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Manchester Central is a Confidential Guides recommended Christmas party venue.

Manchester Central

Manchester City Centre Events Venues

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

One of the dishes served at Oxa, a modern British restaurant on the Wirral, Merseyside.

OXA

Oxton Restaurant - Modern British

Oxa is the casual sister restaurant to the ground-breaking Restaurant 8 in Liverpool but it is by no means the...

Malmaison Manchester Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

Malmaison Manchester Piccadilly is an impressive boutique hotel in the perfect spot. It’s just minutes from Manchester Piccadilly train station,...

San Carlo Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Head to any of the ristorantes in the award-winning, family-run San Carlo Group and you know you’re in for exceptional...

Opera Grill

Chester Restaurant - Global

Housed in a Grade II Listed building with a neo-classical facade, Chester's Opera Grill is a grand, 400-seater restaurant from...

The Bells of Peover, a country pub in Cheshire, just south of Knutsford

The Bells of Peover

Knutsford Restaurant

There's a story behind the American and British flags that fly over the entrance to The Bells of Peover, a...

The Bridge, a hotel and restaurant in Prestbury, Cheshire

The Bridge

Prestbury Hotel

Located in a Grade II Listed building from 1626, The Bridge is full of charm, whether you’re going for a...

Federation Gym

Northern Quarter Gyms

If bodybuilding, powerlifting or Olympic weightlifting are your thing, there’s a new gym in the Northern Quarter that you’ll want...

The XOXO best-selling cocktail at Shady Duck

Shady Duck

Liverpool City Centre Bars

If you want a decent cocktail bar in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool, head to Shady Duck. It’s welcoming and...

Tapas dishes at Evuna, a Spanish restaurant in Knutsford, Cheshire

Evuna Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant

Evuna Knutsford brings together playful Spanish tapas dishes and an excellent wine offering.

A bedroom at Yotel Manchester Deansgate.

Yotel Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Hotel

With its tech-led rooms and buzzy location, Yotel Manchester Deansgate is a popular choice with young travellers and city break...

Malmaison Liverpool

Princes Dock Hotel

Malmaison Liverpool is a dockside delight. This boutique hotel offers stunning views across the city, and cool, characterful rooms and...

Hope Street Hotel is a dog friendly hotel in Liverpool.

Hope Street Hotel

Georgian Quarter Hotel

In the heart of Liverpool’s beautiful Georgian neighbourhood, Hope Street Hotel is surrounded by some of the city’s most cultural...

The Ropewalks Hotel is a dog-friendly hotel in Liverpool.

Ropewalks Hotel

Ropewalks Hotel

Boutique stay The Ropewalks Hotel is perfectly located if you’re in Liverpool to explore its art, music, history and shopping....

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...

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...

Malmaison Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Malmaison Manchester Deansgate is a cool new boutique hotel in the heart of the city. It has amazing views, two...

Atlas Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Atlas Bar is known as one of the originals of Manchester’s modern cafe-bar scene. And for its extensive collection of...

Steak at San Carlo - one of the Hot 50 Restaurants in Manchester for March.

San Carlo Manchester

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian

San Carlo is Manchester's most famous and, some say, best Italian restaurant. Run by the Distefano family, it's said to...

Sunday lunch at Founder's Hall on Albert Square, Manchester city centre.

Founder’s Hall

Manchester City Centre Pubs

Founder’s Hall is a smartly-refurbished pub with an enviable position on Albert Square. It serves up comforting pub food and...

Piccolo by Piccolino

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

A stone's throw from Selfridges and the designer stores around Exchange Square, Piccolo by Piccolino is a Southern Italian restaurant...

City Wine Bar & Kitchen

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant

Get fresh, local and honest food at City Wine Bar and Kitchen in the grade II listed ‘City Buildings’ on...

Hotel Anfield

Anfield Hotel

Hotel Anfield is the perfect hotel for football fans. If you were any closer to the ground, you’d be in...

Bedroom at Manchester Hall with roll-top bath - a romantic Manchester hotel for Valentine's day.

