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Destination Spotlight: Manchester

Manchester - England’s de facto northern capital - is an edgy modern city of cool. Home to musical legends, innovative architecture, world-famous shopping arcades, a lively cultural and arts scene and - who could overlook - the world-famous Manchester United Football Club and the set of TV’s Coronation Street.

Yes, this city is happening, and not only for the hip! Manchester is a diverse place that offers plenty for lovers of food, culture and heritage. See exceptional exhibitions of art, photography and design at The Lowry or choose one of the city’s many theatres to take in a play, musical or poetry reading.

In architecture too, Manchester blends old meets new - meets awesome! Stunning modern structures characterise the centre, while grand historic buildings, gothic and traditional in design, sprawl the city. Don’t miss the John Rylands Library, the Victorian Baths, Heaton Hall and the Former Bank of England on King Street.

No matter what your taste and budget, this radical city will feed you well. The Rusholme Curry Mile is notable as a favourite for Indian food lovers, yet quality restaurants of all kinds can be found across Manchester, from fine dining to Asian fusion, to gastro pubs, street food and snack bars.

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Conferences & Meetings in Manchester

Following its decline as an industrial metropolis, Manchester has emerged after two decades of investment into a contemporary cultural hub, offering a diverse choice of venues for conferences, meetings and large capacity exhibitions and high quality affordable hotels. The choice of entertainment, activity and food options is equally impressive - there’s all you need for a tremendously successful event. When you’re considering event destinations, Manchester should make your shortlist - this city’s got your back.

Manchester’s former main railway station is now a broad complex of conference and event spaces now named, Manchester Central. The city’s leading universities - University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) - offer quality meeting space in every corner of the city. University of Manchester has more than 20 event venues alone, including University Place, with its 1,000-seat auditorium, seminar rooms, and exhibition spaces. The Geoffrey Manton Building, owned by MMU, has seven tiered lecture theatres, each equipped with advanced AV technology.

For accommodation, choose from over 8,500 great value bedrooms from hotels in the central of Manchester, which also offer more than 350 meeting and hospitality rooms on site.

Manchester International Airport offers direct daily flights to the USA and more than 200 domestic, European and international destinations. Due to the city’s relatively central location, all parts of the UK are easily accessible within hours by road or rail.


  • Manchester United Football Club - Old Trafford

    Manchester United Football Club - Old Trafford
  • The Lowry

    The Lowry
  • Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

    Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
  • Emirates Old Trafford

    Emirates Old Trafford
  • Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

    Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester
  • The Midland, Manchester

    The Midland, Manchester
  • Victoria Warehouse

    Victoria Warehouse
  • The Bridgewater Hall

    The Bridgewater Hall
  • Town Hall Manchester

    Town Hall Manchester
  • Manchester Central

    Manchester Central
  • Friends’ Meeting House

    Friends’ Meeting House
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