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Manchester City Centre awaits: its theatre, library, museums and more!

Cosy bars, shopping and popular sights from Manchester Art Gallery to The Gay Village—explore Manchester City Centre, a destination also known for its theatres.

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Top hotels in Manchester City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
3 out of 5
35 Portland Street, Manchester, England
£36
per night
21 Oct-22 Oct

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street, The Gay Village and Piccadilly Gardens. Manchester Art Gallery and Affleck's ...

3/5 (5,015 reviews)

"I keep coming back here because it's comfortable, clean and great value for money."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
London Road, Manchester, England
£77
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street and The Gay Village. Manchester Palace Theatre and O2 Apollo Manchester ...

4/5Very Good! (1,722 reviews)

"Great rooms. Very clean. Helpful staff. Easy to walk into city centre and so close to Piccadilly station."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange
Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange
11-15 Cross Street, Manchester, England
£84
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Royal Exchange Theatre and Deansgate. Albert Square and Urbis are also within 5 minutes. Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,121 reviews)

"Great location, simple and effective rooms. Would love a gym and option for early check-in, but the rest was great."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange
INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester
INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester
4 out of 5
1 First Street, Manchester, England
£71
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Deansgate Locks and Deansgate. Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Central (GMEX) are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)

"Really very good breakfast, best we've had on our travels. There were no draws in our room, which I found odd. We were one there 1 night, so not really an issue , but had we been there for a few days, it would have been annoying."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester
Motel One Manchester Piccadilly
Motel One Manchester Piccadilly
34 London Road, Piccadilly, Manchester, England
£84
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street and The Gay Village. Piccadilly Gardens and Affleck's Palace are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,757 reviews)

"Convenient for station, very welcoming, great facilities, quiet overnight."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Motel One Manchester Piccadilly
Malmaison Manchester
Malmaison Manchester
4 out of 5
1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester, England
£80
per night
21 Oct-22 Oct

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street, The Gay Village, and Piccadilly Gardens. Affleck's Palace and Manchester ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,402 reviews)

"Had a pleasant stay. Location is awesome. Staff was truly amazing - on one of the mornings despite being late for breakfast, they got us all we would have like to have. If in Manchester again would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Malmaison Manchester

Popular things to do in Manchester City Centre

Manchester Arena
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Manchester Arena

4.5/5(174 reviews)

Catch an event at Manchester Arena during your trip to Manchester.Experience the area's acclaimed theatre scene and fascinating museums.

Albert Square
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Albert Square

4/5(302 reviews)

This public gathering place for football victory parades, festivals and a popular European-style Christmas market is surrounded by Victorian architecture.

Manchester Opera House
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Manchester Opera House

4/5(72 reviews)

Catch a show at one of the city’s most interesting and charming venues for concerts, musicals and theater.

Museum of Science and Industry
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Museum of Science and Industry

4.5/5(107 reviews)

Find out what made Manchester an industrial powerhouse by engaging with the amazing exhibitions on the site of one of the world’s first passenger railway stations.

Manchester Palace Theatre
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Manchester Palace Theatre

4.5/5(78 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Manchester Palace Theatre, a beloved theatre in Manchester. Make time to visit the area's shops or simply enjoy its lively bars.

Bridgewater Hall
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Bridgewater Hall

4.5/5(39 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Bridgewater Hall, one of the best theatres in Manchester. Make time to visit the area's shops or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top activities in Manchester City Centre

Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour
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Sightseeing Manchester - hop on, hop-off bus tour

£12

Explore the birthplace of the industrial revolution aboard the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus in Manchester and learn more about the city's contribution to science, politics, music, arts and sport.

Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating

£19

Get your priority seating and move straight to the front of the line at the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester. Opened in 2000, this hot spot is the largest Hard Rock Cafe in the United Kingdom, with a capacity for 450 people.

Yorkshire Dales from Manchester
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Yorkshire Dales from Manchester

£48

This tour gives you a day in the Yorkshire Dales from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see the amazing landscape associated with this stunning part of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Departing from Manchester you will head north to the traditional Yorkshire village of Grassington.

A Day in Manchester, Your Way
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A Day in Manchester, Your Way

£55

You’ll join one of our Manchester hosts as they help you tick some sights off your bucket list (if you have one, no pressure) and show you some of the city’s hidden gems, local hangouts and secret spots along the way too.

See Manchester's best kept secrets with a Local
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See Manchester's best kept secrets with a Local

£30

Absorb the bustle and buzz of Manchester with a friendly, savvy Local Host leading the way. Your in-the-know host tailors your itinerary to suit you and your group, taking you to lesser-known gems as well as must-see attractions to give you real insider insight into northern England's vibrant capital city.

The Best in Stand-Up Live Comedy in Manchester
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The Best in Stand-Up Live Comedy in Manchester

£12

The Comedy Store, Manchester, is a 500-seat purpose-built comedy venue, home to the finest stand-up comedy in the area. Laughs await you at one of three evening show times; select when booking.

Other areas in Manchester

Chinatown
Chinatown showing night scenes, a city and street scenes

Chinatown

Known for Shopping, Friendly People, Dining

4/5(327 reviews)

This collection of restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and other shops is one of Manchester’s most interesting cultural districts. 

Northern Quarter
Piccadilly Gardens featuring a park, a city and modern architecture

Northern Quarter

Known for Shopping, Dining, Friendly People

4/5(253 reviews)

Taste craft beers and stroll down the lively streets of this alternative district, noticing the vinyl record stores, street art and indie fashion boutiques. 

Spinningfields
John Rylands Library showing interior views

Spinningfields

Known for Libraries, Culture, Museums

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Spinningfields. You might want to make time for a stop at People's History Museum or Manchester Opera House.

Castlefield
Museum of Science and Industry which includes aircraft and interior views

Castlefield

Known for Family-friendly, Skyscrapers, Bars

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Travellers come to Castlefield for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Castlefield Roman Fort and Museum of Science and Industry while you're in town.

Chorlton-on-Medlock
Manchester Museum

Chorlton-on-Medlock

Known for Universities, Museums, Theatres

You'll enjoy the museums and cafes in Chorlton-on-Medlock. You might want to make time for a stop at Whitworth Art Gallery or Manchester Museum.

Old Trafford
Old Trafford which includes a statue or sculpture

Old Trafford

Known for Friendly People, Budget, American Football

Spend some time visiting places like Old Trafford while getting to know Old Trafford, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Trafford Bar Tram Stop or Old Trafford Tram Stop to see more of the area.