What's on in Manchester, Merseyside
Welcome to Manchester in the beautiful county of Merseyside. Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.
Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.
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Discover museums, art galleries, historic houses, castles, attractions, theme parks and much more in and around Manchester to keep both parents and children amused and entertained whatever the British weather decides to throw at you!
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Handy Local Guide
Taxis in Manchester
If you're out on the tiles in Manchester then please don't drink and drive - our list of taxis in Manchester will help you get from A to B quickly and safely so you can fully enjoy the delights of Manchester.
Tourist Information Centres
If you're stuck and don't know what to do, then pop in to your local Tourist Information Centre in Manchester (TIC) for friendly help and advice for tourists and locals alike.
Enjoy some of the wide choice of restaurants in Manchester for a gourmet feast of fresh local produce. You're sure of a warm welcome from budget diners to highly acclaimed restaurants.
Local Hotel Accommodation
Whether you're staying in Manchester for the night or you're staying for a few days or more, you'll love the choice of hotel accommodation available in the area.
Holiday Inn Express Manchester City CentreManchester
Rooms from £65.00
Days Hotel Manchester CityManchester
Rooms from £43.00
The Palace HotelManchester
Rooms from £56.00
Macdonald Manchester HotelManchester
Rooms from £69.00
Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Deansgate Locks)Manchester
Rooms from £61.00
Forthcoming Events Diary
|A$ap RockyA$ap Rocky performs live at Manchester Academy in Manchester, Lancashire on Saturday, 25 May 2013. Buy and compare your tickets for A$ap Rocky at Manchester Academy now.…||TomorrowManchester AcademyManchesterMiscellaneous|
|Alderley Edge Festival Hall Mind Body Spirit EventWhere to be Spring Bank Holiday Weekend At Our 2 day Event 30 + Stands You could start the day with our Meditation Workshop at 10.30 a.m. on both days with The Self Realisation Meditation and Healing Centre this is …||25 - 26 May 2013Festival HallAlderley EdgeLifestyle|
|Alun CochraneAlun Cochrane performs live at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Lancashire on Saturday, 25 May 2013. Buy and compare your tickets for Alun Cochrane at The Lowry now.…||TomorrowThe LowrySalford QuaysMiscellaneous|
|Carnaby Street The MusicalCarnaby Street The Musical at Opera House Manchester live on Saturday, 25 May 2013 in Manchester, Greater Manchester. For tickets to see Carnaby Street The Musical at Opera House Manchester, see the list of ticket price…||TomorrowOpera House ManchesterManchesterMiscellaneous|
|Dirty DancingDirty Dancing at Palace Theatre Manchester live on Saturday, 25 May 2013 in Manchester, Greater Manchester. For tickets to see Dirty Dancing at Palace Theatre Manchester, see the list of ticket prices.…||TomorrowPalace Theatre ManchesterManchesterMiscellaneous|
|District 3Live music/Pop And Rock event at Manchester Academy, Manchester, Lancashire. To watch District 3 live at Manchester Academy on the Saturday, 25 May 2013, check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and …||TomorrowManchester AcademyManchesterMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Greg DaviesGreg Davies at The Lowry live on Saturday, 25 May 2013 in Salford Quays, Lancashire. For tickets to see Greg Davies at The Lowry, see the list of ticket prices.…||TomorrowThe LowrySalford QuaysMiscellaneous|
|JanoskiansJanoskians appears live in Manchester, Lancashire at O2 Apollo Manchester on Saturday, 25 May 2013. For ticket prices to watch Janoskians at O2 Apollo Manchester, see the list of tickets available for Janoskians.…||TomorrowO2 Apollo ManchesterManchesterMiscellaneous|
|Kumasi Music Party ManchesterThe May Bank Holiday holds pride of place amongst the British rave community, gently coaxing the season of outdoor partying into view, and providing a timely break before an inevitably busy summer. Kumasi Music have…||25 - 26 May 2013GorillaManchesterNightclubs|
|Meat LoafMeat Loaf appears live in Manchester, Greater Manchester at Manchester Arena on Saturday, 25 May 2013. For ticket prices to watch Meat Loaf at Manchester Arena, see the list of tickets available for Meat Loaf.…||TomorrowManchester ArenaManchesterMiscellaneous|
|Meat Loaf The Farewell TourMeat Loaf The Farewell Tour appears live in Manchester, Lancashire at MEN Arena on Saturday, 25 May 2013. For ticket prices to watch Meat Loaf The Farewell Tour at MEN Arena, see the list of tickets available for Meat L…||TomorrowMEN ArenaManchesterMiscellaneous|
|The JanoskiansThe Janoskians performs live at Manchester Apollo in Manchester, Greater Manchester on Saturday, 25 May 2013. Buy and compare your tickets for The Janoskians at Manchester Apollo now.…||TomorrowManchester ApolloManchesterMiscellaneous|
|Alun CochraneAlun Cochrane performs live at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Lancashire on Sunday, 26 May 2013. Buy and compare your tickets for Alun Cochrane at The Lowry now.…||26 May 2013The LowrySalford QuaysMiscellaneous|
|Bupa Great Manchester Run in Aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trusthttp://www.cftrust.org.uk/help/events/gmr Date: Sunday 26 May 2013 Address: Manchester City Centre M4 4AF Entries for 2013 are not yet open however, this is how you can make sure you're part of this fabulous ru…||26 May 2013Manchester City CentreGreater ManchesterLifestyle|
|Dame Kelly Needs You Join Her Team of Runners for the Bupa Great Manchchester 10kLooking to run your first 10k race in 2013? Maybe you're a seasoned runner planning the year's race calendar? Places are still available for Britain's leading 10K race, the Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday 26th May, w…||26 May 2013ManchesterManchesterSports|
|Food for FreeThis brand new course follows a similar format to our highly successful 'Wild About Mushrooms' course and begins with a fascinating presentation by Dr Patrick Harding before the group heads off into the local Cheshire co…||26 May 2013Cordon Vert Cookery SchoolAltrinchamLifestyle|
|Groove NationThe Tytherington Club presents GROOVE NATION. Sunday 26th May 7.30pm Onwards Take advantage of the late bank holiday and join us for an evening of live music from the ultimate party band Groove Nation. With a BBQ …||26 May 2013The Tytherington ClubMacclesfieldMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Laughing Cows Comedy NightLaughing Cows Comedy night with Shappi Khorsandi (Live on the Apollo / Have I Got News for You), Hayley Ellis, Katie Mulgrew and Kerry Leigh (MC) at the Frog and Bucket in Manchester Shappi Khorsandi 'makes live comed…||26 May 2013The Frog and Bucket Comedy ClubManchesterTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Manchester to Liverpool Bike RideNew 60 mile route option for 2013! This great ride is now in its eighth year, and we've added a fantastic 60 mile all on-road route for all those riders who are seeking a challenge. The mostly traffic-free 40 mile route …||26 May 2013Salford QuaysSalfordSports|
|Manchester to Liverpool Bike Ride 2013The NSPCC is delighted to be back in the saddle as the nominated charity for the Manchester to Liverpool Bike Ride 2013. Sign up now and join us for a fantastic day of cycling along the Trans Pennine Trail, setting o…||26 May 2013Salford Watersports CentreSalfordSports|
Wedding fairs in Manchester
Get married in style by visiting wedding fairs in Manchester. From the bride's dress, to the wedding cake, venues and photographers, plan your special day with our list of local wedding exhibitions.