If you are visiting England then you definitely have to visit Manchester. After London and Birmingham, Manchester is England’s third largest city with plenty of great restaurants, clubs, and other sights near Manchester City Centre. That is why you are going to want to book your hotel near that area. Hotels in Manchester City Centre are actually not that expensive, so you can get a great deal while still being at a terrific location.
One of the best sights in Manchester is the town hall. Manchester Town Hall is one of the best Victorian landmarks of this city. The architecture is perfect and so are the wonderful paintings and monuments inside the town hall. There is also a gigantic clock tower that stands tall over every other building in the city centre. You can pre book a guided tour, or get a package on the day if they are available. This will give you the best opportunity to really experience the inside of the building.
The Manchester Central Library was recently renovated at the cost of around 150 million pounds. This made an already great building even more appealing to visit. Its circular structure makes it a building that is recognizable from miles away, in addition to the great works that are stored inside. There are thousands of books in the library, as well as a cafe, a reading room, and a basement theatre.
The Free Trade Hall is a building that has been in Manchester since the early 19th century. This hall is built in the palazzo style that is famous in Italy and has hosted many a concert and event in its time. The hall no longer holds concerts, but is the site for the much admired Radisson Hotel. You can also go inside and see the various artifacts from the building’s history as they are on display.
In addition to these great sites around the Manchester City Centre, the city is also a hub for sport in England. The two soccer teams that come from Manchester are now two of England’s best. Both Manchester United and Manchester City fight it out for league titles and European trophies. Their stadiums, Old Trafford and City of Manchester Stadium, are also great sites to visit. You can get guided tours of the stadiums and museums, if you really want to experience the history of these two great club sides from Manchester.