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Best things to do in Greater Manchester

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Gorgeous cafe overlooking Whitworth park, lovely Gallery shop and showing interesting exhibitions. Perfect for a rainy day”
50local recommendations
Route
“Variety choices of food, various cultures and tonnes of delicious cuisines.”
27local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful gallery set in the grounds of Whitworth Park. Mostly contemporary exhibitions but there is always a selection of their archives on display. Very good textile display from around the world. Recommend coffee or lunch in the cafe "cafe in the trees'. The cafe is situated in the new extension, which is a modern glass room situated amongst the tree tops in the park.”
23local recommendations
Park
“One of the nicest parks in Manchester to go for a run, sit on a bench and read a book, or just relax. ”
12local recommendations
Bus Station
“Lovely Victorian Park with a great Cooperative Cafe offering good food and coffee”
5local recommendations
Park
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“The nearest big Sainsbury's store is in Fallowfied, the student village. You can walk there, or get the bus from Withington Library.”
7local recommendations
Restaurant
“Amazing indian dishes, located on the curry mile, great restaurant, nice atmosphere and service.”
11local recommendations
Café
“Global dishes using local ingredients, including full breakfasts, plus quizzes and open mic nights.”
8local recommendations
Bus Station
“Parkland surrounding the Whitworth Art Gallery, also housing a cenotaph and statue of Edward VII.”
3local recommendations
Establishment
“Cheap and great supermarket open usually until 9pm except Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (5pm). ”
5local recommendations
Bakery
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Restaurant
“Excellent vegan/vegetarian south Indian food. (Not your typical curry house)”
7local recommendations