What’s On in Manchester

Manchester is often talked about as one of the most buzzing cities in the UK. There is certainly always a lot going on. No matter whether travelling on business or having a holiday as a tourist, the city is well equipped with Manchester hotel and parking for every visitor to take advantage of. Hotels Manchester centre are snapped up quickly at this time of year due to the many different events happening in the city. A lot of people decided to fly in and out of the country via Manchester. This means that hotels Manchester UK are always ready to look after guests from all over the world. If you have never visited Manchester before, here are a few events to look forward to during the coming months.

ImageManchester Christmas Markets

The Manchester Christmas Markets are always a huge hit with locals and tourists alike. There is nowhere better to stock up on unusual and quirky gifts to give to all the family as Christmas presents. With a wide range of mouth-watering street food also on offer, the rich smells and aromas wafting through the city’s streets are something to be savoured. People travel from all over the world to experience Manchester’s festive outdoor markets, and the scene often looks like something out of a traditional Dickens’ Christmas story.


Manchester United and Manchester City are two of the biggest football clubs in world football today. Both teams have new managers this season, and football fans are eagerly anticipating how both sides will fare under different circumstances. The biggest change has happened at United, where David Moyes has become the first new manager of the Red Devils for 26 years. Tickets can be bought for matches through official club websites and channels, and there will no doubt be plenty of red and blue scarves spotted in the city centre thanks to the busy fixture list coming up.

Manchester Science Festival

Anyone who is intrigued by the world around us will enjoy attending the Manchester Science Festival this year. Packed full of exciting activities and talks for all ages, the festival celebrates the world of science in a unique Mancunian way. With family friendly space snowball activities, and more grown up talks regarding topics such as whether breathing is bad for you, this festival takes place at the end of October to the beginning of November 2013.

Salford Quays


The world famous BBC has moved a vast percentage of its headquarters up to Salford Quays in recent years, and for good reason. It is a beautiful area full of rich history and interesting places. Take a tour around the BBC buildings, or eat out in one of the many delicious restaurants overlooking the waterfront. Alternatively, take advantage of the huge outlet shopping centre which delivers high end fashion at high street prices. There are plenty of shops to pick up a bargain to take back with you on a journey home. Enjoy everything that Manchester has to offer and visit the city soon.

About the Author – Sarah Makinson contributes regularly to a variety of lifestyle blogs, including Chancellors Hotel.