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Blogger’s guide to Manchester

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This month some of our favourite local bloggers are giving us the full lowdown on what to do in Manchester. This northern gem of a city has a lot to offer, from its thriving music scene to great galleries, museums and eateries. With so much to do and see, we're proud to have our very own Manchester Hotel located amongst the action. Yes, this city offers everything from grungy gigs to fine dining, beautiful parks to historic libraries. There is, quite literally, something for everyone. So, in the name of covering all bases, we thought we'd get our expert bloggers to compile a handy guide. It'll be published on this page soon, so don't forget to check back.

Manchester: A true northern gem

If music is your thing, you've come to the right place. Manchester has some of the best gigging venues in the country, including the huge 02 Apollo and the quirky Deaf Institute. Plus it hosts a load of great music festivals over the summer months, including Park Life, Bugged Out Weekender and Grillstock. So if you're up for a big one, be sure to get your tickets sorted in advance. 

If you're looking for some good old fashioned culture, you'll be pleased to know that Manchester has some fabulous art galleries and libraries open to the public. For example, Chetham's Library dates all the way back to the seventeenth century and has been titled the oldest public library in England. And for those that enjoy perusing fascinating works of art, there's the ARTZU Gallery, which supports established and emerging artists. There's also the Cornerhouse gallery, which showcases contemporary visual arts.

Manchester is such a vibrant and diverse city that we couldn't possibly hope to cover even a fraction of its offerings in one blog post. So it's a good job our Blogger's Guide is on its way, which will offer a comprehensive list of all the great things to do in this awesome city. To get your own free copy, simply watch this space.