Our great city has so much going on, it can be hard to decide what to do, where to go and what to see! We thought it might be useful to share some of our favourites with you...and how best to get to these must see spots from Townhouse Hotel! We’ve run down the top 5 ‘mini excursions’ which are easy enough to get too
Umbrella – there’s pretty much 100% chance it’ll rain – pack a good umbrella or rain jacket with a hood – in summer it can be warm and quite humid so nothing too heavy!
– the city has some great architecture, especially Spinningfields
where there is a great contrast of old and new – bring a camera or camera phone with plenty of memory for snaps!
Located within a 15 minute tram ride from Townhouse Hotel (jump on the tram at Deansgate-Castlefield
), Old Trafford, home of Manchester United offers a great experience on non-match days too – there’s lot to see and do including the tour
, which is an exciting and interesting activity even for the non-football fan!
3. Eating out & Night Life
The city is packed with things to do during the summer evenings and indeed the winter months. Manchester’s famous Gay Village
is just on our doorstep, the hotel boasts a 2 minute walk to all local bars, clubs and restaurants. Deansgate features some of the city’s most exciting restaurants and bars from chain dining you would expect to find on every high street to smaller, independent spots ideal for sampling some of Manchester’s creative dining flare! You’ll find Deansgate on foot, head for the Beetham Tower which is Manchester’s tallest building – around 10 minutes from the hotel.
3 miles of shopper’s paradise. If you love indoor malls, or just if it’s raining there’s a full day to be had at the Trafford Centre. The mall features activities including cinemas, all the major high street shops and even Lego Land for the little ones! You can use the X50 express bus service, serving the Trafford Centre – it takes around 20 minutes and runs every 15 minutes.
Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, Neo-gothic municipal building. It is the ceremonial headquarters of Manchester City Council and houses a number of local government departments. The building faces Albert Square to the north, featuring the Albert Memorial and St Peter's Square to the south, home to The Cenotaph.
Whatever you plan to do during your time with us, whether its sport, entertainment, nights out or all of the above, stop by the front desk on your way out and we can point out everything and show you how to quickly get around the city with ease!