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Home to some of the U.K.’s biggest broadcasters, this precinct is a mix of cultural attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants.

Look out for celebrities and step inside television and radio studios at the U.K.’s first ever purpose-built media precinct. MediaCityUK is a creative zone housing television companies, including the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), independent filmmakers, studios and production facilities.

The hi-tech hub occupies 36 acres (15 hectares) at Salford Quays on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. The first phase of this development was completed in 2011 and there are plans to increase the site to 200 acres (81 hectares) over the next decade.

As well as providing media professionals with a stimulating working environment, MediaCityUK has much to offer the visitor. Discover how some of the U.K.’s most popular television and radio programs are put together by taking a tour of the BBC’s studios.

Become a member of a studio audience at one of the live or pre-record shows made here for various networks. Visit MediaCityUK’s official website to apply for free tickets. On the website you will also find details of cultural events that take place here throughout the year.

For an alternative viewing experience, sit in the 5-acre (2-hectare) piazza and watch programs on the large public television screen. For something more cultural, head over to The Bridgewater Hall, home to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. To get your free tickets to the orchestra’s performances, go to the BBC website.

MediaCityUK also has a large number of restaurants, bars and shops. Buy fresh and local produce from the piazza’s produce market. It’s held every third Thursday of the month.

Nature hasn’t been forgotten during the construction of this waterside venue. Stroll around the landscaped grounds, lie on the grass or relax among the flowers.

Situated at Salford Quays, MediaCityUK is a 2-minute drive from the nearest motorway network. Parking is available at The Garage multistory car park. Alternatively you can arrive by public transport. MediaCityUK is a 15-minute tram ride from the city center.

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AC Hotel by Marriott, Manchester Salford Quays
AC Hotel by Marriott, Manchester Salford Quays
4 out of 5
17-19 Trafford Road, Salford Quays, Salford, England
The price is £63 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of The Lowry Art and Entertainment, Salford Quays and Old Trafford. MediaCityUK and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (760 reviews)
"The room and breakfast are very good. But the reception service is very average :1) we arrived about 21:30 in the evening, no where to get food. The hotel does not have a restaurant or ordering food lists nearby 2) getting a taxi process is quite chaotic, not well controlled."

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2021

AC Hotel by Marriott, Manchester Salford Quays
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
London Road, Manchester, England
The price is £72 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Gay Village, Canal Street, and University of Manchester. Manchester Palace ...
4/5 Very Good! (959 reviews)
"Another good stay at this property, a little dated now having stayed a number of years, furniture a little tatty in the rooms. Great Breakfast and easy check in/out process. £25 to park in the secure carpark which is a bit steep but peace of mind"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
White Media City UK, Salford, England
Fully refundable
The price is £75 per night from 23 Dec to 23 Dec
Situated in Salford, this hotel is steps away from MediaCityUK and Salford Quays. Old Trafford and Old Trafford Cricket Ground are also within 2 miles (3 km). ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (841 reviews)
"location good, parking convenient but expensive, staff very helpful"

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK, an IHG Hotel
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ibis budget Manchester Salford Quays
ibis budget Manchester Salford Quays
2.5 out of 5
19 Trafford Road, Salford, England
The price is £35 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
ibis budget Manchester Salford Quays
AC Hotel by Marriott, Manchester Salford Quays
AC Hotel by Marriott, Manchester Salford Quays
4 out of 5
17-19 Trafford Road, Salford Quays, Salford, England
The price is £63 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
AC Hotel by Marriott, Manchester Salford Quays
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
London Road, Manchester, England
The price is £72 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
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Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK, an IHG Hotel
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White Media City UK, Salford, England
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Hotel Football, Old Trafford, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
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Hotel Football, Old Trafford, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Manchester
Copthorne Hotel Manchester
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Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, Salford, England
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21st Floor Stylish Studio in Mediacity UK, MCR
21st Floor Stylish Studio in Mediacity UK, MCR
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Lovely Home in Media City right by the Quays
Lovely Home in Media City right by the Quays
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TheHeartBlue, Salford, England
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The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
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Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester, England
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The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
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