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24 Hours in Manchester - The Best Activities That Put This City On The Map

With nicknames such as 'Madchester', Manchester is one city in the UK that would definitely give London a run for its money in terms of things to do. Check out our list of things to do in Manchester to see why...

1. Immerse yourself in Manchester's rich football tradition

Manchester is home to not one, but two of the biggest football clubs on the planet, Manchester United and Manchester City, whose fierce rivalry has prompted some mouthwatering clashes over the years. If you want to go behind the scenes at the club and see what makes these two giants of world football tick, then both these clubs stadium tours are well worth checking out. For a more rounded history of football, then there is no better place to visit than the National Football Museum, home to relics such as the ball used in the 1966 World Cup Final.

2. Shake those hips at Sankey's

Ibiza regulars and certified househeads should look no further than Sankey's - a haven for electro, techno and any other kind of house music that exists today. With top-class DJ's week after week, there's no better place to end the day in Manchester than Sankey's.

3. Relax amidst the magnificent scenery of Cloud 23

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One of the finest bars in Manchester, it's not the drinks that have got tongues wagging in Manchester and beyond. Rather, it is the unique design of the bar, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for an unrivalled view of Manchester, and the surrounding area too.

4. Go for a curry at 'Curry Mile'

Did you know that Manchester is home to the biggest concentration of South Asian restaurants and outside of Asia? As crazy as that fact seems, Wilmslow Road in Rusholme, dubbed 'Curry Mile' is home to a large number of kebab houses and restaurants, which means that you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to where to eat.

5. Check out the work of one of Manchester's most favourite sons at the Lowry Art & Entertainment Centre

For a hint of culture during your trip to Manchester, check out the Lowry Art & Entertainment Centre, home to the works of famous artist l.S Lowry. It's no just art that is this venue's main draw. This arts and entertainment centre also boasts award-winning theatre productions, as well as an ever-changing diverse program of exhibitions.

6. Broaden your horizons at the Museum of Science and Industry

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For those with an inquisitive mind, look no further than the Museum of Science and Industry, where you'll find exhibits on Manchester's industrial past and how the science and innovation behind that helped to make the city what it is today. 

7. Be at one with the People at the People's Museum

History lessons don't come any more interesting than a visit to the People's Museum, where you can get a compelling insight into Britain's mammoth 200 year struggle to gain democracy, something we take for granted in today's society. In fact, it's safe to say that after a visit to this museum, you'll have a greater respect of democracy and what it meant to those who fought so valiantly for it.

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