Where to eat:
1. Thyme Out – breakfast
This hidden gem provides a relaxed, casual dining experience with cosy indoor and outdoor seating. It serves fresh, innovative dishes as well as locally roasted coffee and home made desserts.
2. Alabama’s – brunch
This American style brunch location is heaven for pancake and eggs benedict lovers.
3. Zouk – dinner/shisha/drinks
Known as a tea bar and Indian grill is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy a nice meal inside or drinks and shisha outside.
4. Cloud 3 – drinks/dessert
Located on the 23rd floor of he Hilton Hotel in the heart of Manchester this sky bar is famous for its afternoon tea and panoramic views of Manchester. They also host a range of entertainment nights.
Where to study:
The University of Manchester
Manchester is home to one of the leading universities in the world, The University of Manchester. Located in the city centre and easily accessible, it offers a wide range of opportunities for students from around the world, not to mention the beauty of the building design that oozes architectural heritage.
Where to shop:
You can find all the most sought after brands under one roof and shop till you drop. Located about five miles west of Manchester city centre and with great transport links, finding intu Trafford Centre is easy. Great parking space is available and caters to disabled drivers and families. Trafford Centre is easily accessible by train and also has its very own bus station too. From a huge selection of stores to a food court and even wifi this is a shopping experience of a lifetime.
Where to stay:
1. The Lowry Hotel
This 5 star modern, luxury hotel is located on the banks of River Irwell and is one of the most popular hotels in Manchester.
2. Radisson Blu Edwardian
With over 260 luxury rooms, friendly staff, spa and lounge you can’t go wrong. Great location that is close to train stations and city centre.
3. Hotel Gotham
Named hotel of the year at the Independent Hotel Show this lavishly decorated hotel is a showstopper.
4. Doubletree by Hilton
Stylish, modern and perfectly located in the heart of the city centre this hotel is a winner. The glass architecture is breathtaking with floor-to-ceiling windows and iMac TVs. You won’t be disappointed.
What to see:
*Home to Manchester United’s football grounds Old Trafford
*Manchester Art Gallery
*Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden