5 Things to do while you are studying in Manchester

Daniel Riley February 20th, 2018

Manchester is one of the most visited cities in the UK and is famous worldwide for its football, nightlife and shopping. This great city has loads of things to see and do.

Today we are only scratching the surface with our top 5 recommendations, but there are some crackers and should definitely be at the top of your to-do list…

Football Stadiums

Whether you are a blue or a red, neither, or have no idea what I am talking about, the two major football stadiums in Manchester are a must-visit. I am of course talking about Manchester United and Manchester City, two of the most famous sporting names in the world and located in this magnificent city. Stadium tours are available for both as well as huge club shops and great photo spots inside and out of them.

Trafford Centre

With almost every shop that you can imagine, the Trafford Centre is your one-stop place for any sort of shopping. Whether you are looking for high-end boutiques, cheap stationery shops or just want to stop by for some great food, then this is your place. With around 280 stores and containing Europe’s largest food court, the Trafford Centre is the ultimate shopping venue.


The Printworks

Located right in the heart of the city, The Printworks offers a trendy, urban entertainment venue with a range of bars, clubs and cinema. Home to world class restaurants such as Chiquito and Hard Rock Café, as well as a huge IMAX Odeon cinema, for anything entertainment, think The Printworks. Approximately 9 million people pass through its doors every year and I will let them do the talking for the quality of this place!

The Curry Mile

Although we have briefly mentioned The Curry Mile in our other Manchester blogs, we thought that it deserved its own place on this list – especially for students! It is a nickname for part of Wilmslow Road that features a whole host of restaurants and take-aways of South Asia and Middle East descent. With at least 70 establishments of this kind and located very close to numerous student halls, you are bound to become very familiar with this place sooner or later.

Heaton Park

Although it is recommended to visit when there is good weather, Heaton Park is still a great option all year round. Being the largest municipal park in Europe, there are loads of activities that can be done here such as golf, tennis, bowling, adventure playgrounds and much more! It is the ideal picnic place on a warm, sunny day by the lake and has even hosted open-air theatre events as well as music concerts in the recent years. This incredible park is always worth a visit!

What are your favourite things to see and do in Manchester? Got any recommendations that you would like to share? Let us know below or via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Learn more about student life in Manchester here:
Manchester's top 5 student bars
Manchester's top-5 student food spots
Top 5 nights out in Manchester

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