🌞Summer in the City🌞

Thanks to Covid-19, summer holidays are going to be a little different again this year. However, it offers a good opportunity to get out and explore some of the amazing sites that the UK has to offer. If you’re hoping to have a summer city break, look no further than Manchester. Here’s our guide on why you should visit Manchester and what’s going on in the city in summer 2021.

Things to see and do in Manchester

National Football Museum

Where better to learn all there is to know about football than the home of two of the world’s biggest clubs? Whether you’re a football fanatic or not, you’re sure to be impressed by the museum’s collection of football archives and artefacts.

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral has been a central monument in the city for over 600 years. This Grade I listed building was commissioned by King Henry V and still to this day is impressing visitors thanks to its stunning architecture and long history. The cathedral is open to visitors seven days a week and has free entry.

Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester was a city at the heart of the industrial revolution. Discover how science and technology have shaped our industrial landscape from the 18th century to the modern day. With changing exhibitions and immersive activities MOSI (dare we say it) is a the perfect rainy day activity.

Find out about all the city’s infamous museums, libraries & theatres at our friends Visit Manchester 

What’s on in Manchester this summer?

Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival is back, showcasing cutting-edge art across the city, from the traditional galleries and theatres, to churches, railway depots and the cathedral gardens.

RHS Garden Bridgewater

Take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city at the stunning RHS Garden Bridgewater. Based just outside of the city centre in Worsley, you can enjoy a relaxing wander around these gloriously manicured gardens or take in the historic landscapes on a guided tour. This summer, dog lovers can have a special stroll with their furry friend as part of the Walkies at Bridgewater event.

Free Manchester walking tours

If you’ve never visited before, the best way to take in everything that Manchester has to offer is with a guided walking tour. Best of all, they are available completely free of charge.


Where to eat and drink in Manchester

For Brunch then head to Ezra and Gil 

If you’re not quite full enough after our delicious Mamucium Breakfast, then have a wander up in to the Northern Quarter, Ezra and Gil is the ultimate way brunch away your day. With all your favourite brunch dishes, paired with a wide variety of smoothies and coffees, there’s something for everyone.

If you’ve been to busy exploring our neighbourhood and missed brunch, then fear not & spice up your lunch with the team at Roti. This popular spot dishes up Indian classics and street food staples with a modern twist.

And for dinner, then we have you sorted right here at Mamucium

If you’re after an elegant dinner that showcases the best that Manchester has to offer, look no further than here at Mamucium. In heart of Manchester we pride our selves in putting the heart in #Sole in everything we do, frequently changing up our menu to offer a variety of delicious dishes that are sustainable, organic, local & ethically sourced.  Head over and explore our recent  menu and more about our #SOLEful ethos.

Your Mancunian city break wouldn’t be complete without a luxury hotel room, look no further than right upstairs at Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station.

Located just a hop, skip & a jump from Manchester Victoria train station, it’s a convenient location to arrive, drop off your bags and get exploring the city. As well as all the above attractions, you’re just a stone’s throw from some of Manchester’s top bars and restaurants, the renowned Arndale shopping centre and at the gateway of the Northern Quarter. NQ is the cultural and musical heart of the city, with a laid-back vibe, eclectic vintage shops and the coolest places to eat and drink.

What are you waiting for? Book your Manchester staycation

 now and explore this northern gem