Your ultimate guide to Manchester

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

Bars and pubs

Manchester's best craft breweries

Hopping mad for micro-breweries? Check out our selection of the best craft breweries and places to sup 'em

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22 great things to do this week

You social life sorted for the next seven days

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We tried 'live escape game' The Breakout

Remember 'The Crystal Maze'? Course you do. This is the closest thing you'll get to it in town

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Manchester on Instagram: @ftwentytwo

Take a look at the city through the lens of guest Instagrammer @fttwentytwo  

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20 classics from the Manchester underground

Our musical trip down memory lane takes in twenty years of classic tunes

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Recommended events

Theatre

Henry IV Parts I & II

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s critically acclaimed production starring Antony Sher comes to The Lowry for a five day run

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Music

St Vincent

Thoughtful indie-rock from the former member of The Polyphonic Spree

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Nightlife

2ManyDJs

The pioneers of indie-electro and rock-that-raves touch down at Sankeys

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Things to Do

Manchester Science Festival 2014

Packed with events for all ages, the Science Festival is back with a bigger line-up than ever before

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Halloween events in Manchester

From zombie chases to ghoulish club nights and eerie events

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Where to eat and drink in Manchester

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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Restaurants

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 breakfasts and brunches in Manchester

Put a spring in your step by kick-starting your day in style

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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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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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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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