This out of town behemoth shopping mall is one of the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe. You'll be spoilt for choice in places to shop, but it's the architectural features that will make you smile - Europe's largest chandelier hangs from the ceiling and the musical indoor fountain will delight exciteable children and adults alike.
Learn more about English art with one of the strongest collections in the UK, featuring a large collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. You can also find the work of Pierre Adolphe Valette, a French impressionist who made Manchester his home, teaching famous artists such as L. S. Lowry.
Mosley Street, City Centre, Manchester, England M2 3JL
This spooky underground bar has a great ambience and is one of the coolest places to hang out in the city of Manchester. Hard to believe, as this tiny hangout is actually a converted public toilet! Hosting intimate gigs with big names, this quirky hideout is a great experience for tourists.
100 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5JW
This vast and beautiful cathedral is one of the widest in beadth in England. Neo-Gothic carved choir stalls and pulpits evoke the atmosphere of centuries past. Make a visit to the newly completed Vistor's Centre, where you can get up close and personal to some of the history in this old town.
Bringing joy to children all over Manchester, Legoland Discovery Centre is a must-visit if you're travelling as a family with small children. Much more than your average theme park, Legoland combines rides with educational tools and animal attractions.
Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS
This restaurant serves up some of the finest Indian cusine in the north of England and has won numerous King of Curry awards. Try delicious paneer, firey seekh kebab and exotic fish masala made from the expert Indian chefs.
73-83 Liverpool Road, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4NQ
If you've got a head for heights, head on up to this sky-high bar at the top of the Hilton hotel for some amazing views over the city of Manchester. With its Mount Olympus theme, you'll feel quite godly as you gaze through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Hilton Hotel, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