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Salford Quays

Once a major seaport and home to heavy industry, this precinct is now a dynamic cultural and residential area offering shopping, sport, drama and art.

Take a trip to Salford Quays to enjoy a thriving hub with theaters, bars, restaurants, a museum and MediaCityUK, a purpose-built media precinct designed to support creative industries.  

Start your exploration of this innovative development by taking a stroll along the many tree-lined waterfront promenades. One of the most interesting walks is the Irwell Sculpture trail. This route passes five works of art by local artists and tells the history of the docks. Visit the Salford Quays website for a map of the route. Continue your historical education by spending a few hours in the Imperial War Museum North.

Join the crowds of sports fans at one of the most famous soccer clubs in the world. Tour the stadium and go behind the scenes at Manchester United Football Club. Stand in the dressing room where David Beckham once laced up his boots and walk through the Players Tunnel to the pitch. For more brushes with fame, head to MediaCityUK to see the place where some of the UK’s most popular television programs are made.

Shopping is also a big part of the Salford Quays experience. Search for bargains at the Lowry Outlet Mall. There are more than 80 stores offering huge discounts on clothes, accessories and electrical goods. 

Catch some live theater, sport or music at The Lowry. Check their website for the calendar of events. The busiest times are when Manchester United are playing or when there are performances on The Lowry’s stages. Round off your day with dinner in one of the restaurants.

Situated near the end of the Manchester Ship Canal, Salford Quays is a 15-minute tram ride from the city center. There are also regular bus and train services to the waterfront attraction. Car parking is available at the Lowry Outlet Mall. 

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For a more complete list of activities, jump onto our Salford Quays things to do page.


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Whitworth Locke £60
Whitworth Locke

Whitworth Locke

74 Princess St., Manchester, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Manchester City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Gay Village and Albert Square. O2 Apollo Manchester and Manchester Arena are also within 1 mi (2 km). Manchester Oxford Road Station and Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Quay Apartments £75
    Quay Apartments

    Quay Apartments

    250 The Quays, Salford, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. Old Trafford and University of Salford are also within 2 miles (3 km). Anchorage Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Harbour City Tram Stop is 3 minutes.

      Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange £63
      Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange

      Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange

      Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Urbis, Printworks and National Football Museum. Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral are also within 5 minutes. Victoria Station and Shudehill Station are within a 5-minute walk.

        INNSiDE by Melia Manchester £68
        INNSiDE by Melia Manchester

        INNSiDE by Melia Manchester

        1 First Street, Manchester, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Deansgate Locks and Bridgewater Hall. Manchester Palace Theatre and Deansgate are also within 10 minutes. Deansgate-Castlefield Station and Manchester Deansgate Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK £69
          Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK

          Holiday Inn Manchester-Media City UK

          White Mediacity, Salford, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            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). Broadway Tram Stop is only a 3-minute walk and MediaCityUK Tram Stop is 6 minutes.

            X1 Apartments Salford Quays
            X1 Apartments Salford Quays

            X1 Apartments Salford Quays

            Michigan Point Tower B, 11 Michigan Avenue, Salford, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Salford, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. Old Trafford and Old Trafford Cricket Ground are also within 2 miles (3 km). Harbour City Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and MediaCityUK Tram Stop is 4 minutes.

              X1 Media City Tower II
              X1 Media City Tower II

              X1 Media City Tower II

              Apartment 411, Michigan Point Tower B, Salford, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Salford, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. Old Trafford and University of Salford are also within 2 miles (3 km). Broadway Tram Stop is only a 4-minute walk and Harbour City Tram Stop is 8 minutes.

                The Media City Pad
                The Media City Pad

                The Media City Pad

                1065, X1 Media City Media, City Tower Michigan avenue, Salford, England
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Salford, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. Old Trafford and Old Trafford Cricket Ground are also within 2 miles (3 km). Harbour City Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and MediaCityUK Tram Stop is 4 minutes.