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

Review: RBMA Tour with Derrick May and Surgeon

21st Apr

Alan Wragg went down to Sankeys to witness a techno masterclass curated by the Red Bull Music Academy.

Paper Aeroplanes head off on tour in May

20th Apr

Alt folk duo Paper Aeroplanes are heading off on a tour of the UK, after the release of their 2015 album Joy.

Phife Dawg in London and Manchester

20th Apr

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg heads to London and Manchester in May to play two rare shows.

DVBBS hit Manchester on June 27th

16th Apr

Chart topping Canadian brothers DVBBS bring their stadium sized electro house to the UK for a rare date. Tickets go on sale Friday 17th April at 10am.

Red Bull Music Academy Manchester Tour

14th Apr

Red Bull Music Academy will be taking over various venues around Manchester this weekend as part of their UK tour.

Five For The Funk: What makes Boxed In tick?

14th Apr

After the release of their masterfully crafted debut album earlier this year, we got inside the head of Boxed In's creative mastermind, Oli Bayston, and extracted five tracks that inspire his production process.

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4 most popular clubs in Manchester

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Sound Control'

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Victoria Warehouse'

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Mint Lounge'

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4 most popular hotels in Manchester

The Palace Hotel
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