Destination Manchester

Published on 21st August 2015

Manchester has something for everyone, from a buzzing nightlife to some of the UKs top restaurants to some world-famous movie locations.

Lights, Camera, Action

Manchester, thanks to the countless movies and TV programmes filmed here, is quickly becoming one of the UKs most recognisable cities. From Hell is a City to The Iron Lady, get ready for your close up as we visit some of Manchester’s most iconic movie locations.

  • Dale Street, Northern Quarter, is where we see Captain America right after his great transformation in what is supposed to be 1940s New York.
  • Palace Hotel, Oxford Street gave us the perfect setting for the pivotal closing scene of Hell is a City.
  • Soap Street and High Street, Northern Quarter, was also used as a Manhattan lookalike in the 2004 film Alfie.
  • Manchester Town Hall starred in The Iron Lady as The Houses of Parliament.

Dine in Style

Whether you’re grabbing a bite between meetings or looking for something a little more exquisite, Manchester’s impressive foodie scene will not disappoint! Dreamhouse would recommend:

  • For something special: Dine like royalty at The French Restaurant at The Midland, offering a simply stunning fine dining experience.
  • In Manchester, tea is king: One of our favourite places to grab a cuppa and some lunch is Teacup Kitchen, the number one place for tea lovers!
  • If you’re looking for a quick bite: Chinatown in Manchester is home to some exquisite restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets.
  • If you just love brunch: You simply must visit the Federal Café Bar in the city centre. From unbeatable French toast to the refreshing ‘Federal Juice’, brunch will never be the same again.

Live for the Weekend

Whether you’re looking to sit back and relax in a cosy pub, enjoy some live music or bask in the ambience of a swanky cocktail bar, Manchester’s nightlife ranges from the big city bar vibe to that good old country pub atmosphere. We would highly recommend:

  • The Marble Arch is more than just a pub. It takes you back to the good old days with beautifully tiled walls, local ales, friendly faces and food that goes far beyond your standard pub grub.
  • Enjoy the stunning view whilst sipping a cocktail at the extravagant Epernay next to Manchester Central.
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Band on the Wall, the home of live music. There’s always something happening and, with such an amazing variety of performers, this venue really is Manchester’s music hub.

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