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Book Your Luxury Accommodation Near the Manchester Arena Now for these Huge Upcoming Events

Manchester ArenaIf there’s one thing we love most about working here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester city centre, it’s the sheer number of top calibre shows we get to enjoy right on our doorstep.

From world renowned pop stars to the best in American pro wrestling, there’s never a dull moment when you’re based just moments away from the Manchester Arena.

In fact, it’s fair to say that there’s never been a more exciting time for us than right now, with a wealth of must-see events set to take place over the next six months. Check out these top shows coming up from now until Spring, and be sure to make it a night to remember with a stay here at our serviced apartments near Manchester Arena.

Rod Stewart in Concert

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The former ‘Faces frontman returns to the Manchester Arena following a successful jaunt across the country this past summer. Expect cuts from his latest album, Another Country as well as classics Continue reading

Limited Availability on Central Manchester Serviced Apartments for the 2016 Christmas Markets. Book Yours Before it’s Too Late

manchester-christmas-marketsIt’s been an exciting time for guests at our Central Manchester serviced apartments as of late. Within the last few days, we’ve seen X-Factor star Louisa Johnson officially kick off the city’s festive season at the 2016 Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-On event, where she was joined by a host of stars including Cold Feet’s John Thompson and Take Me Out host, Paddy McGuinness.

Now, there’s even more reasons for our guests to get excited, as the annual Manchester Christmas Markets return for their seventeenth seasonal outing.

Record Breaking Crowds Expected

Each year, the markets attract millions of visitors to Manchester City Centre, all flocking to enjoy a delightful array of continental food and drink, artisan crafts, and unique gifts from across the globe. If you’re planning on being among them this year, then now is the perfect time to secure your luxury serviced apartment in Central Manchester. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Manchester Christmas Markets

christmas-marketsIt feels like only yesterday that we were welcoming guests to The Works Apartment Hotel for the 2015 Manchester Christmas Markets, and yet here we are again; a whole 12 months down the line and ready to get right back into the festive spirit.

With the Christmas Markets due to open for 2016 in just a few short days, we’ve put together the following comprehensive guide, containing everything you could possibly need to know to make the most of your seasonal shopping trip the next time you come to stay at our serviced apartments in Manchester City Centre.

What are the Manchester Christmas Markets?

For seventeen years and counting, the Manchester Christmas Markets have been a staple of the city’s seasonal calendar, growing year on year from a handful of stalls in St. Anne’s Square back in 1999,  to the point where, today, the city-wide attraction draws in literally millions of visitors every winter. Continue reading

Where to See the Best Firework Displays in Manchester This November

firework-displays-in-manchesterYes, it’s that time of year again, a time when the night sky comes alive in a brilliant collage of colour, when the smell of gunpowder and gorgeous barbeque permeates the air, and when the team here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre head out to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

Thinking of joining in the fun this year? Here’s our pick of the top five best firework displays in Manchester this November 5th weekend.

Heaton Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Saturday, November 5th. Opens 5pm, with bonfire starting at 7pm, followed by fireworks around 9pm.

Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW

What better way to start our list than with arguably the biggest and best fireworks display anywhere in Manchester.

Easily accessible from The Works Apartment Hotel via bus or Metrolink from Manchester Victoria, the historic Heaton Park plays host to a fun-filled night of fireworks and entertainment, with fairground rides for children and a number of food stalls serving warming refreshments and traditional bonfire treats. Continue reading

Five Stores You Must Check Out on Your Next Visit to the Manchester Arndale

disney-store-manchesterSituated literally right across the street from The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester city centre, The Arndale Shopping Centre is rivalled only by the nearby Trafford Centre in terms of size, variety, and the sheer number of stores available.

Whether you’re shopping for essentials during your stay in the city, searching for the perfect gift to take back home, or simply treat yourself to something extra special, you’re almost guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.

That said, there are some Arndale institutions that are a must-visit no matter what the occasion. From toys and goodies to glamorous designer dresses, here’s our guide to the five stores you absolutely have to to check out the next time you visit Manchester’s most famous shopping centre.

