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From live bands and club nights to art exhibitions and poetry readings, Manchester’s rich musical heritage has lent itself well to a cultural scene that is still proudly thriving today.


The Museums of Manchester

by AnnaJacobsen February 2015 - last edited July by Moderator

The Museums of ManchesterFrom interactive tours of Victorian engines to football memorabilia and Egyptian mummies, the museums of Manchester have a lot to offer culture vultures. Take a look at our guide to the best museums in the city and start planning your next escape.


10 Things to do in Manchester with Teenagers

by Chantelle October 2014 - last edited July by Moderator

10 Things to do in Manchester with TeenagersDubbed the capital of the North, there’s a rich array of things to do in Manchester, even when travelling with hard-to-please teens. To get you off on the right track, we’ve picked out ten of the best family-friendly things to do on your next trip.


Celebrate Summer in Our Little Red Destinations

by Moderator April 2014 - last edited April 2014

Manchester Day Parade header © Stuart Grout.jpg

Hard to believe, but Little Red – our first ever domestic flight service – launched a year ago this month, connecting passengers between London Heathrow and Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with 26 daily flights. To celebrate our first birthday, we take a look at the best things to do in our Little Red destinations this summer, from globally recognised events to making the most of the nearby natural landscapes…


Manchester Best Bars and Clubs on Canal Street

One of the largest LGBT centres in the UK, Manchester’s Gay Village centres around Canal Street, located just south of the city centre, next to the Rochdale Canal. Its popularity amongst gay and straight visitors exploded after the 1999 UK TV series, “Queer as Folk”, and today, the sheer abundance of bars and clubs on Canal Street has created a thriving nightlife scene.


Manchester Christmas Lights © Fussy Onion on Flickr.jpg

Christmas will be soon be upon us once again so whether you fancy a quick festive city break or want to fly home to be with family and friends, now's the time to book your Virgin Atlantic Little Red flight.