Check out what you can see close to the station, so you can head back to your hotel in no time after a full day spent taking in all the greatest sights.
This is Manchester's main shopping centre, home to a range of global and high street brands. If that's not enough, it's just opposite the beloved British department store Selfridges, as well as several high street and designer fashion outlets.
After London's, this is the largest Chinatown in the UK. You can eat fantastic food at any of the huge number of restaurants and browse for unique gifts in the area's shops. The neighbourhood has evolved to encompass other Asian foods over the years, such as Japanese, Thai, and Singaporean, among others. You'll have quite a lot of choice when you head here for lunch or dinner.
This area is very well known in the city for its vibrant nightlife. There are plenty of bars to choose from, including trendy and more traditional drinking establishments. A particularly artistic part of town, you'll find independent galleries among the nightclubs and shops, too.
Head out just a little farther afield to explore the other points of interest that make Manchester such a great place to visit.
This 15th century Gothic beauty is one of the country's most important houses of worship. You can visit for free and admire its architecture, beautiful grounds, and artwork inside. Stop for some hot drinks and snacks at the Proper Tea café and also be sure to see the ancient Hanging Bridge monument here.
One of the most famous football teams in the world, Manchester United, calls Old Trafford home. Visit it and see the beautiful game in one of the UK's best stadiums. Did you know you can also email the stadium to display messages during matches on the scoreboard? It's a fun surprise for someone's birthday or other event.
This is a beautiful canal-side conservation area in Manchester. You can get the tram to Deansfield-Castlefield and then spend some time exploring its gorgeous streets and buildings. Also be sure to stroll through the attractive Castlefield Urban Heritage Park. The Museum of Science and Industry is right by here, as well.