Dining & Nightlife
Music of all kinds, café-bars, pubs and nightclubs are a top priority in Manchester. Revellers actually come from faraway places just to party, bar-hop, or enjoy theatre here. Public sites such as the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Palace Theatre, the Greater Manchester Exhibition and Event Centre, the Bridgewater Hall and the Nynex Arena present shows almost every night. The city also has its share of festivals, such as the Boddington Festival of the Arts and Mardi Gras.
Manchester is a shoppers' paradise offering the ultimate in choice, from designer chic to antiques and crafts,specialist to second-hand, within compact pedestrian areas that are easy to find your way around. Seek out rare finds at Saturday's Tib Street fashion market. Browse vintage boutiques and explore the record shops in Manchester's Northern Quarter for one-off promos. For a more indulgent shop, head to the likes of Harvey Nichols.
Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 7 hrs.
Calgary: Approximately 9 hrs.
Vancouver: Approximately 9.5 hrs.
Currency: Pound (GBP)
Climate: Temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with relatively cool summers and mild winters. There is regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year.
Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Britain is 240 v AC, 50HZ. A three square pronged adapter plug and/or electric converter for appliances is required.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United Kingdom. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details.