You’re just moments from St. Peter’s Square, the central hub of the region-wide Metrolink tram system, and less than 10 minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly rail station. There are three high-speed trains to London Euston every hour, with a journey time of just two hours and five minutes.
“King Street is the place to head to for designer clothes in Manchester.”
A magnet for sharp-dressed Mancunians, King Street is home to an array of upmarket clothing brands. The likes of Hobbs, Patagonia, Karen Millen, Belstaff, DKNY and Fred Perry all have glossy retail presences here, and there are several cool little bars and cafés tucked in and around, for when you need a well-earned break from all that exhausting retail therapy.
Manchester city centre’s not short of independent coffee shops, but arguably the best of them is right on Chancery Place’s doorstep. Hip décor, a friendly atmosphere and truly top-tier coffee await. And if you’re heading out for a post-work wind-down, it’s worth knowing that these guys also mix a mean cocktail.
When it comes to style, Hotel Gotham stands head and shoulders above the crowd. Boasting a central location, this stunning Art Deco building has grandeur and glitz in equal measure. With a quirky Batman-come-Great Gatsby theme throughout and an award-winning restaurant too, Hotel Gotham is a simply stunning place to stay.
First opening its doors in 1996, the £42 million Bridgewater Hall is a truly world-class music venue, in terms of both aesthetics and acoustics. It hosts more than 250 performances a year, across all genres – jazz, classical, folk, soul, rock, world music and everything in between – and boasts no less than three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata.
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With its opulent aesthetic, exceptional menu and beguiling choice of drinks, Grand Pacific is the choice for Manchester’s most style-conscious foodies. The feel here is old colonial at its grandest, while the flavours are wonderfully eclectic. A stunning 25-foot bar provides the perfect environment in which to sip one of Grand Pacific’s exquisite cocktails. Meanwhile, in the private dining room the décor is as impressive as the dishes.
Housed in three interconnected buildings – the earliest of which dates back to 1823 – Manchester Art Gallery is home to 2,000 oil paintings, 3,000 watercolours and drawings, 250 sculptures, 90 miniatures, 1,000 prints and more than 13,000 decorative art objects. That should be more than enough to while away an upliftingly cultured lunch-break.