Football tours including the Manchester United Old Trafford Tour and the Manchester City Etihad Stadium Tour for all the sports lovers, big clubs such as Paradise Factory, The Warehouse Project and Funkademia for all the night life lovers and bars, restaurants and little coffee shops for all the food lovers. All this and so much more enlightening and fascinating culture on music, art, history, sports, food and anything else you have an interest on you will find in Manchester, where there’s something new and intriguing round every corner and something is certain to catch your eye.
One of the most highly visited historical attractions in Manchester is the beautiful Victorian Gothic Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square. Other popular landmarks include a great place to learn about Manchester’s industrial heritage; the Museum of Science and Industry, and The Manchester Museum, where some of the most astonishing Egyptian artefacts in the UK reside.
Manchester is a place where many great artists and musicians come to play, and no matter what genre you want or who you prefer to listen to, there’s sure to be a gig or band that will take your fancy somewhere. Alternative rock music is usually found being played in one of the four different-sized venues at Manchester Academy on Oxford Road, where both big and small gigs take place. If you were looking for something different, bigger arenas such as Manchester Apollo or the Phones4U Arena would probably be a better choice, and have had some of the biggest names in the music industry play there in recent years such as Madonna and the Rolling Stones.
Art plays a huge part in the beauty of the big city. In the Cathedral Gardens is Urbis, which is a beautiful example of the new futuristic art style, and the building inside celebrates city life, photography, street art and urban music. Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery are more conventional Manchester museums that are definitely worth the visit, that are both very admired tourist destinations and both hold a large collection of fine art.
The Foucault pendulum is a simple device that demonstrates the rotation of the Earth, and whilst the original masterpiece resides in the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, there is a recreation of it hanging in the Pendulum Hotel, which sits in the middle of the business of the Manchester and is the perfect place to stay for a city break, overnight for business or somewhere to base yourself if you’re exploring the big city.
The Pendulum Hotel is suitably placed near Oxford Road Train Station and the city centre, and offers a range of things. You can have a plain, single room, the classic double, or a deluxe executive suite, and many room’s in-between, all bright and colourful and offering drink-making facilities, WiFi, comfy sofas and 24 hour room service. This Manchester hotel itself is connected to many different conference rooms that are all available to hire out and a restaurant and bar. Additionally, the hotel also offers Christmas packages for the festive season, and spa days for those who need to calm down after a long day.