The Etihad Stadium Manchester which is also known as Eastlands and was formerly the City Of Manchester Stadium, is the home of the newly crowned Premier League champion Manchester City Football Club. It was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and cost £110 million. It had already been decided that MCFC would take over the stadium in 2003 after vacating Maine Road.
Whether you know it as Theatre of Dreams or simply the home of one of the world’s most famous football teams, Manchester United, Old Trafford Manchester is a must-see destination for all sports fans visiting Manchester. Situated in Stretford in the borough of Trafford, Old Trafford Manchester has been home to the ‘Reds’ since 1910. Allot has changed over the years and the state-of-the-art stadium of 2011 bears little resemblance to the ground that the club would have played on at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Museum of Science and Industry Manchester, or MOSI for short, occupies the former Liverpool Road Station, one of Manchester’s most historically significant sites. It’s a particularly fitting venue for such an important museum since Liverpool Road Station was the terminus of the Liverpool to Manchester Railway which was the world’s first purpose built goods and passenger railway. Liverpool Road Station is the world’s oldest railway station.
The MEN Arena Manchester, situated in the north of the city centre, is the biggest indoor arena in Europe. Its capacity is 21,000, which puts it just in front of the O2 Arena in London’s Docklands. It is one of the world’s busiest indoor venues playing host to pop concerts, boxing ice hockey and basketball.
The Manchester Museum is situated on Oxford Road in the middle of the University of Manchester’s neo-Gothic buildings. The museum is owned by the university and is open to the public as well as serving as an academic research resource. It houses about six million artefacts from every continent on the globe. The Manchester Museum was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the architect of London’s Natural History Museum, opened to the public in 1888.
The Bridgewater Hall Manchester is an internationally renowned concert venue hosting over 250 performances every year from classical music to pop, rock and jazz. It is best known as the home to the Halle Orchestra as well as the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata. It is one of the top music venues in the UK and one of the main attractions in Manchester.
The Arndale Centre Manchester, with a retail floor space of around 1.5m sq ft, is the largest city-centre shopping mall in Europe. Having been built in the 1970s, when such malls were springing up around the UK, it was dramatically redeveloped from the eyesore it had become with its Stalinist architecture, thanks ironically to the IRA bomb that ripped through Manchester in 1996. Its 38m visitors a year (ahead of the mighty Trafford Centre which is on 35m) make it one of the most popular shopping malls in the UK.
There is a mix of modern and historic Attractions in Manchester making it an ideal city to visit with family, friends or a group. Manchester offers a clean and modern environment packed with exciting things to see and do, packed with many photo opportunities and breathe taking scenes. Manchester has undergone a complete facelift transforming it in to a city for the 21st century that is packed with attractions for all ages and interests.
Britannia Hotel Manchester – Dating back to 1858 the Britannia Hotel Manchester is a beautiful grade 2 listed building that is located in the city centre. It is close to Manchester Picadilly railway station, transport connections and all other attractions in Manchester. The hotel is huge with over 350 rooms that have been updated and are tastefully decorated. All rooms are are well furnished with TV’s, Hairdryer, Tea & Coffee etc.
The long awaited Oldham Metrolink is due to open on Wednesday 13 June and will be major step forward in improving the already good transport links in and out of Manchester City Centre. The Oldham Metrolink service will link Oldham Mumps with Manchester City Centre and beyond drastically reducing commute times for communities along the route