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Bucket List Manchester

101 Things to do In Manchester

Bucket List Manchester

101 Things to do In Manchester

VISIT

  1. Explore the richness and greatness of John Rylands Library
  2. Visit the Museum of science and Industry where you can dive into the Industrial revolution
  3. Visit the first passenger railway station in the world and stand at the first ever train platform
  4. Admire the Town Hall and spot the Golden cotton ball
  5. Remember the history of the first computer and how they broke enigma code at the Alan Turing statue
  6. Enjoy a glass of Vimto at the vimto monument
  7. Remember the glorious past of Music heritage at Factory Records and Haçienda
  8. Walk through the canals and explore the roman ruins of Castlefield
  9. Stare in awe at the oldest public library in english speaking world: Cheetham’s Library
  10. Sit down where Engels and Marx created The Communist Manifesto or Have a picture with Friedrich Engels’ statue
  11. Explore the incredible Graffitis of the city and all the Manchester Street Art

+ Recommended on our Alternative Tour

  1. Feel the struggles of the city at Little Ireland or Angel Meadows
  2. Explore the eclectic Afflecks Palace

+ Recommended on our Alternative Tour

  1. Cross through the beautiful Barton Arcade
  2. Get your football blood on your sleeve: Watch a football match or visit Old Trafford (Manchester United), Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) or visit the football museum and take a picture on their walk of fame.
  3. Get culturally absorbed at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
  4. Remember the 1976 Sex Pistol’s concert in the “Free Trade Hall” and admire their structure
  5. Reflex about the Suffragette Movement at Emmeline Pankhurst’s Statue and visit the Pankhurst centre (Home of Emmeline Pankhurst)
  6. Soak up some history at Manchester Central Library
  7. Relax at the Manchester Art Gallery
  8. Find the Hidden Gem, and look up to their murals
  9. Send a postcard on the most famous Red Mailbox
  10. Relax and admire other side of the city in St John Garden’s
  11. Complain about how awful the design of Piccadilly Gardens is, and why Manchester have the so-Called Berlin Wall
  12. Pay homage to the victims of the Nazis’ bombing at the Remembrance Tree
  13. Study in a 19th century newsroom and library at the Portico Library
  14. Meet the revolutionaries at the People’s history Museum
  15. Party or get some food in an old publishing house (the Printworks)
  16. Shop, eat, drink, enjoy – Do Everything at the Trafford Centre. Biggest shopping centre in Europe on its opening

GO SOUTH TO OXFORD ROAD

  1. Test how much heat you can handle down at the curry mile
  2. Let yourself be WOWED at the Withworth Art Gallery
  3. Try to spot all the live frogs or take a picture with a T Rex skeleton at Manchester Museum
  4. Enjoy the culture environment of Manchester University areas at Oxford Road
  5. Grab a pint on the loo (The temple)

GO WEST TO SALFORD QUAYS

  1. Ride a tram through the glorious history of Manchester to Salford Quays
  2. Get behind the BBC scenes at the media city tour
  3. Walk the wharf of Trafford Park and the Manchester Ship Canal
  4. See and hear real voices of the war at the Imperial War Museum
  5. Enjoy a river cruise on the first man-made canal following the path of Europe’s aristocracy
  6. Watch a play or enjoy the views at the Lowry Theatre

IN GREATER MANCHESTER (NOT CITY CENTER)

  1. Have a visit to the hipster neighborhoods’ of Chorlton (Beech Road) and Didsbury (Burton Road)
  2. Visit Ancoats, first industrial suburb and 13th coolest place in the WORLD (Time out) and visit their Top Spots (Hope mill theatre – Pollen Bakery – The Layne eyre – Rudy’s)
  3. Visit the multi award winning Altrincham Market, and spend the day at Dunham Massey
  4. Enjoy black pudding at Bury market and shop everything you need
  5. Feel like a local during the war visiting the Stockport Air Raid Shelters or watch a show in the stunning Stockport Plaza

EAT

  1. Eat an Eccle’s Cake (Annie’s)
  2. Try real British food (Abel Heywood, The Wharf), the typical Northern Pie (Pieminister) or the perfect combination in the Manunian top spot: Northern Soul Grilled Cheese
  3. Have an afternoon tea on Alice in Wonderland’s style in the Richmond Tea Rooms
  4. Have a proper English breakfast (check website for recommendations)
  5. Eat Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese food in the Uk’s second largest Chinatown (Happy Seasons, Try Thai, I am pho)
  6. Eat rice and three at This n’that
  7. Taste international food at the Corn Exchange
  8. Get a sweet treat at Tea Cup Manchester
  9. Immerse yourself in the alternative vibe of Mackie Mayor

