Useful Links

There are lots of hostels in Manchester and this can be a good way to meet other travellers. Some sites let people leave reviews so you know what to expect when you arrive

Hotels vary in price, from the low-cost  ‘budget’ hotels to luxury hotels. Sometimes you can get a better price by looking on a site like the ones below instead of going directly to the hostel itself. Always try more than one site to find the best price possible!

These are a cross between a flat and a hotel – you have all the benefits of your own flat, all your bills are included and someone will come in and change your bedding, towels and clean for you. They are usually about the same price as a hotel.

Customer Services

Accreditation Unit

Bridgewater House,

58 Whitworth Street,


M1 6BB, UK

The Chief Executive,

English UK,

219 St John Street,



Most art galleries are free but some like you to make a small donation when you visit though. Sometimes there is a special exhibition on where you will have to pay. Have a look at their websites for details.

Manchester Art Gallery –

Whitworth Art Gallery –

There are lots of big cinemas in Manchester. Home Manchester is a smaller independent cinema showing less known films and some foreign films.

Odeon (Printworks):

AMC Cinemas:

Home Manchester:

For live music and concerts, these are some of the main venues.  for listings of all the big nights out.

Manchester Arena

Manchester Academy

O2 Ritz Manchester-

O2 Apollo –

Bridgewater Hall –

Royal Northern College of Music –

Manchester City Tickets –

This is sometimes good for Manchester United Tickets –

If you can’t get a ticket, why not book a tour of the stadium.

Manchester United –

Manchester City –

National Football Museum—

The NHS provides health care for anyone in the UK. This site will help you find a doctor, dentist or hospital and you can also find help and advice if you’re ill.


Most museums are free but some like you to make a small donation when you visit. Have a look on their websites as they all have special events throughout the year.

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) –

Manchester Museum –

National Football Museum—

People’s History Museum –

There are also loads of bars and pubs in and around the city centre. Some are traditional British pubs and some are more modern. English pubs are famous for their real ales, pub quizzes and the interesting people you meet.

Here are some useful websites

Manchester has a huge variety of restaurants and takeaways serving food from almost every international cuisine. Some websites have deals and offers so have a look around before you book.

Tripadvisor has reviews of most restaurants in Manchester –

This website is good for getting deals:

This website is good if you don’t want to go out!

If you want to send a letter or parcel in the UK or abroad, you will need to send it by Royal mail. You can buy stamps from any post office and some newsagents and supermarkets. For anything urgent or very heavy, you may want to use a parcel delivery service eg DHL or Fed Ex.

Royal Mail

Post Office


Parcel Force

Fed Ex

The main shopping streets in the city centre are Market Street, Deansgate and King Street. The Arndale Centre is a big shopping centre in the city centre. The Trafford Centre is a big shopping centre out of the city centre – you need to take a bus to get there but it is not far and buses are very regular. The Trafford centre also has a cinema, bowling, laser quest and lots of restaurants.

Look at these website for details of guided walking tours around Manchester showing you China town, the Town Hall, Northern Quarter, underground tunnels of the city, pub tours,  haunted tours, historical tours and many more.

There are many leisure centres throughout Manchester. Some have swimming pools, some have classes and other activities. Use these websites to help you: also has groups that play sports such as tennis of football

You can book theatre tickets online, by phone or by visiting the theatre. Here are some of the theatres in Manchester:

Royal Exchange Theatre –

Palace Theatre –

Contact Theatre –

Lowry Theatre –


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