Disney Store Manchester

Whether you’re bringing the kids to the city for the autumn half-term break, or searching for the perfect gift as part of your Manchester Christmas shopping trip, a visit to the Disney store is a must for your itinerary. Continue reading

No Tricks, Just Treats: Celebrate Halloween in Manchester with The Works Apartment Hotel

halloween-in-manchesterAs October 31st draws ever closer, The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester are looking forward to the city’s first ever Halloween Festival; eight frightfully full-on days of chills, thrills, and all things spooky.

From children’s activities to terrible tales of ghosts and ghouls suitable for adults’ ears only, there’s never been more haunted happenings going on in the city centre than this year, making now the perfect time to book your weekend getaway at our luxury self-catering apartments in Manchester.

Haven’t booked your stay yet? Here’s what’s in store when you visit the city centre during Halloween week 2016.

Luxury Apartment Accommodation for Manchester Halloween Festival 2016

From Monday, October 24th, the city centre streets are set to enjoy a most macabre makeover, with the town hall, Selfridges department store, and even the famous Arndale Shopping Centre across the road from our Manchester self-catering apartments being lit up in a creepy array of colours like something straight out of a chilling horror film. Continue reading

Manchester’s Spookiest Spots: Your Ghostly Guide for Halloween

manchester-cathedralBy the time you read this, the team here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester will be gearing up for that most frightful time of year; Halloween.

If you’re planning to stay with us for a rather bewitching weekend this October, you might want to make the most of things by visiting some of the more haunted venues in Manchester. Don’t know where to start, here’s our guide to the city’s spookiest spots.

Manchester Cathedral

Victoria St, M3 1SX

Let’s start our tour of the city’s most haunted hotspots at what just happens to be its most prominent and best-loved buildings, Manchester Cathedral. Continue reading

Five Unmissable Events in Manchester This October

justin-biebers-two-nights-at-the-manchester-arenaFrom Justin Bieber’s two nights at the Manchester Arena to the thrills and excitement of this year’s Manchester Science Festival, there’s no shortage of incredible events taking place right on the doorstep of our city centre serviced apartments this month.

Yet whilst Beiber’s October concerts may be attracting an incredible amount of hype among fans of a certain age, for the rest of us, there’s more than enough to keep us entertained.

Whatever your reason for visiting The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester this October, here’s five unmissable events you absolutely must check out when you’re in town.

Cirque Du Soleil – Amaluna

Big Top, Trafford Centre, Manchester (Multiple nights throughout October)

Renowned throughout the world for their breathtaking live shows and dazzling feats of skill, the one-of-a-kind Cirque Du Soleil return to Manchester for the first time in several years. Continue reading

Three Months to Go: Start Planning Your Manchester Christmas Shopping Trip with The Works Apartment Hotel

Christmas ShoppingDid you know, that as of September 1st, there are officially only 114 shopping days left til Christmas?

No, we couldn’t quite believe it either, especially since it seems like not five minutes ago that we were celebrating the start of summer.

Yet with the nights beginning to draw in on us again, and with the city of Manchester gearing up for the start of its famous Christmas Markets in just ten short weeks, there’s never been a better time than right now to start thinking about planning your Manchester Christmas shopping trip.

To help you get started, the team here at The Works Apartment Hotel near Manchester Piccadilly are on hand to ensure that if there’s one part of the planning process you don’t have to worry about , it’s deciding where to stay. Continue reading

Top Five World Famous Heritage Sites in and around Manchester

Jodrell Bank ObservatoryThink of a stay in Manchester, and there’s every chance that your first thoughts turn to our renowned sporting prowess, our rich and celebrated contribution to popular music, or even to the first-class shopping experiences to be enjoyed at the Trafford Centre.

Not that we could blame you. They are, after all, the very things that put Manchester on the map. Yet they weren’t alone in making the city one of the most visited in the UK.

Here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre, we’ve unearthed just five world famous heritage sites all within accessible distance from our serviced apartment accommodation, all of which have played their own key role in making the city such a popular destination with tourists from across the globe.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

The University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sk11 9DL

Part of Manchester University, the renowned Jodrell Bank is one of the North West’s most popular family attractions, though don’t mistake the observatory as merely a place for fun. Continue reading