Welcome to Manchester

Manchester is the ‘original modern’ city and has earned a reputation as being revolutionary, innovative and a city of firsts.  At the heart of England Manchester shines with its fine tradition of culture, music, sports and top class events.  More recently its booming food offering and unique neighbourhoods such as the Northern quarter, Spinningfields and Castlefield have added to the attraction.  Its vitality is expressed through its fascinating history, interactive attractions, magnificent architecture and most of all, the spirit of its people. 

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Download our Manchester Visitor Information guide for further listings of what to see and do.

Download a city map

Getting around Manchester


Manchester city centre has a wide offer of high-quality public realm which, combined with its compact and manageable size, makes it an easy place to traverse on foot.

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Metroshuttle – Free Bus

Delegates will benefit from a free city centre bus service known as Metroshuttle, which offers three circular routes covering many of the areas of the city centre.

Download the metroshuttle map


The Metrolink tram network is the largest urban tram network in the UK, consisting of multiple lines bringing passengers into the heart of Manchester city centre. This gives delegates the opportunity to easily visit further afield should they wish.

Download the metrolink map


An extensive bus network is operated by various commercial operators. It offers high levels of connectivity and value for money for passengers with services operating into the night.

Transport for Greater Manchester Journey Planner

Coach Travel:  MegaBus and NationalExpress


Mantax offer a large fleet of Hackney carriages, the iconic black cabs that may be hailed down on the street or pre-booked. 

To pre-book call: 44 (0)161 230 333 | or download the free phone App

Mantax provide a ‘Text on Approach’ service so you can stay safe and warm until the cab has arrived. 

Payment: All Mantax taxis accept card payments (including Amex), are wheelchair accessible and seat 5 or 6 with plenty of room for luggage.

Other Private Hire Taxi Companies which must be pre-booked, include:

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