Manchester guide

"Manchester's got everything except a beach", former Stone Roses front man Ian Brown once said. From football to food, architecture to alcohol - Manchester has the lot in abundance. The are a huge selection of clubs (including the renowned Sankeys and Warehouse Project), plus a fine selection of bars including Cloud Bar, 21 storeys up the Hilton Hotel. Manchester also offers a large selection of hotels and serviced apartments plus some fantastic restaurants.

Latest news from around Manchester

Weekends Matter: The Skiddle Podcast

16th Apr

Every fortnight we bring you our guide to some of the UK's best events, along with exclusive guest mixes from some of the finest DJs around.

Now Wave presents three shows on May 3rd

16th Apr

Now Wave prepares to throw three unmissable gigs on the same day. We take a closer look at those here.

Guti Interview: Desolat is more than a label

16th Apr

We spoke with the house don Guti ahead of a slew of live shows in the UK - read his views here.

Weekends Matter 60: Kenny Dope (Twenty Twenty Two)

16th Apr

Podcast time - listen to the latest addition with a brilliant Kenny Dope guest mix.

Review: Music Is Love @ Sankeys

15th Apr

Mike Warburton went along to witness techno heavyweight and Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann at Sankeys. Check out his glowing review here.

DeMarzo Interview: It's hard to say what my sound is

14th Apr

We spoke with Hot Creations' latest talisman DeMarzo ahead of his show in Manchester over Easter - read the interview here.

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Chirstmas in Manchester

Manchester Christmas guide

Manchester is a truly wonderful city in which to celebrate Christmas. From the extensive Christmas markets which take over much of the city centre, to the incredible array of shops, bars and restaurants, the Capital of the North is your one stop destination for all your festive shopping, entertainment and boozing needs. 

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New Year

New Year's Eve in Manchester

As the party capital of the North, there's certainly no shortage of things to do in Manchester on New Year's Eve. From intimate parties at cool underground bars to all-out Warehouse raving and everything in between, there's an event with your name on it somewhere in this ultra cool city on New Year's Eve. Whether it's a right old skool knees-up courtesy of Fanatazia, or a disco drenched dance off at Lovetrain, riotous party starting by the Murkage Cartel or hip hop and drum n bass goodness courtesy of Hit & Run vs Amen Brother, Manchester has the perfect answer for your New Years Eve needs.  Have a look over our Manchester New Year's Eve guide and take your pick of ways to celebrate the end of 2013. But remember, New Years Eve events always sell out in super quick time, so its wise to buy your tickets early. We charge no handling fees on our tickets so we guarantee the lowest online price! 

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Manchester Freshers

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Welcome to Manchester! For the next few years the capital of the North will be your home from home, and although within time you will feel like you own the city, right about now you probably feel like a small fish in a very big pond. Let skiddle help you then, with our essential welcome to student life in Manchester... W

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Manchester theaters

Manchester boasts a rich theatrical menu, with venues such as the o2 Apollo, Phones4u Arena, Opera House and Lowry Theatre featuring chock-a-block line ups of adaptations, classics and even comedies to thrill all you theatre lovers out there.

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Manchester sports guide

Manchester sports guide

Drinking every night and scoffing all those late night kebabs may seem like a brilliant idea at the time, but it's not hard to understand why the average fresher puts on 10lb in the first year. So if you want to keep your student lifestyle and your waist size, then we'd recommend doing as much as you can to keep fit and healthy whilst at university. F

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Manchester travel guide

Manchester travel

To put things simply, Manchester is a big place. Luckily for you, Manchester has a plethora of ways to get from A - B via C, with Fallowfield sitting on one of the busiest bus routes in Europe. This means competition is stiff, which for the punter translates to lots of buses. Of course the buses are busy, and smell a bit, but come on get over it, you're a student now. Just remember to smile, say thank you and hold on tight. The Magic Bus operates the cheapest service, with the option of weekly passes for just £8.50 or termly and yearly passes respectively. F

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Manchester attractions


Manchester Galleries Love art? You're in the right city. Manchester is home to two world class Art Galleries - The Manchester Art Gallery in town and the Whitworth Art Gallery on Oxford Road, by the university. There's also the recently redeveloped and reopened Gallery of Costume in Platt Fields Park - which you'll pass most days on your commute from Fallowfield to the Uni. All of the galleries house impressive permanent collections  (which are free) and regular special exhibitons (which aren't). Manchester

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Manchester shopping

When it comes to shopping, Manchester has it all and aims to provides you with the best Manchester shopping guide online. Trust us, if you can't find it in Manchester, you'll struggle to find it anywhere. To make things a little easier to grasp, here are some of the main shopping areas in this retail paradise: M

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Manchester restaurants


Manchester as a city is awash with places to eat. With restaurants, bars and cafes around every corner and along every main drag, the choice can be overwhelming. You'll find a full list of Manchester restaurants in our restaurant section here - and you can get great offers when you book online. In the meantime, here's our pick of a few student friendly eateries to get you started: Kro The 'Kro' chain of restaurants in Manchester provide a se

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Manchester accomodation


If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Manchester, the city offers ever kind of accommodation available. Hotels are generally available from around £40 per night, or Serviced Apartments for closer to £100 (shared between 4-8 people). Serviced Apartmen

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Manchester night life


Manchester's nightlife is practically as busy as its daylife, with one of the strongest music clubbing scenes in the country. And with one of the UK's largest student populations, there's no end to cheap student nights. In fact, you'll be completely spoilt for choice.   T

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