Manchester is a city full of surprises. A must-see destination in the north of England, Manchester is a vibrant city bursting with excitement. Once a landscape laced with textile factories, Manchester rapidly expanded during the Industrial Revolution, to become known as Cottonopolis. Fast-forward to 2022 and Manchester is a locus of culture. Visitors to the city are spoiled for choice when looking for things to do in Manchester.
Manchester weekend breaks come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you spend the day wandering through galleries and museums or fancy a spot of shopping at Harvey Nic’s, you’re going to need something exciting to do in the evening. That’s where the Napoleons guide to fun things to do in Manchester, comes in handy. Evening entertainment is our business.
Things to Do in Manchester in the Day
There’s no denying that Manchester is a Mecca for sports fans. Old Trafford and the Etihad, the home grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs, are top of many Manchester weekend break itineraries. For non-sports fans, a stadium tour is still a fascinating experience. Both founded in the late 1800’s, football and club rivalry are woven into the fabric of Manchester culture. Situated southeast and northwest of Manchester city centre, Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are easy to get to and well worth a visit.
For a more relaxed pace to your weekend city break, a walking tour of Manchester city centre is just the ticket. Manchester weekend breaks provide ample time to explore the city at your own leisure. Some of the must-see highlights of Manchester include:
- Piccadilly Gardens which are particularly refreshing on a hot day
- Manchester cathedral with its mesmerising medieval architecture has now stood for over 600 years
- Famous filming locations include blockbuster hits Captain America: The First Avenger, Sherlock Holmes, Darkest Hour, and plenty of Peaky Blinders locations for you to spot
- John Rylands Library is popular with bookworms and architecture lovers, known for its stunning neo-gothic high-vaulted ceilings
Visitors looking for things to do in Manchester will delight in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. Manchester is proud to have the second largest Chinatown district in the UK, and the third largest in Europe. Faulkner Street is home to Manchester Chinatown’s paifang, an impressive Chinese architectural arch. This is the gateway to a rich tapestry of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants, shops, and bakeries.
Situated on Portland Street, on the fringes of Manchester’s Chinatown district is Napoleons Casino. A fresh jewel in the crown of Manchester city centre, Napoleons has become a favourite destination for locals looking to indulge in a luxurious evening of fine dining and an authentic casino experience.
Things To Do In Manchester At Night
When you are looking for fun things to do in Manchester at night, Napoleons has it all. An evening of fine dining, welcoming hospitality, and thrilling entertainment is always on the cards at Napoleons Manchester. Our talented chefs blend world fusion-style cuisine with favourite classics, ensuring our luxury restaurant caters to all tastes – perfect for unwinding after a busy day. Our evening restaurant menu is available every day from 5pm until 10:30pm. Late night dining is available every day from 5pm until 3am. Take a peek at our latest menus.
Napoleons Manchester truly is one of a kind. Not only do we have a gorgeous luxury restaurant overlooking the bustle of the casino floor, but we also have a private dining area, a stunning cocktail bar and unique outdoor gaming terrace. If you like to treat your palate to a sophisticated blend of flavours, our mixologists will be happy to oblige. Check out our tantalising cocktail and gin menu. For gin connoisseurs, we stock an array of flavoured gins including local artisans, Faith and Sons gin. For cocktail enthusiasts, Napoleons exclusive Royal Pink Daquiri is a must on your Manchester weekend break itinerary.
If you love to bag fantastic-value food and drink offers, you will adore Napoleons Dine In Style offer. An affordable package providing a selection of three courses from our delicious dinner menu, a choice of drink on arrival, and a £5 machine bet to use in the gaming lounge. Dine in Style is perfect for date nights, celebrations, and get-togethers.
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Manchester City Breaks with Style
Napoleons’ world-class gaming lounge leaves a lasting impression. Napoleons Manchester blends the quintessential Vegas experience with the prestige of Monte Carlo and Macau’s finest casinos.
With classic table games, attentive dealers, state-of-the-art electronic gaming equipment and traditional slot machines, Napoleons has something for everyone regardless of experience. Tables inside the gaming lounge include:
- American roulette
- Three card poker
- Punto banco
Need something fun to do on your next Manchester city break? Napoleons has it all; fine dining and a thrilling casino experience. Located between two glamorous 4-star hotels, Napoleons brings convenience to your Manchester city break. When your feet are tired after a day of sightseeing or shopping, both Hotel Brooklyn and the Clayton Hotel are perfectly located for the weary traveller.
If you are looking for fun things to do in Manchester, be sure to add Napoleons Casino to your itinerary. You’ll find us on Portland Street, close to Manchester city centre.
We look forward to greeting you with a warm Manchester welcome!