It has had various nicknames in recent years, most notably 'Madchester' in recognition of the nightlife and musical explosion in the late 80s and 90s, but it is hard to pin down a city so famous for so much into a single all-encompassing term. This is Manchester, and in it there is the football of course and all manner of dining and entertainment to go with the nightlife, then there is the arts, the music, and a cultural history borne from an industrial age when the city was the envy of the developed world. There is education, innovation and technology too, providing ever more reasons for making the city the most visited in England, outside the capital, and a Manchester bed and breakfast remains the most popular way of making that happen.
The sprawling area which is Greater Manchester contains much more than the city itself but most of the popular attractions so synonymous with the city can be found in and around the city centre. It is a cityscape which still carries many of the industrial cotton mill landmarks but in modern times these work spaces which once thundered to the sounds of industry are as likely today to shake with the latest sounds in dance music. This is the key component of the city's ongoing success, the continued evolution of the traditional into the modern and it is a philosophy which has served the city well in fields as diverse as dining, clubbing, technology and the arts.
There are museums which celebrate the diverse influences the city has had on the world and many first class galleries, theatres and other venues in which to sample some of the local culture. That local culture does have a very definite international flavour in the modern city, whether for the world renowned productions in the Opera House or for a taste of the far east in Chinatown. There is cosmopolitan riverside drinks and dining to be had too, but the traditional pubs are never far away and any Manchester bed and breakfast will certainly provide some of the classic local hospitality which has made the city such an attractive prospect for weekend breaks and holidays.
Most time in the city will be spent outwith the accommodation of course whether that is shopping and sightseeing during the day or a night on the tiles. The Arndale shopping complex is found right in the city centre and for additional retail therapy there is Kings Street, Mosley Street, Deansgate, and Piccadilly. When heading out for the evening the opportunities are limitless, with comedy, live music, and every other conceivable entertainment option besides. The northern quarter has some fashionable bars, music clubs and comedy venues, while the urban heritage park which is Castlefield, contains within it Canal Street, the epicentre of the Manchester gay scene.
There are many lodges and budget hotels in the city which will offer comfortable and well equipped Manchester bed and breakfast accommodation but the stars of the show are undoubtedly the independent guest houses which are found throughout the city. There are good reasons for choosing these classic accommodations and not just because they represent excellent value for money. In addition to comfortable rooms, often equipped with TV and the obligatory tea and coffee making facilities there are some excellent boutique style options which will offer much more in terms of fashionable spaces and in-room amenities. Very often a bed and breakfast is run by local proprietors and this can provide an invaluable resource on all the best places to go in the city, including local restaurants and pubs, transport options, and often also some hidden gems off the tourist trail.
Manchester Bed and Breakfast