John Rylands Library
Less a library and more a cathedral to books, Basil Champneys' stunning building is arguably the most beautiful library in Britain and...
People's History Museum
The story of Britain's 200-year march to democracy is told in all its pain and pathos at this superb museum, housed in a refurbished...
An excellent basement club to kick off the weekend: Friday night is CWord with Strangerways, featuring everything from Ibrahim Ferrer to...
An oast house is a 16th-century kiln used to dry out hops as part of the beer-making process. In Manchester, the Oast House is Tim...
1 The Avenue, Spinningfields · interesting places nearby
What should you do with the dusty old basement archive of the Manchester Evening News ? Convert it into the city centre's best new restaurant, of course. Descend through an IM Pei–inspired glass triangle into a stunning, beautifully lit space lined with comfortable booths. The menu combines contemporary Australian cuisine with flavours of southeast Asia – the lunchtime selection of fresh sushi is particularly good, as are the specials. A late licence sees it turn into a very cool bar with DJs and dancing in the evenings.