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Cocktail served at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester

Hyatt Regency Hotel Manchester

Oxford Road Hotel

The Hyatt Regency hotel is one of the most highly rated hotels in Manchester, with incredible views of the city...

Breakfast in bed at Hope Street Hotel - one of the most romantic hotels 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 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...

The infinity pool at King Street Townhouse - one of the coolest hotels near Manchester Arena

King Street Townhouse

Manchester City Centre Hotel

King Street Townhouse is a 4-star luxury hotel in the heart of Manchester City Centre. It’s well known for its...

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...

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 Vicarage, a hotel and restaurant in Cheshire

The Vicarage

Holmes Chapel Hotel

The Vicarage sits on the banks of the River Dane, in Cranage, a village on the edge of Holmes Chapel....

The Fountain House

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The Fountain House is the newest lodger of the Gothic-arched Memorial Hall sitting one corner of Albert Square, and its...

Piccolino Caffe Grande is a Confidential Guides recommended Christmas party venue.

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,...

One of the rooms at Aloft Liverpool, a hotel in Liverpool city centre.

Aloft Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Hotel

Aloft Liverpool is a popular hotel with visitors and business travellers. Part of the Marriott Bonvoy group, it’s a mix...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 entrance to The Vincent Hotel in Southport

The Vincent Hotel

Southport Hotel

The Vincent Hotel is a unique lifestyle hotel and stunning wedding venue in sunny Southport, home to the famous Royal...

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...

Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

The Radisson Blu Hotel is the perfect choice for those looking for a central and modern stay in the heart...

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Just a few minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, making it a great base for both business travellers and...

Nail art at House of Vanity in Manchester

House of Vanity

Manchester City Centre Salons

House of Vanity specialises in big, bouncy blowdries and drop-dead gorgeous beauty makeovers. Situated on John Dalton Street, this salon...

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...

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...

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...

Outside The Cholmondeley Arms

The Cholmondeley Arms

Malpas Restaurant - British

The Cholmondeley Arms, or 'The Chum' as it’s known, is a country estate pub that’s as welcoming for four-legged furry...

Northern Flower, an independent florist in Manchester.

Northern Flower

Northern Quarter Florists

Northern Flower is the original cool indie florist with beautiful bouquets ready to pick up and take away from their...

Weddings at Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester.

Runway Visitor Park

Altrincham Parks & Gardens

For spine-tinglingly close views of the huge planes landing and taking off at Manchester Airport, head to the Runway Visitor...

Rookery Hall, a hotel, spa and wedding venue near Nantwich in Cheshire

Rookery Hall

Nantwich Hotel

Rookery Hall is the luxurious country house hotel where the Beckhams got engaged, and it's not lost any of its...

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.

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...

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 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...

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...

East Lancashire Railway

Bury Historic Buildings & Sites

The East Lancashire Railway has a long and rich heritage, stretching all the way back to when the first trains...

Colourful flowers at Blossom, an independent florist in Chorlton

Blossom

Chorlton Florists

Blossom is a small, independent florist on Manchester Road in Chorlton. It does beautiful hand-made bouquets and specialises in seasonal,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rufford Old Hall, a National Trust property close to Liverpool.

Rufford Old Hall

Lancashire Historic Buildings & Sites

Tudor house and garden Rufford Old Hall has all the classic features of a National Trust day out. Beautiful gardens,...

Roman pool at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Wirral Spas

With its Roman-style bath, outdoor hydro pools, and gorgeous countryside views, Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa is high on our...

The Swettenham Arms

The Swettenham Arms

Congleton Restaurant

The Swettenham Arms is in an idyllic location, right next to the Lovell Quinta Aboretum. The pub even has its...

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...

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...

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...

A Christmas wreath from Black Raven Florists in Sale.

Black Raven Flowers

Sale Florists

Black Raven Flowers is about as different from Greater Manchester’s other florists as it's possible to be. While most may...

Tatton Park

Knutsford Parks & Gardens

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

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....

Christmas flowers at Giraffe Flowers in Manchester.

Giraffe Flowers Kimpton

Oxford Road Florists

Giraffe Flowers Kimpton is a quirky city centre florist in a landmark location. Pop in for a bouquet on the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Albert Hall, an iconic gig venue in Manchester.

Albert Hall

Manchester City Centre Music Venues

The upper floor of this Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel lay empty for 40 years before Mission Mars bought the...

Exterior of Didsbury Flower Lounge, a Confidential Guides recommended florist

Didsbury Flower Lounge

Didsbury Florists

Didsbury Flower Lounge is an award-winning independent florist offering exquisite fresh-cut flowers, house plants with personality and enchanting floral bouquets.

Long Boi’s Bakehouse

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

Located on a back street in Levenshulme, this women-owned and women-run neighbourhood bakery is well worth sniffing out for sweet...

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...

The Botanist Media City, Salford

The Botanist Salford

Media City Restaurant - Global

Part of a UK-wide chain bringing the outdoors in with its signature English country garden style, The Botanist in Salford...

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...

Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Ducie Street Warehouse is all sorts of things, but one of those things is a restaurant. It’s an all-day affair...

A pub with a view: The White Hart at Lydgate is 700 feet above sea level on the edge of Saddleworth Moor

The White Hart at Lydgate

Lydgate Restaurant - Modern British

The White Hart at Lydgate is a rustic dining pub with an excellent reputation and wine list. Located 700 feet...

The Old Bell Inn

Oldham Restaurant - Global

This striking 18th-century coaching house overlooking the moors offers traditional charm and 18 bedrooms, while the brasserie restaurant has daily...

Riverside views at The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

Salford Hotel

The Lowry Hotel is Manchester’s premier 5-star hotel. While technically in Salford, it is ideally located next to Spinningfields, Manchester’s...

A hamper from The Cheese Hamlet, a cheesemonger in Didsbury

The Cheese Hamlet

Didsbury Cheesemongers

The Cheese Hamlet is a family-run independent business that sells all sorts of delicious food and drink, as well as...

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...

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...

Huge bouquet from David Wayman Flowers, a florist in Spinningfields

David Wayman Flowers

Spinningfields Florists

David Wayman Flowers is a boutique florist in the heart of Spinningfields – perfect for buying a bunch of flowers...

Food and beer at The Church Inn, a country pub in Cheshire

The Church Inn

Mobberley Restaurant - British

The Church Inn is a gorgeous country pub with a big reputation. The food and drink lives up to its...

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...

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...

Outdoor seating at Albert's Restaurant Worsley

Albert’s Worsley

Worsley Restaurant - European

Albert’s Worsley is a reliable option, especially if you’re trying to please a big group. Even if you don’t get...

The Saddleworth Hotel

Oldham Restaurant - Italian

Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, vow renewal and baby naming, and with plenty of room for a proper...

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