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Afternoon Tea in Manchester

Afternoon Tea in Manchester

The finest places in Manchester to sip Darjeeling, eat dainty finger sandwiches and slap extra clotted cream on a freshly baked scone.

Restaurants in Manchester

The very best restaurants in Manchester’s city centre, including ones you know, and future favourites.

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Pubs in Manchester

From a beautifully tiled old haunt with a mysteriously sloping floor, to the ultimate beer specialists – here’s our guide to the best boozers in Manchester.

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Cafes and Coffee Shops in Manchester

Here are some of the best cafés and best coffee shops we’ve come across in Manchester – independents (almost) all.

Date Places in Manchester

A good date depends on location, location, location. Don’t take a risk, here’s our tried and tested guide to the city’s best.

Healthy Restaurants in Manchester

If you’re eating out and want to fill your stomach with revitalising goodness, then let this guide nudge you in the right direction.

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Theatre in Manchester and The North Guide

Theatre

Vibrant, varied and fearless – there’s a real wealth of performance on offer in Manchester and the North – we’ve rounded up the best in our theatre guide.

Music

From death-themed musicals to day-long explorations of the current freakscene, via rising country stars and a fresh look at an art gallery’s collection, the musical calendar for Manchester and the North is packed to the rafters.

Cinema

It’s festival season at the cinemas of the North this month and we’ve got the low-down.

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Exhibitions

Featuring a giant ‘art hammock’, the mesmerising photographs of Vivian Sassen, and a unique exploration into the use of digital technology by indigenous communities in north east Brazil; check out or latest exhibition highlights from across the North West.

Families

Out of this world free festivals of making, magical dance experiences and theatrical adventures for all the family.

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Literature

It’s raining poetry and prose this April in the Rainy City, and there’s plenty to catch from both established and emerging writers. Fill your wellie boots – and your mornings, afternoons and evenings, weekdays and weekends.

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