The Manchester Guide A-M
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.
A: Albert Square is a small part of Manchester that boasts monuments and historical architecture, not forgetting the restaurants and bars that line the perimeter of the square that is dominated by the amazing Manchester Town Hall. It's only a 10 minute walk from The Lowry Hotel.
B: The Botanist, Deansgate is a beautiful garden themed restaurant and bar botanical cocktails, delicious food and instagrammable scenery. The Botanist offers a well-stocked cellar of ales with more than 40 bottled beers and ciders from around the world and a selection of luxury Champagnes. It’s only a 7-minute walk from our hotel, making it a perfect Manchester spot.
C: The Coronation Street Tour is only a 19-minute drive from The Lowry Hotel. Take a stroll on the famous cobbles in this unique experience that allows you to become a part of the beloved soap opera, a walk down memory lane to behind-the-scenes secrets, it’s all part of this amazing 90-minute experience.
D: Debdale Outdoor Centre for the adventurous travellers. Summer is the perfect time to explore the outdoors and try new things, from windsurfing to camping and power boating, take a 25-minute drive from our hotel for a day of adventure and outdoor fun!
E: Electric Playbox in Manchester Arndale immerses you in an out of world experience. For 60 minutes you can escape into a different world, saving corgis or fighting aliens, there’s so many games to experience. Turning screentime into social time, one alien battle at a time. It's only an 8-minute walk from the hotel!
F: A 17 minute walk from The Lowry Hotel is the Frog & Bucket Comedy Club which is the longest running alternative comedy venue, hosting the very best of national and international talent. From amateur nights to sold out shows, if you want a memorable Manchester night to be filled with laughs, this is the perfect place to go.
G: Generation POP! Art Gallery has soared in popularity. Situated in the heart of Manchester, this New York style art gallery is filled with the most exclusive sought-after art, it’s the largest animation gallery in Europe. The Manchester public get to see collections in Generation gallery that no other gallery in the world could ever dream of showing. It's only a 12 minute walk from the hotel.
H: HOME is 17 minutes away from The Lowry Hotel and it boasts five cinema screens, two theatres and an art gallery. For curious minds of all communities, a variety of artists come together to create an exciting mix of thought-provoking theatre, film and contemporary visual. Not forgetting the amazing café, bar, roof terrace, restaurant, and cinema bar where minds can mingle and experience showstopping art.
I: The I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge is just a 16-minute drive from The Lowry Hotel. You’ve seen it on the screen and now you can experience it first-hand. Bush-tucker trials for the whole family to enjoy and competitions between the adults and the kids. Will you be crowned King or Queen of the jungle?
J: If you’re visiting with the kids, Jump Nation is the perfect place to keep them entertained for hours. Giant slides and incredible inflatables in a huge arena filled with fun, from obstacle courses to enormous ball pits. On your Manchester staycation, let’s the kids run wild whilst you grab a bite to eat and a coffee to sip in the café. It’s only a 22-minute drive from The Lowry Hotel.
K: Keeping fit in Manchester is easy, with leisure centres and high-quality gyms around every corner there’s no better time to get active. If you fancy trainers to work you hard, try Barry’s gym with exclusive classes, or if you want a dip in the pool, Manchester Aquatics Centre is perfect for you. You could even just take a walk or jog around the city, it’s big enough!
L: Long walks soaking in the Manchester views. On a free Manchester Walking Tour, expect to hear about architectural wonders, street art, urban legends, historical stories, rave culture, football giants, industrial innovation, and music heroes. Whether you're a local, or you're visiting for the first time, this will show you Manchester like you've never seen before.
M: Menagerie Restaurant and Bar is only a short 5-minute walk from The Lowry Hotel, perfect for making your stay with us a little more exciting. This location is more than your average bar, it's an experience that takes you to a whole new level, with bespoke cocktails and live performers Thursday - Saturday.
Visit our Lowry Life blog next week for part two of our Ultimate A-Z Manchester guide. In the meantime, you can visit our Out & About page to discover more.