Manchester is a thriving metropolis of culture, sports, entertainment and fun filled days out! Whether you’re visiting to catch a football match, enjoy a show, or to simply discover all that Manchester city centre has to offer, this bustling hub of culture will not disappoint you!

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36 Minute City Guide to Manchester

Research we conducted found that guests who travel for business only get 36 minutes’ free time to explore a city they are visiting for work, despite over 90% saying they wished they knew more about the cities they visit!

Our hotel teams are experts when it comes to their cities and love to give our guests insider tips on their city’s hidden gems and the best things to see and do. So in response to this research, we asked our Manchester team to create a short video on how to see the best of their city in just 36 minutes on foot or just a short car ride from the hotel!

Their top tips are:

The Gift: King Street is the  shopping mecca for a high-end, big-brand experience. (5 min taxi, 11 min walk)

The Caffeine Fix: Visit North Tea Power, the first café in Manchester to offer a 'tea espresso'. (5min taxi, 16 min walk)

The View: Enjoy fantastic views from Harvey Nichols, Manchester’s 2nd floor restaurant and balcony. (8 min taxi, 17 min walk)

The Stroll: Take a walk along the Deansgate Locks, the route is very atmospheric at night and extremely close to Manchester's nightlife. (2 min taxi, 4 min walk)

The Cocktail Bar: Using molecular drink-making techniques, the cocktails at The Alchemist, one of the best bars in the city, are sure to tickle your taste buds. (3 min taxi, 10 min walk)

The Theatre: Situated in the heart of Manchester, the Royal Exchange is an award-winning theatre with a history spanning five decades. (6 min taxi, 14 min walk)

Exploring Beyond Manchester

If you want to explore beyond the city, there’s lots to see and do just a short drive or train journey away. Here’s our pick of the best things to see and do near Manchester.

  • Visit The Cavern Club, Albert Dock and World Museum in Liverpool
  • Take a walk in the beautiful Peak District National Park
  • Wander through the gardens and deer park at Dunham Massey
  • Take the kids to Knowsley Safari Park
  • Go for a ride along The East Lancashire Railway

For more recommendations, make sure you have a chat with our front desk team who will be happy to offer their tips and advice.

Travelling to and from Manchester

Whether you’re continuing your adventures or returning home, our hotel in Manchester is perfectly placed for onward trips to some of the UK’s most popular towns and cities. To help plan the next part of your journey, here’s a snapshot of travel times from Jurys Inn Manchester.

Liverpool: 55 minutes by car via the M62 or 45 minutes by train

Birmingham: two hours by car via the M6 or one hour 35 minutes by train

Leeds: one hour by car via the M62 or 55 minutes by train

Sheffield: one hour 15 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train

Edinburgh: four hours by car or three hours 20 minutes by train

London: four hours 15 minutes by car or just two hours 15 minutes by train

From the whole team here at our hotel in Manchester, we look forward to welcoming you very soon.

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