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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.
Museum
“The National Football Museum is England’s national museum of football. It is based in the Urbis building in Manchester city centre, and preserves, conserves and displays important collections of football memorabilia. Free entry. Also very close to a number of restaurants, bars, shops and cinema. 10-15 minutes bus ride or approx £5 Uber ride.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It's the seat of the Manchester city football club and within 10 minutes walking distance from my flat .”
  • 42 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The MEN is the worlds busiest arena hosting some of the world's biggest music artists, comedians and other events. Check out the schedule and see if there is anything you fancy.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Manchester Arndale centre has a retail floorspace of just under 1,400,000 sq ft (130,000 m2) (not including Selfridges and Marks and Spencer department stores to which it is connected via a link bridge), making it Europe's third largest city-centre shopping mall. It is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, with 41 million visitors annually, ahead of the Trafford Centre, which attracts 35 million.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Place to shop
“It has every shop you could think of and a huge food hall if you get a little peckish walking around!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Manchesters largest country park in the city, 10 mins drive away, lots of walks, lake, views, kiddies park, monuments, farm, garden centre, ice cream vans, - often hosting special events like concerts, fairgrounds, etc. Even the pope came here once!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizza in manc. You can’t book, so go 45mins before you want to eat and they text you when your table is ready. There are a few nice bars in the courtyard here to wait in”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Blackpool Tower is one of the most famous and easily recognised landmarks in the UK. It’s visible from so far away, giving drivers along the motorway the reassurance that they are firmly in the North. But it’s not just a glorious sight to see as you approach the iconic seaside town, it’s also a tourist attraction that brings thousands of visitors a year to the seaside town. There’s so much to do there that you can spend an entire day inside and not be bored for one minute.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Castle
“A historic tourist spot with a rich and thrilling history that will interest both children and adults...”
  • 23 locals recommend
Water Park
“Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool is the UK's Largest Indoor Waterpark and with 18 slides and attractions. Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK's largest indoor waterpark, open year round and fun for all.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The Printworks is an urban entertainment venue offering a cinema, clubs and eateries, located on the corner of Withy Grove and Corporation Street in Manchester city centre.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“live in Northern Quarter! Jazz music mon-thur start at 9 More varieties at Fri-Sat start at 9:30”
  • 25 locals recommend
Church
“Don't miss the beautiful Manchester Cathedral located on Victoria Street. Free to enter and beautiful architecture. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Department Store
“"Discover the world’s best luxury brands and the latest exclusive arrivals at Selfridges Exchange Square, Manchester, a one-stop shop for luxurious retail therapy in the heart of the city."”
  • 15 locals recommend
Trail
“Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a well-known circular trail beginning and ending in the village of Ingleton in the English county of North Yorkshire, now maintained by the Ingleton Scenery Company. It is claimed that the trail, some 8 kilometres (5 mi) long, and with a vertical rise of 169 m (554 feet) has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the north of England”
  • 26 locals recommend
Zoo
“There are always plenty of things to do with the kids or the whole family at Blackpool Zoo. A short 10 minute drive away.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Best pizza in manc. You can’t book, so go 45mins before you want to eat and they text you when your table is ready. There are a few nice bars in the courtyard here to wait in”
  • 30 locals recommend
Food Court
“Indoor food hall with amazing food stands and bars. Good if you can’t agree on what to eat”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High end shopping with everything from fashion, clothing and footwear to food and drink.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“For those who love fine food!!! 2 Michelin Star Restaurant. Owned by Simon Rogan. Situated in village of Cartmel. Accessible by Taxi (£40 one way) or less easily via train to Lancaster then to Grange then short taxi ride. ‘Ingredients that change with the seasons inspire my menu development and ensure a truly traceable dining experience reflecting my farm to table philosophy’ — Simon Rogan Award winning: L’Enclume holds two Michelin stars, five AA Rosettes and was named the number one restaurant in the UK by The Good Food Guide 2020. Expect the best seasonal and local ingredients, handled with passion and creativity. Organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers grown on their farm, along with the finest produce from the surrounding Cumbrian countryside. Fresh seasonal ingredients, menus are subject to change. Lunch/dinner tasting menu: £155 Lunch: £65 Wine pairing available. I have been here twice as very special treats....!!!!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“Don't be surprised if there's a queue to get in here. Breakfast time will be busy all through the weekend.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“At the forefront of the music scene, this place has brilliant live music nightly. Everyone that plays here is vibrant and interesting. Great DJs too. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Another one on our doorstep. Think big dirty burgers, chicken wings and bacon bacon fries. Look for the stairs leading up to the restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Huge fry ups, toasties, bagels, all amazing. Can be a wait to get in on a weekend”
  • 14 locals recommend

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