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A city alive with character, Manchester is rich in art and heritage, and as proud of its music scene as it is of its world-famous football teams.
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Oasis, Old Trafford, Coronation Street – there’s lots to love about Manchester! Nowadays, the birthplace of the industrial revolution is as famous for its thriving arts scene as it is for its history. It’s also filled to the brim with renowned museums, shopping to die for, incredible cuisine and buzzing nightlife. Add to that a host of annual events including Manchester Jazz Festival, Pride Big Weekend and Manchester International Festival to spice things up, and you’ll find there’s much more to the city than meets the eye. 

How to discover another side of Manchester

Where is Manchester?

You can fly from London in 1 hour or travel by train in 2 hours. In fact, you may even be able to fly direct from your home country - Manchester has the largest airport outside London, flying to around 225 destinations worldwide.

Getting around Manchester

With fantastic public transport connections by bus, tram and rail, it's super easy to explore Manchester.

  • Planning your travel is easy, with Transport for Greater Manchester's(TfGM)journey planner
  • Jump on 'free bus' for free bus travel around the city centre
  • Pick up a System One Travelcard for seamless travel via rail, tram and bus


Manchester is served by an excellent bus network, with hundreds of routes which run throughout the city.


With one of the best tram networks in Britain, it's easy to get around by Metrolink.


A bike-friendly city, there are loads of cycle routes and dedicated lanes, making exploring by bike hassle-free.