Things to do this February

Tinuke Fagbourn, Connection. Part of Manchester Open Exhibition 2024

It’s a busy cultural calendar this month with the return of the Manchester Open, the last chance to catch Hamilton, a party at The Museum and a bucketload of music.

Top things to do this month

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Peveril of The Peak Pub Oxford Road Corridor Manchester
Peveril Of The Peak

Peveril Of The Peak is Manchester’s most iconic pub adorned with the sorts of bottle green, yellow and brown Victorian tiles that are a reclamation yard’s dream.

The Briton’s Protection

An iconic pub with an impressive whiskey list running into the hundreds. A welcoming atmosphere and a sprawling beer garden.

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The Temple

Originally called The Temple of Convenience owing to its former life as a public toilet block, this is a tiny bar with some of the finest bathroom graffiti in town.

External shot of The Lass O' Gowrie pub in the sunshine
The Lass O’ Gowrie

Take a seat by the river at The Lass O’ Gowrie and watch the world go by in this refined and ancient watering hole.

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The Thirsty Scholar

The Thirsty Scholar is a free music venue, pub and nightclub on Oxford Road serving vegan pub food including all-day breakfasts.

An image of a sign outside Sandbar on the Oxford Road Corridor

Sandbar, just off Oxford Road in Manchester, is a well-loved watering hole, with a great selection of ales and some eccentric seating.

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Ducie Arms

Ducie Arms is a traditional pub near Manchester Science Park, with top-class pub food, real ales and a cracking atmosphere.

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Big Hands

Big Hands at the South end of Oxford Road may be small, but it comes with added rock n’ roll swagger, a great atmosphere and a lovely roof garden.

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The Old Abbey Taphouse

The Old Abbey Taphouse is a pub in a community hub, and one of Hulme’s true gems. Come for the beers, stay for the arts and culture activities.

More things to do this month

Golden Mummies of Egypt
Manchester Museum | Until 14 April 2024

Catch the final weeks of Manchester Museum’s re-opening exhibition, the Golden Mummies of Egypt which closes its doors in April. Don’t miss your last chance to see it!

Albrecht Dürer’s Material World
The Whitworth | Until 10 March 2024

Albrecht Dürer’s Material World is the first major exhibition of the Whitworth’s outstanding Dürer collection in over half a century.

Material Power: Palestinian Embroideries
The Whitworth | Until 7 April 2024

Material Power: Palestinian Embroideries explores the historical life and contemporary significance of Palestinian embroidered dress.

David Gleave: Rescued Time
Manchester Central Library | Until 31 March 2024

Manchester photographer David Gleave’s new exhibition at Central Library, Rescued Time, presents a decade of work that captures the present with a historian’s eye.

Naomi Harwin: Middle Moments
HOME | Until 24 March 2024

Naomi Harwin invites you to explore her collection of ‘middle moments’ in Manchester through cutouts and interactive, tactile installations.

Book Launch: PITY by Andrew McMillan
Manchester Central Library | 15 February 2024

Blackwell’s Bookshop and Manchester Libraries are excited to host the Manchester launch of award-winning poet Andrew McMillan’s PITY.

Nature on Film
Royal Northern College of Music | 21 February 2024

Enjoy live screenings of early cinema’s most enduring nature films as RNCM students compose and perform brand-new works to accompany them.

Freddy Gillmore
Royal Northern College of Music | 22 February 2024

Freddy Gilmore performs a stripped arrangement of his live set from his headline shows at venues like Deaf Institute.

The Pretenders
The Bridgewater Hall | 26 February 2024

The Bridgewater Hall welcomes British-American rock band, the Pretenders, in support of their new album, Relentless.

BBC Philharmonic – Sound and Fury
The Bridgewater Hall | 26 February 2024

Katherine Balch’s whisper concerto was written especially for cellist Zlatomir Fung who joins the BBC Philharmonic for this UK premiere.

Food and Drink on Oxford Road

The food and drink in Manchester is some of the best in the UK with many of the finest offerings found here on the Oxford Road Corridor.

View of Circle Square from the pavilion at Symphony Park
Circle Square

Circle Square is an exciting multi-million pound, mixed-use neighbourhood, created on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.

Back of Engels statue at First Street Manchester
First Street

First Street is a vibrant neighbourhood between Oxford Road and Deansgate, it is home to a number of businesses and is a popular spot for food, drink and culture.

Where to stay

The lobby of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel offers an unforgettable stay on Oxford Road Corridor in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.

Midland Hotel Lobby Manchester Oxford Road Corridr
The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel is one of the most famous places to stay in Manchester, and one of Oxford Road Corridor’s most lavishly decorated hotels.

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Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express on Oxford Road is a centrally located hotel that offers visitors great value for money.