If you are thinking about booking a city break this summer, look no further than Manchester. Britain’s vibrant second city has an amazing number of events on offer to suit everyone’s taste, from music to sport, art to food and drink. Manchester hotels are taking part in the city’s big summer, with a range of offers and special deals. If you aim to stay as centrally as possible so that you are close to stylish shops and the main amenities you can still find a hotel which is in an attractive location. Millennium Hotels Copthorne Hotel, for instance, is one of the best Manchester hotels available, located on a picturesque site overlooking the waterfront.
Having found your place to stay, now comes the pleasurable challenge of planning how you are going to spend your time. With the number of events on offer and unusual venues to explore, that’s not going to be easy, so to help you here are some tips on the top 5 things to do on a summer visit to Manchester to suit every taste :
- Jazz it up with Manchester’s Jazz Festival, (2 July 21 July) offering a programme packed with exciting events, which includes free gigs, concerts round the clock, and some of the most exciting new international artists to make their debut in the UK
- Enjoy art and music from West Africa. Manchester is celebrating the Olympics with We Face Forward, a programme which includes contemporary art and music from West Africa, and events will take place across three galleries, two museums, four music venues, libraries, community spaces and on an art bus.
- Experience the magic of science as you stroll through the five halls of the Museum of Science and Industry. The museum offers activities to suit adults and children, and provides lots of fun for all ages, including piloting a jet aircraft – in simulation of course!
- Learn about the triumphs, tragedies and history of Manchester United. For football fans Manchester is a feast – around 30 million people visit the Trafford Centre every year, and you can visit the Old Trafford Museum and Tour Centre for a taste of the real experience. Cap the tour with a visit to Manchester City Football Club Museum
· Shop till you drop – no visit to Manchester is complete without a trip to Market Street, one of the city’s most popular attractions. You may need to devote a day to walking down Market Street, as it runs for several miles, and is packed with street vendors, stylish shops, and restaurants.