Enjoy a first class stay with contemporary elegance in Manchester city centre. Guest rooms boast a free high speed internet connection, cable television, plush duvets and fluffy bathrobes. With daily housekeeping and an attentive room service, you can rest assured that your every whim will be taken care of during your stay here. With great restaurants on your doorstep, they’ll be plenty of options for dinner, but should you wish to stay in then the hotel bar and restaurant make an excellent choice for meeting friends in a relaxed ambiance. For those needing to catch up with work, there’s also a fully equipped onsite business centre for guest use.
The People’s History Museum gives visitors a fascinating insight into the working history of the UK and of course Manchester. The collection houses some of the finest examples of 18th and 19th century political cartoons, including posters relating to the Spanish Civil War and the major UK political parties. There are also over 70,000 photos detailing the history of the Labour party and social history. In every gallery you’ll find interactive displays to get children involved and interested, or why not take the family friendly trail and see if you can win the prize at the end!
Heaton Park is Manchester’s biggest park, spreading out over 600 acres and home to the rather impressive neoclassical Heaton Hall. For romance, why not take a rowing boat out on the lake, or pack a picnic and set up spot somewhere tranquil. The two play areas in the grounds are sure to keep little ones occupied, and there’s even an animal centre with alpacas, goats, rabbits and cows for you to pet. Other activities available include bowls and croquet, football, golf and angling.
In the evenings, no doubt Manchester’s lively nightlife will steal you away for a few hours in one of its many unique music venues or bars. However if you fancy something more cultural, the Cornerhouse is the city’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film, whose patrons include Helen Mirren and Danny Boyle. With three cinema screens, be sure to check what’s showing during your visit, or of course you can pop in during the day to peruse the three galleries and famous bookshop which specialises in cultural magazines and films.