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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...

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...

Bury Market

Bury Markets

Everything from fresh fruit and veg to wooden spoons, Bury Market has a dizzying range of stalls selling fresh produce,...

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...

Study alcove in John Rylands Library in Manchester city centre

John Rylands Research Institute and Library

Spinningfields Historic Buildings & Sites

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

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...

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...

The Whitworth is one of Manchester's leading art galleries

The Whitworth

Oxford Road Art Galleries

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

Inside the Bluecoat, an arts centre in Liverpool city centre.

The Bluecoat

Ropewalks Arts Venues

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

Manchester Jazz Festival 2022

Manchester Jazz Festival

Manchester City Centre Festivals

Manchester Jazz Festival brings the best new emerging jazz artists, homegrown talent, and living jazz legends to the city centre...

A taxidermy bird at The World Museum in Liverpool

World Museum

Liverpool City Centre Museums

The World Museum, part of National Museums Liverpool, is selling itself short. It’s not a World Museum, it’s an absolutely...

We Invented the Weekend festival includes live DJs

We Invented The Weekend

Media City Festivals
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...

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

Portland Basin Museum

Ashton-under-Lyne Museums

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

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

Working Class Movement Library

Salford Libraries

Situated in Jubilee House on The Crescent in Salford, the Working Class Movement Library tells the tale of working people’s...

Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum

Oxford Road Museums

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

Chorlton Runners

Chorlton Clubs & Groups

Looking like a swarm of bees in their black and gold running vests, the Chorlton Runners are always well-represented in...

Yayoi Kusama who will be exhibiting at Manchester International Festival in 2023

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...

Hyde Running Community - a running group based in Hyde, Tameside, Greater Manchester

Hyde Running Community

Hyde Clubs & Groups

While much of Greater Manchester makes for flat, fast running, head towards the outer edges and the terrain gets a...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 Museums

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

Fletcher Moss

Didsbury Parks & Gardens

Fletcher Moss has four outdoor, floodlit clay tennis courts which are open to everyone and accessibly priced.

Mayfield Park, Manchester

Mayfield Park

Piccadilly Parks & Gardens

It’s no secret that Manchester city centre is short on decent parks. The opening of Mayfield Park in September 2022 goes...

Ordsall Hall in Salford

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 Museums

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

Street food at Foodie Friday Stockport

Foodie Friday Stockport

Stockport Town Centre Festivals

Foodie Friday is Stockport's food and drink festival, taking place between 6-9pm on the final Friday of each month.

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...

Weddings at the Portico Library, Manchester.

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...

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

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

Manchester Road Runners near their base at The Wharf in Castlefield

Manchester Road Runners

Castlefield Clubs & Groups

Part running club, part social club, The Manchester Road Runners turns ten-years-old in 2023. 

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

The Lowry

Salford Quays Theatres

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

The People's History Museum in Manchester.

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...

Another Place

Crosby Monuments

Another Place, Crosby, by sculptor Antony Gormley consists of 100 cast-iron figures gazing wordlessly out to sea from the beach. 

Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre on a sunny day

Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Parks & Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens are concrete rather than floral now but despite a slightly unsavoury reputation it still remains the gateway to...

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...

Salford Lads Club, a recommended wedding venue in Manchester.

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 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...

Rare books at Liverpool Central Library.

Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool City Centre Libraries

Liverpool Central Library looks like another example of impressive Victorian architecture at first (the city is full of them) but...

Christmas light trail at Heaton Park, Manchester.

Heaton Park

Prestwich Parks & Gardens

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

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...

One of the walkways at Walkden Gardens in Sale.

Walkden Gardens

Sale Parks & Gardens

Walkden Gardens is a very grown up sort of park. Like a mini RHS Bridgewater ran in partnership with the...

Tease Me cocktail at Guilty by Association, a bar in Manchester

Guilty by Association

Northern Quarter Bars

Guilty by Association is a late-night basement bar on Stevenson Square with fun cocktails, DJs and dancing.

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...

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...

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...

Photo of Afflecks wedding taken by Phil Tragen.

Afflecks

Northern Quarter Markets

Afflecks, previously known as Afflecks Palace, is a hip indoor market spread over four floors. Established in 1982, it's a...

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