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Transportation and Accommodations

Getting There

Manchester is the third largest city in England, behind London and Birmingham. The city has its own airport with flights from mainland Europe and also flights from the United States. If already in England, trains can easily be taken to Manchester. From London, one can catch a train from Euston station direct to Manchester that takes about 2 hours. The train station in Manchester Piccadilly. These trains run about every 30 minutes and are very convenient. You can buy tickets right before the journey or in advance. The costs will be much cheaper if purchased in advance.

Getting Around

If you do not mind walking, Manchester can largely be covered on foot. However, some areas are further apart as it is a medium sized city. For those that do not enjoy walking as much, there is an easy tram system that can take you to different areas throughout the city.


Manchester AC Hotel by Marriott Manchester City Centre is a nice and modern hotel. There are a variety of restaurants and bars nearby, making it an easy home base location. The rooms are decent sized and the hotel has a small gym for guests to use.

Things to do and see

Football Game

Manchester United (Old Trafford stadium) and Manchester City (Etihad Stadium) both are well-known football teams calling Manchester their home. If you happen to be in town visiting when either has a game, look into tickets to see an exciting game.

Manchester Cathedral

Church located on Victoria Street in the city center

Day trip to Todmorden and Hebden Bridge

Catch the train from from Manchester Victoria to Hebden Bridge, getting off at Todmorden. From the train station in Todmorden, find the walking path towards Hebden Bridge and take a nice ~2 hour stroll along the canal to Hebden Bridge. It is a nice and peaceful walk, and leaves you in a cute town to grab a coffee or bite to eat.

Makers Market

Check out the Makers Market for crafts, snacks and treats, and other local goods for sale. It can be found in the Northern Quarter on the second Sunday each month.

Albert Square

Large central square where the city hall is located

John Ryland’s Library

Known for the collection of books and the beautiful architecture. This library is said to one of the most beautiful in the world.

Food and Drink Recommendations


Mackie Mayor

This food hall has a variety of options, from tacos to barbecue to Thai to steak. You pick a table or bar area to sit at on one of two floors and grab the seat number associated with the table. Then take your pick of what food and drinks you want, and the food will be brought to your seat. The ambiance is nice and serves a variety of tastes if with a group in the mood for different food.

Escape Freight Island

Big, open-aire food hall with lots of different areas to sit and food and drink vendors. It can be a great spot for a group to have dinner or just grab a drink.


Great Italian restaurant with quality food and friendly staff


Restaurant for good Indian street food and craft beer. It is a great spot to share a lot of different dishes.



Awesome brunch pick with a variety of food options. They have some unique breakfast drinks, one of my favorites being a peanut butter cappuccino. The menu has some great healthy and wholesome options and also some cheat day / splurge options. The atmosphere inside is nice with plants around the front and decor throughout the seating area.


Another great brunch spot, located closer to the the canals. This restaurant is a healthy food spot by day, and turns into a bar / club at night. The decor throughout the restaurant creates a nice environment and the food is tasty.

Moose Coffee

Coffee shop that serves coffee to go or sit down meal service


Foundry Project

Bar which offers a good spot for an after dinner drink

Atlas Bar

Venue with excessive Gin choices

The Wharf

Typical English pub located along the canals



DELICIOUS, large and moist cookies

Makers Market

Stop by the Makers Market on the second Sunday of the month in the Norther quarter for tasty snacks ranging from baked goods to empanadas and other quick bites.


Transportation and Accommodations

Things to do and see

Food and Drinks