Nothing beats an evening swim, unless it’s accompanied by views across a city skyline.
Perched on the seventh floor of the King Street Townhouse Hotel, a small south-facing infinity spa pool overlooks Manchester’s town hall and clock tower, whose views are made even better by the orangey-pink hues of the sun setting over the rooftops. The hotel spa area also includes a steam room and relaxation area (with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows), and you can even book in a massage or facial, if you really want to unwind.
Collect eggs from the hen coop, check on the goats and sheep, chow down on a homemade egg sandwich and have cuddles with the resident sheepdogs – all in a morning’s work on Rossendale’s Cronkshaw Fold Farm.
Gin fanatics will love this three-hour interactive workshop run by the City of Manchester Distillery, where you’ll learn about the drink’s history before making your own personalised bottle.
Photographer: Emma Ledwith Photography
This community-minded tour, hosted by Invisible Cities and their experienced tour guides, goes beyond the grandeur of buildings and into the nitty gritty of Manchester’s streets and homeless population.