Manchester, formerly known as ‘Cottonopolis’, is a vibrant, post-industrial gem at the heart of North West England. A major center of culture and commerce, Manchester is presently widely acknowledged as the ‘capital’ of the north of England and the ‘second city’ of UK. The city attracts millions of visitors from around the world who come here to see its two world-famous football clubs, museums and indulge in world-class shopping.
Best Places to Visit
Manchester offers ample sightseeing opportunities to its visitors. Browse our Manchester City Guide to see some of its famous places of interest. These include the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Museum of Science and Industry, the Pumphouse People’s History Museum, the Granada Studios, Greater Manchester Police Museum, the Manchester United Museum and Trophy Room, the Jewish Museum, Museum of Transport, Boddington’s Brewery, the City Art Gallery and the Salford Museum & Art Gallery.
Best Time to Visit
Manchester is one of the most humid cities in England. The city is forever under a spell of rain. Manchester is in fact a year-round destination. However, the city attracts tourists mostly during the months from May to August as well as in December.
Best Dining Places
Manchester being a cosmopolitan city offers a wide choice of restaurants and eateries serving varied cuisines. Here you will be able to find all kinds of international cuisines ranging from Indian, Chinese, Arabic, Armenian, French and Italian. A large number of restaurants can be found in West Didsbury and Chorlton.
Best Airlines to Reach
Manchester Airport connects Manchester with flights to over 200 destinations across the world. Major airlines serving Manchester include BMI, Flybe, British Airways, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Air Malta, Air Transat, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Finnair and Icelandair.
Best Places to Stay
Manchester offers a wide choice of places to stay ranging from 5-Star hotels to service apartments and bed and breakfast lodgings. Cheap hotels in Manchester are mostly available towards the east of the city centre.