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Things to do in Manchester

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Find things to do on in Manchester whether travelling for business or leisure.

As a cultural hub, Manchester is one of the top three most visited cities in Britain, and when you arrive it's not difficult to see why.

Visitors can find things to do by day and by night, from live sporting events to theatre, shopping, museums, and world-class bars and restaurants.

Find things to do in cultural Manchester

Explore Manchester's cultural hotspots and find things to do for visitors of all ages.

Visit the John Rylands Library and start your day at one of the most beautiful buildings in Manchester, which boasts the oldest surviving fragment of the Old Testament in the world.

From there, you can find things to do at the city's other cultural centres, from the Manchester Museum to the National Football Museum, all within easy reach of our hotel rooms at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel.

Manchester is also brimming with interesting architecture and unique shops; visit the Beetham Tower sky bar for an upscale drinks experience, or stop in at Afflecks Review and shop the four floors of unique items from antique records to designer club wear.

Entertainment and Nightlife in Manchester

Entertainment and Nightlife are two Manchester specialties. Sports fans can find plenty of things to do at the city's two major premiere league clubs - Manchester United and Manchester City, who draw in crowds by the thousands at each of their home games.

When the sun goes down, Manchester becomes a mecca hive of entertainment and nightlife, with trendy restaurants and live music venues that stay open late into the night. Test the bartender's skills at one of the clubs in the city centre or watch live theatre at the Lowry or Palace Theatre.

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