Useful Links

There are lots of hostels in Manchester and this can be a good way to meet other travellers. Some sites let people leave reviews so you know what to expect when you arrive

http://www.hostelworld.com

http://www.yha.org.uk

http://hattersgroup.com

http://www.hostelz.com/hostels/England/Manchester

Hotels vary in price, from the low-cost  ‘budget’ hotels to luxury hotels. Sometimes you can get a better price by looking on a site like the ones below instead of going directly to the hostel itself. Always try more than one site to find the best price possible!

http://www.booking.com

http://www.laterooms.com

http://www.travelsupermarket.com

http://www.premierinn.com

http://www.hotelclub.com

These are a cross between a flat and a hotel – you have all the benefits of your own flat, all your bills are included and someone will come in and change your bedding, towels and clean for you. They are usually about the same price as a hotel.

http://www.soluxapartments.com

http://www.deepblue-apartments.com

http://www.sacoapartments.com

http://premierapartmentsmanchester.com

Customer Services

Accreditation Unit

Bridgewater House,

58 Whitworth Street,

Manchester

M1 6BB, UK

accreditation.unit@britishcouncil.org

The Chief Executive,

English UK,

219 St John Street,

London

EC1V 4LY

tony@englishuk.com

Most art galleries are free but some like you to make a small donation when you visit though. Sometimes there is a special exhibition on where you will have to pay. Have a look at their websites for details.

Manchester Art Gallery – http://www.manchestergalleries.org

Whitworth Art Gallery – http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

There are lots of big cinemas in Manchester. Home Manchester is a smaller independent cinema showing less known films and some foreign films.

Odeon (Printworks): http://www.odeon.co.uk

AMC Cinemas: http://www.amccinemas.co.uk

Home Manchester: http://www.homemcr.org

For live music and concerts, these are some of the main venues. http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester  for listings of all the big nights out.

Manchester Arena http://www.manchester-arena.com

Manchester Academy http://www.manchesteracademy.net

O2 Ritz Manchester- http://o2ritzmanchester.co.uk

O2 Apollo – http://www.o2apollomanchester.co.uk

Bridgewater Hall – http://www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Royal Northern College of Music – http://www.rncm.ac.uk/whats-on

Manchester City Tickets –  http://tickets.mcfc.co.uk/index.aspx

This is sometimes good for Manchester United Tickets – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/muticketsandmembership/default.aspx

If you can’t get a ticket, why not book a tour of the stadium.

Manchester United –

http://www.manutd.com/en/Visit-Old-Trafford/Museum-And-Stadium-Tour/Welcome.aspx

Manchester City –  http://www.mcfc.co.uk/The-Club/The-Stadium-and-Club-Tours

National Football Museum—http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

The NHS provides health care for anyone in the UK. This site will help you find a doctor, dentist or hospital and you can also find help and advice if you’re ill.

NHS http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Most museums are free but some like you to make a small donation when you visit. Have a look on their websites as they all have special events throughout the year.

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) – http://www.mosi.org.uk

Manchester Museum – http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

National Football Museum—http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

People’s History Museum – http://www.phm.org.uk

There are also loads of bars and pubs in and around the city centre. Some are traditional British pubs and some are more modern. English pubs are famous for their real ales, pub quizzes and the interesting people you meet.

Here are some useful websites

http://www.visitmanchester.com/articles/nightlife/camra-manchester-pub-staggers

http://www.manchesterbars.com/index.htm

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/results.shtml/county/Manchester

Manchester has a huge variety of restaurants and takeaways serving food from almost every international cuisine. Some websites have deals and offers so have a look around before you book.

Tripadvisor has reviews of most restaurants in Manchester –

http://www.restaurantsofmanchester.com

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g187069-Manchester_Greater_Manchester_England.html

This website is good for getting deals: http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk

This website is good if you don’t want to go out! http://www.just-eat.co.uk

If you want to send a letter or parcel in the UK or abroad, you will need to send it by Royal mail. You can buy stamps from any post office and some newsagents and supermarkets. For anything urgent or very heavy, you may want to use a parcel delivery service eg DHL or Fed Ex.

Royal Mail http://www.royalmail.com

Post Office http://www.postoffice.co.uk

DHL http://www.dhl.co.uk/en.html

Parcel Force http://www.parcelforce.com

Fed Ex https://www.fedex.com

The main shopping streets in the city centre are Market Street, Deansgate and King Street. The Arndale Centre is a big shopping centre in the city centre. The Trafford Centre is a big shopping centre out of the city centre – you need to take a bus to get there but it is not far and buses are very regular. The Trafford centre also has a cinema, bowling, laser quest and lots of restaurants.

http://www.visitmanchester.com/what-to-do/shopping/shopping-centres

http://intu.co.uk/traffordcentre

https://www.manchesterarndale.com

Look at these website for details of guided walking tours around Manchester showing you China town, the Town Hall, Northern Quarter, underground tunnels of the city, pub tours,  haunted tours, historical tours and many more.

http://www.walkmanchester.com

http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com

http://www.tourmanchester.co.uk

http://www.manchesterguidedtours.com

There are many leisure centres throughout Manchester. Some have swimming pools, some have classes and other activities. Use these websites to help you:

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200087

http://www.manchestersportandleisure.org/swimming-pools-manchester

http://www.manchestersportandleisure.org/activities/team-sports

www.meetup.com also has groups that play sports such as tennis of football

You can book theatre tickets online, by phone or by visiting the theatre. Here are some of the theatres in Manchester:

Royal Exchange Theatre – http://www.royalexchange.co.uk

Palace Theatre – http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester

Contact Theatre – http://www.contactmcr.com

Lowry Theatre – http://www.thelowry.com/events

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