Manchester Hall

Deansgate Hotel

For years this beautiful building was off-limits unless you were a member of the secretive Masons society. Then in 2017...

Dakota Grill Manchester Lamb Rump

Dakota Grill Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Dakota Grill Manchester is the work of former Malmaison owner, Ken McCollough and it is as dark-hued and handsome as...

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...

The whimsical Flamingo Room - one of the party suites at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

The Shankly Hotel, like its namesake, is one of a kind. Named after Bill Shankly, the charismatic former manager of...

Cocktails served at San Carlo Fumo in Manchester city centre

Fumo

Oxford Road Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Oxford Road and its much-photographed spiral staircase, Fumo is a favourite spot in Manchester for dinner...

The terrace at Piccolino Hale

Piccolino Hale

Hale Restaurant - Italian

There’s no shortage of reliably good restaurants in the Hale-Altrincham-Bowden triangle, and Piccolino Hale is up there with the best...

Cibus

Levenshulme Restaurant - Italian

Once a stall at Levy Market, then a pop-up pizzeria above Fred’s Ale House, Cibus took baby steps to get...

Piccolino Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Knutsford fits in perfectly with the Italianate villas and chic shops of this quirky Cheshire town. Situated on the...

Bar at Gusto Manchester

Gusto Italian Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Gusto Italian Manchester may be the jewel in ever-expanding chain’s crown, even if the menu is the same everywhere from...

The exterior of the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

The Walker Art Gallery

Liverpool City Centre Art Galleries

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

Delta Hotel by Marriott Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

Delta Hotel is an easy, convenient option for a stay in Liverpool. It’s right by Liverpool Lime Street Station and...

Neon showtime sign at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, Manchester

Hope Mill Theatre

Ancoats Theatres
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...

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Albert Square and Manchester Town Hall, and a beautiful interior featuring a 40-seater private dining room,...

Outside Holmes Mill in Clitheroe

Holmes Mill

Lancashire Hotel

Located in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a bountiful food, drink and entertainment venue as well as a...

Coconut, passion fruit & banana from Restaurant 8 in Liverpool

Restaurant 8

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Chef and co-owner Andrew Sheridan (who you might recognise from Great British Menu) has uprooted Restaurant 8 from Birmingham and...

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

With its six foot chandelier and gold leaf ceiling Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool is one of the city’s most...

Lady with orange pugil stick at Inflata Nation Manchester

Inflata Nation Manchester

Trafford Park Activities

This indoor inflatable playground is an excellent way to tire out hyperactive kids on a rainy day and for that...

Sunday lunch at Peaky Blinders bar in Manchester

Peaky Blinders

Manchester City Centre Bars

Peaky Blinders is a cocktail bar and pub with food which pays homage to the hit TV series starring Cillian...

Steak at Gaucho

Gaucho Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - South American

For many people, Argentinian restaurant Gaucho Manchester is the destination in the city for very good steak paired with very...

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...

Food at BLVD in Manchester city centre

BLVD

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

BLVD is the place to go if you want cool cocktails and a party atmosphere with your meal. It’s a...

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...

TeamSport Go Karting: Manchester Victoria

Manchester City Centre Activities

TeamSport Go Karting: Manchester Victoria is a high-octane experience that'll turn even the mildest contestant into a speed demon.

The Bierkeller Liverpool is one of the top sports bars with a party atmosphere

The Bierkeller Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Bierkeller Liverpool is one of the best bars in Liverpool if you’re looking for a lively party atmosphere or...

Dessert at Bacchus, a restaurant in Prestbury

Bacchus

Prestbury Restaurant - British
Whiskey at Danny Mac's Tavern - a recommended Irish bar in Liverpool.

Danny Mac’s Tavern

Liverpool City Centre Pubs

This narrow, cosy corner pub is one of many Irish drinking dens along Renshaw Street. With its dark wood furnishings,...

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 one of the rooms at Velvet Hotel, Manchester

Velvet Hotel

Gay Village Hotel

Velvet Hotel sits right in the heart of Manchester's Gay Village and incorporates elements of the former Victorian warehouse that...

Girls getting ready to skate at Paradise Skate World, Manchester.

