This is Manchester

Why 2024 is the year to visit the city

This is Manchester

All aboard to Manchester – a vibrant city bursting with character. Whether it’s sport, culture, music, food and drink, nightlife or family fun, Manchester really does have something for everyone. 

Be inspired as you explore the exhibitions at Manchester Art Gallery or experience the unmissable events at Aviva Studios, a new cultural space for Manchester and the world. If theatre’s more your thing, don’t miss an award-winning show at the Palace Theatre, or try something new with the diverse programme at The Lowry.

A city renowned for sport, there’s always something to see. Delve into the history of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum or follow in the footsteps of the stars on a stadium tour. Experience Manchester’s famous music scene and see chart-topping stars at the AO Arena or dance the night away with intimate gigs at Band on the Wall.

With so much to see and do you’ll need to refuel, and Manchester’s food and drink scene is thriving. Enjoy flavours from around the world with Manchester’s many restaurants, cafes and bars, or explore the city with a Scranchester food tour – make sure you come hungry!

Manchester is ready to welcome you, so what are you waiting for? Get on-board with Avanti West Coast today.
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Why visit Manchester in 2024

FOOD & DRINK - The scene continues to grow thanks to award winning restaurants such as Mana and Higher Ground, and new openings like Fenix, Sexy Fish and Dear Sailor.

CULTURE - The city’s arts and cultural scene is thriving. Be sure to pay a visit to Aviva Studios, a new cultural space for Manchester and the world. It has a packed programme of ground-breaking new shows for 2024, following in the footsteps of Danny Boyle’s immersive Matrix experience.

FOOTBALL - You can’t talk about Manchester without mentioning football. Whether it’s a matchday or non-matchday, there’s always something going on with stadium tours and the National Football Museum.

MUSIC - Manchester is known for music and the line-up for 2024 will be bigger and better than ever with the opening of the UK’s largest new arena, Co-op Live, with the AO Arena also getting a makeover.

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