Welcome to our comprehensive guide for anyone planning a summer visit to Manchester! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning traveller, we’ve got you covered with all the essential information and insider tips you need to make the most out of your trip. From knowing what to pack and where to park, to discovering the city’s iconic landmarks and indulging in its culinary delights, this blog is your go-to resource for an unforgettable Manchester experience.
What to pack- weather-wise!
Manchester, known for its unpredictable weather patterns, can present a delightful mix of scorching summer days and sudden downpours. To ensure you’ve prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way, we’ve put together a little list of essential items for your trip.
Umbrella or raincoat- As the saying goes “Expect the unexpected”. While the average summer temperature in Manchester hovers around 20 degrees, it’s wise to pack a light coat or jacket for any sudden rainfalls!
Sun protection – Although Manchester might not be known for its scorching summers, our temperatures here can still reach the late 20s! Don’t forget to pack sun cream or sunglasses!
A small day pack- Make sure to bring a small bag for storing all your essentials when you’re out and about. This way you can carry your jacket, sun cream and umbrella so you are equipped for all weather!
Where to Park
To make your visit hassle-free, we recommend parking at the Manchester Printworks car park, managed by APCOA. Not only is it conveniently located near our hotel, but we have a discount code that allows you to park for £15 for 24 hours.
Travelling to Manchester doesn’t necessarily require a car. Whether you disembark at Piccadilly Station or Victoria Station, getting to us is a breeze.
Piccadilly Station- We are just a short 20-minute walk from here, allowing you to stretch your legs. Alternatively, you can hop in a taxi for a quick 10-minute drive!
Victoria Station- If you’re arriving at Victoria Station, you’re in luck! Our hotel is a mere two-minute walk away. After stepping off the train, it won’t take long for you to reach your destination and begin your Manchester adventure.
Must Visit Landmarks and Attractions
If you’re seeking a destination that caters to all your interests, Manchester is the perfect city for you. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, a music enthusiast or enjoy historical attractions, this city has an array of attractions to explore. Football aficionados will find their bliss at Etihad Stadium, while the National Football Museum, located just across from us, holds a treasure trove of football memorabilia. For music lovers, the AO Arena is only two minutes from us, hosting some of the biggest concerts in Europe. Finally, history enthusiasts will be delighted by the wealth of attractions such as the Manchester Cathedral, the Science and Industry Museum and the remarkable John Ryland’s Library.
Looking for a bite to eat?
When it comes to satisfying your culinary cravings, we have everything you could need. Within our hotel lies a stunning restaurant that will tantalize your tastebuds. Indulge in mouth-watering options like salmon, flavourful pasta and irresistible pizzas.
If you’re in the mood for a lighter meal or a quick snack, our hotel also has a café. Treat yourself to toasted sandwiches, delicious cakes and a variety of refreshing beverages including iced coffees, smoothies, and iced tea. Whatever your appetite desires, we have a range of culinary delights to satisfy your every craving.