Paradise Skate World

Manchester City Centre Activities

Paradise Skate World is a cosmic-themed roller skating bar for grown-ups (and teenagers at certain times of the day). It’s...

Afternoon Tea at Cloud 23

Cloud 23

Manchester City Centre Bars

Cloud 23 is one of Manchester's highest dining and drinking experiences. Located 23 stories up in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate...

One of the roof gardens at The Deansgate pub in Manchester city centre

The Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Pubs

The Deansgate is a bit of a landmark pub in Manchester, having been in this spot for 200 years.

The Brotherthood of Pursuits and Pastimes has private areas you can hire to watch the match with mates

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes

Manchester City Centre Bars

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes has a more grown-up look than most-sports bars, all muted greens rather than shouty...

Hake at The Lime Tree Bollington, a restaurant in Cheshire

The Lime Tree Bollington

Bollington Restaurant - Modern British

The Lime Tree Bollington is the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Lime Tree restaurant in Didsbury. It focuses on quality...

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...

A drag queen dressed in pink at Bar Pop

Bar Pop

Gay Village Bars

Open until 3am throughout the week (an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays), Bar Pop is the place to add...

The outside of The Jane Eyre Chorlton is full of character, making it the perfect neighbourhood bar and restaurant

The Jane Eyre Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Modern British

The Jane Eyre Chorlton is a neighbourhood restaurant and cocktail bar on Beech Road, Chorlton’s most charming street. This offshoot...

A dish from the festive menu at Nord in Liverpool

Nord

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Nord is a real asset to Liverpool’s dining scene. Housed in a bit of an unlovely 1960s office block –...

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.

Dessert at Arkle, the 3AA Rosette restaurant at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel

Arkle

Chester Restaurant - Modern British

Arkle is the feather in Chester’s foodie cap. The three AA Rosette restaurant, located in the grand Chester Grosvenor Hotel,...

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.

Huge prawns at TAPA in Bollington

TAPA

Bollington Restaurant - Global

TAPA is a small plates restaurant and bar. Don’t be confused by the name; the menu may be inspired by...

Seating area at Lost in Tokyo, a bar in Manchester

Lost in Tokyo

Northern Quarter Bars

Lost In Tokyo is a Japanese basement bar on Stevenson Square. This Far East drinking den serves some far out...

Chaos Karts interior, an activity in Manchester

Chaos Karts

Spinningfields Activities

Chaos Karts puts you in the driving seat of an immersive augmented reality experience, bringing real-life karting and gaming together.

Food at Smuggler's Cove, a restaurant on Albert Dock in Liverpool

The Smugglers Cove

Albert Dock Restaurant

The Smugglers Cove is a themed bar and restaurant on Liverpool’s Albert Dock. There are maps, wooden apothecary cabinets and...

Lego Batman and Lego Superman eating ice creams by Yulia Matvienko on Unsplash

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

Trafford Park Activities

Legoland Discovery Centre is Manchester’s ultimate Lego playground. If your children like building and creating with those brightly coloured blocks,...

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

Manchester Opera House

Spinningfields Theatres

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

Manchester Tennis and Racquets Club in Salford

Manchester Tennis and Racquets Club

Blackfriars Clubs & Groups

If you've ever wondered what came before tennis and squash, head to the Manchester Tennis and Racquets Club to find...

A sauna at Carden Park, an award-winning countryside spa hotel near Manchester and Liverpool.

Carden Park

Chester Spas

Carden Park is one of the North West’s ultimate spa destinations. This place has won award after award, and deservedly...

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...

Grand bar area at The Municipal Hotel - MGallery

The Municipal Hotel – MGallery

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

The Municipal Hotel – MGallery is one of Liverpool’s few 5* hotels and as such, it exudes luxury in every...

An events space at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

Victoria Warehouse

Stretford Music Venues

Victoria Warehouse has been a fixture on Manchester's industrial skyline for almost a century. Once used to store cotton, it's...

Weddings at The Crystal Maze, Manchester

The Crystal Maze Manchester

Castlefield Activities

It’s a dream come true for kids of the 90s: a chance to show off your skills on the legendary...

