Essentials in Manchester



Transportation Contacts

Transport for Greater Manchester (0161/244–1000.

Metrolink (0161/205–2000.

Metroshuttle (0161/244–1000.

Tour Information

Blue Badge Guides. Expert local guides are a specialty of this respected national organization. They offer dozens of different tours, some of which change by season; call or go online for a full list. 0161/864–2640. From £6.

City Centre Cruises. Take a three-hour round-trip cruise on a barge to the Manchester Ship Canal, all the while enjoying a traditional Sunday lunch. Another of their full-day river tours includes entry to the Manchester United football stadium. Times vary; call or go online for departure schedule. 0161/902–0222. From £25.


Manchester Royal Infirmary (Oxford Rd., University Quarter, Manchester, M13 9WL. 0161/276–1234.

Internet Cafés

L2K Internet Gaming Cafe (32 Princess St., City Centre, Manchester, M1 4LB. 0161/244–5566.

Visitor Information

Manchester Visitor Information Centre (40–50 Piccadilly Plaza, Portland St., City Centre, Manchester, M1 4AJ. 0871/222–8223.


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