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Artwork by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock Art Galleries

Tate Liverpool on the Royal Albert Dock is the northern outpost of the Tate galleries. With an impressive free collection...

The Corn Exchange Manchester

Manchester City Centre Historic Buildings & Sites

The historic Corn Exchange Manchester was built in 1837 and stands in what is known as the Medieval Quarter -...

The famous arches and stage of the Cavern Club in Liverpool

The Cavern Club

Cavern Quarter Music Venues

It may be a while since The Beatles graced the stage of The Cavern Club but you’ll still find live...

The exterior of The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool

The Beatles Story

Albert Dock Museums

The Beatles are probably Liverpool’s most famous export and it stands to reason that the city has quite a few...

Halle St Peter's on Cutting Room Square - a rehearsal space and concert venue in Ancoats, Manchester

Hallé St Peter’s

Ancoats Music Venues

Hallé St Peter’s provides a rehearsal and recording space for Manchester’s renowned orchestra as well as being home to the...

Speke Hall

Speke Historic Buildings & Sites

Speke Hall is a National Trust property on the outskirts of Liverpool. You could say it’s an old Tudor dame...

Neon showtime sign at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, Manchester

Hope Mill Theatre

Ancoats Theatres

Roomzzz Manchester City

Chinatown (Manchester) Hotel

Located on Manchester’s Princess Street, Roomzzz Manchester City is perfect for visitors looking for culture in Manchester. Chinatown is just...

Trophies and famous football shirts on display at the Liverpool FC stadium tour.

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour

Anfield Tours

Can I kick it? No you can’t. But with a Liverpool Football Club stadium tour fans can walk through the...

One of the bedrooms in the Beatles Childhood Homes tour

The Beatles’ Childhood Homes

Speke Tours

The National Trust tour is the only way to get inside the houses where John Lennon and Paul McCartney grew...

Manchester Art Gallery in Manchester city centre

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester City Centre Art Galleries

Mosey down Mosley Street between Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter’s Square, and you can’t miss the Greek columns that flank...

Inside the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester city centre

Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester City Centre Theatres

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is an exciting clash of modernity and history and the same can be said of its...

The Manchester Jewish Museum at night

Manchester Jewish Museum

Cheetham Hill Historic Buildings & Sites

Manchester Jewish Museum reopened in 2021 after a £6 million upgrade that restored its synagogue to its former glory, and...

Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester city centre

Manchester Central

Manchester City Centre Arts Venues

It was built in the 19th century as a railway terminus, then in the 1980s and 1990s it became a...

Chetham's Library in Manchester

Chetham’s Library, Chetham’s School of Music and The Stoller Hall

Manchester City Centre Libraries

Chetham’s combines history, education, music and culture. The institution comprises Chetham’s library, the internationally-renowned School of Music and The Stoller...

Outside the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

Irish World Heritage Centre

Cheetham Hill Music Venues

The Irish World Heritage Centre (IWHC) in Cheetham Hill is a social and cultural hub for Manchester’s Irish community.

HOME is a Manchester arts venue housing a cinema, theatre, art gallery and restaurant and bar

HOME

Manchester City Centre Arts Venues

With five cinemas, two theatres, a bookshop, and over 500 sqm of gallery space, HOME is one of Manchester’s biggest...

The spiral staircase at the Museum of Liverpool.

Museum of Liverpool

Albert Dock Museums

The Museum of Liverpool on Pier Head is an eclectic and diverse collection of Liverpool stuff and stories. Part of...

A model ship on display in the Maritime Museum in Liverpool

Maritime Museum

Albert Dock Museums

Liverpool’s Maritime Museum is part of the National Museums Liverpool collection. As one of the country’s major ports, seafaring and...

The grand interior of the Palace Theatre Manchester

Palace Theatre Manchester

Oxford Road Corridor Theatres

If you want to catch the big West End or Broadway productions on tour in the North of England, The...

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester

Science and Industry Museum

Castlefield Museums

Much like the once mighty industrial power of the North, Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum has shrunk noticeably over the...

Canal boats outside Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-under-Lyne

Portland Basin Museum

Ashton-under-Lyne Historic Buildings & Sites

Step inside the restored nineteenth-century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne and you'll find the Portland Basin Museum. With exciting, accessible...

Tour group from Jonathan Schofield Manchester Tours at the Peterloo Memorial Manchester

Jonathan Schofield Manchester Tours

Oxford Road Corridor Tours
The upper level of Manchester Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Northern Quarter Arts Venues

Manchester Craft and Design Centre is a fantastic space to stroll around whether you’re there to buy or just to...

