Top 10 Things to Do in Manchester

Are you traveling to Manchester? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Manchester as a tourist!

Manchester Town Hall

The City Hall in central town offers beautiful architecture and is one of the most popular things to do in Manchester. There’s not much more to do than having a look at the building and it’s details, but it’s still worth your time!

Trafford Centre

The largest shopping mall of England, you’ll find in Manchester. This mall offers everything that you could wish for and more with its 280 shops to stroll around in. If you get hungry or tired of shopping, then there are over 60 restaurants for you to choose from, and also a cinema!


Manchester is a real football city and it’s also home to two of the world’s best football teams – Manchester United and Manchester City. These two teams are bitter rivals, and going to football derby between the two teams is one of the best things to do in Manchester! A great atmosphere where the fighting spirit is on top, and where the unexpected can happen at any time on the field. 

Bridgewater Canal

This is England’s oldest canal located in peaceful surroundings. Perfect if you want to get away from city life for a while and enjoy nature. The canal was built in the 1700s and is 67 kilometers long.

Royal Exchange Theatre

Go to a theater show at the Royal Echange Theatre. This historic theater has shows of William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward and Anton Chekhov. The theatre’s circular stage is also quite unique and allows the visitors to see the show from all different kinds of angles!

Old Trafford – “Theatre of Dreams”

Go on tour of the home of Manchester United and check out the football team’s own museum and get the chance to meet some players out of the team. Manchester United stadium has been nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams” and that name is pretty accurate since here has many dreams come true throughout the years.

National Fotball Museum

Here awaits six floor s of football history, and except from the interesting history, there are also a variety of fun activites such as different tests, games, penalty kick, and much more. It’s also free of charge to visit this museum, which makes it mandatory to visit this attraction while you’re in Manchester.

One of the best things to do in Manchester if you’re interested in football!

Manchester Climbing Centre

If you want to test or improve your climbing skills you should go to the climbing center in Manchester. A fun activity for the whole family where you can try different walls of difficulty and heights.

Richmond Tea rooms

A unique café that’s decorated in Victorian style with many colors and details. The café is lovely and has a vibe that remindes you of Alice in Wonderland. You ismply have to visit this café yourself to get the full experience. This is one of the attractions that we recommend as a break from all the shopping and sightseeing in Manchester!

John Rylands Libray

A beautiful library that’s built in a beautiful Victorian style. The interior reminds you of Harry Potter and different English movies. A more classic English library you’ll not find in this town! It’s incredible beautiful and a must among the top things to do in Manchester for all the bookworms out there!

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