+ Recommended on our Alternative Tour

  1. Have a Pizza in the best rated UK pizzeria “Rudy’s” in either of their locations
  2. Have a fancy dinner in High End restaurants (Hawksmoor, El Gato Negro, Façenda, Australasia, Tattu)
  3. Enjoy a coffee at the cat cafe or at any of the many stunning coffee shops in the city (Pot Kettle Black, Takk, Northern Tea Power, Foundation, Chapter One, Fig + Sparrow…)

SHOP

  1. Shop in luxury at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges
  2. Get a retro bargain at Retro Rehab or any of the vintage second hand shops at Northern quarter
  3. Explore the Music legacy of Vinyl Albums in Piccadilly Records or Vinyl Exchange
  4. Feel like a prince walking through “King Street” the historical jewelry and Posh shops
  5. Shop at the first department store in the world Kendals (Now house of Fraser)
  6. Experience some of Greater Manchester’s greatest creators at a Makers Markets
  7. Shop everything you need at Manchester’s Arndale, biggest city centre shopping centre in Europe
  8. Get artistic input at the former victorian fish-market now converted into Manchester Craft & Design Centre

DRINK

  1. Have the party of your life in the colourful Manchester’s Gay Village

+ Recommended on our Tour Experience Explore Manchester Gay bar

  1. Explore the richness of Manchester beers and even try a honeycomb beer!!

+ Recommended on our Beer Tour Experience

  1. Explore traditional British pubs

+ Recommended on our Beer Tour Experience

  1. Watch live music in the Northern Quarter (Night and Day, Soup Kitchen)
  2. Have a drink in hidden bars (The washhouse, Convenience store or Enjoy a Touch of Gatsby Glamour at The Fitzgerald Secret Bar)
  3. Let yourself loose with Free Pizza and Jazz at Matt & Phreds
  4. Grab a pint at Shambles Square (Sinclaire’s Oyster Bar)
  5. Party in historic buildings (The deaf institute, Gorilla)
  6. Play some tunes on “The Corbieres” Jukebox
  7. Step up your ping-pong game with a drink (Twenty twenty two, Roxy Ball Room)
  8. Watch live music at the historic Band on the Wall, the centre of the Punk scene
  9. Enjoy a drink at one of the favourite after work venues in the city at Albert Schloss
  10. Explore Spinningfields and the new face of Manchester with stunning bars like Oast House or The Alchemist
  11. Enjoy a drink in the clouds in the panoramic bars “Cloud 23” and “20 stories”
  12. Enjoy a pint in the smallest bar in Europe (Circus Tavern)
  13. Feel the latin vibe at “Revolución de Cuba” or “Bliss” 
  14. Recreate one of the most viewed and ambitious TV series in England at the “Peaky Blinders bar”

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Watch an international/independent film or play, or just be curious at the art gallery in Home Manchester on the legendary Tony Wilson’s square
  2. Late night bowling at Dog Bowl or try to beat Rihanna’s score at All Star Lanes
  3. Watch world class theatre at the Palace Theatre, Opera House or the impressive Royal Exchange Theatre
  4. Watch a greyhound race at Belle Vue stadium
  5. Watch a live gig at the Manchester Arena
  6. Score a hole in one between dinosaurs (Dino Falls adventure golf) or indoors (Junkyard golf club)
  7. Unleash your inner lumberjack at Whistle Punks’ Axe Throwing
  8. Enjoy live classical Music at the Bridgewater Hall
  9. Take on the Crystal Maze
  10. Go to Gin School and enjoy the Best rated experience in Europe at Three Rivers
  11. Visit the home of British cycling at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre
  12. Become a speed demon at one of the Go Karting tracks
  13. Explore the home of one of the region’s most famous novelists: Elizabeth Gaskell
  14. Delve into literary history: International Anthony Burgess Foundation
  15. Get a fun packed family adventure at Play Factore. Perfect for kids
  16. Experience the UK’s longest indoor ski slope at Chill Factore
  17. Jump at one of Manchester’s trampoline parks
  18. 100.Find Nemo at Sea Life Centre or brick yourself at Legoland 

101. Explore any of the close attractions:

  • National Park Peak District

+ Recommended with our partner Smile Adventures

  • The glorious house and parks of Lyme Park (Pride and prejudice was filmed here)
  • Tatton Park (Glorious gardens and an authentic 1930’s farm. Idyllic family day out)
  • Alderley Edge (Nature reserve, mills, parks and football player’s mansions)
  • Dunham Massey (Georgian House, Deer park and a garden for all seasons)
  • Liverpool (Home of the Beatles, Scousers and their own football teams)

+ Recommended with our Partner Katherin Rios (rioscok@gmail.com)

  • Chester (Gorgeous little medieval city with the INCREDIBLE Chester Zoo)

+ Recommended with our partner Smile Adventures

  • Red House Farm (great outdoor fun and a massive maize maze)
  • National Park Lake District