Actors on stage at Oldham Coliseum pantomime

Oldham Coliseum

Oldham Theatres

Oldham Coliseum is one of Britain’s oldest theatres, where actors have been treading the boards since 1885. It has a...

Statue of a woman reading at Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library

Manchester City Centre Libraries

Officially, The Lowry is the most visited attraction in Greater Manchester, but only because the official list for some reason...

The exterior of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, Greater Manchester

Working Class Movement Library

Salford Libraries

The Working Class Movement Library is a library with a difference. Situated in Jubilee House on The Crescent in Salford,...

Joe and Leon Warming, the volunteer boxing coaches at Salford Lads Club

Salford Lads Club

Salford Historic Buildings & Sites

Boxing has been taught at Salford Lads Club since it opened back in 1903. The founders, the Groves brothers, wanted...

The plush interior of cinema Everyman Manchester St John's

Everyman Manchester St John’s

Manchester City Centre Cinemas

With its red velvet seats, waiter service, and ultra stylish bar and cafe, Everyman Manchester St John’s is a far...

A scene from hit theatre show Six which showed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2023.

Liverpool Playhouse

Liverpool City Centre Theatres

Together with its partner, the Everyman, The Playhouse provides a home for quality theatre in Liverpool. Expect to see work...

The exterior of the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

The Walker Art Gallery

Georgian Quarter Art Galleries

The Walker Art Gallery has housed Liverpool’s world-class art collection for over 130 years and includes everything from Renaissance masterpieces...

Heaton Park in Manchester, UK

Heaton Park

Prestwich Historic Buildings & Sites

If you’re craving greenery but don’t want to stray too far out of the city, Heaton Park, on the Manchester-Bury...

Goodison Park Stadium Tour

Everton Tours

If you’re visiting Liverpool as an Everton FC fan, make sure the Goodison Park Stadium Tour is on your itinerary. 

The front of Liverpool Cathedral, the biggest cathedral in the country.

Liverpool Cathedral

Georgian Quarter Historic Buildings & Sites

Liverpool Cathedral is the biggest in the country but age-wise, it’s a baby. No medieval architecture here; the cathedral was...

People’s History Museum

Spinningfields Museums

The People’s History Museum tells the story of the development of democracy in Britain. It's the only museum in the UK...

Royal Liver Building 360 Tour

Waterfront Tours

If you have a head for heights you can ascend to the tenth floor of the Royal Liver Building and...

Red deer with the house at Lyme Park in the background

Lyme Park

Stockport Historic Buildings & Sites

Lyme Park is a huge estate with a Medieval herd of red deer, stunning views and a handsome Regency house....

One of the entrance halls at Victoria Baths in Manchester

Victoria Baths

Victoria Park Historic Buildings & Sites

Only open on Wednesdays (and closed entirely during the winter months), Victoria Baths isn’t fully geared up as a visitor...

Manchester City Football Club's Etihad Stadium

Manchester City Stadium Tour

Beswick Tours

Even if you’re not a Blue you can’t help but be impressed with the scale of the Etihad Stadium in...

Gallery Oldham

Oldham Art Galleries

Gallery Oldham in the town’s Cultural Quarter features artworks and items from Oldham’s diverse collections alongside newly commissioned art, international...

The Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays

Imperial War Museum North

Salford Quays Museums

This quayside location in Trafford Park was bombed heavily during WW2 so it’s especially appropriate that it was chosen as...

The Bluecoat

Liverpool City Centre Arts Venues

The Bluecoat is Liverpool city centre’s oldest building, and the oldest arts centre in the country.

Japanese Garden at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tatton Park

Cheshire Historic Buildings & Sites

Tatton Park is a historic estate on the edge of Knutsford, home to an opulent neo-classical mansion, landscaped gardens, a...

Spring flowers in the rain at Castlefield Viaduct - a new garden ran by the National Trust in Manchester city centre.

Castlefield Viaduct

Castlefield Parks & Gardens

astlefield Viaduct is the National Trust’s newest opening in the region - and it's a bit of a departure from...

Members of the Contact Young Company performing at Contact Theatre in Manchester

Contact Theatre

Oxford Road Corridor Comedy Venues

We were shocked when Contact Theatre, or just Contact, as it prefers to be known, announced it was celebrating its...

Study alcove in John Rylands Library in Manchester city centre

John Rylands Research Institute and Library

Manchester City Centre Libraries

It’s part of the University of Manchester but you don’t have to be a scholar to enjoy this inspiring space. In...

Inside Manchester Opera House, one of Manchester's biggest theatres

Manchester Opera House

Manchester City Centre Theatres

You can indeed see an opera at Manchester Opera House but you’re much more likely to catch the latest West...

