Rediscover the nightlife, great shopping, or world-class arts and culture in one of the UK’s most exciting and iconic cities. Leading hotel company IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), has launched an incredible discount of 20% off weekend stays across their hotels in Manchester.
Bookings made from today until 7th September 2018 will benefit from a 20% discount* with breakfast included, for weekend stays inclusive of a Friday or Saturday night until the end of the year. In conjunction with this, IHG has partnered with Virgin Trains to offer travellers the same 20% discount on rail travel**, making getting to Manchester that bit more affordable.
To celebrate the summer sale, IHG has revealed the top 20 things to see, do and eat so guests can get the most from their weekend break in the city. Energetic, diverse and bursting with culture, Manchester is one of the country’s must-see places and perfect for a city break with the family, a group of friends or your other half.
Manchester Top 20 List
EAT AND DRINK
Mackie Mayor, Eagle Street – Located on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, this Grade II listed market building hosts an array of food vendors for a fun and varied dining experience
Tattu, Hardman Square- Experience luxury, modern Chinese dining combined with decadent interiors at Tattu. As well as plenty of ambiance, the dishes here are works of art.
Slattery, Bury New Road – Treat yourself at the award-winning confectioners and chocolatiers situated in North Manchester. This family company has been going for 200 years.
ART AND CULTURE
HOME, Tony Wilson Place – One of the city’s most-loved arts organisations, HOME is a gallery, theatre, cinema, café, bar and book shop all under one roof.
Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Oak Street – Buy and browse contemporary visual art and craft and design in an old Victorian fish market. Explore stalls selling jewellery, ceramics, prints, sculpture and more.
Caribbean Carnival of Manchester, Alexandra Park (11 – 12 August) –Manchester Carnival has brought Caribbean culture to the forefront annually for over 40 years, and is the North West’s largest celebration of Caribbean music and carnival arts.
Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate – Book lovers can wander through the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.
Manchester Pride Big Weekend, Canal Street (24 – 27 August) – Held at Manchester’s world famous Gay Village, this music festival celebrates the LGBT life and campaign for greater equality. Don’t miss the Manchester Pride Parade on the streets of the City Centre and The Candlelit Vigil in Sackville Park.
Manchester Folk Festival, HOME, Tony Wilson Place (18- 21 October) – The only festival dedicated to promoting and supporting new English folk and acoustic music returns to Manchester for a weekend – 18 – 21 October.
Gorilla, Whitworth Street West – A bar, kitchen, live music venue and club space is situated under the railway tracks offering an authentic and gritty venue synonymous with Manchester’s famous music scene.
MUSEUMS AND HISTORY
Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road – Kids of all ages will love to explore this museum filled with plenty of interactive activities.
Ordsall Hall, Ordsall Lane- Salford’s Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house, surrounded by beautiful landscape gardens, dating back over 600 years.
The Pankhurst Centre, Nelson Street – The Pankhurst Centre was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the Suffragette campaign. Steeped in political history, this is well worth a wander.
intu Trafford Centre, Regent Crescent – Free parking, three big department stores and a huge collection of high street stores. The centre itself is also pretty spectacular.
Makers Market, Spinningfields and Northern Quarter – Taking place on the second Sunday of the month in locations across the city, the perfect place to explore during a discounted weekend getaway, this market showcases the best in food, drink, arts and crafts from the local area.
Piccadilly Records, Oldham Street – Since opening in 1978, Piccadilly Records has become one of the world’s best independent record shops.
PLAY AND SPORT
Clue HQ, Sheffield Street – If you’re visiting the city in a group, why not give yourselves a challenge with Clue HQ? The escape room style game will see players in a room solving puzzles, riddles and using strategies to get out.
Play Factore, Trafford Way – This is a great indoor family entertainment arena providing a complete day out for families, perfect come rain or shine.
Whistle Punks’ Axe Throwing – For a night out with a difference head down to the Great Northern Warehouse where Whistle Punks will show you the ropes at throwing axes at targets.
Junkyard Golf Club, First Street – Crazy golf courses made from pre-loved junk for friends to enjoy a drink or two and let their competitive side come out.
For more information, please visit www.ihg.com/manchester
Properties offering the discount are:
- Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre
- Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
- Holiday Inn Express Stockport
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester Trafford City
- Holiday Inn Manchester Media City
- Holiday Inn Manchester Central Park
- Holiday Inn Manchester West
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester Airport
- Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road (opening later this summer)
- Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road (opening later this summer)
* 20% for IHG Rewards Club members, 15% for non-members
** 20% off Advance off-peak services on Virgin Trains only.