Planning an upcoming trip to Manchester? Being one of the most fun cities in England, it’s important to be well prepared so that you can get the most out of your trip here. With a little something for everyone, we’ve created a list of some of the most popular things to do during your time in Manchester.

Things To Do When You’re Visiting Manchester

Old Trafford Museum And Football Club

When visiting Manchester, you’ll be sure to see plenty of Premier League fans around. The Manchester United Football Club is a fan favorite in the city of Manchester, and you may be lucky enough to be in town while the team has a game at their home turf.

Manchester Art Gallery

Located in the center of the city, this gallery is the home to a large collection of the city’s art history. You can find works dating back to the pre-Raphaelite era and also works by local artists such as Lowry. Those who have a deep appreciation for culture and art will greatly appreciate this experience.


This area of Manchester you don’t want to miss. From historic streets lined with restored Victorian houses that are found along old canals, this spot is home to many shops, restaurants, and hotels. The Bridgewater Canal also hosts tour boats for an excursion that many tourists and locals enjoy.

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral

Built between the years of 1486 and 1509, this historic attraction is one of the most ornate buildings in Manchester. With chapels on both sides of the nave and choir, the sights you see here are truly unforgettable. So, don’t forget to visit this place when you’re visiting Manchester.


Located along Boyle Street, one of the largest Chinese communities in Britain can be found here.  This district is heavily lined with shops and restaurants that serve authentic dishes from Beijing and Hong Kong. You can also find numerous art pieces within the local shops or at the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art.

Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden

Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden

If you’re looking to take a step back from city life, you can find a large piece of nature within Didsbury. The Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden offers a handful of walking trails, a cafe, and the most important part, the breathtaking botanical garden, and wildlife habitat. You can also partake in other activities such as football, tennis, or other more strenuous sports here as well.

Manchester is mostly known for its sports facilities and entertainment. However, that is not all Manchester has to offer. With a few of these recommendations, you are bound to start your visit off on the right foot.

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