Stand-up paddleboarding at Salford Watersports Centre

Salford Watersports Centre

Salford Quays Activities

Situated at Dock 8, Salford Quays, Salford Watersports Centre aims to make its activities accessible to everyone who wants to...

Discover a leisure pool with 18 slides at Blackpool's Sandcastle Waterpark.

Sandcastle Waterpark

Blackpool Swimming

Sandcastle Waterpark is almost as much of a part of Blackpool’s South Shore scenery as the Pleasure Beach with primary-coloured...

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...

Exterior of House of Books and Friends, a bookshop in Manchester

House of Books and Friends

Manchester Bookshops

House of Books and Friends is a bookshop with a difference. As well as knowledgeable, friendly staff, a great selection...

Tube slides at Play Factore in Manchester

Play Factore

Trafford Park Activities

Play Factore is like a super-sized version of the traditional indoor play centre. It’s enormous; crawling through tunnels, clambering through...

Live music at Lanigans Irish Bar in Liverpool city centre.

Lanigans Irish Bar

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Just by Liverpool Central on a strip of Irish pubs on Ranelagh Street, you’ll find Lanigans Irish Bar. It's a...

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 restaurant at the Hard Days Night Hotel, a Beatles themed hotel in Liverpool.

Hard Days Night Hotel

Cavern Quarter Hotel

The concept might seem a bit naff but to be honest there are no hard days or nights at this...

Al fresco eating at The Village restaurant in Blakemere Village.

Blakemere Village

Northwich Activities

Blakemere Village is the Cheshire one-stop for shopping, outdoor activities and family-friendly events.

Tables in Chapter One, a bookshop and cafe in Manchester's Northern Quarter

Chapter One

Northern Quarter Cafes

Chapter One is an independent bookshop and café with a huge selection of fancy drinks, vegan-friendly cakes and a well-curated...

Inside Via - a bar and club on Canal Street, Manchester

Via Manchester

Gay Village Bars

Formerly Via Fossa, generally know as just ‘Via’, this is probably the most long-standing go-to bar on the main strip...

30 James Street

Waterfront Hotel

Some people will absolutely love this place, posting pics all over Facebook. Some people just won’t. Either way, 30 James...

Asparagus dish at Juniper in Bramhall

Juniper Bramhall

Bramhall Cafes

Juniper Bramhall has a well-deserved reputation for excellent coffee: a blend of sweet Brazilian arabicas, soft and fruity Latin American...

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.

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...

Breakfast at Juniper Hale

Juniper Hale

Hale Cafes

Juniper Hale is known for its excellent coffee which you can also buy online to enjoy at home. If you’re...

Finders Keepers Cocktail

Finders Keepers

Ancoats Bars

Finders Keepers, a quayside bar at Islington Marina is the perfect sunny day spot. Its thoughtful seasonal cocktails are the...

The Denbigh Castle, an award-winning pub on Hackins Hey

The Denbigh Castle

Business District (Liverpool) Pubs

The Denbigh Castle is a characterful pub on Hawkins Hey, one of Liverpool’s most distinctive streets. Dating from 1815, the...

Pub tables outside The Windmill, looking out on open countryside near Macclesfield

The Windmill

Whiteley Green Pubs

The Windmill is a country pub with beautiful views and traditional British food that is definitely on the gastro end...

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...

Statues of legendary Manchester United players outside their Old Trafford stadium

Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

Old Trafford Sports Venues

Even if it's not a match day, there's plenty happening at the iconic Old Trafford stadium. The best way to...

Swimming at Manley Mere in Frodsham, Cheshire

Manley Mere

Frodsham Swimming

This man-made lake used to be a field full of cows until the owners diversified their business model from dairy...

A yoga class at Space by the Mill - a fitness studio in Manchester city centre

Space at the Mill

Castlefield Gyms

There's something very soothing about once industrious, busy-busy spaces that have been turned into exactly the opposite. Space at the...

