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Historically, Manchester has been a hub for industry in the United Kingdom for hundreds of years, however in the last few decades the city's previous focus on textiles production and sale have given way to a cultural revival with nightclubs, theatres, music venues and other entertainments replacing the factories and smog. Manchester Academy (south of the city centre) is a great example of the kinds of venues that are available in the city, with a variety of artists playing a wide range of genres. Notable artists who have played in the Manchester Academy include The Stranglers, The Cure and Alexisonfire, among others.

  • Attend a gig; the venue's four locations (all near each other) make up Manchester university's student union venues, and have hosted artists like Lady Gaga, The Who and Dire Straits in the past. They still organise chart-topping performances so it's a great insight into the current music scene.
  • Try an alternative show; the Manchester Academy puts on comedy nights and club nights, as well as its usual focus on music.
  • Go into downtown Manchester for a shopping trip; the Arndale centre is an easy walk from the academy, and the city centre has department stores and boutiques dotted around everywhere.

If you take a coach from downtown Manchester, find a bus in the 40s going in the direction of the university; it's not a long trip. Alternatively rail passengers can take a cab, or can navigate the bus services, many of which operate until late. Next to the Manchester Academy there is an official car parking for the venue, although this costs a couple of pounds. Alternatively, find somewhere to park nearby and walk. Coaches and trains from London can be expensive, so booking in advance is advisable (coaches tend to be the cheaper, if less comfortable option).

Hotels near Manchester Academy

91 hotels near Manchester Academy

1 Pendulum Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 17 reviews

Weston Bldg, Sackville Street Map

Pendulum Hotel offers three star comfort just steps from Manchester Piccadilly railway station. It is a 5 minute walk to Piccadilly Gardens and the Arndale Shopping Centre. Convenient for business... More

2 Holiday Inn Express MANCHESTER CC - OXFORD ROAD

3 stars
3.3 / 5 4 reviews

2-4 Oxford Road Map

With a unique atmosphere, staff's hospitality and the facilities, Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre - Oxford Road offers excellent services that makes guest feel at home. Visitors can tour... More

3 Weston Hall - Halls of Residence

2 stars
2.0 / 5 3 reviews

Sackville Street Map

The two star Weston Hall Hostel Manchester is a modern building on the site of the Manchester Conference Centre. Recently refurbished to a high standard, it offers communal lounge areas and... More

4 Novotel Manchester Centre

3 stars
4.6 / 5 9 reviews

21 Dickinson Street Map

Business and leisure travellers looking for luxurious accommodations close to the Conference Quarter and many attractions find suitable base at Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel. This city centre... More

5 Arora Hotel Manchester

4 stars
4.6 / 5 30 reviews

18-24 Princess Street Map

The award-winning Arora International Hotel Manchester is situated in the heart of the city. It provides a contemporary interior within a Grade 2 listed building and prides itself on its four star... More

6 The Mitre Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

1-3 Cathedral Gates Map

Offering simply appointed spaces set in the heart of Manchester, The Mitre Hotel Manchester makes for an ideal starting point for holidaymakers exploring the lively Manchester city. Must-see... More

7 Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

London Road Map

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is in the centre of Manchester city within easy reach of the G-Mex Exhibition Centre and the MEN Arena, making it ideal for business and leisure guests.... More

8 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly

3 stars
4.7 / 5 23 reviews

One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St. Map

The contemporary DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly is aimed at business guests, but is equally welcoming to tourists visiting the area. It offers above-average high-tech amenities... More

9 Macdonald Townhouse Manchester

4 stars
4.5 / 5 31 reviews

101 Portland Street Map

Once a Victorian silk warehouse, Macdonald Townhouse Hotel Manchester makes an excellent base for business and leisure guests. It is located in the centre of the city, surrounded by shops and... More

10 Hilton Manchester Deansgate

4 stars
4.8 / 5 13 reviews

303 Deansgate Map

Occupying 23 floors of the ultra-modern glass Beetham Tower, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel enjoys spectacular views across the city. Surrounded by fashionable shopping and restaurants on... More