Things to do in Manchester

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Manchester is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK, and as such has a wealth of great attractions, points of interest and things to see and do.

If you love theatre, you’ll love our location, set in the heart of Manchester’s extensive entertainment scene, opposite the Palace Theatre and close to the Opera House and Royal Exchange. The hotel is also close to Manchester Central and is just a 20-minute walk from the MEN Arena.

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The Museum of Science and Industry

Popular with adults and children alike, the Museum of Science and Industry have exhibits that will keep your kids occupied for hours.

Manchester Art Gallery

Formally known as Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery is a publicly owned art museum located on Moseley Street in the city centre.

Home

Formed when two Manchester art organisations merged and opening in April 2015, Home is an international centre for contemporary art, theatre and film.

The Opera House

Located on Quay Street just to the West of Manchester city centre, The Opera House has a great range of shows on throughout the year.

The Palace Theatre

If you’re visiting The Palace Theatre and need a place to stay, then you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere more convenient than The Principal Manchester. Just over the road from the theatre, you’ll make it to your show in a matter of minutes.

The University of Manchester

With the University of Manchester located on Oxford Road, it’s central location means it is extremely accessible by several types of transport that are offered by the city.

Manchester Oxford Road Station

Originally opening in 1849, Oxford Road train station is one of four city-centre train stations and is the second busiest train station in Manchester after Manchester Piccadilly.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

The Museum of Science and Industry

Popular with adults and children alike, the Museum of Science and Industry have exhibits that will keep your kids occupied for hours.

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks

Manchester Art Gallery

Formally known as Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery is a publicly owned art museum located on Moseley Street in the city centre.

Entertainment

Entertainment

The Palace Theatre

If you’re visiting The Palace Theatre and need a place to stay, then you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere more convenient than The Principal Manchester. Just over the road from the theatre, you’ll make it to your show in a matter of minutes.

The University of Manchester

With the University of Manchester located on Oxford Road, it’s central location means it is extremely accessible by several types of transport that are offered by the city.

Manchester Oxford Road Station

Originally opening in 1849, Oxford Road train station is one of four city-centre train stations and is the second busiest train station in Manchester after Manchester Piccadilly.

Night-life

Night-life

Home

Formed when two Manchester art organisations merged and opening in April 2015, Home is an international centre for contemporary art, theatre and film.

The Opera House

Located on Quay Street just to the West of Manchester city centre, The Opera House has a great range of shows on throughout the year.

Romantic Attractions

Romantic Attractions

Shopping

Shopping

Outdoor

Outdoor

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

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