10 Top Things to See & Do in Manchester in Early 2017

Looking to make a memorable start to 2017?  With some terrific exhibitions, entertainment and events in Manchester early in the year, there are some brilliant experiences in store over the coming weeks and months. In fact, when you consider the...

15 Must Visit Places in the Manchester Northern Quarter

If you had just one weekend to spend in Manchester’s liveliest district, where would you head? The full answer could lead to a long and heated pub debate! But if we were to shoot from the hip, here are fifteen of the coolest and most cultured places...

Manchester’s Northern Quarter: Facts and Key Information

Emerging from what was once a hive of industrial strength toil, grime and smoke, Manchester’s Northern Quarter is widely regarded as the city’s creative heartland these days. Loved by independent businesses and bohemians alike, many now look upon...

Christmas Markets and Festive Events in Manchester 2016

With one of Europe’s biggest Christmas Markets, top entertainment and events galore, Christmas in Manchester is already shaping up to be full of choice and good cheer in 2016. So what’s on around the city? Here are some of the city’s main events...

Unmissable Autumn Events in Manchester 2016

What has several thousand legs, a few pairs of Lederhosen and enough delicious food and drink to make the whole of Lancashire giddy for a week? The simple answer is Autumn in Manchester! With cultural and culinary events galore, October and November...

10 Reasons We Love Living in Manchester City Centre

For all the hustle and bustle of life in the big city, there is no place we would rather be than central Manchester. Is there anywhere else in the entire UK with so much culture, cuisine and excitement in one city hub? Here are just some of the reasons...

The Best Manchester Guided Tours

There is no better way to find a city’s more fascinating facets than in the company of passionate, knowledgeable locals. From official tours to a whole host of alternative walking, talking guided sessions, you are spoiled for choice in Manchester...

Summer Music Festivals in Manchester 2016

From rock to reggae, club nights to classical concerts, music fans are already eagerly anticipating a superb looking 2016 calendar of summer festivals in Manchester. The action starts right in the city centre for Sounds of the City, with some...

Manchester Parks & Quiet Places in the City

As exciting as it is to be in the middle of a buzzing city, there is a time when residents and visitors alike need a timeout. From sublime picnic spots to elegant Manchester parks, here are some of our favourite places to take a breather in the big...

Manchester City Centre Guide (Part Three): Shopping

When it comes to visiting Manchester, no trip would be complete without browsing the amazing diversity of stores in the central area and Northern Quarter. Whether you are a big name buyer, or into quirky, independent and alternative shopping...

The Magic of Asian Weddings, from Mehndi to Mandap

The Joy of Asian Weddings, from Mehndi to Mandap Presenting a rich array of colourful rites and customs, Asian weddings are a feast for the senses whether you find yourself in Mumbai or Manchester. Indeed, the traditions of Indian, Islamic...

Manchester City Centre Guide (Part Two): Pubs and Bars

Our first blog on Central Manchester essentials listed key places such as gyms, swimming pools and places to get some fresh air. However, to many true Mancunians, socialising with a glass of decent beer is equally “essential.” Hence our next stop...

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