15 May 2019

Five Free Things To Do In Manchester

When we think of Manchester, we think of football, and justifiably so. Manchester is the second largest city in the UK and home to two of the largest football league clubs in the world. But the city has a lot more to offer apart from football stadium tours and live matches. (Though I really think you should see atleast one United match at Old Trafford if you ever happen to visit.)

But Manchester's history is long winding and arduous. It is the world's first industrialized city owing to it's significant contribution to the textile manufacturing industry during the industrial revolution. It is culturally rich with a vibrant art and music scene that is constantly evolving. And more recently, Manchester has been voted as the most LGBTQ-friendly city in the UK, and has the largest LGBTQ population outside of London. All these reasons make Manchester a cultural hot-pot, often overlooked by tourists and overshadowed by it's larger more popular siblings - London and Liverpool.  

If you happen to be in Manchester for a football match, take some time out to appreciate the sights and sounds of the city. Or else if you're touring London, Manchester is a 3 hour train ride away and makes for a great getaway. Here are my recommendations for things to do in Manchester that won't burn a hole in your pocket -