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...
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...
Opera House Manchester
West End shows and lavish musicals make up the bulk of the program.
What should you do with the dusty old basement archive of the Manchester Evening News ? Convert it into the city centre's best new...
Lonely Planet review
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 Bacon's exciting new BBQ restaurant, a slice of medieval charm in the heart of (slightly) po-faced Spinningfields' contemporary designer chic. The kitchen is an outdoor covered grill, so staff have to shuttle the grilled delights (nothing fancy: burgers, kebabs, steaks and rotisserie chickens) to diners inside, but it works brilliantly. The deli boards (lots of cheeses and cured meats) are equally delicious.