Hosted by the City of Manchester

Venues & Travel Information

About Manchester

Manchester is a compact and accessible city centre. Most areas are within walking distance of each other and from everywhere else, or if you just want to save energy, hop onto the Metrolink tram or jump aboard the free Metroshuttle bus.

Hotel Bookings

We're please to announce you can now book a hotel directly through Visit Manchester's special booking site for the festival!

Book a hotel

Main Venues

All the festival venues are in central Manchester, within easy reach of public transport. If you're travelling from abroad, Manchester has its own airport which is a 15 minute train journey or approximately £18 taxi journey from Manchester Piccadilly. We recommend as the best route planning website.

Central Library

St. Peters Square Manchester M2 5PD 0161 234 1983

People's History Museum

Left Bank, Spinningfields Manchester M3 3ER 0161 838 9190

Lesbian & Gay Foundation

5 Richmond St Manchester M1 3HF 0845 330 3030

Tourist Information

Visit Manchester

There is more to Manchester than meets the eye; it's a modern city that is dynamic, welcoming and energetic. With stunning architecture, a legendary sporting heritage, a thriving music scene, award-winning attractions, excellent shopping, lively nightlife, and a spectacular events programme, even the most discerning delegate will be spoilt for choice.

There's lots to do if you're planning a few days here for the festival. Take a look at the website to find out what's going onin the city and what to see and do.Alternatively when you arrive, pop into the Visitor Information Centre on Piccadilly Plaza, Portland Street, where the team would be happy to give suggestion and answer any questions you may have about Manchester.

Nearby Attractions

Just a couple of miles outside of the city are

  • The Quays: Manchester's dynamic waterfront destination. Can be accessed directly from Piccadilly via Metrolink or ample car parking available.
  • The Trafford Leisure Village: shopping & activities for all ages. Free car parking available and a direct bus link from Piccadilly Gardens.

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