Manchester/The Quays

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15 things to do

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Manchester United Football Club

Generally, a very high quality of football. Tickets for matches against lesser opposition are quite easy to come by (the stadium holds around 75,000 people) and can be purchased from the club's official website or the Ticketing & Memebrship Office. League matches with the top clubs, Arsenal or Chelsea, and local rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as competitive matches against any of the big European teams (Barcelona, Inter Milan etc.), will only very rarely be available on general sale.

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The Lowry

This is an art gallery and very modern theatre. The gallery contains an impressive selection of works including, unsurprisingly, a large selection of works by L.S. Lowry. The building is very modern and was designed to encourage exploration (according to the architect). He made the building widen and deepen from the entrance and refused to have any signs for the toilets! It's also in Salford, but don't let that worry you. Use the tram, about fifteen minutes out from the city center.

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Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum in London contains tanks, guns, planes and uniforms. The Northern experience is focused on the social impacts of war, and has relatively few large items on display. The building itself is visually very striking, so combine it with a trip to the Lowry for a feel of modern architecture.

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Old Trafford Lodge

Lancashire County Cricket Ground, (just off A56) ( Situated in Lancashire County Cricket Club's Old Trafford cricket ground. About a 10 minute walk from the Quays. (Rooms from £48)

SLEEP   —  +44 161 874-3333 —  Map

Trafford Centre

The country's third biggest shopping centre, is a bit further out from the Quays, but it will satisfy all your shopping needs for the next year or so!

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Trafford Hall Hotel

This hotel is located near Old Trafford football ground and has great transport access to Salford and the city centre.

Manchester United Superstore

A good place to stock up on anything you could possibly want Man United wise! Just don't expect any bargains.

BUY   —  Sir Matt Busby Way

Copthorne Hotel

Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, (, Four star hotel. Good, decent sized bedrooms. (Rooms from £55)

SLEEP   —  +44 161 873-7321 —  Map

Manchester Whitehouse Hotel

Liverpool Street, Salford. Three star hotel. (Rooms from £55)

SLEEP   —  +44 845 45 66 399 —  Map

Lowry Outlet Mall

Offers low prices on brand name products all-year round.

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On the square outside the Lowry Gallery.

BBC Tour at MediaCityUK

The tour takes 1.5 hours.

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Holiday Inn Express Salford Quays

Waterfront Quay.

SLEEP   —  +44 161 868-1000 —  Map

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