Things To Do

Whether it’s your first visit or you want to know more about the city, our highly experienced concierge team can help you to get the most out of your visit.  Manchester is host to more museums and galleries anywhere in the UK outside of London, and has an eclectic mix of places to go and visit.

Manchester has many landmark galleries and museums - The Lowry Arts centre and Daniel Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum North.  Back in the city centre you can choose from MOSI – the Museum of Science and Industry, alternatively Manchester Art Gallery is home to one of the countries most important pre-Raphaelite collections.   

By night, take in a show at one of Manchester’s many theatrical venues, like the Royal Exchange or the Palace and Opera House. To catch the world’s biggest stars, watch a gig at The Manchester Arena or catch an up and coming jazz band at Matt and Phreds.

Dining out is serious pastime in Manchester with new restaurants and bars opening every week and with over 30 different cuisines served in Manchester, there is something to tempt everybody’s taste buds. 

Manchester provides many opportunities to indulge in high end fashion or why not visit the Northern Quarter where you can find lots of independent boutiques and stores.

To make arrangements for your visit to the city contact our concierge team on + 44 161 827 4000 or e-mail concierge@thelowryhotel.com

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  • Artisan

    The Avenue North


    +44 (0) 161 832 4181

    Thin artist's loft studio meets concrete warehouse; stripped back and raw. Artisan is a restaurant and bar serving tasty, comforting food and showcasing art from local and international artists.

     

  • Australasia

    1 The Avenue


    +44 (0) 161 831 0288

    Pacific Rim flavours in a stylish space that transforms post-11pm into a lounge-bar.

  • Hawksmoor

    186 Deansgate, Manchester

    +44 (0) 161 836 6980

    Amazing British steakhouse and cocktail bar in a beautiful restored building.

  • Ibérica

    14-15 The Avenue Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF

    +44 (0) 161 358 1350

    Ibérica's  Jamon and traditional tapas supported by some of Manzano's more elaborate dishes including the Asturian cachopo made with fried beef, Ibérico pork and Asturian cheeses.

  • Manchester House

    Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street

    +44 (0) 161 835 2557

    Fine cuisine served with a view in two separate restaurants: the Lounge on level 12 and the Restaurant by Aiden Byrne on level 2.

  • Matt & Phreds

    64 Tib Street


    +44 (0) 161 831 7002

    Where to take in some jazz with ambient red lighting and bourbon on the rocks. 

  • Neighbourhood

    The Avenue North


    +44 (0) 161 832 6334

    This bar bottles the spirit of New York, the city that never sleeps. 

  • Panama Hatty's

     43A Brown St

    +44 (0) 161 832 8688

    Eclectic mix of Latin American dishes, burgers and Asian flavours in a vibrant restaurant and bar.

  • Pancho's Burritos

    49 High Street, Arndale Food Market

    +44 (0) 161 832 3552

    Serves popular varieties of Mexican dishes, home made using only fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican herbs and spices.

     

  • Rosso

    43 Spring Gardens


    +44 (0) 161 832 1400

    Sexy Italian restaurant in a fantastic Grade II listed building.

  • Salvis

    19 John Dalton S

    +44 (0) 161 222 8090

    Salvis Manchester is an independent, family-run delicatessen and eatery. They are purveyors of only the finest Italian fare, bringing a little bit of sunny Italy to the city of Manchester.

  • San Carlo

    42 King Street


    +44 (0) 161 834 6226

    Modern Italian dining in a hustle-and-bustle, see-and-be-seen atmosphere.

  • Scene

    4a Leftbank, Irwell Square

    +44 (0) 161 839 3929

    Scene takes customers on a  journey starting with the street side veranda offering shisha (opening late spring) and an exciting drink selection including traditional Indian lagers, cocktails and wines and an extensive spirit selection.

  • Tattu

    3 Hardman Square

    +44 (0) 161 819 2060

    Inspired by the Orient’s influence on body art, this new player in Manchester’s burgeoning restaurant scene has carved out a new niche in its delivery of contemporary Asian cuisine.

  • The French

    Peter Street


    +44 (0) 161 236 3333

    Modern British food by multi-award winning chef, Simon Rogan. 

  • Umezushi

    4 Mirabel St

    +44 (0) 871 811 8877

    Authentic Japanese cuisine including sashimi, sushi and tempura, plus sake and tasting menus.

  • Vermilion

    Hulme-Hall Lane


    +44 (0) 161 202 0055

    Asian fusion cuisine in an elegant space designed by Miguel Cancio Martins of the Buddha Bar, Paris. 

  • Wings

    1 Lincoln Square


    +44 (0) 161 834 9000

    Next-level five-star Cantonese cuisine.

  • Airport City

    This £800m landmark property development at Manchester Airport is already materialising, and will continue to do so over the next 15 years — with some 5million square feet of business space, including offices, logistics and warehousing.

