The second-largest metropolitan area in England, Manchester offers certain sights and sounds that can only be found in the Warehouse City. Locals may know all the ins and outs, but it’s easy for visitors to get overwhelmed by everything going on in this city of more than 2 million.
So, for this piece, we’re highlighting some of the main attractions in and around the city. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do on your day out in Manchester.
Take a Tour of Old Trafford
Even if you’re not a fan of soccer (football to the locals), it’s worth having a walk around the Theatre of Dreams. You can avoid the boisterous crows by booking a guided tour of the stadium. Tours typically take around 80 minutes to complete. During that time, you take in the history of one of the world’s most popular sports teams. The tour will take you just about everywhere, including the locker rooms and right out to the edge of the field.
Be sure to check ahead of time, as tours may not run on days when Manchester United is playing or training.
Check Out the Northern Quarter
Every city has its arts district. In Manchester, it’s known as the Northern Quarter. This area is home to the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery, as well as multiple trendy coffee shops, music venues, and restaurants. Even if you don’t visit the art galleries, be sure to spend a bit of time walking around the district. That way, you’ll at least get to check out some of the local street art. The Northern Quarter is also known for record shops and vintage clothing stores.
Visit the Manchester Museum
Those who want to brush up on their natural history can check out the Manchester Museum. With everything from a fossilized T-Rex named Stan to over 16,000 Egyptian artifacts, there is plenty of history to take in. For those who want a bit of theatrics, there are even Night at the Museum after-hours events to check out, with performers and actors bringing the museum exhibitions to life. You can easily spend all day wandering the halls, so be sure to allocate enough time to see everything.
Do Some Shopping at the Arndale
The Arndale is a shopping center in the middle of Manchester. In addition to all the shops you can expect, it also has a hidden gem in the small local market on the ground floor. With plenty of places to eat and local vendors, there is no shortage of things to check out at the Arndale.
Take in Some Bingo
Though it is often considered a game for older people in the US, the UK bingo scene enjoys popularity across all age groups. This has been primarily due to the rise of online bingo. Numerous gaming platforms throughout the UK have embraced and modernized bingo games built around different themes. Additionally, the Slingo format pioneered primarily by Foxy Games has offered a new spin on the game altogether.
If you want to stop by an in-person bingo hall, we recommend Club 3000 Bingo. It combines the music and the club experiences with bingo. And it’s open until 11pm most nights, making for an exciting start to a night out in Manchester.
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