From Oasis to Take That, the music scene in Manchester has always played an important role in England’s varied and exciting music scene. Who knows when the next big thing is going to emerge from this city? Book a hotel near Manchester Academy, and you’re a stone’s throw away from watching the next Stone Roses (or whoever’s playing that night). When the ringing in your ears gets too much, you’re in luck. The best restaurants and shopping outside of London are seconds away.  There’s a reason Mancunians are adamant that they live in the “second capital.” 

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Book a hotel near Manchester Academy, see your favourite band at this top venue and then walk less than half a mile back to our Upper Brook Street Hotel. Easy. You’ve opted for some comedy at the O2 Apollo instead? Don’t worry. Our hotel’s walking distance from you too. Wake up in the morning and want something to soothe your senses? Manchester boasts a terrific foodie scene with an ever-changing choice of markets. We recommend the Urban Street Food Fest, which is just over a mile from our Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. We’ll take the pulled pork burger on a brioche bun please. If you can’t get enough of the markets, don’t leave before exploring Affleck’s — an exciting shopping arcade where you can buy anything, from rings to records.

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If you’re after a culture fix, check out The Lowry. There’s live performance, art exhibits, even the circus. It boasts a striking, quay-side location which is just three miles from our Manchester Central Hotel. If you’re more into football than fine art, you should visit Old Trafford, home of the great Manchester United. Under Alex Ferguson, the team probably perfected their art, some would say. Stadium tours are available, but there’s nothing quite like watching a live match. Even if the match is a 0-0 bore (rare), there’s good news — our Manchester Salford Quays Hotel is a 0.7 mile walk.