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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

Top Four Biggest Games at the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford this September

Manchester United vs. Manchester CityAt time of writing, the team at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre were enjoying the sight of our two home-town clubs sat neck-and-neck at the top of the Premier League table.

Both were coming off the back of two impressive wins in as many games since the start of the season, with only an away-goal advantage putting City a place above United. Yet with some seriously big games hitting Manchester this month, all that could soon change.

Below, we take a look at four of the biggest home games taking place this September close to our hotel at Old Trafford and the Etihad stadium.

Manchester United vs. Manchester City

Old Trafford (Saturday, September 10th – 12.30pm kick off)

Yes, we’ve already touched on the big Manchester Derby in last month’s blog, but as by far the biggest game to hit Manchester all year, there was just no way we could start our list today Continue reading

Top Five Outdoor Events in and Around Manchester City Centre this September

Festejar Spanish FestivalThe summer may be almost over, but here in Manchester, there’s still plenty of opportunities to make the most of the last days of sunshine before the cold, dark days of winter roll around.

Below, we pick out just five of the very best outdoor events taking place this September, all within easy reach from The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre.

Festejar Spanish Festival

Thursday, September 1st – Sunday, September 4th

Albert Square, Manchester

Save the siesta for some other time, if you’re in town during the first weekend of September, you need to be wide awake to make the most of the third annual Festejar Spanish Festival.

Taking place just a five minute walk from our Manchester city centre apartment hotel in nearby Albert Square, this year’s event features traditional Spanish markets Continue reading

Don’t Miss a Moment of Manchester Footballing Action This August and September

Football ManchesterThe 2016/2017 football season has barely begun, but already, the team here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Central Manchester are gearing up for not one, but three huge games, as the Man City and Man Utd go head-to-head against Premier League giants, European heros, and each other.

To celebrate the return of top flight football to the city, we’re currently offering two huge discount deals on our luxury accommodation in Central Manchester, just in time for all three upcoming games at Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium.

10% off Hotel Accommodation Near Old Trafford for Manchester United vs. Southampton

Set to kick off at 8pm on Friday, August 19th, this huge clash between the two clubs who placed fifth and sixth respectively last season will be the first chance the hometown crowd has to welcome new manager José Mourinho for a Premier League game.

Whether you’re travelling from down south to cheer on the visitors, or making your way from across the country to support Manchester United, there’s no need to spend a fortune Continue reading

Celebrate Manchester Pride This August With The Works Luxury Apartment Hotel

Manchester PrideSome of the biggest names in music are gearing up for the UK’s hottest LGBT festival this August, and here at The Works city centre Apartment Hotel near Canal Street, we can’t wait. That’s why, from today, we’re now taking bookings for Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend 2016.

The Biggest Party of the Summer hits Manchester

Taking place over the Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 26th – Monday 29th August, Manchester Pride’s flagship event sees the likes of Will Young, Heather Small, and The Voice UK star Eli Cripps join forces to raise funds for a number of LGBT charities around Greater Manchester.

Along with a packed lineup of live music (including DJ sets from Judge Jules, David Dunne, and Jamie Bull), the highlight of the three-day festival is the annual Manchester Pride Parade. Continue reading

It’s All Kicking Off in Manchester: Watch the First Game of the New Season at Old Trafford with The Works Apartment Hotel, Manchester

Man Utd. vs. SouthamptonThe Euros may have ended, but football fever is already hotting up again here at The Works Apartment Hotel near Old Trafford Stadium. With the start of the new season just a few short weeks away, we’re now taking bookings for Manchester United’s first game against Southampton at the Theatre of Dreams.

Man Utd. vs. Southampton: An Epic Showdown in the Making

Kicking off at 8pm on Friday, August 19th, the epic showdown between north and south will see the hometown heroes looking to improve on last season’s fifth-placed finish as they begin their first Premier League campaign with manager José Mourinho Continue reading

Limited Time Only: Save 10% Off the Cost of Your Stay at The Works Apartment Hotel Manchester

sale 10Looking for the perfect city break that won’t break the bank this summer? Look no further than The Works Manchester City Centre Apartment Hotel where -for a limited time only- you can cut the cost of your entire stay by as much as 10%.

As part of our 2016 summer sale, guests using the promotional code sale10% can enjoy big discounts on our central Manchester holiday accommodation any time between now and August 31st.

About The Works Apartment Hotel

Based just a few minutes’ walk from Manchester Victoria station, The Works luxury apartments combine the height of comfort and timeless style with modern amenities Continue reading

Manchester Generates £140 Million in Music Tourism: What Makes the City a Must-Visit for Music Fans?

Music in ManchesterBy far the biggest event to hit the Manchester music scene in recent years, the recent Stone Roses homecoming concerts at nearby Heaton Park saw the ‘90s indie heroes performing favourites such as Waterfall, Fool’s Gold, and I Am The Resurrection to audiences of over 200,000 across three sold-out nights.

Coming just days after 140,000 party goers made their way to the same venue for the annual Manchester Parklife Festival, the £11+ million generated by the ‘Roses reunion shows are impressive in its own right. Yet even that figure is dwarfed by the £140 million said to have been generated by the city’s music scene just last year.

According to a report by the Manchester Evening News, 1.9 million people (over 600,000 from outside the region) visited Manchester in 2015 to attend festivals like Park Life and a number of sold-out shows Continue reading

Top Five Beauty Spots to Spend a Perfect Summer’s Day A Train Ride from Manchester City Centre

When you stay at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre, you’re never more than a short walk away from a wealth of the North West’s premier attractions, events, and iconic landmarks.

Yet with the height of summer rapidly approaching, many of our guests have asked us about where they can go to escape the bustle of one of England’s most vibrant cities and enjoy a relaxing day out in the countryside.

Always happy to oblige, we’ve put together this guide to our top five nearby beauty spots for spending the perfect summer’s day, each one no more than a train ride away from our luxury apartments in city centre Manchester.

Heaton Park

Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW

Let’s start with the one beauty spot closest to our Manchester city centre accommodation, shall we?

Accessible within half an hour via the Metrolink, Heaton Park is famous for being the biggest public park not only in Manchester, but right across Europe. Continue reading

Booking now: luxury accommodation for Manchester Jazz Festival 2016

Manchester JazzNow in its 21st year, the acclaimed Manchester Jazz Festival returns to venues across the city centre this July, and for a limited time only, The Works Apartment Hotel are offering quality accommodation for those looking to sample the sights and sounds of this internationally acclaimed concert series.

Set to take place from Friday July 22nd through to Sunday July 31st, this ten day celebration of contemporary jazz music brings together over 500 world renowned artists from Manchester, the United Kingdom and across the globe, all performing as part of packed program of unique shows, workshops, and events.

Must-see performances at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival

Among the plethora of free concerts by the likes of high-octane brass ensemble Young Pilgrims (Saturday 23rd, Festival Square), groove merchants AND CHUCK!! (Saturday 23rd, RNCM Studio Theatre), and the Leeds College of Music (Tuesday 26th, Hobgoblin Festival Pavilion), this year’s festival showcases a number of must-see bands Continue reading