+ Recommended with our partner Smile Adventures

  • Haigh woodland Park
  • Visit and explore the countryside or get an epic adventure in Go Ape! Rivington
  • Fairy Glenn
  • And much, much, more…

VISIT

  1. Explore the richness and greatness of John Rylands Library
  2. Visit the Museum of science and Industry where you can dive into the Industrial revolution
  3. Visit the first railway station in the world and stand at the first ever Train platform
  4. Admire the Town Hall and spot the Golden cotton ball
  5. Remember the history of the first computer and how they broke enigma code at the Alan Turing’s statue
  6. Enjoy a glass of Vimto at the vimto statue
  7. Remember the glorious past of Music heritage at Factory Records and Hacienda
  8. Walk through the canals and explore the roman ruins of Castlefield
  9. Stare in awe at the oldest public library in English speaking world: Cheetham’s Library
  10. Sit down where Engles and Marx created the communist Manifesto or Have a picture with Friedrich Engels statue
  11. Explore the incredible Graffitis of the city and all the Manchester Street Art

+ Recommended on our Alternative Tour

  1. Feel the struggles of the city at Little Ireland or Angel Meadows
  2. Explore the eclectic Afflecks Palace

+ Recommended on our Alternative Tour

  1. Cross through the beautiful Barton Arcade
  2. Get your football blood on your sleeve: Watch a football match or visit Old Trafford (Manchester United), Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) or visit the football museum and take a picture on their walk of fame.
  3. Get culturally absorbed at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
  4. Remember the 1976 Sex Pistol’s concert on “Free Trade Hall” and admire their structure
  5. Reflex about the Suffragette Movement on Emmeline Pankhurst Statue and meet the Pankhurst centre (Home of Emmeline Pankhurst)
  6. Soak up some history at Manchester Central Library
  7. Relax at the Manchester Art Gallery
  8. Find the hidden Gem, and look up to their murals
  9. Send a postcard on the most famous Red Mailbox
  10. Relax and admire other side of the city in St John Garden’s
  11. Complain about how awful the design of Piccadilly Gardens is, and why Manchester have the so-Called Berlin Wall
  12. Pay homage to the victims of the Nazis’ bombing at the Remembrance Tree
  13. Study in a 19th century newsroom and library at the Portico Library
  14. Meet the revolutionaries at the People’s history Museum
  15. Party or get some food in an old publishing house (the Printworks)
  16. Shop, eat, drink, enjoy – Do Everything at the Trafford Centre

GO SOUTH TO OXFORD ROAD

  1. Test how much heat you can handle down at the curry mile
  2. Let yourself be WOWED at the Withworth Art Gallery
  3. Try to spot all the live frogs or take a picture with a T Rex skeleton at Manchester Museum
  4. Enjoy the culture environment or Manchester University areas at Oxford Road
  5. Grab a pint on the loo (The temple)

GO WEST TO SALFORD QUAYS

  1. Ride a tram through the glorious history of Manchester to Salford Quays
  2. Get behind the BBC scenes at the media city tour
  3. Walk the wharf of Trafford Park and the Manchester Ship Canal
  4. See and hear real voices of war Imperial War Museum
  5. Get a river cruise on the first man-made canal
  6. Watch a play or enjoy the views at Lowry Theatre.

IN GREATER MANCHESTER (NOT CITY CENTER)

  1. Have a visit to the Hypster neighborhoods’ of Chorlton (Beech Road) and Didsbury (Porton Road)
  2. Visit Ancoats, first industrial suburb and 13th coolest place in the WORLD (Time out) and visit their Top Spots (Hope mill theatre – Pollen Bakery – The Layne eyre – Rudy’s)
  3. Visit the multi award Altrincham Market, and spend the day at Dunham Massey
  4. Enjoy black pudding at Bury market and shop everything you need
  5. Feel like a local during the war visiting the Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Or watch a show in the stunning Stockport Plaza.

EAT

  1. Eat an Eccle’s Cake (Annie’s)
  2. Try real British food (Abel Heywood, The Wharf), the typical Northern Pie (Pieminister) or the perfect combination on the Manunian top spot: Northern Soul Grilled Cheese
  3. Have a cup of tea on Alice in Wonderland’s style at the Richmond Tea Rooms
  4. Have a proper English breakfast
  5. Eat Chinese or Vietnamiese food on Uk’s second largest Chinatown (Happy Seasons, Try Thai)
  6. Eat rice and three at This n’that
  7. Taste international food at the Corn Exchange
  8. Get a sweet treat at Tea Cup Manchester
  9. Let yourself immerse on the alternative vibe of Mackie Mayor

