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Things to do in Greater Manchester

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cocktail Bar
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“Great bar in the hilton which is great for either afternoon tea or a few drinks in the evening looking over Manchester and its new skyscrapers. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“We love this area of Manchester, We loved it that much we got married here. Great food and cocktails in Alberts shed, wonderful buildings. Great for a walk around, you can see the Roman fort here too. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“New branch of the comedy club, offering food, drinks and regular events including stand-up nights.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Always a lively atmosphere. A Manchester institution serving great food and drink!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hotel
“Cloud 23 is a must see. Great views across the city and you have to experience the glass floor! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is not only one of the stops on the metro link network but under neath the platform there are bars, clubs and restaurants and a comedy store... busy at weekends .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Because it has an interminable and ever changing selection of ales. It feautures al fresco sitting at the canopied terrace overlooking luscious greenery. Not to be missed on way to Castlefield.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“This is a Gin Bar underneath a railway arch that hosts over 100 gins to try!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“So far the tallest building in the centre of Manchester, visit cloud 23 bar for amazing views if you have a head for heights.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Deansgate is a railway station in Manchester city centre, England, approximately 1,100 yards (1 km) west of Manchester Piccadilly in the Castlefield area, at the junction of Deansgate and Whitworth Street West. It is part of the Manchester station group. It is linked to Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop and the Manchester Central Complex by a footbridge built in 1985; Deansgate Locks, The Great Northern Warehouse and the Museum of Science and Industry are also nearby. The platforms are elevated, reached by lift or stairs, or by the walkway from the Manchester Central Complex. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gorgeous Italian food and lovely waiting staff who have been working there for Years! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Grill restaurant and bars serving food, set in a former stable building with a balcony and terrace.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is the best Fish & Chips in the area, its a great pace to eat in the restaurant or to take away to eat nearby at the old Castlefield Fort site. There's cappuccino and tea available alongside soft drinks, i recommend the traditional Cod & Chips with peas and curry separate...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Modern cafe/restaurant and prosecco bar, for Italian pizzas, grill dishes and sharing plates.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A lovely gallery which presents contemporary art and collaborates actively with local artists. Hosts artist talks as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“New branch of the comedy club, offering food, drinks and regular events including stand-up nights.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Always a lively atmosphere. A Manchester institution serving great food and drink!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gorgeous Italian food and lovely waiting staff who have been working there for Years! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Modern cafe/restaurant and prosecco bar, for Italian pizzas, grill dishes and sharing plates.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is the best Fish & Chips in the area, its a great pace to eat in the restaurant or to take away to eat nearby at the old Castlefield Fort site. There's cappuccino and tea available alongside soft drinks, i recommend the traditional Cod & Chips with peas and curry separate...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great, friendly service in this little Indian that's always quiet, but always serves great food at a decent price.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Polish Restaurant
“The best food in Manchester! During the weekend they have fine-dining at amazing prices and the food is the best you will ever eat. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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