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Here’s how to enjoy Manchester for…


Under US$50


Head over to the university district for an afternoon at the Whitworth Art Gallery or visit the atmospheric, disused 1906 Victoria Baths . Tours run October to April, with one-off events at other times.

Then indulge in the city’s greatest culinary love affair – Indian food – on Rusholme’s Curry Mile.


Under US$150


Browse for unique souvenirs at the Craft & Design Centre, a former Victorian fish market. Under the market’s glass roof, the wares look particularly enticing in the morning light.

Afterwards, lunch at nearby 63 Degrees, an acclaimed slice of French gastronomy in the city.


Under US$500


Sip a cocktail and enjoy a sharing plate of cold cuts or cheeses at Cloud 23, the eagle-nest bar high up in the 169m Beetham Tower, Manchester’s tallest structure. Be sure to book in advance as the lines can be long.

Then relax at your suite in The Lowry Hotel (, the city’s only five-star hotel, enjoying luxury that the figures in the eponymous painter’s works could only dream of.