After months of being locked up and staring at the same four walls, its certainly time to plan something special for the two of you!

As the nights get shorter our cities lights only get brighter, explore the bohemian streets of Manchester’s infamous Northern Quarter, packed with local producers of crafts and arts, along with the cities best coffee houses and bars, serving everything from brunch and cakes to delicious cocktails.

There is no time like the present to start planning something special for the two of you here at Hotel Indigo – Manchester Victoria Station.

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Top attractions

For most people, Manchester means one thing and that’s football. And for fans of the game, stadium tours of the Manchester City Stadium and Old Trafford where Manchester United play, are favourites for adults and families alike, for the avid fans there is even the National Football Museum just a hop skip and a jump from the hotels front door.

Do not let the love of football blind you to Manchester’s other attractions. Just a short walk from the hotel you will find Manchester Cathedral with its breath-taking architecture, or why not join one of Manchester’s many walking tours to explore our unique industrial heritage or hear all about our rich musical past – this is Manchester, renowned as one of the countries wettest cities be sure to pack a brolly!


If shopping is more your thing then we have you covered too! Take a short stroll over to the Arndale Centre, home to many high street stores or wander around Exchange Square where you will find Selfridges and other designer outlets.

Jump on a  tram and head out of the city centre, the Trafford Centre is one of the area’s largest draws. This enormous shopping centre is one of the UK’s biggest, incorporating a cinema, food court, bowling alley and lots of other entertainment, in addition to a mind-boggling array of shops and boutiques. To scour every shop from end-to-end, you will need to spend nearly a day here, so it is one for die-hard shopping enthusiasts.

Eating out

A trip to Manchester would not be complete without experiencing the cities diverse foodie scene, you can enjoy a great banquet in the backstreets of China Town through to a Sunday roast in a traditional Mancunian Chophouse.  Self acclaimed as one of the tastiest cities in the country,  you wont need to venture far from the hotel to find some tasty delights whether brunch, lunch or Dinner, you”ll be spoilt for choice, just a short walk from the hotel you’ll find the impressive Edwardian glass domed Corn Exchange housing a variety of branded cuisines.

If you’re a little tired  after a days exploring then we are very proud to be the home of Mamucium, the hotels 2 AA Rosette restaurant, offering a globally inspired menu with a true Manchester flavour and twist.


Manchester has a strong independent food scene that can satisfy everyone’s tastes. From our very first Michelin Star restaurant Mana through to exquisite street food served at one of the cities many food markets. You’ll be spoilt for choice when grabbing a table at the award-winning Mackie Mayor, located in recently reimagined Smithfield’s Grade II listed 1858 Market, housing a variety of the city’s independent foodie retailers! Head over to our friends at MCR Finest for all the latest foodie news in the city.

There is no time like the present to start planning your romantic getaway!