Blackstock Market is an entertainment hub with Liverpool's biggest food hall, Hot Water Comedy Club, events and live music

Blackstock Market

Vauxhall Restaurant - Global

Blackstock Market is a huge all-in-one food, bar and entertainment destination. It’s absolutely massive and incorporates Liverpool’s largest food hall...

Doctor Duncan's - pub in Liverpool

Doctor Duncan’s

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Doctor Duncan’s is named after Britain’s first Medical Health Officer, William Henry Duncan, who was born and raised in Liverpool....

Haigh Woodland Park

Wigan Parks & Gardens

Haigh Woodland Park is a good mix of cultivated prettiness and ancient woodland with plenty of things to do.

Paddleboarding at Wild Shore Delamere - one of our recommended places to go paddle boarding in Manchester, LIverpool and the North West

Wild Shore Delamere

Delamere Swimming

If you've never known the joy of flying over a lake on a rope swing and daring yourself to let...

Rain Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Rain Bar is a pub from JW Lees in an old umbrella factory. It’s a beautiful building and looks even...

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...

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

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Ardwick Museums

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

The sunny roof terrace at Brickhouse Social, just off Oxford Road

Brickhouse Social

Oxford Road Bars

Brickhouse Social is a casual place that’s all about pizza, beer and good times. Situated just off Oxford Road, in...

One of the spacious rooms at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Vauxhall Hotel

Titanic Hotel Liverpool is located on Stanley Dock in a former Victorian warehouse. It’s a massive building – titanic, you...

Battered squid rings from Hip Hop Chip Shop, the maverick fish and chip restaurant in Ancoats

The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Ancoats Restaurant - British

A National Fish & Chip Award winner, the Manchester street food heroes opened up their first bricks 'n' mortar outlet...

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

Contact Theatre

Oxford Road Theatres

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

Exterior of Juice Box Didsbury, a bar and bottle shop

Juicebox Didsbury

Didsbury Bars

Juicebox is an independent wine bar and bottle shop in Didsbury (there’s another one in Manchester city centre). It’s a...

One of the crazy golf courses at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Junkyard Golf Manchester

Manchester City Centre Activities

Junkyard Golf is Manchester’s original crazy crazy golf. There are imitators and imposters but this was the city’s first day-glo,...

The bar at Piccolino Grande Wilmslow, an Italian restaurant in Cheshire

Piccolino Grande Wilmslow

Wilmslow Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Grande Wilmslow is an elegant and glamorous restaurant with an airy open-plan design, a Tuscan terrace and luxurious furnishings....

Chill Factore

Trafford Park Activities

With 180m of downhill skiing and snowboarding, Chill Factore is the UK’s longest indoor real snow slope. And though you can’t...

King Pins Trafford Palazzo, a great place for bowling and more

King Pins Trafford Palazzo

Trafford Park Activities

King Pins Trafford Palazzo markets itself as ‘the crown jewels of bowling’, but to be honest, they’re selling themselves short....

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...

The aquapark at Alderford Lake

Alderford Lake

Whitchurch Activities

Alderford Lake is the perfect summer day out. It’s an idyllic location but you won’t be able to sit still...

A harvest of apples at Platt Fields Market Garden in Fallowfield

Platt Fields Market Garden

Fallowfield Farm Shop

Platt Fields Market Garden is a muddy bit of the good life in urban Manchester. It’s a fantastic community growing...

Dessert at Linden Stores, a modern British restaurant in Knutsford

Linden Stores

Knutsford Restaurant - Modern British

Linden Stores is a small plates restaurant in Knutsford. Dishes are seasonal and sustainable and sometimes even foraged. There’s a...

The Rembrandt

Gay Village Bars

One of the originals of The Village, The Rembrandt, or Rem Bar, has been welcoming in Manchester's gay community since...

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...

Sunday lunch at Diecast. Manchester City Centre.

Diecast

Piccadilly Music Venues

Diecast is a party venue and 'creative neighbourhood' five-minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Spring flowers and the mansion at Buile Hill Park in Salford

Buile Hill Park

Salford Parks & Gardens

L.S. Lowry used to be a regular visitor to Buile Hill Park, and Frances Hodgson Burnett is thought to have...

