Manchester Weekend Away

Manchester is one of the UKs major cities, and is known for being a party city. You can get there in just over 2 hours from London and it is a great way to spend a weekend or long weekend away from London.

Things to do while in Manchester,

Walking tour, if you have read our posts before, you will know we love a walking tour, this is a great way to get your bearings and an introduction to the city, read more here on walking tours.

Afflecks, next visit Afflecks, as their note on their website, Afflecks is an “icon in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Regularly voted a ‘must see’ for visitors to the city, our vibrant and eclectic market is packed full of independent traders who put their heart and soul into their products”. We really enjoyed this location spending time looking at all the trader standards. 

River Tour, next we can recommend doing a river tour, this gives you a chance to relax which learning more about the city, if the weather is nice you can even sit on the roof of the boat. The trip is only £10, and you have the option of getting off at the docks or staying on for a return trip. If you get to the boat stop early you can always jump into the People’s History Museum for a drink.

River Tour

Science and Industry Museum,  this is a great stop to learn about how Manchester used to be and then some early technology like one of the first computers. There is also an interactive learning section that you can spend hours in. 

Royal Exchange Theatre, this is a unique theatre in the old cotton exchange building. What makes this unique is the theatre is with in a giant pod/ufo with a circle stage. We managed to see a really good show here and would recommend checking the schedule.

Royal Exchange

Now places to eat, first breakfast options,

BrewDog Doghouse Manchester Hotel, great brunch options with fresh ingredients, this was a great start to our day of walking around the city

Brew House

Ivy Spinningfields Manchester, want to give the Ivy a try? This is a great way to have an Ivy experience without having to free as if you need to dress up or spend a bunch of money. 

Then Lunch or Dinner,

Try Thai, this was yummy Thai in the Asian district, they were very popular and quick at turning the tables over.

Wolf at the Door, this is a Taco location where the tacos and boas are all just one pound, you just have to order a drink! And it was delicious!

Wolf at the Door

Sangam Manchester, this was a lovely Indian, with great options to soak up the drinks after a night out or before you get out.-

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