Find yourself constantly dreaming of your next hotel stay? Us too. Since May 17th, the United Kingdom have welcomed leisure guests again into their properties and international travel seems to be getting closer – the chances to both travel and explore are soon becoming a reality again. Read our post-lockdown bucket list blog series for our recommendations for must-see cities and towns.
For our fifth location, we're heading for Manchester, United Kingdom.
Manchester has been consistently voted the best UK city to live in, for the past several years.
The birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts, and sports. The colourful and vibrant city bursts with character and it a must-see location for your bucket list.
Many people visiting Manchester visit for one thing only – football. The National Football Museum is a great place to make last longing memories for fans of all ages. The museum preserves, conserves, and displays important collections of football memorabilia from all over the UK.
Not forgetting the holy grail, the Etihad Stadium is also another place to tick off your football bucket list when visiting this city. The centerpiece of Etihad Campus includes the Academy Stadium, team world headquarters, an indoor pitch, and the academy building that is linked with the main football stadium by a 60-meter pedestrian bridge. Old Trafford Stadium is the world-famous home of Manchester United, and there's plenty to do when you visit. Visit on a non-matchday and enjoy a behind-the-scenes Stadium Tour, get a delicious bite to eat in the Red Cafe, or pick up a souvenir in the Megastore.
For those wanting to explore the history of Manchester, you can take both guided and self-tours in the city’s top museums. The Manchester Museum is the city’s largest institution and is packed to the brim with enough exhibits to keep you entertained for an entire afternoon. The museum is owned by the University of Manchester and is set against the gorgeous backdrop of neo-Gothic buildings. A large part of the museum is dedicated to natural history, showing perfectly preserved plants, animals and insects. The Museum of Science and Industry also aims to tell the story of Manchester’s contribution to the development of science, technology, and transport with displays from the industrial revolution, old steam trains, and early fighter jets.
Not forgetting the shopaholics out there, the Trafford Centre have got everyone's favourite brands, including Selfridges, Stradivarius, Pull & Bear, Victoria’s Secret, Primark, and Khaadi. The Cheshire Oaks shopping centre have a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants, and cafés.
Lastly, why not unwind after an evening of exploring and shopping by seeing some live entertainment. One of the largest theatres in Manchester, England, The Opera House, plays host to concerts, musicals, ballets, and a special Christmas pantomime each year. Manchester's AO Arena is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe. Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti, and the record-breaking 2010/2011 residency by local comedian Peter Kay.
Where To Stay?
Situated in the fashionable Northern Quarter, PREMIER SUITES Serviced Apartments in Manchester are an ideal base for exploring our city. Manchester’s main financial, business and shopping districts are within short walking distance and we have a fantastic choice of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops on our doorstep. The Shudehill Metrolink station is opposite our front door providing quick and convenient connections to all parts of the city.
The apartments offer generously sized 1 or 2 bedroom apartments that feature fully equipped kitchens with integrated appliances, an open-plan living space with a comfy lounge for relaxing, and a dining area for entertaining or family meals. Some apartments boast private balconies.
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