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.

Transport Links

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.

Car Park

Bringing your car? We have limited secure parking for our guests, subject to availability and chargeable at £14.50 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
  • Ibérica
  • Nando’s
  • Tattu
  • 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
  • Wagamama

Things to do

  • John Rylands Library
  • People’s History Museum
  • The Avenue – shopping
  • The Crystal Maze Live Experience

Something for Everyone

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.

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“Probably the best of the Best Western hotels I’ve stayed in. It’s modern, perfectly located and has excellent staff.”

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