Your ultimate guide to Manchester

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

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20 great things to do in Manchester
Things to do

20 great things to do in Manchester

There’s a whole lot more to the capital of the North than guitars and bands

The best hotels in Manchester
Hotels

The best hotels in Manchester

Bag a bargain at our pick of the best cheap hotels in Manchester

The best restaurants in Manchester
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Manchester

From brilliant burgers to barnstorming breakfasts and brunches

The A to Z of Northern slang
Things to do

The A to Z of Northern slang

Brush up on your vocab wth our guide to local lingo. Sorted!

Manchester restaurants

The top ten dishes in Manchester
Restaurants

The top ten dishes in Manchester

From marvellous mains to superlative scotch eggs served from a food stall

The best breakfasts and brunches in Manchester
Restaurants

The best breakfasts and brunches in Manchester

There are few finer things in life than a good breakfast or brunch, and with Manchester's wealth of excellent eateries there's always plenty of scope for partaking in a memorable morning feed. And while for some it's just about soaking up the booze from last night's excess at the pub, others are getting properly stuck into one of the most rewarding mealtimes there is. Whichever camp you're in, we've put together what we deem the best breakfasts and brunches in Manchester, so this time turn your usual cup of tea and slice of toast into something a little more interesting.

Manchester's best lunch spots
Restaurants

Manchester's best lunch spots

Our pick of the best lunch spots in Manchester, from burgers and bhunas to sushi and salads

The best cheap eats in Manchester
Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Manchester

Our pick of the best places to eat for less in Manchester

The best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester
Restaurants

The best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester

Even with café culture firmly embedded in the psyche of the city, coffee continues to enjoy reverential appreciation. There's variety not only in what's being dished out but also the types of places doing the dishing - especially given that the leaf is almost as important as the bean these days. Manchester's restaurants are taking both pretty seriously - and its bars too, in fact. With such a selection comes the difficulty of choosing, so we've put together our pick of the best cafés, tea rooms and coffee shops in Manchester. Go get your fix.

Manchester bars and pubs

The best pubs in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The best pubs in Manchester

Even though pubs are closing across the UK at a frightening rate, there are plenty that continue to thrive. And their success is not only down to the fact that they get the basics of any self-respecting public house absolutely spot on. The best pubs in Manchester are knocking out quality food, working with the finest indie brewers and craft beer bars, serving up top-notch entertainment and comedy and, well, just being somewhere nice to have a beer. A lost art for many, it seems.

The best bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The best bars in Manchester

From delicious dive bars and brilliant boozers to chic and swanky cocktail bars with pricey drops and panoramic views, Manchester has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy. There's a pretty extensive selection of bars on offer though, so which to head for? We've put together what we deem the best bars in Manchester, so take a look and prepare to raise a glass or two to the spirit of the city. Cheers.

Gay bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs

Gay bars in Manchester

Looking for recommendations for Manchester's best LGBT hangouts and watering holes? Check out our guide to the city's gay bars and pubs

The best cocktail bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs

The best cocktail bars in Manchester

Shaken, stirred or simply sensational, head to these cocktail dens for the best mixed drinks in Manchester

Things to do in Manchester

20 great things to do in Manchester
Things to do

20 great things to do in Manchester

We've rounded up 20 of the best things to do in Manchester including activities, events, music and restaurants

Top ten Manchester attractions
Things to do

Top ten Manchester attractions

Our pick of the top ten attractions in Manchester, from galleries and gardens to theatres of dreams

The best free things to do in Manchester
Things to do

The best free things to do in Manchester

Our pick of the best free things to do in Manchester, from galleries and libraries to museums and more

Things to do in Manchester on a Sunday
Things to do

Things to do in Manchester on a Sunday

From the best brunches to walks in the park, visits to a gallery and Manchester's best pubs, we've got your Sunday sorted

Independent shops and things to do in Salford and North Manchester
Things to do

Independent shops and things to do in Salford and North Manchester

The state of independence is alive and well in Salford and Prestwich

Music and nightlife in Manchester

Manchester's best live music venues
Music

Manchester's best live music venues

Whether you're searching for big acts or local bands, check our guide

Gigs in Manchester
Music

Gigs in Manchester

Check out the best live music concerts and gigs in Manchester over the next few weeks and months

The best clubs in Manchester
Clubs

The best clubs in Manchester

Get down and dirty on the dancefloor at one of the best night clubs in Manchester

A master at work: Celebrating Marcus Intalex's 27-year career as a musical visionary
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A master at work: Celebrating Marcus Intalex's 27-year career as a musical visionary

When news started to surface recently about the incredibly sad passing of Marcus Intalex, it was hard to believe