Inside Behind Closed Doors, a quirky bar in Manchester, the NQ.

Behind Closed Doors

Northern Quarter Bars

Described as a 'debauched cocktail bar' in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Behind Closed Doors aims to bring 'sex,...

The Bookbinder

Lark Lane Restaurant - British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle three quite different roles. You'll find well-kept...

Greens Vegetarian Sale

Sale Restaurant - Vegetarian

TV chef Simon Rimmer's famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990. In summer 2022, he branched...

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

AO Arena

Manchester City Centre Music Venues

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

Outside HOME in Manchester city centre

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...

Man with VR Headset from Unsplash

DNA VR

Manchester City Centre Activities

DNA VR is a virtual reality arcade with three different gameplay options. You can communicate with your friends through the...

Dishes from The Florist, Liverpool.

The Florist

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Located just off the Georgian Quarter on Hardman Street, The Florist is a bright and airy bar and restaurant adorned...

A Taylor Swift fan wearing friendship bracelets at her concert in Edinburgh, June 2024

Boxpark Liverpool

Baltic Triangle Restaurant

It’s a transplant from that-there London but at least Boxpark Liverpool is full of local food names. This food hall...

A man indoor skydiving at iFLY Manchester

iFLY Manchester Indoor Skydiving

Trafford Park Activities

If you like the idea of skydiving but not so much the idea of jumping out of a plane, this...

The Baltic Hotel

Baltic Triangle Hotel

The Baltic Hotel is definitely a party hotel. It may not be right in the centre of things but its...

Provence

Spinningfields Bars

Provence Wines, located in the heart of Spinningfields brings a refreshing and innovative approach to the traditional wine-drinking experience.

The interior of the Britons Protection pub in Manchester.

The Britons Protection

Manchester City Centre Pubs

The Britons Protection pub has a place in the heart of many a Mancunian. It's been here since the early...

A bartender at MOJO, a bar in Manchester

MOJO Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

MOJO Manchester is a red-blooded rock and roll bar with an atmosphere that comes from a guitar-led playlist. The music...

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 Ship & Mitre, a city centre pub in Liverpool

The Ship & Mitre

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Ship & Mitre is an imposing pub with some lovely Art Deco touches both inside and out. There are...

Weddings at Victoria Baths, Manchester. Image by Samantha Broadley.

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...

Watch The Euros on the big screen at the Lawn Club in Spinningfields, Manchester

The Lawn Club

Spinningfields Bars

The Lawn Club is a summery Spinningfields paradise with lots of outdoor space and fantastic cocktails. It’s also a winter...

A girl in a VR headset at MeetspaceVR Manchester in Trafford Park

MeetspaceVR Manchester

Trafford Park Activities

MeetspaceVR Manchester is a virtual reality, immersive experience in a huge warehouse at Trafford Park. It's a place where you...

French cuisine at Chez Jules, a restaurant in Chester

Chez Jules

Chester Restaurant - French

Chez Jules is one of Chester’s must-visit restaurants, especially for fans of relaxed French cooking. The daily-changing menu offers simple...

The ten pin bowling lanes with red and purple neon lighting at Roxy Ball Room Manchester Arndale

Roxy Ball Room Manchester Arndale

Manchester City Centre Activities

With its ten pin bowling, pool tables, beer pong, and shuffleboard, Roxy Ball Room Manchester Arndale will keep you entertained...

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...

Cosy booths with your own TV to catch all the matchday action at Calcio! in Manchester's Northern Quarter

Calcio!

Northern Quarter Bars

Calcio! is a sports and retro gaming bar on Dale Street in the Northern Quarter. As anyone who remembers watching...

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.

A cocktail at Fitzgeralds, a bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Fitzgerald

Northern Quarter Bars

The Fitzgerald, appropriately enough, channels those Great Gatsby vibes with its vintage stylings, and its 1920s glassware sets off the...

Cocktail at Sexy Fish, a restaurant in Manchester

Sexy Fish

Spinningfields Restaurant - Pan Asian

Sexy Fish is no mere minnow in the UK dining scene. It’s brought to you by Caprice Holdings, the group...

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