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Urbis is a stylish and eye-catching exhibition centre in Manchester, England that was designed by famed English architect Ian Simpson. Completed in 2002, Urbis was designed using a distinctive sloping form. This form creates a unique experience for visitors, as they enter exhibitions from the top of the seven-storey building, working their way down a series of mezzanine floors until they reach the bottom. Since its opening Urbis has been home to an eclectic array of exhibits, including everything from contemporary New York art to work themed around the history and future of video games.

  • Stroll the beautiful grass plots and stylised concrete sitting areas found in Cathedral Gardens, the home of Urbis and a hub of Manchester’s city centre.
  • See the history of football, the national obsession of England, at the National Football Museum located inside Urbis. The museum chronicles Manchester's role as a national football powerhouse.
  • Admire candid photographs of world-famous rock and roll stars at the Rock and Roll Icons: The Photographs of Mick Rock exhibit.

Because of its location in Cathedral Gardens in the heart of Manchester, Urbis can be reached by tram, bus, train, or car, or even by foot. The closest train station is at nearby Victoria Station, just a short walk away from Urbis. Visitors can also get to Urbis by Manchester’s bus system, which serves Victoria Station as well. Cathedral Gardens is a great place for a break from the bustle of Manchester, as it is one of the most popular locations for pedestrians. Guided tours of Urbis are available for those who want a more detailed explanation of the many exhibits.

Hotels near Urbis

93 hotels near Urbis

1 Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
4.0 / 5 42 reviews

Portland Street Map

The Britannia Hotel Manchester is in the heart of the city's financial district, ideal for business guests and within easy reach of many attractions. The historic 1858 building with its grand... More

2 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

3 Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

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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

4 Crowne Plaza MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

70 Shudehill Map

Offering an inviting atmosphere of elegance and charm, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre welcomes each guest and provides with essential amenities and thoughtful extras that turn an... More

5 Holiday Inn Express MANCHESTER CC - OXFORD ROAD

3 stars
3.3 / 5 6 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

6 Park Inn By Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

4 Cheetham Hill Road Map

Park Inn By Radisson Manchester Victoria Hotel offers quality services and facilities with contemporary infrastructure. Nearby attractions such as Manchester Jewish Museum, Richard Goodall Gallery... More

7 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

8 City Warehouse Aparthotel Manchester

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

6-14 Great Ancoats Street Map

Whether on leisure or business travel, City Warehouse Apartment Hotel Manchester invites guests for an enjoyable stay by offering quality accommodation in a well connected location. Area... More

9 The Midland Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

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Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Midland Hotel Manchester is a 100-year old hotel in a landmark Grade II listed building. Its opulent decor and four star amenities have attracted... More

10 The Mitre Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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