  • MediacityUK

    This creative and digital hub, located at Manchester’s waterfront quays, is Europe’s largest purpose-built media destination, where you’ll find leading media, tech and digital companies as well as great shopping, cinemas and entertainment.

  • Spinningfields

    Manchester’s vibrant business district is home to the regional headquarters of many major corporates and the landmark Manchester Civil Justice Centre, as well as high-end retailers and restaurant and bars.

  • The Corridor

    Home to the University of Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan University, this is the largest academic campus in the UK. It’s also home to Manchester Science Park, the Northern Ballet School and the Royal Northern College of Music.

  • The sharp and space project

    Home to Manchester’s many digital entrepreneurs and TV production companies, the sites feature green screen studios and a purpose-built production stage. Located just outside the city centre at the Central Park Metrolink.

  • Castlefield Canal Basin

    These waterways were what originally enriched Manchester as working canals. Now the basin is an urban park hosting festivals. Liverpool Road, Castlefield.

  • Imperial War Museum

    The Quays


    +44 (0) 161 836 4007

    A museum on war and conflict in a building designed by Daniel Libeskind. 

  • John Rylands Library

    Deansgate


    +44 (0) 161 306 0555

    Among the world’s most beautiful libraries featuring a collection of international significance. 

  • Manchester Art Gallery

    Mosley Street


    +44 (0) 161 235 8888

    Some 25,000 objects spanning six centuries — including outstanding Pre-Raphaelite work — will appeal to all the family. 

  • The Lowry

    Pier 8, Salford Quays

    +44 (0) 843 208 6000

    Houses the biggest public collection of works by LS Lowry, after whom The Lowry Hotel is named. 

  • Chill Factore

    Trafford Way

    +44 (0) 843 596 22 33

    Everyone from seasoned skiers to snow-fun novices will find something to enjoy at his huge snow park in the Trafford Quays Leisure Village.

  • Legoland Discovery Centre

    Trafford Centre


    +44 (0) 871 222 2662

    This all-Lego attraction, aimed at kids aged three to 10, features a 4D cinema and Lego models of local landmarks. 

  • Mosi

    Liverpool Road


    +44 (0) 161 832 2244

    Explore Manchester’s industrial past and discover how science, innovation and industry sustain modern society. 

  • Sea Life Centre

    Trafford Centre


    +44 (0) 871 221 2483

    Home to more than 5,000 sea creatures, plus daily talks, feed shows and an interactive touchpool experience. 

  • Trafford Centre

    +44 (0) 161 749 1717

    This family-friendly shopping centre is a one-stop destination for fashion shops, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. 

  • Flannels

    Crown Square

    +44 (0) 845 1299 243

    This flagship concept store, set across two floors, stocks designer labels for men and women including Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford and Valentino.

  • Harvey Nichols

    21 New Cathedral Street

    +44 (0) 161 828 8898

    Luxury lifestyle store with immaculately curated collections from all the leading fashion brands.

  • Hervia Bazaar

    Spring Gardens

    +44 (0) 161 835 2777

    A luxury fashion destination for edgy, curated collections from over 60 exclusive designers. Tax free shopping available.

  • Lissom & Muster

    Tib Lane

    +44 (0) 161 832 7244

    This menswear store features footwear, bags, belts, sweaters, socks and outerwear, all sourced from the best manufacturers in the north west.

  • Oi Polloi

    Thomas Street

    +44 (0) 161 831 7870

    One of the UK’s best independent men’s stores offering a wide range of classic functional outerwear with contemporary labels.

  • Selfridges

    1 Exchange Square

    +44 (0) 800 123 400

    The Manchester locale of the great British department store, with exceptional designer wear and a beauty hall that’s worth a visit.

  • Chill Factore

    Trafford Way

     

    +44 (0) 843 596 22 33

    Everyone from seasoned skiers to snow-fun novices will find something to enjoy at his huge snow park in the Trafford Quays Leisure Village. 

     

  • Lancashire Cricket Club at Old Trafford

    Talbot Road

    +44 (0) 161 282 4000

    Historic Lancashire Cricket Club has played at Old Trafford since 1864. The club regularly hosts one-day internationals and T20 matches.

  • Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour

    Ashton New Road

    +44 (0) 161 4441894

    A behind-the-scenes look around the Etihad/City of Manchester Stadium.

  • MU Football Club Stadium Museum & Tour

    Sir Matt Busby Way

    +44 (0) 161 868 8000

    The ‘Theatre of Dreams’ opens up on this tour of one of the world’s most famous clubs.

  • National Football Museum

    Cathedral Gardens

    +44 (0) 161 605 8200

    A museum featuring one of the finest, most significant collections of football objects from around the world.

  • Velodrome at Sportcity

    Stuart Street

    +44 (0) 161 223 2244

    The Velodrome is the National Centre for Track Cycling and home to the UK track cycling team hosting local, national and international track events. Sessions are available to the public.