Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown once said "Manchester has everything except a beach”.
Despite the lack of sand, Manchester is the second most visited city in England. Home to famous sporting teams, amazing bands and with a fantastic nightlife, Manchester has always been a place to see and be seen. With designer shops, historical museums and a wide range of entertainment venues, there is always something to do.
Credited as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has a vibrant heritage innovation and achievement, making it an inspirational location. As well as the historical reasons for visiting Manchester, the city is a smart logistical choice, having all the benefits of London - but without the Capital's price tag.
A city of firsts (the first passenger railway, the first computer and the birthplace of vegetarianism) Manchester has a rich history. It is not all about history however, Manchester is on the cutting edge of culture.
In recent years Manchester venues have been the host for some of the biggest musical artists in the world, the theatres have hosted runs of top stage shows, and just this year Manchester was a host city for the Cricket World Cup.
Popular destinations in the city are The Northern Quarter, a quirky hub of trendy, independent restaurants and bars, or for those seeking the more luxurious side of town, the steel and glass high-rises of Spinningfields are the place to be!
The City centre is compact, easily navigated on foot and has an extensive public transport system. Three train stations and a large international airport, all provide access for both national and international visitors.
Planning a visit to Manchester?
As Manchester’s iconic first five star hotel we have experience within the city that has helped shape the world. Our team are on hand to be your expert on the ground for any of your Destination Manchester needs.
At The Lowry Hotel we have taken the Mancunian spirit and culture to heart with our unique approach to planning group stays or meetings/events in the city. Whether you are planning an event or a group stay with us, we can help you make the most of your visit to Manchester. Let us share our insider knowledge on the city we know and love to make your next visit a memorable one.
Your Lowry Hotel Host will be your dedicated of point of contact, offering you a personal welcome at the airport or train station and helping you to co-ordinate all aspects of your trip.
They can be your consultant and venue finder for off-site dinners, transportation or team building activity. If you are not able to conduct site visits, we can be your eyes and ears, carrying out the show round on your behalf, whilst filming this to send over to you. We can ask all of your questions and gather all of the details to piece together a full proposal, not only for your time at The Lowry Hotel but for the duration of your time in our city.