Manchester is one of the most exciting cities in the UK, renowned for its thriving culture, notorious music scene and eccentric nightlife. We’re always happy to recommend hidden gems worth checking out. If restaurants, theatres, gigs, museums, nightlife and shopping are your bag – you’ve come to the right place.
We’re within walking distance of trams, trains and bus stations, so you’ll have no trouble whizzing around the city. The Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford and Manchester Arena are all easily accessible via local transport links.
Prefer to walk? You can get to some of Manchester’s most popular bars, restaurants and theatres on foot.
Bringing your car? We have limited secure parking for our guests, subject to availability and chargeable at £15 per night. Ask a member of our team for more information: 0161 827 1650.
Walk this Way - Spinningfields
Within a 2-3 minute walk from The Ainscow Hotel is Spinningfields – one of the city’s most vibrant destinations.
Home to some of Manchester’s best bars, restaurants, museums and attractions, Spinningfields is also the biggest commercial district in the city, housing some of the largest corporations in the district.
For lazy days in a beer garden, afternoons exploring the shops and museums or night’s out in Manchester – Spinningfields has something for everyone.
Popular destinations in Spinningfields
Here are a few of our favourites…
Bars & Restaurants
- 20 Stories
- Comptoir Libanais
- The Alchemist
- The Dockyard
- The Ivy
- The Lawn Club
- The Oast House
- The Refinery (as seen on Channel 4’s First Dates!)
- Scene Indian Street Kitchen
- Sunset by Australasia
Things to do
- John Rylands Library
- People’s History Museum
- The Avenue – shopping
- The Crystal Maze Live Experience
There is so much to explore in Manchester. For those who fancy a spot of shopping – the Arndale centre is just a short stroll away. For boutique gems, check out Manchester’s indoor market, Afflecks Palace.
For recommendations of things to do in Manchester – ask our team or check out our blog. We’re always happy to help.
“Great hotel, lovely staff on arrival (Mad), room was spacious and modern, lovely roof terrace, ate at the hotel, very well presented and cooked to our liking. Overall this is a little gem and we will be returning.”