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The Quays

The Quays is Greater Manchester's unique waterfront destination, situated just 15 minutes by tram from Manchester city centre. It is Britain's hottest short-break destination and packs everything you can do in a big city into one spectacular square mile. Shopping, sport, art, drama, history and truly world-class architecture - you name it and you'll find it at The Quays.


Live theatre, the best of cinema and one of the country's finest  museums: The Quays offers a fantastic choice of things to do and see. Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry are vibrant and exciting examples of contemporary architecture, the contents as stunning as the setting and with something to appeal to the whole family, while for five-star film entertainment the Vue cinema can't be beaten. Explore Salford Quays heritage trail on a self guided walk. Lots of BBC tours available and you can even take a tour of the MediaCityUK studios.


Whether you're a shopaholic or just someone who likes a bargain, the opening of the Lowry Outlet has made The Quays a mecca for the discerning shopper with big-name brand shops and stores offering discount prices - up to 70 per cent lower than the high street - all year round.


There's no better place to find top sport action than The Quays. Home to two of the most renowned clubs in British sport - Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club, The Quays is the area to head for when wanting the best in football and cricket. Both have official shops too for you to pick up some official merchandise or souvenirs of your visit to the Northwest's sporting mecca.

Getting here

The Quays is well served by both public transport and road, making it easy to visit wherever you're coming from. Visit the Getting to Salford Quays website or explore the dedicated transport map of the area.

Discover where to stay at The Quays and where to find the best places to eat and have a drink or two.


Lowry Bridge

Quays Theatre at The Lowry

Lowry Outlet Mall

The Theatre of Dreams 

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