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Manchester, just a short flight from London, is easily accessible with both regular and low cost airlines. British Airways and BMI cater to business travellers on this route, so the cheapest flights to Manchester Airport (MAN) are during weekends.
Manchester has a very mild climate but with only 140 rain days a year, there are plenty of sunny days left to enjoy the outdoors. To avoid crowds on holidays in Manchester, book tickets for spring or autumn.
Flights to Manchester from London take 1h 10min, direct.
There are two things that really run Manchester: music and football. Manchester turned out some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, and then there is Manchester United, the team which closely rivals Liverpool. On a game night, you can be sure every pub is tuned to the pitch.
Manchester United Museum: Located in one of the most famous football stadiums, this team-themed museum has around a quarter million visitors every year. There is a collection of artefacts from the team’s history. It is the first museum fully dedicated to a single football team.
Lowry Museum: The Lowry is an arts and entertainment centre located on the waterside. It is one of the city's most recognised pieces of architecture. There are both performance arts and visual arts displayed under the same roof.
Manchester Art Gallery: The Manchester Art Museum has three main collections that are on display permanently, fine arts, decorative arts and costume. The most famous are the museums pre-Raphaelite paintings as well as their collection of 17th century European art.
Find more information on visitmanchester.com.