December 17th, 2012 | Tags: Manchester nightlife, Manchester clubs,

An insider’s guide to Manchester nightlife

Manchester is well established as being culturally rich. The centre of the rave scene in the 1980s and 90s, this is the city from which some of Britain’s most iconic music has sprouted. It is no surprise that a night out in this city, whatever the day in the week, is sure to be memorable. For those looking for a big club night, there are a number of well-known stops to take that capture or highlight Manchester’s history and culture.

For starters, lovers of indie music can head to 5th Avenue. This underground club’s dance floor is usually busy, and you will struggle to find time to give your feet a rest! This is the club that is famed as the scene of hundreds of flying hands in the air when the DJ played This Charming Man by The Smiths and Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name Of. Similarly, the club 42nd Street offers affordable drinks, and indie tunes varying from The Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony to great Supergrass and Oasis hits.

Sightseeing in Manchester – five unusual things to do

So you’ve done Manchester’s museums, art galleries and historic buildings; you’ve done the shops and been around the market; you’ve even done the great bars and nightclubs. You must be wondering, what’s left to do? Don’t fret – there’s still loads for you left to do. There are lots of hidden treasures off the trodden path that you've probably missed.

Here are some of the more unusual things to do in Manchester you should really try.

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