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Travel back in time at the Museum of Transport in Cheetham Hill

Just to the north of the centre of Manchester, Cheetham Hill is one of the city's most culturally diverse suburbs, with Irish, Jewish, Caribbean and Asian communities. The area bristles with colourful market stalls, fabric shops and takeaways.

Cheetham Hill is home to Manchester's Irish Heritage Centre and the Museum of Transport. Its collection of vehicles spans more than 100 years, from an 1890s horse-drawn bus to a full-size prototype Metrolink tram.

Test your skills at the National Football Museum

Football nut? Learn all about the history of the beautiful game at the world's biggest football museum, from Pele to Pickles.

See the latest inductees into the Hall of Fame and discover how football kit has evolved over the years - not always for the better. The museum is very hands-on - test your skills at everything from penalty kicks and flips and tricks to shot stopping and commentating. Entry is free.

See a gig at the Manchester Arena

Manchester Arena is only around a mile from Cheetham Hill. It's one of the largest indoor concert venues in Europe, playing host to the biggest names in pop, from Justin Bieber to Katy Perry. It also hosts stand-up comedy, Premier League darts, wrestling and motocross.

If you're looking for somewhere to go for a drink after the show, hop across the road to The Printworks, or walk slightly further to the Corn Exchange.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Cheetham Hill? Travelodge Manchester Central Arena Hotel and Travelodge Manchester Ancoats Hotel are both great options.