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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Discover more about Manchester on my Pinterest board
What's on in Manchester
If you're looking for all the gigs, parties and events that are happening when you visit Manchester, check out these websites.
If you love live music, Songkick is a great website/app for finding out what's on now or if you want to book a gig in advance for your upcoming trip. They link out to all the major ticket sites as well as sometimes selling tickets directly.
Resident Advisor has the best listing for club nights in Manchester. Whether you're looking for a minimal techno night or a big banging disco party, this website should have every club night you need to know about. They also sell tickets directly and you can check out the attending list to see other people who are going.
Time Out's Manchester city guide is pretty basic, with a limited amount of information about exhibitions. Not sure how regularly this information is updated but still worth checking out.