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Manchester's 1-Day Itinerary


Commonly referred to as ‘the capital of the North’, Manchester is renowned for its unique spirit, history and range of attractions. The city has won the hearts of UK and overseas visitors alike, rightfully earning its title as one of the most visited UK cities outside of London.

Here we give you our handy guide to 24 hours in Manchester, helping you make the most of your stay in this wonderful, diverse city that we’re lucky enough to call home.

Rise And Shine

CitySuites offers a delicious breakfast menu for their guests, including a healthy continental range at CitySuites - so if you're looking to stay at aparthotel, reserve a table during your stay to enjoy an outstanding breakfast menu! If you're meeting friends or have more time to explore, we recommend stopping by Embankment Cafe Co. Our exclusive cafe brings a delightful selection of baked goods, warm drinks and healthy smoothies - so if you're on a health kick, why not visit our in-house cafe? 

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Alternatively, King Street West offers a variety of breakfast options from its various . With King Street’s high end stores just a stone’s throw away, this is the perfect option for hitting the shops straight after.

Retail Therapy

Shopping in Manchester is a dream come true, with everything from smaller vintage and independent shops, to high street favourites and iconic designer brands.

If you’re in the mood for a lavish mid-morning spree, then head straight over to Harvey Nichols, less than a five minute walk from CitySuites. Whether its fashion, food or beauty, this luxury department store stocks all of the latest trends and will make you feel like royalty.
For the ultimate luxury shopping experience, continue down New Cathedral Street from Harvey Nichols, where you’ll find a range of high fashion brands, such as Hugo Boss, Burberry and Louis Vuitton.

Lunch At The Market


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One of our favourite lunch spots in Manchester has to be Mackie Mayor. Set within a stunning 1858 Grade II listed market building, the food hall in the heart of the Northern Quarter has stalls serving everything from artisan pizza and fresh fish dishes to Taiwanese steamed buns and cocktails.

With its unique trestle table set up, it has a friendly, sociable atmosphere and there’s truly something to suit everyone’s tastes.

Time To Explore

After stopping to refuel, we recommend visiting the highly Instagrammable neighbourhood of Ancoats, one of the most trendy areas you can find in Manchester.

Full of beautifully converted mill buildings and quaint side streets, Ancoats’ unique, hip culture radiates from its independent cafes and art venues. Grab yourself a coffee from Pollen Bakery and take a stroll by Ancoats’ very own waterside oasis – Islington Marina.

A Sophisticated Dining Experience

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Treat yourself to an extravagant dining option at CitySuites' Embankment Kitchen and take in the stunning and sophisticated decor. Embankment Kitchen hosts an exquisite bar and grill menu, with a diverse selection of starters, mains and desserts to suit a chilled evening. 

Embankment Kitchen also holds a cocktail bar right in its restaurant. After dinner, take your pick from a fantastic selection of cocktails at Embankment Kitchen's very own bar! 

If you're looking for more options closer to CitySuites, head down to Spinningfields and take your pick of a number of stylish bars, including Sunset by Australasia or The Ivy, before heading back to CitySuites for a nightcap.

Heading Home

You’re never far from home, as CitySuites is located right in the centre of the city. Once you’ve taken in all that you can of the city in one day, return home to your relaxing, spacious apartment where a cosy king-sized bed will be waiting for you.  

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If you’re thinking of heading to Manchester, then make your visit one to remember by staying in one of our luxurious apartments in the heart of the city. Browse our studio, one bed and two bed apartments here.

To find out availability and book your stay, please visit our bookings page

Distance from CitySuites

Embankment Cafe Co: Next to CitySuites II

San Carlo Cicchetti: 0.3 miles, 8 minute walk

Harvey Nichols: 0.2 miles, 5 minute walk

New Cathedral Street: 0.2 miles, 5 minute walk

Mackie Mayor: 0.6 miles, 13 minute walk

Ancoats: 1 mile, 20 minute walk

Islington Marina: 1.3 miles, 25 minute walk

20 Stories: 0.6 miles, 13 minute walk

Sunset by Australasia: 0.5 miles, 11 minute walk

Embankment Kitchen and Bar: Under CitySuites I





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