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Sinking a few pints, watching the Reds after a great meal, is really the only way to spend a day in Manchester.

Sinking a few pints, watching the Reds after a great meal, is really the only way to spend a day in Manchester.

WHERE TO WAKE UP

Lowry Hotel
www.roccofortecollection.com
There’s no better place to start the day than in one of the Lowry Hotel’s 165 rooms on the banks of the River Irwell and just a stone’s throw from Manchester’s main shopping streets. Double rooms from $245 including breakfast and chocolate dipped strawberries.

SPEND THE MORNING

Walking tour
www.visitmanchester.com
Why not spend a couple of hours getting to grips with the city’s various districts by taking a walking tour? Get the low down on Chinatown, the Northern Quarter, the Gay Village, Manchester Art Gallery and the beautiful John Rylands library.

WHERE TO LUNCH

Choice Bar
Cool Castlefield is a great place to take the weight off your feet following a wander along Deansgate. Choice Bar and Restaurant in Castle Quay has won a host of awards for its modern British food. Two course lunch deals from $20.

SPEND THE AFTERNOON

Manchester United
www.manutd.com
Manchester boasts two of the biggest names in soccer — United and City. Despite City’s mega rich owners, the Reds remain the dominant team. Catch a game when the season starts again in the fall or visit the Man United museum and stadium for an insight into the club’s history.

WHERE TO EAT DINNER

Rosso Italian
www.rossorestaurants.com
One of the newest additions to the Mancunian culinary scene is Rosso Italian restaurant, owned by Manchester United and England captain Rio Ferdinand. Set in a 114-year-old grade 2 listed building at the top of King Street, dinner for two with wine costs around $140.

SPEND THE NIGHT

Northern Quarter
Start off the evening in style with an Ena Sparkles cocktail at Cloud 23 bar at on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel.

Then jump in a cab to the Northern Quarter which now boasts Manchester’s most vibrant nightlife.

Socio Rehab, Walrus and Trof are always packed and within a short walk of each other.

 
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