It’s raining outside, of course. You cannot book a break in the UK and guarantee any sunshine. But you can book a hotel in Manchester and guarantee plenty of sights, some great places to eat, and even a little romance. One of my favourite cities in the UK for a romantic break for two, Manchester has my heart come rain or sunshine.
Reminding me of London with its classic buildings and its pockets of culture, Manchester has lots of regenerated industrial charm, as well as a cool, laid-back, light-hearted attitude of its very own. There’s something romantic about the city streets in a downpour, and it boasts some great hotels that you could happily stay hidden in all weekend. Here are my three favourite romantic Manchester hotels, whether you want to splurge or you’re looking for a budget-friendly weekend that will still tick all the boxes.