Hotel information / Things to do

You can get a discounted rate on flexible rooms for the Mercure Hotel (Manchester Piccadilly) by calling 0844 815 9024 and quoting the discount code "Supporters Summit". There there may be some rooms available which are cheaper but non-refundable in the event that you cancel.

Of course, there are many other hotel options in Manchester. If the Mercure isn't suitable for you Tripadvisor lists hotels across the entire city in a range of prices. Budget options are also available, one option being the Weston Hall (Halls of Residence).

Things to do?

You'll not be short of options in Manchester but an obvious port of call during your stay would be the National Football Museum. The city has plenty to offer prospective visitors away from the football with the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival also runs throughout July while Visit Manchester is worth a look for ideas.

There has long been a thriving nightclub culture in Manchester. Along with other areas that are frequented by late night revellers, such as Castlefield, Deansgate Locks, The Printworks and the Northern Quarter, Manchester has the famous Canal Street, the centre of the city’s gay community, and is the centre of the annual Pride celebrations held on the last weekend in August.

For the, ahem, more cultured, Manchester is home to two symphony orchestras, the Hallé Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. There is also a chamber orchestra, the Manchester Camerata.

For theatre goers, larger venues include the Manchester Opera House featuring large scale touring shows, the Palace Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Lowry arts venue.

The centre is littered with galleries and museums including Manchester Art Gallery, John Rylands Library, People’s History Museum, Urbis, Museum of Science & Industry, The Imperial War Museum North, Museum of Transport, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery.

The Great Northern Warehouse is a grade 2 listed former railway goods warehouse that has been developed in recent years and now comprises of a cinema, casino, bars, restaurants and shops. It is situated at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street in the centre of Manchester.

The Curry Mile is actually less than a mile long but boasts over 70 restaurants, take-aways and kebab houses. It’s approximately 1½ miles from the city centre, going towards the old Maine Road stadium.

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