Unmissable tourist sites
Manchester Travel guide
Manchester : Michelin's recommendations
Manchester grew up out on the site of an old Roman settlement, but its good fortunes began in the 18C with the rise of the cotton industry, followed by the city’s development as a financial centre; a prosperous heritage reflected in its fine buildings Following an IRA bomb attack in 1996 a huge regeneration programme gave the city a new face. Areas like Trafford and Salford have some audacious new buildings; Manchester is fulfilling its potential.
Tourist attractions Manchester : Things to see and do
Faulkner Street GB - Manchester
The Chinese Community of Manchester combined with that of Liverpool is the largest in England, excluding outside of London. The community has made the area around Faulkner Street its own, with decorations, frescoes and lively Chinese gardens, and the..
Mosley Street GB - Manchester M2 3JL
The interior has recently regained its 19C splendour and contains a collection of the Pre-Raphaelite school, with works by Millais, Hunt, Rossetti and the famous work of Ford Madox Brown titled «Work», depicting the different classes of a developing ..
St Ann's Square GB - Manchester M2 7DH
The Manchester cotton exchange was the cornerstone in the trade of this fibre - a building to which the city used to owe its prosperity. The pure water from the Pennines, the high water table and a large workforce also helped the cotton industry to p..
3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens GB - Manchester M1 6DP
With a modern leisure centre and stylish bedrooms, The Portland by Thistle is opposite Piccadilly Gardens, close to the Northern Quarter. There is a lively bar, restaurant and Wi-Fi. The rooms at The Portland have a private bathroom with free toilet..
Piccadilly GB - Manchester M1 3AQ
Prix Prices from : 89 £
Opposite Manchester Piccadilly Station, this beautifully converted Victorian warehouse has boutique bedrooms and a sumptuous spa. In Manchester’s vibrant centre, the hotel also features a brasserie and fitness centre. The chic rooms have luxurious b..
3-5 Portland Street GB - Manchester M1 6DP
Prix Prices from : 40 £
Located in the heart of the city centre, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens just a short 5 minute walk from Piccadilly Railway Station. The Portland by Thistle has 204 bedrooms. The hotel has had a complete refurbishment in 2010 with all rooms and public..
Piccadilly GB - Manchester M1 3AQ
37 Turner St GB - Manchester M4 1DW
Sole on the menu and soul in the basement at this contemporary restaurant set over 3 floors. Fresh, modern dishes use good quality ingredients; seafood is the focus but meat also features. Resident weekend DJ.
108 High St GB - Manchester M4 1HQ
Friendly, modern restaurant with floor to ceiling windows. Keenly priced, seasonal menus offer classic dishes presented in a modern style. The three course 'Love Lunch' is very popular - as are the monthly themed evenings.
One Piccadilly Pl, 1 Auburn St GB - Manchester M1 3DG
56 Faulkner St (1st Floor) GB - Manchester M1 4FH
Fiery chilli and pepper infused Sichuan dishes; choose a level of spice - hot, medium or cooler. Signature dish of sliced pork with chilli and pepper. Ducks tongues, stewed frogs legs and pigs intestines are not for the fainthearted.
107 Piccadilly GB - Manchester M1 2DB
Large, lively modern restaurant in a hotel basement, featuring subdued lighting and a sophisticated style. Contemporary British cooking has some Mediterranean influences. The tasting menu comes with matching wine suggestions.