Manchester is a diverse city that is filled to the brim with things to do and see. This Northern UK city has a little bit of something for everyone, including multicultural cuisines, world-renowned football clubs, stunning architecture, and a plethora of museums and galleries. Whether you’re staying for a day or several weeks, here are five things you cannot miss when visiting this great city.
Try Cuisines From Around the World
Manchester is home to people from many different countries. With such a mix of cultures in one place, you are bound to get an explosion of cuisines throughout the city. Here, you can visit the UK’s second-largest Chinatown for some authentic cuisine from various provinces in China. In this area of Manchester, you can also experience tasty Vietnamese food, spicy Thai cuisine, and a few tasty dishes from Korea. Don’t forget to take a stroll down the Curry Mile for some delicious South Asian cuisine, or head over to one of the many food halls and markets to try dishes from other countries around the world.
Manchester United Football Club
If you are a soccer enthusiast (or ‘football,’ as the British call this sport), a trip to Manchester is not complete without a visit to Old Trafford. Manchester is renowned for its namesake soccer team, Manchester United Football Club. With a visit to Old Trafford, you can get up close and personal with where the world-famous players spend their days training and playing matches.
Visit One of the Many Museums or Art Galleries
Those with a passion for sports may want to combine their tour of the Old Trafford stadium with a trip to the on-site museum. Alternatively, you can also visit the National Football Museum situated in the Urbis building in the city center.
Around this area, you will also find the Whitworth Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery, the Science and Museum, and the Manchester Museum, to name a few. Over at Salford Quays, you can spend an afternoon wandering around the impressive Imperial War Museum or enjoy the many varied exhibitions at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
With so much on offer in this city, just one day is not enough to explore everything Manchester has to offer. If you are looking for a place to stay, you can easily go online to find a room for rent in the city. Rental platforms like the one linked have numerous listings across the UK, with plenty of affordable short-term and long-term rentals available.
Admire John Rylands Library
John Rylands library is beautiful inside and out. It is named after a well-known Mancunian cotton merchant, and the Gothic architecture will make your jaws drop. This library is a stunning place to be, whether you’re a bookworm or just someone who appreciates beautiful buildings.
Learn to Ski at Chill Factore
Chill Factore boasts the UK’s longest indoor ski slope, and it is a fantastic place to have fun and cool off. Participate in a number of snow activities in their Snow Park, such as sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. There are also experienced instructors providing ski and snowboarding lessons; just get yourself booked in for the activity you fancy and enjoy a wintery day out in the heart of this vibrant part of the UK’s north.