The City is Ours…
The best part about Manchester is it’s home to the mighty blues! The other great thing about Manchester is that it’s a very diverse city with something always going on. If you visited before then when you visit the next time there is always something new to discover.
When To Go
This is the easy part, all you need to decide is what games you want to see at the Etihad Stadium! The best time to visit Manchester is generally August for us city fans. This is because the weather is generally nicer and the season is just getting started. If you are looking for the most affordable trip then January is a good time as hotel trade tends to dip
By Plane – If you’re making the long journey over to Manchester then you can fly from most big cities with a stopover in Abu Dhabi (say hello to Sheikh Mansour) or Dubai via Etihad Airways or Emirates Airlines.
By Train from London – Virgin Trains offer frequent trains up to Manchester from London Euston station. Prices can get quite steep so the tip is to book well in advance and try to get the earliest train around 6am. The plus side is you get to spend more time in the City!
By Bus from London – This is the most affordable way to get up to Manchester but the journey can take its toll. If you are after the cheapest deal then do this.
Things to do
- Watch a Manchester City FC game of course! (remember to have a beer at Mary D’s beforehand)
- Go on a stadium/campus tour
- Manchester Art Gallery
- The Manchester Museum
- The Arndale Centre
- Manchester Town Hall
- Cloud 23
- National Football Museum
- M.E.N Arena (See if anything is on while your in Manchester)
- Levenshulme Market
- Museum of Transport
- Royal Exchange Theatre
- Manchester Cathedral
- John Rylands Library
- Salford Watersports Centre
- Aerial Extreme
- Albert Square
Bus – Manchester has an extensive bus network run by different operators. Tickets can be bought when boarding the bus but try to have the correct change.
Light Railway – Tickets can be bought from machines on station platforms and must be purchased before you board.
Taxi – If you need to get somewhere on time then the taxi is your best chance.
Where to stay
There are plenty of places to stay when you’re in Manchester but check out Trip Advisor or AirBnb