Manchester city guide

Manchester city guide

UK queer hubs: LGBT events, festivals and more

If you’re visiting the UK to check out the queer scene, you’ll no doubt make a beeline for London. The capital is naturally packed with iconic LGBT events and historic places to visit. However, anyone who lives here knows that London is just the tip of a rainbow-coloured iceberg. The UK is packed with wildly creative queer hubs, each with a distinct identity and vibrant calendar of parties, performances and Pride festivals. Here you’ll find nine amazing cities that shouldn’t be missed if […]

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Where to find the best brunch in Manchester!

I usually spend most of my pre-trip prep time working out where I’m going to have brunch. You have to start each travel day right (right?) and an epic brunch can really get me off to a great start. But in Manchester, I made no plans: yep, I totally winged it and came up with a winner every day. In fact, I also managed to find an amazing backup option each day too! This just means I have to come […]

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Review: The Principal Manchester hotel

Open since late 2016, The Principal Manchester is a luxury 4-star hotel with 270 rooms spread over 5 floors, plus a large bar and restaurant. The hotel is housed in a fully refurbished 19th-century insurance/banking building on a busy street opposite Manchester Oxford Road train station. I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2017. I’ve mixed some of the hotel’s press pictures with my own video review above and images below so you can get a real feel for […]

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