Welcome back to Manchester! (again)

We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Ainscow Hotel and our city – we’ve been busy getting everything ready for your return on the 17th of May. Manchester has been getting ready too, with all our favourite venues reopening, making plans and looking forward to a summer of fun. And it’s all on our doorstep!

With so much going on, we’ve pulled together a few ideas for you right here…

The Lawn Club

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Less than a five-minute walk away from our hotel is Spinningfields where the quintessentially British bar and kitchen, The Lawn Club, is serving up delicious food, excellent craft beer, signature cocktails, and everything in between. Their outdoor space is spectacular, and they are back with a new menu, new cocktails and the same good vibes.

Visit The Lawn Club.


Home website

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Home opened in 2015 and is the place to see theatre, dance shows and experience independent films from across the world. You can browse their bookshop, view new art in their galleries or simply relax in the café. Home has recently announced the creation of a new 400-seat socially distanced outdoor theatre space where the venue will stage musical versions of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Visit Home.

Katina Weekender – Escape to Freight Island


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The Katina Weekender is a celebration of culinary talent held at Escape to Freight Island from the 28th of May to 31st of May. The event will showcase some of the UK’s most talented cooks, cocktail makers, and best brewers. Escape to Freight Island describe it as ‘next level food and drink collaborations as well as live entertainment, exclusive talks on stage, satellite events and wine tasting. A guaranteed feast for all’.

Find out more about The Katina Weekender.

The Manchester Cheese Crawl


A must for all cheese lovers, this is a two-hour walking tour across Manchester. Expect cheese tasting, cheese quizzes and of course, plenty of wine. You’ll get the chance to learn about cheese making and meet some of the top cheese makers of Manchester!

Book The Manchester Cheese Crawl.

20 Stories

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A stunning rooftop bar, terrace, and restaurant at the heart of Spinningfields, 20 Stories is also home to the highest rooftop garden terrace in Manchester. A place to relax, enjoy a cocktail after a day’s shopping and admire the unparalleled 360-degree view of the stunning Manchester skyline.

Visit 20 Stories.

Crystal Maze Live

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The iconic 1990’s TV hit show now has a home in Manchester and is proudly reopening on the 20th of May. It’s a chance to take part in the ultimate team challenge and have fun with family and friends, solving problems and challenges. There are four adventure zones – Medieval, Industrial, Aztec and Futuristic which are all timed against the clock. The more crystals you win, the more time you get to catch tokens in the Crystal Dome!

Explore The Crystal Maze.

Honest Burger

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With an enviable rooftop terrace that enjoys an abundance of sunshine, this is the only place you can experience the Honest Burger ‘Wellington Burger’. From day one Honest Burger wanted to create the BEST burger, so they operate their own butchery to make their burgers their own way, from scratch. Serving beers from local breweries and ingredients from local suppliers, Honest Burger prides itself on the service they offer.

Book Honest Burger

To book your stay at our four-star boutique hotel near Spinningfields, book direct for the best rates or take a look at our offers and overnight packages.