+ Recommended on our Alternative Tour

  1. Have a Pizza on the best rated UK pizzeria “Rudy’s” on any of their locations
  2. Indulge yourself with a brunch
  3. Enjoy a coffee at the cat cafe or at any of the many of the stunning coffee shops at the city (Takk, Northern Tea Power, Foundation, Chapter One, Fig + Sparrow…)

SHOP

  1. Feel the luxury shopping at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges
  2. Got a retro bargain at Retro Rehab or any of the vintage second hand shops at Northern quarter
  3. Explore Vinyl Albums at Piccadilly Records or Vinyl Exchange
  4. Feel like a prince walking through “King Street” the historical jewelry and Posh shops
  5. Shop at the first department store Kendals (Now house of Fraser)
  6. Experience some of Greater Manchester’s greatest creators at a Makers Markets
  7. Shop everything you need at Manchester’s Arndale, biggest shopping city centre in Europe
  8. Get artistic input at he former victorian fish-market now reconvert in Manchester Craft & Design Centre

DRINK

  1. Have the party of your life in the colorful Manchester’s Gay Village

+ Recommended on our Tour Experience Explore Manchester Gay bar

  1. Explore the richness of Manchester beers and try a honeycomb beer!!

+ Recommended on our Beer Tour Experience

  1. Explore traditional British pubs

+ Recommended on our Beer Tour Experience

  1. Watch live music at Northern Quarter (Night and Day, Soup Kitchen)
  2. Have a drink on hidden bars (The washhouse, Convenience store or Enjoy a Touch of Gatsby Glamour at The Fitzgerald Secret Bar)
  3. Let loose yourself with Free Pizza and Jazz at Matt & Phreds
  4. Grab a pint at Shambles Square (Sinclaire’s Oyster Bar)
  5. Party in historic buildings (The deaf institute, Gorilla)
  6. Play some tunes on “The Corrieres” Jukebox
  7. Step up your ping-pong game with a drink (Twenty twenty two, Roxy Ball Room)
  8. Watch live music at the historic Band on the Wall, the centre of Punk scene
  9. Enjoy a drink at one of the favorite after work’s in the city Albert Schloss
  10. Explore Spinningfields and the new face of Manchester with stunning bars like Last House or The Alchimist
  11. Enjoy a drink in the clouds on the panoramic bars “Cloud 23” and “20 stories”
  12. Enjoy a pint in the smallest bar in Europe
  13. Feel the latin vibe on “Revolución de Cuba” or “Bliss” 
  14. Recreate one of the most viewed and ambitious TV series in England on the “Peaky Blinders bar”

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Watch an international/independent film or play, or just be curious at the art gallery at Home Manchester on the legendary Tony Wilson’s square
  2. Late night bowling at Dog Bowl or try to beat Rihanna’s score at All Star Lanes
  3. Watch First level theatre at the Palace Theatre, Opera House or the impressive Royal Exchange Theatre
  4. Watch a greyhound race at Belle Vue stadium
  5. Watch a live gig at the manchester Arena
  6. Score a hole in one between dinosaurs or indoors at the Junkyard golf club
  7. Unleash your inner lumberjack at Whistle Punks’ Axe Throwing
  8. Enjoy live classical Music at the Bridgewater Hall
  9. Take on the Crystal Maze
  10. Go to Gin School and enjoy the Best rated experience in Europe at Three Rivers
  11. Visit the home of British cycling at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre
  12. Become a speed demon at one of the Go Karting tracks
  13. Explore the home of one of the region’s most famous novelists: Elizabeth Gaskell
  14. Delve into literary history: International Anthony Burgess Foundation
  15. Get a fun packed family adventure at Play Factore. Perfect for kids
  16. Experience the UK’s longest indoor ski slope at Chill Factore
  17. Jump at one of Manchester’s trampoline parks
  18. 100.Find Nemo at Sea Life Centre

101. Explore any of the close attractions:

  • National Park Peak District

+ Recommended with our partner Smile Adventures

  • The glorious house and parks of Lyme Park (Pride and prejudice was filmed here)
  • Tatton Park (Glorious gardens and an authentic 1930’s farm. Idyllic family day out)
  • Alderley Edge (Nature reserve, mills, parks and football player’s mansions)
  • Dunham Massey (Georgian House, Deer park and a garden for all seasons)
  • Liverpool (Home of the Beatles, scousser and their own football team)

+ Recommended with our Partner Katherin Rios (rioscok@gmail.com)

  • Chester (Gorgeous little medieval town with the INCREDIBLE Chester Zoo)

+ Recommended with our partner Smile Adventures

  • Red House Farm (great outdoor fun and a massive maize maze)
  • National Park Lake District

+ Recommended with our partner Smile Adventures

  • Haigh woodland Park
  • Visit and explore the countryside or get an epic adventure in Go Ape! Rivington
  • Fairy Glenn
  • And much much more
 

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