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Music

Hallé Pops: The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook

The jazz singer's hits get a classical reworking into sumptuously orchestrated new versions

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Theatre

Stomp

'Stomp' returns with its clanging bins and truly impressive acrobatics

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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

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The best museums in Manchester

Delve deep and marvel at Manchester's vibrant cultural institutions 

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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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The best art galleries in Manchester

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

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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

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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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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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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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