5 affordable weekend adventures in Manchester

Since the BBC moved to Manchester, the south have been casting their eyes and hopes up to the city as a mecca of cultural happening and media expansion. There’s no better time to move or visit this monster of a UK city. 

And if you’re thinking: “I spent all my money last weekend in Nottingham“, don’t worry. These great adventures aren’t just buckets of fun, they’re affordable as heck. Get on a train or step outside your door to soak in everything Manchester has to offer.

1. ‘Pitch To Pixel’ 

An amazing exhibition going on at the National Football Museum showcasing the developmental relationship between football and video games. From the 8-bit bleep-bloops of the late 80s to the hyper-realistic Fifa games, ‘Pitch to Pixel’ covers them all.

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2. John Rylands Library

116 years old and part of Manchester University, the John Rylands library is a sight to behold. Not only an architectural masterpiece, it houses some pretty impressive texts. Some say it has one of the earliest extant New Testament text within it’s walls.


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3. Chinatown

Every city has one but Manchester’s is rumoured to be the best in the UK. If you’re looking for some amazing Chinese food or want to peruse the markets, swing over to Chinatown and experience the sights and smells of China second-hand.

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4. Girls On Film

Appropriately named after the Duran Duran tune, resident DJs spin the absolute best in 80s both cheese and credible at Manchester’s legendary Deaf Institute. Get your most colourful rags on and wear comfortable shoes because there is no excuse not to put your all down on the dancefloor.

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Image credit: Instagram – @DeafInstitute

5. Manchester Climbing centre

A weekend of fatty foods and devilish drinking requires detox. On your way out of the city, swing by the Manchester climbing centre to give your body the work-out is so desperately will need by Sunday.


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