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10 fun things to do in Manchester

By aimeeRA 05 Jul 2018

Manchester is a major city and is full of fun, interesting, unique and quirky things to do. It's got a legendary music scene, museums, galleries and you can't forget the nightlife. 

Whether its rooftop views to watching the hustle and bustle of the city, there is something for everyone. Here are my top 10 places to explore when studying in Manchester...

  1. Visit China Town
    Manchester has it's very own china town, it's the second largest in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe. The town contains many Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Singapore shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The noticeable landmark is the archway situated on Faulkner street.   
  2. Travel on a Mobike
    You can now cycle around the city without hopping on a crowded bus or paying for a taxi. Make your way around the city with ease and comfort using an initiative bike sharing system. Just download the ‘Mobike-app’ to get started.
  3. Visit the canals 
    Visit Manchester’s canals 36 miles long of inland waterways and was completed in 1893. Great for a morning stroll or an afternoon picnic. The canals are surrounded by pubs and restaurants that look out onto the beautiful water.
  4. Albert Schloss 
    Is a great venue for food and entertainment. With some sweet live sounds, you can sit and chill watching live acts on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget to try out their ‘Kronuts’ a cross between a doughnut and a croissant.
  5. Manchester Arndale
    Fancy a spot of shopping? Get the latest trends from high-end street stores to specialist shops with 210 stores to choose from. If you're there all day, why not enjoy the food court and grab a bite to eat. The shopping Centre was built in the 70s and is the sixth tallest building in Manchester.
  6. Visit the northern quarter 
    Here you will find the definition of ‘Quirky’, with the best bars, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, shops, clubs, gigs and hotels. The quarter has vibrant street art and cultural attractions that reflect the amazing music scene in Manchester. If it is indie music you're looking for or reggae there is something for everyone.
  7. Museum of Science and Industry
    The science museum is a large museum devoted to the past, present and future science. Celebrating the achievements of Manchester’s science and industry, housing the world's oldest surviving passenger railway.
  8. Enjoy the student nightlife 
    Make the most of your nights in Manchester. Looking for a club that’s affordable, cheap and got some banging tunes? Take a look at the student club nights around the city.
  9. Cloud 23 
    Visit Manchester’s top Champagne and cocktail bar with panoramic views from the 23rd floor. Situated at the top of the Beetham tower, great for any celebration or just to see Manchester from a height.  
  10. Laser Quest
    Enjoy some indoor laser tag at The Trafford Centre, The Dome, Stretford, Manchester M17 8DF

Manchester is a great city, I hope you think so too!