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The best things to do in Manchester, including events, festivals, attractions, tours, activities and entertainment

The 20 best things to do in Manchester
Things to do

The 20 best things to do in Manchester

From classical concerts in ancient meeting houses to flicking through stacks of vinyl and even petting a furry friend or two

The 10 best Manchester attractions
Things to do

The 10 best Manchester attractions

Marvellous museums, retail meccas and havens for the green-fingered

The best free things to do in Manchester
Things to do

The best free things to do in Manchester

Our top tip? Daniel Libeskind’s aluminium-clad Imperial War Museum on the ship canal is completely gratis

The top things to do in the Northern Quarter
Things to do

The top things to do in the Northern Quarter

How to get the most out of this thriving area’s street art scene, music culture and bohemian bars

Must-visit attractions in Manchester

The Quays
Attractions

The Quays

Once a thriving dock, later neglected, this development is stunning

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Ordsall Hall
Attractions

Ordsall Hall

This grade I-listed Tudor manor bang in the middle of a housing estate is breathtaking

Trafford Centre
Shopping

Trafford Centre

A shopping and entertainment mecca to some, a gaudy retail fairground to others

Tatton Park
Attractions

Tatton Park

The current mansion is built on the site of a much earlier house (but still dates back to 1716)

The Manchester guide for students

The Manchester student guide
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The Manchester student guide

Welcome to Manchester and congratulations on choosing the absolute best city to study in

Where students should go shopping in Manchester
Shopping

Where students should go shopping in Manchester

For chains, you should head to Market Street, but try Spinningfields for glad rags

Bars and pubs in Manchester for students
Bars and pubs

Bars and pubs in Manchester for students

Whether you’re a sociology student craving real ale or a drama queen after a cocktail

Places to eat in Manchester for students
Restaurants

Places to eat in Manchester for students

Fantastic fast food to fend off that hangover, with affordable prices to match

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The 18 best things to do in Florence
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The 18 best things to do in Florence

See the Duomo and gaze at the Statue of David before heading to the Uffizi galleries

The 20 best things to do in Venice
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The 20 best things to do in Venice

After an under-the-radar gem? Take the 40-minute vaporetto to Burano

The 20 best things to do in Manchester
Things to do

The 20 best things to do in Manchester

Indulge in cutting-edge music and the city’s world-famous Pride celebrations

The 21 best things to do in Glasgow
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The 21 best things to do in Glasgow

The city centre is small, making it possible to pack in several attractions in one day

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