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Salford Quays and MediaCityUK

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.

Culture


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.

Shopping


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.

Sport


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.

Eat, drink and stay

One of  the main reasons to come to the Salford Quays and MediaCityUK is the amazing restaurants, bars and hotels that fit all moods and taste buds.

The Lowry Theatre

Built in 2000 at the booming Salford Quays, this astonishing building is a shrine to all things art, with galleries, theatres, workshops, cafes and shops. It's worth a visit just to sit outside and admire the vision in metal and glass that is The Lowry. But you'd be missing out on a whole world of entertainment inside, so step in and take your pick from the world of entertainment within.

Watersports

The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre at The Quays is a unique sporting venue which is well placed and perfect for taking to the water. Whether it's for fun or serious competition, the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre is the place to head for.

Getting here

The Quays is well served by both public transport and road, making it easy to visit wherever you're coming from

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