Summer in the City of Manchester

City breaks are very much back on the cards for this summer, a cheeky few days away offers a good opportunity to get out and explore some of the amazing sites that the UK has to offer.

If you are looking to get away, (even if we are a little biased) we think Manchester has everything you are looking for in your Summer City getaway.

Here’s our guide on why you should visit Manchester and what’s going on in the city in summer 2022.

Things to see and do in Manchester

National Football Museum

Where better to learn all there is to know about football than the home of two of the world’s biggest clubs? Whether you’re a football fanatic or not, you’re sure to be impressed by the museum’s collection of football archives and artifacts.

Enjoy the latest in sporting exhibitions including Crossing the Line, the Story of Women’s Football.   The 2022 EUFA Women’s EURO is the highest profile Women’s Euros ever – but it’s not the first.

Crossing the Line: the story of women’s football, chronicles the game’s early growth, the effects of the FA’s de facto 1921 ban, its survival, and its resurgence in recent decades

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral has been a central monument in the city for over 600 years. This Grade I listed building was commissioned by King Henry V and still to this day is impressing visitors thanks to its stunning architecture and long history. The cathedral is open to visitors seven days a week and has free entry.

Science and Industry Museum

Manchester was a city at the heart of the industrial revolution. Discover how science and technology have shaped our industrial landscape from the 18th century to the modern day.

It’s Free to Enjoy, with special programs to keep you entertained all summer long.

What’s on in Manchester this summer?

Manchester Pride

It wouldn’t be summer without the return of Manchester’s Pride celebrations across the August Bank Holiday.  Events run across the weekend as the city becomes awash with rainbows in a huge celebration of love and equality.

The Hundred

After being such a hit across England and Wales last year, the Hundred returns to Emirates Old Trafford this summer. If you are an avid Cricketer or even if you are not this must-see sporting occasion guarantees to be a fun day out for all ages.

RHS Garden Bridgewater

Take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city at the stunning RHS Garden Bridgewater. Based just outside of the city centre in Worsley, you can enjoy a relaxing wander around these gloriously manicured gardens or take in the historic landscapes on a guided tour. This summer, dog lovers can have a special stroll with their furry friends as part of the Walkies at Bridgewater event.

Free Manchester walking tours

If you’ve never visited before, the best way to take in everything that Manchester has to offer is with a guided walking tour. Best of all, they are available completely free of charge. Where to eat and drink in Manchester

For Brunch, lunch and much more: We Are Feel Good Club

A must-visit when strolling the streets of the Northern Quarter.  A specially curated space not only to normalise conversations around Mental Health and wellbeing, serve up great vibes but also some delicious coffee and food.

After a morning of exploring, kick back and enjoy our favourites The Mac & cheese or Sunshine bowl whilst working your way through the brand-new Summer Cocktail menu (all available alcohol-free). On those hot summer city days (we know we all love so much) be sure to get your hands on the shaken iced cappuccino, you will not be disappointed.

For When the sun goes down: Fire House MCR

Manchester’s newest venue has quickly made a name for itself as the place to be any night of the week, with multiple options all under one roof there is something to top off your evening in Manchester.

With its sociable and relaxed menu sit back and enjoy the signature Firehouse Chicken whilst catching up with friends or perfect for a romantic night with a twist, as when the sun goes down as this is where Firehouse comes into its own! Turn your eyes to the stage and enjoy fantastic shows packed with vogue dancers and cabaret entertainers from Thursday through to Sunday.

For dinner: Mamucium

If the feet are tired after your road tested all Manchester has to offer and you’re after something a little more understated then look no further than our very Mamucium for an elegant dinner that showcases the best that Manchester has to offer.  Our restaurant in the heart of Manchester changes its menu frequently, serving up delicious dishes from across the globe with a scrummy Manchester Twist.

If all this has wet your whistle for a Manchester adventure, then you’ll be in need of a comfy bed to rest your head after this packed day. Look no further than right here are Hotel Indigo. Located adjacent to Manchester Victoria train station, it’s a convenient location to arrive, drop off your bags and get exploring the city. As well as all the above attractions, you’re just a stone’s throw from some of Manchester’s top bars and restaurants, the renowned Arndale shopping centre and at the gateway of the Northern Quarter. NQ is the cultural and musical heart of the city, with a laid-back vibe, eclectic vintage shops and the coolest places to eat and drink.

What are you waiting for? Book your Manchester City’cation now.

We’ll be buzzin’ to see you.