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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

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