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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 40 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 Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

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The newly transformed Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is one of the foremost hotels in central Manchester, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens and close to the 240 shops in the Arndale Centre. Trams... More

5 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

6 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

7 Crowne Plaza MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

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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

8 Malmaison Manchester

4 stars
4.0 / 5

1-3 Piccadilly Map

Featuring modern accommodations housed in a 1904 warehouse set close to city centre, Malmaison Manchester makes for a stylish haven for travellers in historic Manchester. This boutique hotel places... More

9 Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

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Manchester Marriott Victoria Albert Hotel has all the benefits of a city centre location yet overlooks the quiet River Irwell. The hotel occupies an 1844 warehouse, retaining its character with oak... More

10 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