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The Manchester Guide N-Z

Manchester is filled with bars, fun activities, and unique experiences to help you create so many unforgettable memories, but with all that choice, it’s hard to decide.

So here at The Lowry Hotel we’ve put together the ultimate A-Z guide of Manchester.

N: For the football loving families, the National Football Museum is situated in the heart of Manchester, only a 15-minute short walk from The Lowry Hotel. Throughout the museum, there are interactive games and activities that will keep the kids entertained for hours. The young future footballer, or even mum and dad can have a try at the penalty shootout, deciding once and for all, who the best footballer in the family is.

O: Opera House Manchester hosts a variety of amazing shows throughout the year, from comedians to theatre shows, there’s always something to keep the whole family entertained. It’s only a 7-minute walk from The Lowry Hotel, an escapist heaven for those who loved to be fully immersed in the theatre experience.

P: The Palace Theatre is also a venue that boasts some of the greatest theatre shows to grace the stage. Throughout the year you can discover up-beat musicals and heart-wrenching shows that transport you to a different experience where the outside world doesn’t exist for those few short hours.

Q: The Quays. Salford Quays is filled with restaurants, bars, and stores. Everything you could need for an amazing day out. It’s the home of The Lowry Theatre and MediaCityUK, high end brands line shopping centres with huge discounts making Salford Quays the ultimate shopping destination. It’s only a 15-minute drive from The Lowry Hotel, see the home of Manchester United or just spend a day around the Quays.

R: Rendition is a glamorous Restaurant and Bar based in the heart of Manchester City Centre. This luxury restaurant serves dishes that are not only inspired by Manchester, but they're also locally sourced. Championing British produce whilst offering high quality service and an ever-changing menu is what makes this place so special. Amazing cocktails and mouth- watering food, what more could you ask for?

S: The Science and Industry Museum is the perfect day out for your family to learn, explore and do something different. Entry to the museum is free and they have a variety of exhibitions set throughout the year. It is a place full of fascinating objects and revolutionary ideas that changed the world forever. The museum also has a café on the ground floor serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, pastries, and snacks. It is only a 15-minute walk from The Lowry Hotel, so why not plan a visit during your stay with us.

T: The Terrace at The Lowry Hotel is the perfect summer spot, an urban suntrap overlooking serene river views and the amazing Manchester skyline. This summer, The Lowry Lounge & Bar has partnered with Grey Goose to create a beautiful terrace filled with flowers and cosy cushions and blankets for watching the sun set over the River Irwell.

U: Unique experiences are around every corner in Manchester. Fancy an adventurous mystery? Exit the Room offers a unique escape game experience to challenge everyone and is situated only a 12-minute walk from The Lowry Hotel. With a variety of escape room themes to choose from, there is something to suit even the most curious of minds. Fun, adventure and solving puzzles, this one-of-a-kind experience will be one to remember.

V: Vero Moderno is a modern Italian restaurant, deli, and bar just a short 10-minute walk from The Lowry Hotel. This restaurant offers fresh food in a warm & inviting environment with a twist on Italian dining, promising hearty food that won’t disappoint.

W: Whitworth Art Gallery boasts an exquisite collection of historic and contemporary art with over 55,000 pieces on display. The gallery is free to visit and hosts several events, clubs, and activities throughout the year.

X: X marks the spot. Have you ever wanted to participate in a huge treasure hunt? Now you can with treasure hunt Manchester. See the whole of Manchester whilst finding clues and following a treasure map on a route that allows you to see all the amazing sights. You play at your own pace, so if you get lost in a pub or two on your way around, there’s no need to worry! This is the best way to spend a sunny Manchester day.

Y: YES Manchester is a dog friendly venue just a 19 minute walk from The Lowry Hotel, it’s open from midday every day. With a roof terrace, beer garden and delicious drinks and food, it’s a fun and relaxing day out with night events dotted throughout the year.

Z: Z-arts is a venue where both adults and children can let their imaginations run wild. From summer holiday events to theatre shows for children, there are so many activities and classes for the whole family to be involved in. Just take a short 10-minute drive from The Lowry Hotel for a fun filled family day.