The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester at night

The Bridgewater Hall

Manchester City Centre Music Venues

The Bridgewater Hall is where Manchester gets serious about music. The international concert venue was built in the 1990s and...

Concert night at the Manchester Arena, or AO Arena as it is currently known.

Manchester Arena

Manchester City Centre Comedy Venues

If you’re in Manchester to see a big name music act, chances are you’re seeing it at the Manchester Arena,...

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Northern Quarter Museums

Greater Manchester Police Museum is housed in an 1879 police station with original cells and charge office. Downstairs, you can...

The Whitworth is one of Manchester's leading art galleries

The Whitworth

Oxford Road Corridor Art Galleries

Any art lover’s trip to Manchester would not be complete without a morning or afternoon spent gazing at the walls...

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester City Centre Historic Buildings & Sites

Nestled at the end of Deansgate, tucked away behind the main shopping district of Manchester city centre, lies the Grade...

Ordsall Hall Exterior

Ordsall Hall

Salford Historic Buildings & Sites

Ordsall Hall is a piece of Tudor history just a short walk from the contemporary comings and goings of Salford...

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Salford Art Galleries

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s first free public library when it opened in 1850. The building was...

The statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in St Peter's Square, Manchester city centre

Emmeline Pankhurst Statue

Manchester City Centre Monuments

The Emmeline Pankhurst Statue was unveiled in St Peter’s Square on Friday 14 December 2018; exactly 100 years since some...

The Beatles Statue in Liverpool

The Beatles Statue

Waterfront Monuments

Come on, so what do you think is Liverpool’s number one selfie spot. That’s right, it’s the Beatles Statue at...

Inside The Palm House at Sefton Park in Liverpool

Sefton Park

Sefton Park Parks & Gardens

Sefton Park is larger than most parks, although it’s still not Liverpool’s biggest – that award goes to Croxteth Country...

The Lowry is an art gallery and theatres at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

The Lowry

Salford Quays Comedy Venues

Flagship arts venue The Lowry was at the heart of 1990s' plans to breathe new life back into Salford Quays....

The Portico Library

Manchester City Centre Libraries

The Portico Library is as peaceful and relaxing as any library could be, despite being situated on Mosley Street in...

A lady dressed as a warden holding a fire bucket at Stockport Air Raid Shelter

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Museums

Stockport Air Raid Shelters were the largest purpose built air-raid shelters in the country, originally designed to provide shelter to...

The gardens at Fletcher Moss in the sunshine

Fletcher Moss Gardens

Didsbury Parks & Gardens

It's not just local residents who come to Fletcher Moss Gardens. Gifted to the city by Alderman Fletcher Moss in...

Dunham Massey - a National Trust property with parkland and gardens near Altrincham

Dunham Massey

Altrincham Historic Buildings & Sites

Dunham Massey is one of the National Trust’s top 10 most visited properties, bringing in 439,000 people in 2020/21. We...

NQ64 is an underground arcade bar tucked away off Tib Street in the Northern Quarter, Manchester city centre.

NQ64

Northern Quarter Activities

Return to your youth and relieve the stresses and strains of adult life by whacking baddies Double Dragon-style or jumping...

The towering exterior of Gorton Monastery or Manchester Monastery as it's also known

Gorton Monastery

Gorton Historic Buildings & Sites

Its proper title is Manchester Monastery but most people in the city know it as Gorton Monastery. This Grade II...

Yes Lah

Didsbury Restaurant - Pan Asian

Yes Lah is a delightful restaurant in Didsbury that offers a fusion of Malaysian and Filipino cuisines. The founders, Zosima...

Bolton Museum in Bolton city centre

Bolton Museum

Bolton Museums

Bolton Museum is much more than just your standard local history-focused collection. Because of its links with the cotton trade, this...

A copy of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South with tea cup on a table

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Ardwick Historic Buildings & Sites

Visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House can explore the author’s home where she wrote most of her novels such as North...

The door to 62 Nelson Street, where the Pankhurst family lived, and now the home of the Pankhurst Centre museum.

The Pankhurst Centre

Oxford Road Corridor Museums

The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family. Open to the public on Thursday and...

The exterior of the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

Everyman Theatre

Liverpool City Centre Theatres

The Everyman is an impressive modern theatre on Hope Street and a cornerstone of Liverpool's cultural scene.

Manchester Museum

Oxford Road Corridor Museums

Manchester Museum reopens on 18 February 2023 following a £15m transformation to make it more inclusive and more imaginative in how...

Manchester International Festival DJ

Manchester International Festival

Manchester Festivals

Manchester International Festival, or MIF, is the city’s biennial arts festival. It’s two weeks of the year where you’re never...

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