Away From the Stadiums – Old Trafford & City Etihad Stadium

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
It all starts in Manchester

Manchester is a vibrant and buzzing city that celebrates pubs, bars, nightclubs and generally embraces the “joy de vivre”. Famous “Curry Mile” brings the flavours of Asia with a variety of Asian restaurants, kebabs and other oriental fast food options situated in South Manchester as a large part of the Wilmslow Road. Not without its verdant side, Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens offer relaxing retreat to quietly reflect on the match results or have a simple stroll through the English well – maintained landscape. Impressive industrial history is moulded at the Museum of Science and Industry at the location of the oldest rail station, the old Liverpool St Station. Manchester Cathedral is one of its oldest buildings, a classic example of the Gothic architecture and its opposite attraction, the MediaCity Uk, BBC’s 80 – hectare set- up offers guided tours around the grounds (not on) where the British beloved “Coronation Street” came to life.


Manchester is defined by soccer, so the Old Trafford comes as is its prime attraction. You can take a girly tour of the stadium or attend a match day and feel the place in its full glory. Nonetheless, there is much more to the city than just football, it offers an interlacing combination of the compelling industrial history, vigorous urban scene and notable cultural aspects in many of the art galleries and museums, modern shopping centres, and for all the solivagants there is an array of parks and woodlands to explore.

1.Manchester Art Gallery

Situated on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre the avant-garde gallery is open from Monday to Sunday 09 am to 5 pm displaying some the best Art Nouveau exhibits, educational tours and workshops, discussions and events. With over 25,000 objects of fine art and accessories, the gallery is a day well spent in Manchester.

2. Castlefield

First, there was a Roman fort, then came industrial district and finally the picturesque canal with floating houseboats, and both daily relaxing options and evening entertainment with the ‘The Wharf’ pub getting all the online attention. The park is located just off Liverpool Road in the Castlefield neighbourhood south of the Museum of Science and Industry.

3. Manchester Cathedral

Gothic beauty with a classical impressive sacred architecture, carvings and stained glass is definitely worth a browse. Carefully restored after the 1940s stands today in Victoria Street near National Football Museum. Entry is by donation and photos are allowed within.

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Organized tours are not the strongest side of Manchester, so finding few presentable ones went in the line of the fun spirit of the city and few entertaining options arisen below:

  1. Manchester United Football Match at Old Trafford Stadium Maybe the easiest way to get your ticket for one of the Manchester United matches. The tickets are from authorized third-party reseller of the Premier League tickets.
  2. Manchester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Sightseeing TourClassic bus tour providing the practical and educational insight of the city.
  3. The Best in Stand-Up Live Comedy in Manchester Two hours of the best laughs in Manchester at Comedy Store, designated place for the Stand-up comedy.
  4. River Bugging Meeting point is in Llangollen where you will get your gear and continue with a guide to River Dee for 1,5 h of bugging the river.



With every night catered for, Manchester has some of the best entertainment in England, London excluded. Ranging from 4 – floors super-clubs to the underground drinking dens, the choices are yours, and to help you make them we have few options pulled out close to the stadiums as well as some of the popular ones.

  1. Gorilla Carefully described by its name it is the most exciting venue in Manchester.
  2. Revolucion De Cuba – Two floors Latin style all night entertainment.
  3. Albert Hall – A unique place in Manchester.
  4. The Bijou Club – The most exclusive club in Manchester with a big challenge of trying to get in.

Bijou-Club ManchesterAlbert Hall Manchester


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